Monday Night Open Thread

Those of us that follow college football are arguing over the College Football Playoffs. Georgia fans, such as me, aren’t happy that the Bulldogs were left out. Yeah, we’ve heard all the arguments. We still think UGA is one of the four best teams. So there.

Every year since 2006, when the BCS or CFP pairings were released, I posted what the playoffs should be. And, I’ve been right every time. The reason I’ve been right is simple: It’s a way that solves every question about the college football national championship.

Briefly, here’s what it is: All ten conference champions and the six highest ranked teams that didn’t win a conference title, are paired off, and the last team standing is the champion. The ten champs are seeded 1-10, and the others are 11-16. Low seed plays at high seed in the first two rounds.

Here’s what this year’s first round would look like:

Penn State (16 seed) at Alabama (1 seed)
Louisiana State (15 seed) at Clemson (2 seed)
Florida (14 seed) at Oklahoma (3 seed)
Michigan (13 seed) at Ohio State (4 seed0
Georgia (12 seed) at Central Florida (5 seed)
Notre Dame (11 seed) at Washington (6 seed)
Northern Illinois (10 seed) at Fresno State (7 seed)
Alabama-Birmingham (9 seed) at Appalachian State (8 seed)

The losers are still bowl eligible. The winners play again the next week in the quarterfinals. The semifinals would be New Year’s, just as today. The finals would be the week after, just as today.

If you want to talk about that here, fine. Go ahead. Or, limit that discussion to my little blog. Here, we’ll talk about what every you want. After all, it’s Monday Night Open Thread.

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Scientists are reportedly baffled by a recently detected seismic event that was felt all over the globe.

I assume it was caused by a global facepalm after people heard about Oakland University’s plan to defend against classroom shooters by having people throw hockey pucks at them.

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[Office Rubber Bands: SHTF Approved?] (Viewer #71,753)

One uncensored swear, but otherwise lots of fun with the laughing, happy German who teaches you how to kill things with rubber bands.

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[High Praise! to The Babylon Bee]

Aides Force Ocasio-Cortez To Watch Entire Run Of ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’

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Migrant caravaners vowed to stage a hunger strike at the border. President Trump vowed to eat ice cream in front of them. Twice.

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Cassie Fascie

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Straight Line of the Day: The Most Important Thing for a 2020 Democrat Presidential Candidate…

Works like this: I feed you Moon Nukers a straight line, and you hit me with a punch line in the comments.

The most important thing for a 2020 Democrat presidential candidate

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The Illustrated Frank J: Maybe Just a Few Common Sense Laws Will Help With That Problem


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The head of NASA predicted that we’ll have a permanent manned presence on the moon within 10 years.

They’d do it now, but they’re having a hard time finding enough slide rules and punch cards.

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