Tuesday, November 04, 2008

If you haven't made up your mind yet . . .

If you find yourself torn on this election day between the magna Harvard law grad, basketballing, community-organizing, funny-named Senator from Illinois by-way of Hawaii, and the third generation Navy man, prodigal son, ex-POW, sugar mama marrying Senator from Arizona, maybe this quote will help you make up your mind. This is from the ridiculous ESPN Monday Night Football halftime interview with Obama and McCain last night (man, those guys will show up anywhere as long as it gets on tv, huh?):

Chris Berman: Senator, let's bring it into our arena for a moment. If you could change one thing in sports, what would that be?

I think it is about time that we had playoffs in college football. You know, I am fed up with these computer rankings, and this and that and the other. Get eight teams. The top eight teams right at the end. You've got a playoff. Decide on a national champion.

Couldn't agree more, honestly. The BCS system is plainly BS.

McCain's suggested change would be further cracking down on the use of performance enhancing drugs, which is a bit of an obvious point, though a fair one. (See the transcript here.) The highlight of his interview was this odd quote:

"I watch sports all the time, especially the last few months. My wife Cindy says I would watch the thumb-suckers play the bed-wetters."

Um, I'm a little confused about what McCain is talking about there. He's saying that Cindy thinks he'd watch teams of five-year-olds play each other in football? Or is Cindy imagining some thumb-sucking, bed-wetting competition? (That could actually be entertaining, if watched in fast-forward.) Any other interpretations?

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