Let's Read Hilarious Tweets Eliminating Ohio State from the College Football Playoff Two Weeks into the Season

By Jason Priestas on December 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm
Clay Travis is horrible. But you already knew that.

Saturday, September 6 was a brutal day of college football for the Big Ten. Oregon rallied to beat Michigan State, Notre Dame destroyed Michigan, and an unranked Virginia Tech marched into Ohio Stadium and dropped the No. 8 Buckeyes, 35–21.

As far as showings go, it was about as bad as it could get for the league. At the time, only Jim Delany really saw a "path" for a Big Ten team to make the field, and well, he's paid to think things like that.

It's okay if you didn't think the Buckeyes (or Spartans) would make it, either. Not many of us did. But to come out in early September and say the Big Ten was absolutely, positively not going to make the playoff? That's just dumb.

College football is too beautiful, twisted and complex for any of us to lock down at any point, much less two games into the season. But there were brave writers – paid to write about college football – who ventured to do just that.

Presenting the 2014 All-Hyperbole Team, led by senior captain...

Here's Athlon going all in with not just a tweet, but an article on the topic:

This one is amazing for the fact that he's still going hard, a full six weeks after the Virginia Tech loss (via @msmaldino):

Okay, this guy isn't really paid to write about football, but you need to pay your debt, Top Cheddar #2.

If you are a writer and want to know how to handle this situation the next time it comes up, let SI's Andy Staples show you the way.

Correction: A previous version of this story included a tweet from Barrett Sallee. While the tweet strongly implied Ohio State's chances were over, the video linked in the tweet did, in fact, point out a way a Big Ten team could make the playoff. 

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