Envy and jealousy, captains of industry edition

Andy Staples really nails the Clampett mentality at work with playoff expansion ($$):

… The idea of creating a new Playoff by 2023 using the 12-team model proposed earlier this year is basically dead because leagues not named the SEC are leery of the proposal — created by SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick — because Sankey was crafting the 12-team model at the same time Oklahoma and Texas were lobbying in secret to join the SEC. So the process will be slowed down, and it could take a while. Once they all have their say, the FBS commissioners likely will create an expanded CFP that looks an awful lot like the one Sankey, Bowlsby, Thompson and Swarbrick proposed, but the rest will get to think it was their idea.

It’s funny because it’s true.  It’s also sad because it’s true.


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11 responses to “Envy and jealousy, captains of industry edition

  1. otto1980

    Glad to see playoff expansion slowed down, now if we could find a way to keep Texas out of the SEC…..

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    • Bulldawg Bill

      I’m tellin’ ya’, Otto, this SEC expansion’s gonna bite us in the ass eventually if we don’t get an expanded playoff.


      • dawg100

        It’ll bite Oklahoma for sure.

        But it is inevitable and fast when their fee fees heal just after UGA and Alabama are both in this year. (No way Clemson is in and UGA is out if they both are 12-1, and OSU will put an end to PAC hopes this weekend. The field is set at UGA, Alabama, OSU and Oklahoma this year.)


        • miltondawg

          Notre Dame’s schedule is such that if they go 12-0 they will probably be in the playoff. Especially if Cincinnati is still a top 10 team on October 2nd when they play ND and either Virginia Tech or UNC represents the ACC Coastal in the ACCCG since ND plays both this season.


    • Russ

      If having Texas and OU is the price we pay to stop playoff expansion, I can live with that.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    IIRC, in a 1980’s book titled “Liar’s Poker” a bigwig at one of those big NYC financial firms killed a merger that people had been working on for months simply because his firm wouldn’t be shown most prominently on the “Tombstone” in the Wall Street Journal.
    The bad side of people is so much fun to see.

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    • Dawg19

      It’s filed under the saying, “There are people who will sink the ship simply because they can’t be the captain.”


  3. I said this was Kevin Warren’s temper tantrum. He couldn’t get college football canceled in 2020 and wasn’t getting the prestige from the 12-team playoff proposal. I’m not an expansion fan, but for an expansion proposal, it satisfies every constituent.

    Frankly, the “alliance” leagues look down on the SEC and the Big 12. The problem is when they look down on the SEC, they don’t see anything because the conference is officially the king of college sports now.

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  4. back9k9

    I have a feeling the “resolve” of the other conference commissioners will last until most of them get shut out of the playoffs, again.


  5. If I were the ACC, Big12, and PAC12, I would lobby to expand the cfp.


  6. 69Dawg

    Big12 is building itself a heck of a G5 team. No way they run with the P4 after UTx & OK leave. Heard the other day that their expansion just paved the way for a early UTx and OK exit. The Grant of Rights agreement has a clause about substantial changes in the team share. Since they are going to have to divide the pot more ways, that’s a substantial change and the members can void it. I guest if the Big12 keeps giving UTx and OK the same amount the other members are going to have to take a haircut.