Tim Brando fires back at Kirk Herbstreit over 'exclusionary practices,' Cincinnati making the Playoff
Tim Brando has long stood up for what he calls “exclusionary practices” and namely the “cartel” of college football. Now another high-profile college football commentator has fired him up once more.
Brando took issue when ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit suggested an end to a so-called conspiracy theory and “bitching and complaining from a vocal minority that the College Football Playoff system is rigged and the “small guy” will NEVER GET A CHANCE-haven’t heard much from ya last couple days. Everything okay? What’s the next conspiracy theory?? Can’t wait! Cause that one is history.”
Cincinnati broke the so-called glass ceiling of Group of 5 teams being outside the Playoff. But Brando was not convinced that a complete change in how the college football postseason is decided is fully solved the way Brando wants to see it.
“Had @CowboyFB won as a 12-1 Power Conference team there’s NO WAY @GoBearcatsFB would have gotten in. I respect @KirkHerbstreit a great deal, but that vibe has no business being out there. The “look at us now” message to those that don’t cower to CFP’s every whim a joke! Enough.”
Even though this Playoff bracket is set, look for Brando to pick up this message next season and beyond until CFP expansion, or other Group of 5 teams are included to his satisfaction.
If that’s aimed at me my friend? You’re sadly mistaken. I’m right here! I’m pleased they’re in, but don’t trot out the CFP pablum without thinking you won’t get pushback here.Pretty sure my voice represents a strong number that have been forgotten in CFB’s exclusionary practices!
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) December 7, 2021