My rebuttal to this is that IN THE MOMENT they all mattered. And in sports, that's everything. Yes, how seasons unfold, some games will have had their impact marginalized in how the playoff field develops. This is true in all sports. But, college football is the only sport that in the moment, the loss is devastating. The assumption with that loss is that you're done. If we move to 8 team playoff, then that is gone for a number of games. There will be losses in the moment where the fans say "Eh, we'll still be good for the playoff." To me, that changes everything.
Geez 2028 and 2029!
Rapid Reaction: See you in Atlanta. Alabama stomps Clemson to set up All-SEC national championship game
Down year for the SEC.
It's not sexy, but it's a good hire. Florida fans should be happy with it. Major upgrade over McElwain.
What a game. I love this game.
If Florida lands Kelly, Tennessee should get Scott Frost. That'd be a fun annual matchup in the SEC East.
While we delight in college football and shun the NFL, let’s kill the call to expand the College Football Playoff
Cool. So instead of NFL, let's make college football just like college basketball which is unwatchable except for 3 weeks in March.
IMO, it'd be better for UGA if McElwain stayed. UF pulling the trigger quickly on Mac is a good thing for UF longterm. Regardless, UGA is rolling right now, so what UF is doing isn't really relevant for the time being.
It's rumored that more ESPN layoffs are coming... This is going to make Tennessee people go crazy.
There is an issue with that system. We've deactivated it until it is fixed. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
You've got a guy who handled silly questions about a nude guy on top of a shark about as bad as it gets, and the UAA basically throws him under the bus and says don't look at us, ask him about these so called death threats. Beginning of the end in Gainesville?
This would be amazing.
This is fixed. :)
Florida is super average. Can't beat the worst LSU team in a decade at home. Yikes.
If Bama has one loss and wins the SEC, they still get in.
SDSU, Utah and Oregon all got in, but Vandy didn't. Bummer.
Tennessee INT on the goal line & 3 missed FGs. Wow.
Big win. Finally a SEC East team gets a marquee W.
Excited to watch Shea vs. some SEC teams this year.
Not a lot of Kaepernick coverage on SDS...
I'm skeptical this is going to work that well. Feel like 50% of the crowd will do white.
Certainly an individual choice on how to view it. I'm not advocating for an absence of consequences. Just thought that throwing out the idea that not piling on with regards to the "Freeze is a hypocrite" narrative is worth considering for a variety of reasons. That said, I don't blame colleagues or fans for being critical. Freeze obviously brought everything upon himself. Thanks for the comments.
AndyVFL, we had a team of 8 onsite at SEC Media Days for four straight days (plus a few others covering the event from offsite), and we pumped out literally 100+ articles and 15-25 podcasts and videos spanning all 14 teams from the event. I'm sorry this 'article' from one person that's intended to be fun offended you. I see you went to the Jim McElwain school of sensitivity.