Jueves, 26 Abril, 2018


UCF proclaimed national champions by Gov. Scott; national championship game tonight

Ignore the Voters Who Put Central Florida No. 1 Over Alabama Ignore the Voters Who Put Central Florida No. 1 Over Alabama
Federico Mansilla | Enero 09, 2018, 10:00

We have more potential than any athletic department in the country. "This year it wasn't settled on the field, and I think it's hard in most years probably for it to be settled on the field when it's a subjective process and there are only four teams that are allowed to be a part of the playoffs".

Yes, the College Football Playoff National Championship Game is tonight. Can you imagine if the NFL eliminated the Jacksonville Jaguars from a chance at competing for the Super Bowl because they don't have the history, tradition or fan base of the Pittsburgh Steelers or the New England Patriots?

Admittedly, it did feel kind of nice to actually be cheered by thousands upon thousands of UCF fans at the downtown national-championship celebration instead of fielding the usual array of complaints grumbling that I write more columns about the Gators and the Seminoles than I do about the Knights.

"It's a great tribute to the SEC", said College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock. Red would be the obvious choice - being the color of both teams - but we fully expect some Brand Manager sold the PepsiCo CMO on how using purple will propel the sales of Gatorade Fierce Grape into the stratosphere.

After beating Auburn, UCF football's Twitter feed was changed to "2017 National Champions" with the logo to match.

Alabama played Mercer, Colorado State and Fresno State and it didn't seem to affect the Crimson Tide one iota. It's nearly impossible to disagree with him. Mike Kruczek was in his third season as head coach. "But it was a little tougher turnaround for the players". I don't know if it's physically, emotionally, psychologically, however you want to put it, early in the week, to refocus on another big game. It is utterly prejudicial toward the 65 Power Five schools and openly biased against the 64 Group of Five schools.

Just ask then-UCF coach Scott Frost.

Security was tightened in anticipation of the arrival of President Trump, who was expected to be in attendance for the game.

But that hasn't stopped those around UCF, who finished as the only undefeated team in college football's top level - the Football Bowl Subdivision - from saying they deserve to be champions after a 34-27 win over Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Jan. 1.

A playoff representative eventually cleared up the matter and escorted Frost inside.