Back in the day I knew a hell of a lot about rock music, don't worry I am going to attempt to make a point just wait, anyways, I knew a lot about rock music. My cousin was starting to get into rock music and we would start talking about rock bands and such, and whenever we got into an argument I would hold my hands out 1 foot apart and say; "this is how much you know" Then I would stretch my arms out and say; "this is how much I know". The point was, I knew way more than he did (hell, I spent a year and a half of my life just listening to Led Zeppelin, and I could tell you the best musician in the band was not Bonham, or Page, or even Plant, it was Jones.) So I just knew a lot, I would pull out random facts, like David Gilmour played the majority of the bass on Pink Floyd's album Animals (and I know, for a guy that claims to know a lot about rock music, using Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin as example is a bit underwhelming. I mean you aren't impress by these two random very little known bands, maybe I should had done the album cover breakdown for The Beatles' Abbey Road, ever heard of them?) So, in the end whenever we got into an argument it would end with me being right, since I knew by far more than he did.
So then, think about the fact that when the selection committee gets together next year (and by the way, I think they should have a secret lair, no stupid convention room in a five star hotel. And hell no to doing the meeting with skype or u stream or any of that other crap) They should meet like in a cave or a castle, Tom Brady's perhaps? Anyways, think about this. Lets say that Rice has an idea of whom the four teams should be for the playoffs. Okay, then Dr. Tom Osborne has an idea for his four. And Rice and Osborne differentiate in one team. Now, both are going to make a case for their team. Okay, I don't care what Rice did in politics, is she really going to argue football with Tom Osborne? I mean really, here is a guy that won five national titles (two as an OC and three as a head coach, hey Wisconsin do you guys have any of those?) he won a total of 255 games. So you are listening, tell me who in the room is going to tell Osborne he is wrong about football? But it gets better, cause the second strongest voice is Barry Alvarez (a Husker too), yeah, go argue football with him. So lets say we had the playoffs this season (we could only be so lucky, and by the way, for the record, it should be 10 teams, doing only four is way stupid, but I am sure that will change quick enough). I don't think Alverez and Osborne will be bias, but they may feel that the B1G is not getting their just due, and they may think Ohio State for example should be in the playoffs over Baylor. Who in the room can argue football with Osborne or Alvarez. This is why the committee should had only been ex-coaches. But oh well, damn the torpedoes (see what I did there?)