One thing ESPN is good at

Is there anything more quintessentially Mickey than this pot-stirring piece on the totally irrelevant (at least for 99% of the sports-viewing world) Alabama-Central Florida national title “debate”?

The sad thing is that I doubt it’ll be the last time the WWL touches on it.

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24 responses to “One thing ESPN is good at

  1. Mayor

    This is all the fault of the committee. They left the only undefeated team in the nation out of the playoff opening the door to this sort of claim. BTW they also got the order of the playoff teams backwards. Bama should have been #1, Georgia #2, OU #3 and UCF #4. Bama would have waxed UCF in the first round and nobody in Orlando would be saying anything.

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    • UCF over Clemson, just so ESPN couldn’t wank a few months later? Really, why should we GAS about that?

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      • Mayor

        Wake up Bluto. 15 million people in Florida are buying that BS as well as a lot of others nationwide. The committee system stinks. It is partisan about conference affiliation and not about getting the 4 best teams in the playoff. The flaw is that the committee knows the indentures of the teams it is voting on. At least the old BCS system was blind because the computers used the records and opponents’ records to decide. This committee is worse than a beauty contest–it’s all in the eyes of the beholder with them.

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    • 81Dog

      This may be the single dumbest thing I’ve read about UCF, except maybe Kannell’s tweet that they beat “the best team in the SEC” in the Peach Bowl. UCF deserved a spot in the playoff about like your post deserves a Peabody Award nomination.

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      • Mayor

        The Peabody Award would be my highest achievement as a poster on this blog. Thank you for your vote of confidence! Can I forward your post to the Grady School as a nomination? 😉

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        • 81Dog

          Absolutely! Your analysis of my observation is right on line with your analysis of UCF’s playoff worthiness. I am sure the Peabody committee will be suitably impressed.

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    • PTC DAWG

      They picked the best 4 I think….

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  2. Spike

    Auburn really screwed the pooch on this one by losing to UCF..

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  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    That is some pure grade C- offseason filler right there folks.

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    • 81Dog

      ESPN likes to rub a stupid idea against a hypersensitive fan base until it bursts into ratings. The whole concept of “sports journalism” is a mirage, no matter what the pearl clutching scribes tell you in their righteous tones. Sports programming Is a bridge for ads. Anything that draws attention is therefore useful.

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  4. Get rid of the committee and go back to a BCS-style formula for the selection of the teams. UCF may have finished unbeaten in the regular season, but neither the committee nor the polls considered them playoff-worthy.

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    • Mayor

      Agree that we need to ditch the committee and go back to picking the 4 playoff teams using the BCS computer system.

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  5. I love these ESPN articles for the comments section. Delusional fans in Orlando vs. the pissed off Bammers. Funny stuff.

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    • Mayor

      You left off the Senator. His face is getting red and the arteries in his neck are bulging at the mere mention of UCF. 😊

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  6. Macallanlover

    There are many fools living in Florida, but insane to think 15MM of them are this nutso. Maybe 10K hard core, delusional fans and another 100K sheep following their lead without having a clue about why is dumb. Even Scott Frost, who had a front row seat dismissed the silliness of the argument and said he never bought into the whole thing.

    I would say that UCF would have been in the Top 15, maybe the Top 20 for sure, but they have truly embarrassed themselves with this charade. The best season in their history, one they could build from, and now they are a national laughingstock from all these discussions on sports talk shows. Sad.

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  7. In 10 years nobody outside of UCF will even remember UCF’s run.

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