The Selection Committee for the long awaited NCAA football playoff format for next year will be officially announced tomorrow. Jeff Long, Athletic Director at Arkansas, has been named as the committee's first chairman. Other members include Archie Manning, Tom Osborne, Barry Alvarez, Pat Haden and .... Condoleezza Rice. A dust up seems to be emerging over the naming of Rice to the committee. Have we not progressed any further as a society to have these continued narrow minded views?
Here are some comments by former Auburn coach Pat Dye. READ HERE
"All she knows about football is what somebody told her," Dye said, according to AL.com. "Or what she read in a book, or what she saw on television. To understand football, you've got to play with your hand in the dirt.
Then David Pollack of ESPN decided to get in to the fray. READ HERE
"Now I’m going to stick my foot in my mouth, probably," Pollack began. "I want people on this committee, guys, that can watch tape ... Yes, that have played football, that are around football, that can tell you different teams, on tape, not on paper..."
Pollack later backed off after Sam Ponder, Erin Andrews and Bonnie Berstein chimed in.
Erin Andrews had this to say:
Erin Andrews disagreed. Pretty strongly.
This is what she said at the end of our "FOX College Saturday" show on FS1.
"I'm a female, thanks for having me in college football."
Grrrrr RT @LukeRussert: Of the world's 3.5 billion women there is not 1 who could serve on a college football selection comt. mmmkay.— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) October 5, 2013
I think Rice will make a fine addition to the selection committee. She is very intelligent, knowledgeable, and has great experience at being part of team. She is an avid sports fan and was recently given membership to the Augusta National as one of its first female members ever. I'm glad we have her not only will she help with the NCAA's first football playoff but, also with changing views of those who may need to examine their position on sexism.