Maximus, it is public record and has been published, you can find it online.
Let me first say thanks to John Frierson, he will be missed. I have enjoyed his coverage for his years in Chattanooga. He raised the bar high.
A difference in the NFL and college. The NFL has 32 teams, Div I-A, FBS, has 163 teams. The NFL lets in 12 teams to postseason which is 37.5% of the teams. If I-A football let in 16 teams you would be letting in 9.8% of the teams. The NFL is letting in roughly 4 times proportionally the number college would be if they let in 16. So, I think you might be comparing apples and oranges.
I have never gone political here, but as JG said, the door was opened. I just merely ask for people to educate themselves on the whole man, not just what you are seeing in the news. Education is never a bad thing. Plus, we are a sum of our whole life, some good, some bad, some people end up in the positive, some in the negative.
JG, if the goal is to get the best team to be National Champions, then a playoff is the best way. It is better to argue about who is more deserving of a playoff spot at number 16 than at number 2. The number 17 team can complain, but we can rest pretty assured that with 16 teams the top half dozen teams are in the playoffs. I really don't get this diminish the regular season stuff. While being an avid follower of the Mocs I was keenly aware every week of the season how one slipup could cost the Mocs the post season. When the referee blew the call at Ga Southern many of us Moc fans were commenting after the game how that call might end up keeping us out of post season, and it did. Each week did mean something. A slip and you could be on the outside looking in.
I guess I am going to play the devils advocate on Mandela. While acknowledging his great work on apartheid in South Africa, I cannot overlook his other political views. My reading of his political views has found that he was a self admitted marxist who did not believe in private land ownership, captalism, or other things we hold dear. He believed in democracy, but democracy in a marxist setting. While he never imposed these socialist views on the people, one must look at the whole picture when reviewing history. I suggest all do some reading of his views. You might be suprised. While doing some great things, he was at heart a communist who did not believe in true freedom for all men.
You know what guys...we are developing scenarios for what happens if you get a bunch of teams with one loss each. What does that tell us? What would rememdy that? Hmmmmmm..maybe a playoff? And more than 4 teams, a minimum of 8.
Looking up Tim McClendon, on the 2012 roster for the College of the Sequoias, but not the 2013 roster. Only info I could find is one article where after four games of the 2012 he hadn't played yet due to a concussion. Seems to have dissapeared off the football radar.
JG using your scenario there could even be a block of voters who might push MSU into getting into the title game, after all they would be 12-1, Big 10 Champs, and coming out of a win over an undefeated Ohio St team. It would give an out for people not wanting an Iron Bowl II and play into the SEC Fatigue theory.
I don't think anybody outside of Alabama fans really wants an Iron Bowl II. Been there, done that, give us another game.
I think that "SEC Fatigue" might be setting in amongst voters outside the southern states also..any chance to get a team like OK State in they might take it.
Jack passed away today.
Interesting read, whether factual I cannot say. http://www.tomahawknation.com/2013/12/5/5177808/jameis-winston-police-report-charges-announcement
Iron Bowl II? Not likely. More likely would be FSU/Alabama. FSU wins. OSU loses. Mizzou beats AU. Alabama jumps OSU and AU and gets the title game. This of course would make a complete mockery out of the SEC Championship game, if you took a "third place" SEC team over a 12-1 SEC Champ, but it would be very possible to happen.
To get an Iron Bowl II, OSU must lose, FSU must lose and Winston gets arrested and AU beats Mizzou. I just don't see FSU losing with or without Winston.