The only thing I can’t figure after watching Finebaum preview Georgia’ season is whether the caller in the header is an Alabama fan or a Georgia one.
Filed under Georgia Football, PAWWWLLL!!!
You could tell Paul really was tore up about picking UGA over Bama, but took great delight picking them to lose to UT.. What a tool that guy is.
So what did Penis Head say?
Beat Bama, lose to Tennessee and Auburn, win the East and, if we win the conference, get shitcanned from the Final 4 ’cause, GA, duh. There, I did it so you didn’t have to.
Thank you. I couldn’t force myself to click that link.
Thanks Reservoir, and be sure to wash up.
Always glad to take one for the team…
Even the SEC Network talking heads are lining up to say UGA won’t be in the playoff with two losses and an SEC championship. Let’s just go win 13 and see what happens on the 1st Sunday in December.
To be fair, I think Finebaum’s point was about any two-loss SEC champion, not just Georgia.
It sure looks like a two loss champion is almost inevitable this season, especially if they come from the West. And I cannot wait until UGA and Bama hands TN their 3rd and 4th losses by mid-season. At best TN will be 3-3 before facing the softer side of their schedule and getting the media whipped up again for another off-season title run.
I agree, Mac, about the likelihood of a two-loss SEC champ.
And if the SEC gets shut out of the CFP as a result, I expect the screaming for an 8-team playoff field to increase exponentially.
Senator – we know how anti-playoff expansion you are: Would the SEC getting shut out change your mind any?
That’s more a symptom than the disease, IMO.
The real problem is that, between four slots for five power conferences and an even more subjective process than the BCS was, the current set up simply isn’t stable.
And growing to eight with some sort of combination of automatic conference champ bids and wild card slots won’t make it any more stable.
The reason I see this as problematic is that it’s rare to find a season where there are more than four teams with a legitimate claim on being national title worthy. On the other hand, if it’s Cinderella you crave, then what’s coming should make you happier.
Until they come up with a playoff that has no committee or poll or computer model that selects any of the playoff teams, the system will not work. Whether it’s 4, 6 or 8 teams, the qualifications to get in the playoff have to be totally objective or there really will never be a legitimate D-1 college football national champion. There cannot be any “wild card” slots that would be “selected” because there would always be arguments that team A was better than team B and team B got picked as the wild card.
I don’t know about there only being 4 teams each year that have a legit claim to the national title. There are many years where any of the top ten teams would be pretty evenly matched.
I disagree strongly with your last sentence… but you’re right about the rest.
I have no issues with an 8 team playoff…5 Champs are in…next three at large IN. Use a committee if you must…they only have a factor on a little less than 40% of the field. First round games at the HIGHEST ranked Conference Champs. Wouldn’t bother me to go back to the BCS Poll Formula to determine all of this. NO limit on how many each conference can get.
Senator, with recognition that you feel 8 is too many, you probably feel deep down that a conference champion only playoff could remove subjectivity and provide a worthy champion. How agreeable would you be to a play-in game between the 4th and 5th rated conference champions? True, some subjectivity would be involved there, but every one from the Power 5 gets a seat.
It would require the Domers to get in a conference or be excluded, which I would enjoy immensely. You could even make it a requirement to have it be limited to winners of their conference championship game to get in, so the Big 12 would have to change and risk another game and we could avoid he play-in. Don’t think that will happen but they should have to play that last tough game as well.
To play that extra round, it would have to be played mid December, and only a home team could move that fast to handle the logistics of tickets, and travel (similar to what I see in the first round of an eight team playoff…which guarantees you cannot take a game off or risk losing home field advantage.) I would forego the 8 team playoff preference for this since it includes every conference champion, although I still like the 8 team concept best.
Mac, if I’m reading that correctly, you’re basically excluding every school not in a P5 conference from playing for the national title. Forget whether I’m agreeable; that proposal would generate a political reaction even stronger than the posturing against the BCS we used to see.
True, it is the only way I see to keep the playoff to the minimum number and include conference champs. Frankly, other than ND, no team outside the Power 5 is getting in anyway. I favor a split of D1 anyway with champions in each. So eight remains the key number to me as I think that is exclusive enough.
I’ll admit I don’t get the media’s all-in love affair with the Barn. This is a team that couldn’t play a lick of defense last year.
Plus, they are on a 4 game Div 1 losing streak. They haven’t beaten a decent team since Nov 1, 2014.
They fail to realize that we are installing Reinfiltration 2.0 on their defense
The rest of the country is sick of hearing about the SEC and how good it is. They delight in pointing out that the SEC has not been the NC the last two years. If the committee has an opportunity to shut the SEC out of the playoff, they will do it. An SEC champ with 2 losses, any SEC champ with 2 losses, will give them the reason to shut the SEC out if the other 4 P5 champs have 1 or fewer losses.
I will believe a 2 loss SEC Champ gets left out when I see it. That said, it really wouldn’t bother me that much at all. SEC Championships are earned, UGA needs to earn one.
Not convinced the other P5 conferences will all have an undefeated or just 1 loss champion, so the 2-loss SEC champion will be compared to another 2 loss champion. I like the SEC’s odds in that event…more TV eyeballs than the others.
That’s the real catch. I could see the Pac12 having a 2-loss champ this season as well, and potentially some mess in the Big12. FSU has the talent to go undefeated in the ACC, but breaks in a lot of new people. What happens if it’s a 1-loss FSU, undefeated anOSU, 2-loss Pac12 champ, 2-loss SEC champ, and a 3-way tie of 1 loss Big12 teams?
“Every guy on our team is a potential cornerback right now.” — Kirby Smart, AB-H, 3/2/21
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