Nevermind that his team was being embarrassed by his old club on his old home field and he looked absolutely helpless facing the rout: Steve Spurrier frickin’ rules the halftime walkoff interview.
Tracy Wolfson: Coach, will you stick with that quarterback rotation in the second half?
Steve Spurrier: [brief snort] Who do you want to play at quarterback?
Somebody needs to post that exchange on Youtube. Stat.
In a way, it’s reassuring to hear politicians stick their noses into relatively trivial matters. It’s not like the President-elect has much on his plate right now, you know?
President-elect Barack Obama now officially has a pet sporting issue. In an interview with “60 Minutes,” to be aired on Sunday, he expounded on why he thinks college football should have a playoff system.
“If you’ve got a bunch of teams who play throughout the season, and many of them have one loss or two losses, there’s no clear decisive winner,” he told Steve Kroft. “We should be creating a playoff system.”
He even got into specifics: “Eight teams. That would be three rounds to determine a national champion. It would add three extra weeks to the season. You could trim back on the regular season. I don’t know any serious fan of college football who has disagreed with me on this. [Emphasis added.] So, I’m going to throw my weight around a little bit. I think it’s the right thing to do.”
I think I’ve been insulted.
Just forget what I posted about the special teams.