ESPN’s Danny Kannell makes no secret of the fact that he’s not too fond of the SEC. After all, he is a former Florida State quarterback so his loyalty is with the ACC.
So when the Georgia vs. Alabama matchup was set for this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game, Kannell was the first to say how “bad” it was for college football to have two teams from the same conference going for the title.
Kannell dedicated multiple tweets to the topic.
“This is so bad for college football,” Kannell wrote on Twitter. “Fans are gonna see thru the farce we call ‘playoffs’ and realize it’s a rigged system designed to benefit the elites.”
“Get ready for SEC overload. It will be an exceptional marketing job to take your eyes off an awful year. Losing record in bowls. Teams 4-14 were average to bad. And the best team didn’t even get a chance at title. And lost to UCF.”
There are multiple people who share that opinion, but they couldn’t be more wrong.
Sure, Auburn beat both teams and then dropped a meaningless bowl game to a UCF team that was fighting for an undefeated season, but the Tigers failed to capitalize on their opportunity to beat Georgia in the SEC Championship.
Georgia advanced and earned their place in the final with a double-overtime thriller against Oklahoma. Alabama, meanwhile, steamrolled defending national champion Clemson to punch its ticket to the big game.
So while some people may be unhappy with the matchup, the teams earned their place and will now compete for the biggest prize in college football on Monday, Jan. 8.
Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.