Ohio State fans aren’t going to be too happy about this perspective.
If Oklahoma can avenge its only loss of the season by beating Texas in the Big 12 Championship game, they should earn a spot in the college football playoffs. Period. Forget style points if Ohio State blows out Northwestern. This comes down to two (well, technically three) games and Ohio State isn’t in any of them.
The second game that makes a difference is Alabama versus Georgia. Miracles can happen, but it’s hard to imagine anyone beating Alabama this year. Not Georgia. Not Oklahoma. Not Clemson or Notre Dame.
But this is college football. Anything can happen. If that “anything” turns out to be a Georgia win, then that’s the scenario where OU might actually get pushed out of the playoff hunt even if they win. Alabama would drop from their #1 spot to #4 and still go to the playoffs.
The third game that technically makes a difference is the ACC championship game. Clemson is heavily favored over Pitt, but here’s the thing. They were heavily favored two seasons ago when Pitt shocked Clemson at Death Valley 43-42. Again, anything can happen in college football.
A Pitt win or an OU loss coupled with an Alabama win may be the only scenarios that put Ohio State in the playoffs.
My not-so-bold prediction is that OU beats Texas, Alabama beats Georgia, Clemson beats Pitt, and Notre Dame eats pizza while watching others play championship games. OU moves up a spot from #5 and faces Alabama in the playoffs.
One Sick Day Proves We Need More Voices in Truthful Media
On October 19, I was sick. It crossed my mind that I had finally gotten the ‘rona, but my wife’s cream of chicken soup and a few extra hours of sleep into mid-afternoon had be back up and running after a sleepless night before.
When I finally stumbled over to my computer in the evening, I was met with a deluge of concern from readers. They asked what had happened as only one article had been posted that day. Generally, we post between 10-20 daily between all of the sites, not included curated and aggregated content. Seeing that we’d only posted my super-early morning article before taking the rest of the day off had readers assuming the worst.
We have a wonderful and talented group of writers who volunteer their time for the sites and their readers. Sharing their amazing perspectives has always been a blessing to us because we cannot afford to hire anyone at this time. But having great writers is meaningless if we don’t have great editors, or at least one additional. My wife helps me read and edit stories from time to time, but I’m a one-man show when it comes to getting the stories posted.
Whenever I highlight our desperate need for donations, I note that we do not receive money from Google ads even though most in conservative media are beholden. I often ambiguously note that the money donated will help us grow. Today, I’m highlighting a specific need. We must get an editor to help take some of the load and to expand on our mission of spreading the truth to the world. One sick day proved that.
The great news is that there is no shortage of people who CAN help. I am emailed variations of resumes every week by people who are much smarter than I am. As much as I’d love to hire some of them, we simply cannot. That takes money and as blessed as we’ve been to receive donations and collect ad money (though not from Google or Facebook), we have still fallen short.
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We can get the voices out there and we’re willing to shine a spotlight on new talent. We just need the resources to make it happen. If you can help, we would be extremely grateful.
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