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Ohio State Gave The Playoff Committee The Middle Finger By Destroying USC

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Ohio State pulverized USC Friday night, and in doing so they gave the college football playoff committee the middle finger for leaving them out in the cold.

USC has quarterback Sam Darnold, who could be the top pick in the NFL draft, and it made absolutely no difference. The Buckeyes defense steam-rolled USC and pounded them into the ground. It looked like a group of young boys playing against men. The bloodbath finally came to an end with a score of 24-7. They should have called it at the end of the third quarter.

I hate to brag, but I’ve been saying ever since OSU got screwed that they deserved to be in the playoff.

The playoff committee better hope like hell Alabama beats Clemson. If Dabo Swinney and the Tigers beat Alabama, we’re in for a lot of debate about how badly the committee screwed up. Again, OSU didn’t just beat USC. They smacked one of the best teams in America like it was a casual stroll through the park.

The committee is going to look like a group of clowns if anything happens other than an Alabama win over Clemson. Here’s the reality of the situation. Everybody in the media pretty much sold out to defend the committee’s decision to put Alabama in. They did this for two reasons. The first one is they didn’t think OSU was good enough to make any real noise. Well, that narrative got blown up last night.

The second reason is that they think Alabama will likely win the whole thing. If Clemson beats them then that narrative is also destroyed. There will be no more crutches for the committee to lean on.

The biggest Alabama fans on the planet right now are the 13 members of the playoff committee. I was the only one in the media willing to stand up and call what they did a joke. I was the only one. Everybody else just told you what they thought they should tell the public. It was embarrassing.

Well, we’re halfway to me looking like the smartest football fan in America. Go Clemson go!

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