Obama: 'I'm Going To Throw My Weight Around' To Get A PlayoffI was really enjoying that four-day stretch where I could leave my TV tuned to sports and not have to hear about Barack Obama. That went down the tubes last night when SportsCenter covered the president-elect's appearance on 60 Minutes, which airs tonight. In his interview with CBS's Steve Croft, Barack reiterated his desire to see college football adopt a playoff system, but also stated that he'd be willing to exert the influence of his new office to put such a system in place.
"If you've got a bunch of teams who play throughout the season, and many of them have one loss or two losses, there's no clear decisive winner. We should be creating a playoff system. "It would add three extra weeks to the season. You could trim back on the regular season. I don't know any serious fan of college football who has disagreed with me on this. So, I'm going to throw my weight around a little bit. I think it's the right thing to do."
For those of you pining for an eight-team playoff in Division I FBS, or those that merely enjoy the federal government penetrating every aspect of your life, this is great news. Without rehashing my own personal views, or launching some libertarian diatribe about government, I'd make a simple suggestion to our future leader: You have better things to do. Especially if the last eight years are as bad as you say they've been. Besides, putting this together will make Iraq look like a walk in the park. Obama eyes college football playoff [SI.com]