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Condoleezza Rice will help select football's final four

Original post made on Oct 17, 2013

Stanford professor Condoleezza Rice knew college football needed a playoff system in 1966, when as a little girl, she and her late father John listened to a Michigan State-Notre Dame game on the radio. The contest ended in a 10-10 tie, both teams finished 9-0-1, and shared a controversial national title.

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Posted by Joe Baldwin
a resident of University South
on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:03 am

Kudos to those who had the wisdom and insight to name Condi Rice to The College Football Playoff selection committee. There may be no other college football fan in America better qualified to help select the four teams.

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Posted by Jeffrey
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:58 am

Condi's an excellent choice. After all, she rode the coattails of her USSR expertise all the way to a job as National Security Advisor. Didn't that turn out well? Now she gets to decide truly important stuff, like football.

Plus, when asked about the document used to deliberate the playoffs, Rice can testify (again): "I believe the title was, Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States."

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And when the inevitable kerfuffle arises about a bad playoff choice, she can reply that the documents "contained historical information based on old reporting".


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Posted by Que Pasa
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm

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Posted by Brian Good
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

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Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, said "We wanted people of the highest integrity for this committee." It's important that athletic institutions maintain scrupulously the image of of ethical and honest conduct. Any appearances furthering cynicism damage public confidence in the honesty of the sport.

Dr. Rice approved torture, telling the CIA "It's your baby, go do it!" and chairing the Principals Committee that authorized torture policies in the spring of 2002 before the memos providing the pretense of legal cover had been written. Torture is prohibited by treaties the USA signed which, under article VI of the Constitution, are the supreme law of the land. Torture is cheating.

Dr. Rice testified under oath to the 9/11 Commission, lying about the contents of the "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US" memo, lying to the faces of the 9/11 widows, when she claimed that the memo was "not a warning". Anyone who bothers to read it can see that it warns of preparations for hijackings and planned attacks inside the USA. Perjury is cheating.

Spencer Hall wrote in Sports Blog Nation that Rice's appointment was against the rules of "human decency, the Geneva Convention, and every tenet of even the loosest definition of human rights. I hate it when the stink of politics wafts over into college football, but some stenches should follow you wherever you go for the rest of your life, if only to warn others."