You know, if you’re Michael Adams, this whole BCS/playoff discussion is a complete godsend. If a journalist calls you up these days about college sports, he or she isn’t asking about the Harricks, under the table quarter of a million dollar payments to a coach you had fired a couple of seasons later or the utter lack of success of your game day family friendly zones. Naw, they call you because they want to hear you pontificate about the playoff plan you pitched that’s been peed on by your peers. Publicly.
So I understand why Adams likes having the discussion. Plus, he gets to trot out his “man of the people” schtick.
“… But when 80 percent of the public [according to polls] thinks there’s something wrong with it, that says something to me.”
What I don’t understand is why he keeps getting asked.
Meanwhile, this just in – WaPo’s John Feinstein is still a pompous ass. Here’s something he had to say at a commencement address yesterday:
… Commencement speeches haven’t changed much over the years, Feinstein said as he conjured up a graduation day oratory from Plato, circa 399 B.C. In Feinstein’s imagination, Plato congratulated the graduates, decried the influence of big-time sports, and called for a playoff system for major college football…
You remember that chapter in The Republic about playoffs, don’t you?
The best part of this is that he didn’t deliver the address at some major college football hotbed, or a D-1 school that wasn’t in a BCS conference. No – these remarks were made at Radford University, a Division 2 1-AA school which doesn’t field a football team.