TCU’s Bitterness and The Committee’s Mistake

While at work today, actually tuned away from the biased Fox News to watch the Peach Bowl.

It was 21-0 in the first half, and I could already sense we’re going to see an eight team playoff soon enough.

TCU came out gunning, looking to destroy the vaunted SEC team, and show the world … but especially The Committee, they had made a huge mistake. You know Mississippi was the only team that had beaten the Crimson Tide, and here’s TCU … snubbed by The Committee … burying Ole Miss with a 60-minute masterpiece. SEC apologists came out with their standard excuses of “(Name the SEC bowl team that doesn’t win) wasn’t really motivated by playing in a lesser bowl” and the like, but once that fanny started getting whipped, they didn’t fight back. The result? A 42-3 hide-tanning. They made Ole Miss’s kids look like kids.

I’m sorry folks, I’m starting to get the sense not all these SEC teams are cracked up to be what we’ve been led to believe. Notre Dame beat LSU yesterday. Mississippi State is in a real tussle with Georgia Tech. Two run-of-the-mill Big 12 teams entered the SEC and at least competed, producing two division titlists (Missouri) and a record-breaking, Heisman Trophy winner (Manziel).

And please stop the “S-E-C” chants. Come on, a team your favorite team hates all year long and you’re going to pretend you’re a fan? Pathetic bandwagoning.

Anyway, that TCU team in the Peach Bowl could have beaten anyone in the nation today. It would have been interesting to see them play any one of the top four. Ohio State had better perform against the Tide. If they get drilled, there might be a discussion of how The Committee are a bunch of political hacks playing favorites. Which they are. Please, an eight team playoff as soon as humanly possible.

One more cheap shot for 2014: These bowl games are ridiculously hard to predict, which is why we don’t. Check out the SI expert predictions. Like seven of eight staff members predicted Arizona to defeat Boise State, which didn’t happen. Or seven of eight picked North Carolina over Rutgers, which went horribly wrong. How about seven of eight picking Cincinnati over Va Tech?

Matchups, people. Matchups.

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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2 Responses to TCU’s Bitterness and The Committee’s Mistake

  1. swankin says:

    I would prefer a 6 team playoff, where the top 2 have a bye and the bottom 4 have a wildcard type thing.

    • I’d prefer an 8-team playoff with the Power-5 conference champs given automatic bids, and three wild cards. Then we’d roll out the arcane rules: two teams max from a conference, one from a non-Power-5 school, the committee only meets once. Actually I like the committee only meeting once as the best part of it. With five automatic bids, there really isn’t much left to decide except seeding.

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