'Why make it difficult?': Paul Finebaum blasts B1G for sticking to its guns on COVID-19 protocols
With one more cancelation resulting in the Ohio State Buckeyes not meeting the Big Ten’s six-game minimum to be eligible for the conference championship, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum criticized the league for their lack of flexibility thus far during a Tuesday appearance on the program, “Get Up!”
“I think you’d have to consider it, but Greeny (Mike Greenberg), I think we’re all missing the point, especially the Big Ten,” Finebaum said, via 247Sports.
“Why don’t they go back and change the rules again? This is not like some Supreme Court ruling that has held up for 200 years. They are making it up as they go along. They canceled the season on August 11, they came back, then they put in all these protocols.
“Go back in there and change it again. Who cares? The whole college football season has been turned upside down anyway. Why make it difficult when, in the end, or in the beginning, the Big Ten came back for Ohio State?
“Don’t leave your best team and your best hope on the side of the road, naked and getting run over by cars. Prop them up and find them a way back into the Big Ten Championship Game.”
Ranked No. 4 in the November 24 College Football Playoff Rankings, the Buckeyes (4-0) had their November 14 game against the Maryland Terrapins in College Park canceled, as well as their November 28 date with the Illinois Fighting Illini in Champaign.
Ohio State is scheduled to visit East Lansing to clash with the Michigan State Spartans (2-3) on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET on ABC.