|They know football just as much as they know about receiving The Shocker.|
It has basically boiled down to all of these acclaimed writers evolving into callers of The Jim Rome Show where they constantly desire to be racked. Have a take. Do not suck. The problem is that they all suck and everything written these days is worse than the stuff that I write (FACT! I have been using the word “faggot” less these days…where is my Pulitzer?). It’s not supposed to be that way. OK, so where am I going with this? Only to the HOTTEST SPORTS TAKE this millennium, BRAH!
We all know that this is the final year of the glorious BCS. Next year we get that whole playoff nonsense that no one wants or has asked for. To get that playoff, we need a committee to select the participants. USA Today released the names of the committee members late last week. Needless to say, one inclusion rattled a few cages.
OK, so we’ve got a bunch of past conference commissioners and retired coaches. Whatever. That’s fine. But then they announce that former Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice will be a voter. This set ESPN analyst and papier mache neck owner, David Pollack, into a whirlwind of HOT TAEKS and STREMPH-y opinions that embarrassed himself and the network and pretty much all men everywhere in its ELITE out-datedness.
Pollack has tried to back pedal since but the damage is already done. He doesn’t think that Rice should be on the committee because she is a woman and has—GASP—never played football before. While this kind of stance is admirable to people like Ide, this such a fucking caveman attitude that I find it embarrassing. You can think that. Hell, most of us probably do, but you don’t SAY THAT ON NATIONAL TV! Good luck getting any of that choice GameDay road beef for the rest of the season, bro.
Political career aside, if she’s good enough, you know, for the US of A, then she’s good enough for the NCAA. Second, you don’t need to have played the game to know who sucks and who doesn’t. All you need are functioning eyes and a decent attention span. If they hired a blind guy, I would be pissed. You don’t need to know x’s and o’s for this. You just need to trust what you’re watching. Mike Tranghese never played college football either. Where is the disdain toward him? I guarantee that Pollack is a huge fan of Tim Allen and has a man cave in his house.
Who Rice is shouldn’t matter at all. I would never say that women are smarter than men (it’s science, people!) but I will say that they make better decisions than we do. If she takes it seriously and puts in the time, then who cares? This is all subjective anyway. There aren’t right and wrong answers to who you feel are the four best. We already know that she is a massive Stanford fan (thus an egg head nerd). We know that Rice loves football (enough to admit that she is also a diehard Browns fan LOLZ!). I fail to see how this is such a crime against nature but then again, I didn’t graduate from Jawja.
Condoleeza Rice is black. She’s a woman. She’s a Republican. She worked for George W. Bush. Read those four sentences again. Rice is a troll genius! If anything, this was the best selection that the NCAA made. If there is any backlash about the four participants in the playoff, just blame her. She’s used to it anyway. Brilliant! Hey, the last time that we got politics in our football, Rush called McNabb a house slave or Toby or whatever. YES!
People are making WAY too big of a deal about who gets placed on this committee. It isn’t hard. You only have to watch 15-16 teams all year. There are 100 teams that don’t even need to be researched at all. Quick, ask me who the four best teams in the country are right now? Alabama. Oregon/Stansbury winner. Clemson/Florida State winner. Jawja. And then you have to pay attention to Ohio, A&M, LSU, Oklahomo, UCLA, Louisville, and Baylor. Done. End of fucking list. Boy, that was hard. I sure do wish that I had worked in the White House for 8 years or broke my neck for Mike Brown’s pennies before deciding on that in 3 seconds.
So let’s just GIVE IT A REST on the Rice/Hot Takes and see how this plays out. I’m quite certain that we’ll have more issues with the men showing bias than her. And, David Pollack, maybe this Saturday we can reel back the sexism a few notches, look in the mirror for a bit, and realize that you don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about half the time yourself. David Pollack is ESPN’s version of Ide (not a compliment). Now THAT is a HOT SPROTS TAEK!