If you missed Jim Delany’s farewell whinefest from last week, you missed an erroneous pot shot he took in Georgia’s direction.
Well, seeing as Georgia won its division, it’s no wonder Delany is puzzled. He’s also, not surprisingly, full of crap.
Regardless, this is a good point by Jimbo. Imagine a world where a Big Ten team (like, say, Penn State) won the conference, but yet was ranked behind another Big Ten team (like, say, Ohio State) that not only was a divisional runner-up, but lost straight-up to Penn State.
Now obviously, that’s all hypothetical, but just imagine a world (say, the year 2016) where that happened. I’m sure at the very least Jimbo would have argued in favor of both teams making the College Football Playoff. There’s no way he would have only argued in favor of the divisional runner-up, and then when his conference champion was snubbed, would have said the committee got the four teams right.
No way that would have happened.
This is where you wind up when you’ve spent your entire career twisting yourself in knots over a college football playoff. Now, the man can’t quite bring himself to advocate for an expansion to an eight-team field in order to give his conference an easy in, so he’s left to grumble impotently over the lack of respect the Big Ten has from the selection committee. (Not to mention Georgia deserved to be ranked ahead of Ohio State.)
But at least the Big Ten Network’s raking it in, Jim.