Mike Slive manages to distill everything I fear about postseason expansion into a few short sentences.
Slive: Georgia-Alabama was just a terrific game. And one of the things you hope when a team like Georgia plays a team like Alabama and loses close at the end is that the selection committee understands that they are looking at very comparable teams and that they both deserve to be playing for the national championship. And when Alabama goes out and wins (against Notre Dame) the way that they won, it just reinforces the concept. We’ll see how that plays out.
Look, I’m a Georgia fan. That SECCG was a fantastic game and the Dawgs proved they belonged there. But they lost. Call me an idiot for believing so, but that loss should have consequences. If all the game does is punch a ticket for both to compete for a national title, why play it at all? (Yeah, I know.)
And of course, as they expand the playoff field even further it becomes ever easier to validate the inclusion of both division winners. In other words, I think we know how this plays out, Commissioner.