Amid rumors that the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 are working together on some kind of alliance to challenge the dominance of the SEC, Paul Finebaum has some harsh words for the three Power Five conferences.
Appearing on WJOX’s McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning, Finebaum said that the move simply “doesn’t make any sense” and began listing off his complaints. Among the many issues he had is how it suddenly makes the College Football Playoff expansion less likely to work out for the other three conferences.
“It doesn’t make any sense,” Finebaum said, via Saturday Down South. “…They’re not using common sense and they’re about to blow up the College Football Playoff, which benefited — outside of maybe Clemson and Ohio State — everyone outside the SEC. Yeah, of course the SEC was going to get more than 1 or 2 schools in the (12-team) Playoff, but the Pac-12 finally had an invitation. Other schools had a shot at getting in there. Quite frankly, if they do this out of spite, they’re cutting off their own nose to spite their face. It makes no sense. Every time I get more agitated about it, more people seem like they start circling the wagons about it and start blaming folks like us for simply telling the truth.”
The report about the three-conference alliance comes following Oklahoma and Texas joining the SEC. With that move likely to destroy the Big 12 and make the SEC’s national profile skyrocket, the other three conferences are going to pick up some pieces.
Paul @finebaum stopped by @macandcube and had some strong words for the Pac-12, Big 12 & Big Ten regarding their interest in a conference alliance against the SEC. pic.twitter.com/fSgQ5ZxyD0
— WJOX 94.5 FM (@WJOX945) August 23, 2021
Paul Finebaum does make some good points as it relates to the football side of things. The impending expansion of the College Football Playoff was poised to give all of the Power Five teams at least one representative in the tournament.
But an alliance or merger of the conferences could decrease those same odds for all of those schools.
Fewer conferences means fewer conference champions, after all.
Does Paul Finebaum have a point here?
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