I am not sure if anyone else caught Colin Cowherd the other day speaking about the contenders in college football. I like how Colin always uses analogies to get his point across. It keeps things simple. He indicated that annually there are 8 contenders for college football's national championship:
After I heard this assessment, my immediate reaction was "no way." He went on and compared these 8 teams to the chosen guests that get to sit at the bride and groom's table at a wedding reception. Many get to attend the wedding and enjoy the food and drink, dance, and mingle with friends, etc. But, the majority of the guests are just not that special and seats at this table are simply reserved for the very best. He just may be onto something here...
More support to this theory is the presence of 7 warm weather schools as Colin always points to warm weather locales as attracting the best athletes in college football. I never actually thought about this, and now I am beginning to think that this is quite true. Think about it, if Vegas were to make this a board play, these 8 teams against the field, the odds in September may be 2/5.
The glaring omissions from the "chosen few" are Notre Dame, Michigan, Florida State, Tennessee, Georgia, Nebraska, and Penn State. Already eliminated before the season begins. Man is it good to be a Longhorn.
Here is to getting to Pasadena one game at a time...