ESPN's Dan Le Batard says preseason prediction the only reason Ohio State in College Football Playoff consideration
If you want to make it big in radio, television, or print media, load up a massive stockpile of platitudes and cynical poses and be ready to fire them out into the culture on a daily scehdule via the mechanism of heavy distribution.
Dan LeBatard is one of these personalities in the sporting culture. He’s always ready with the easy answers, sitting behind the microphone with no responsibility beyond getting people to listen, second guessing and undermining decisions others make under intense scrutiny and with high stakes laid down on the table. But, in the case of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the College Football Playoff, LeBatard has raised a worthy point.
The Buckeyes are fourth in the latest CFP rankings—meaning they’re in—despite having only five wins in five games, approximately half the amount of games played by every other league in America (except the Pac-12). Ohio State may not even play in their league’s own championship game unless a special exemption is made, and that’s what everybody has been talking about, a special exemption for Ohio State.
LeBatard laid into the zeitgeist.