Kirk Herbstreit Is Pessimistic November 28, 2007Posted by fitsnews in Sports.
ESPN ANALYST “JUST SAYS NO” TO COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
FITSNews – November 28, 2007 – Believe it or not, there’s actually something more ass-backward than South Carolina politics. It’s called the college football postseason, which is unique among postseasons in organized sports because it doesn’t actually settle the elemental competitive question of “who’s #1” with actual competition, instead choosing politics and crazy algorithms to produce its national championship game. Monkeys and abacuses, people, monkeys and abacuses.
Of course unlike South Carolina, the status quo backers in the world of big-time college football (including ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit) are actually presiding over a financially successful endeavor as opposed to a bunch of unemployed, illiterate backwoods bumpkins. Which we guess is one reason why they’d rather not change things and institute a college football playoff system, which is favored by nearly 80% of the fans.
Anyway, Herbstreit was on ESPN this morning giving the notion of a CFB playoff the old “never happen,” while at the same time defending the integrity of the current system, which is once again under fire for failing to give the people what they want – and the coaches and players what they deserve.
As much as the FITS gals love us some Kirkie Poo, we have to hate on him a little bit for being dead wrong on this issue. That’s because there’s no good reason the four Bowl Championship Series contests couldn’t be configured to into an 8-team college football playoff, as recommended eloquently during last week’s West Virginia-Connecticut broadcast by ESPN2 analyst David Norrie, who is our new hero. Sure, he may not be as good-looking as Herbstreit but he’s clearly a lot smarter and a lot less owned by the powers that be. In fact Norrie’s wisdom was almost as sage as the pearls offered by another ESPN analyst, Brad Nesler, who reminded viewers during Saturday’s Georgia-Georgia Tech game in Atlanta that “there’s a lot of streets here that start as Peachtree but end up as something else so if you’re driving down here be careful.”
Having would up in the wrong part of Techwood on more than one occasion, we can only say “Amen,” Brad.