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Gordon Gee, football eckspert

So Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State, thinks TCU and Boise State are unworthy to play in a national championship game, even if they go unbeaten.

I can't say I'm surprised by this. He is, after all, a steadfast proponent of the BCS, which was organized by and for the sole benefit of the power conferences, of which Ohio State is a part. The entire thrust of the BCS, after all, is to eliminate the possibility of a TCU or Boise reaching the national championship game, thereby ensuring the big payday remains the exclusive property of the power conferences.

A real playoff would, of course, change all that. So of course Gee (and all the other power brokers) doesn't want one.

I was, however, amused by this quote from Gee: "We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day."

Gee, Gordon. Would that include, um, Eastern Michigan, a bottom-of-the-barrel (2-9) MAC school that gave the Buckeyes a mighty fight before succumbing 73-20? Would it include Minnesota (2-9 including a home loss to I-AA school South Dakota)? Would it include Indiana (which surrendered 83 points to Wisconsin, is 2-21 in its last 23 Big Ten games and is about to go winless in conference)?

Nah, you don't play the Little Sisters of the Poor. Not at all.

Although if you did, it'd improve your strength of schedule.

Ben Smith's blog.

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