Forde is grotesquely biased. In the wake of championship Saturday he wrote an article that gushed over TCU's 55-3 win over a terrible Cyclones team and laid the claim that after a performance so strong there's no way they can be left out of the playoffs and then, after gushing barely acknowledges Ohio States win and fails to even mention the score, "meanwhile Ohio State came out on top of a down Big Ten". And we all know why he didn't mention the score, because you can't say 55-3 over the #114 team is somehow more impressive than 59-0 over the #14 team and be taken seriously by anyone other than a TCU grad.
This is clear bias. This is the shit lawyers pull when trying to sway a jury and while perfectly acceptable there (the lawyer is being paid to sway the jury after all) it represents a complete and utter hackery when found in an "analyst". Pat Forde does not analyze, he simply writes stories that try to confirm whatever it is he already thought.