I bet Joe the Plumber thinks playoffs are socialist.

I couldn’t resist posting this quote:

Democrat Barack Obama told ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” it’s time for college football to pick a champion with a playoff system while Republican John McCain would put an end to performance-enhancing substances.

On the eve of the election, the two presidential candidates were interviewed via satellite by ESPN’s Chris Berman. The taped interviews aired during halftime of game between the Washington Redskins and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Both candidates were asked to name one thing they would change in sports.

“I think it is about time that we had playoffs in college football. I’m fed up with these computer rankings and this and that and the other,” Obama said. “Get eight teams—the top eight teams right at the end. You got a playoff. Decide on a National Champion.”

I’m curious about one thing:  how would he decide which were the top eight teams, if he’s fed up with the computer rankings?  Is he arguing that only conference champs need apply?  If that’s the case, he just lost the Notre Dame vote.

(h/t College Football Resource)


Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Political Wankery

7 responses to “I bet Joe the Plumber thinks playoffs are socialist.

  1. Make everyone join a conference – or they can finish 8-3 and declare themselves the national champions – blah, blah – all we do is enable Notre Dame’s independence in the present system.

    Make every conference have a championship game.

    Only conference champions play in the tournament.

    Playoffs aren’t socialist – the present system is. Let’s make the champion earn it on the field, not based on merit granted by a vote of the masses.


  2. the Coondawg

    That Baffoon had no idea College Football existed until someone in his staff told him he could score some points by talking about it.


  3. This from the guy that bowled a 37…

    My 2 year old daughter would bowl a 37,


  4. Macallanlover

    Guy is still an empty suit and a racist, but he did get the number for the playoffs right. Perfect size and can be done within the timeframe available while maintaining nearly all the existing bowls.

    Six BCS champs and the two next highest rated teams using the current system of rankings, or perhaps a selection committee. Having the first round games hosted in mid-December by the four highest rated teams guarantees the integrity of the regular season for the doubters. Windfall profits for those teams and their communities, plus an edge on advancing to the next round. (Wish Sarah Palin had made the playoff comment, she is much more in sync with sports guys!)


  5. lar state

    That’s change I can believe in.

    So he’s an empty suit and a racist?

    Interesting. I just thought he was a celebrity/baby-killer/secret muslim/marxist/socialist.


  6. stone cold dawg


  7. dan


    This is how you spell buffoon. I thought you’d like to know for your resume.

    buf·foon (bə-fōōn’) Pronunciation Key
    A clown; a jester: a court buffoon.
    A person given to clowning and joking.
    A ludicrous or bumbling person; a fool.