Not sure how many of you caught 60 minutes' interview with Barack Obama tonight, but he spoke again about wanting to create a college football playoff.
He got more specific, saying that it should be 8 teams. And he said, "I don't know any serious fan of college football who has disagreed with me on this. So, I'm going to throw my weight around a little bit. I think it's the right thing to do."
If you're not too familiar with Obama, you should check out the 60 minutes interview, probably on cbs online, because its pretty good. In any event, it seems to me that his willingness to "throw his weight around a little bit" make it fairly inevitable that a college football playoff happens, probably sooner rather than later.
And, though it seems to just be a genuine act of a sports fan, this could prove to be political genius. If he manages to use the President's "bully pulpit" to get a college football playoff, millions of college football fans, who might now be ambivalent about him, are going to have a reason to like him.
Here's an si story about it: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/ncaa/11/15/ap.fbc.obama.footballpl.ap/index.html