Fisher's remark is ridiculous on several fronts. First of all, coaches rarely even watch other games across the country and sometimes let underlings vote for them. Secondly, coaches voting on the poll is a massive conflict of interest.
When asked about coaches inserting politics into their voting, Fisher said, "What keeps the writers from doing it? What makes y'all honest? Why are you more honest than we are? Why do you have more integrity than we do?"
What makes writers more honest? Well, let's see: Writers don't have multi-million-dollar contracts riding on whether or not they play for national championships. Writers don't benefit professionally, financially and in recruiting depending on where their team and their rivals are ranked in the polls.
Fisher is obviously living in a dream world. College coaches have lied, cheated and illicitly paid recruits in order to benefit their own programs. Now, Jimbo expects us to believe some coaches wouldn't massage and manipulate their votes to benefit their own programs?
"They've got to change how we pick the top teams in this country," Fisher said.
No disagreement there, Jimbo.
But giving coaches more input would make the system worse, not better.
Most interesting reader retorts, radio rabble, tangy Tweets and message-board mockery of the week:
On Jimbo Fisher saying computers should be taken out of the BCS formula and coaches given more input than the media: "Jimbo just wants to vote N.C. State No. 1."
On my column criticizing first-year University of Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease: "All we are saying is give Pease a chance."
In response to a Twitter question about the best pick-up line of all-time: "Do you have a raisin? No? Then how 'bout a date?"
In honor of being in Oklahoma today for the biggest non-BCS game of the season between UCF and Tulsa, three of my favorite quotes about Tulsa.
"In Tulsa, the restaurants have signs that say, 'Sorry, we're open.' " – Roseanne Barr
"Are there any swamps in Oklahoma? Yes, there's one. It's called Tulsa." -- Bobby Heenan
"Gonna set my watch back to it 'cause you know I've been through it. Livin' on Tulsa time." -- Don Williams from the song Tulsa Time.
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