I picked them as my 3 seed in playoffs way before pandemic hit. Their squeaker over Iowa State makes me nervous. Iowa State plays disciplined & motivated. Well coached. But their athleticism is limited; & their O wasn’t impressive. Yet OK St barely beat. I’ve only watched part of game so far. Cowboys must survive OK & TX. Then I believe will play #2 seed of big 12. If one of those same they may miss playoffs. Some would ask why pick a team so limited that’s never proved self as playoff 3 seed. I catch crap from BIG fans over picks like this. They will say Sparti is better. Wolverines; Beyes; Pedophiles, all better. I don’t know about Sparti. Maybe if they had the D line from 300. And a QB who could hit downfield like the dude who threw the spear. But the playoffs isn’t about the four “best” teams. If so; we’d have one BIG & 3 SEC teams in there nearly every yr. on the odd yr; 2 from each of those conferences. I’m kidding; obvi I picked the door stop touchers as my one seed & to pick it all. Touch that rock. They do need to replace their deranged mascot with either a tough; scary, or fun one. That think looks like it’s a weird stray in your trash, not a tiger. No. They try for inclusion. 4 best teams that had nice record in their conference. Are 5 major conferences; one major & one decent independent programs; & group of 5 (some of whom look more real than PAC often does). Usually a Big 12 team is one loss & in. The top 25 is an odd deal. The 2nd best in the Big 12 or PAC; would likely have ended with a lot of losses in an all BIG or SEC conference schedule, Instead; they went 2 seed via easier route. They also get to preserve bodies. Have you watched the SEC. there’s a reason so much talent goes to one conference; the NFL is watching. The players union limits practices & team organized training. So the NFL has a farm system. They call it the SEC. That conference is insane. Other than Vandy; every program is crazy. Even the ones with no chance at reaching playoffs; pour $ like it’s really jelly beans; into great HCs & staffs; facilities, you name it. Look at the recruiting ranking. Experts will tell you the difference between the #1 & #15 classes is one player. He flops; as many do, & you get equal classes. The proof is in the pudding. The better chef HCs then produce a better product with the same level of ingredients. So NFL knows most SEC players have seen great coaching in great program conditions. Fought each other in brutal contests every week; & are more prepared for day one in the pros. Yes; pros come from every conference. But more role players & developed battle proven talent comes from SEC. They have a lot of players drafted due to that. In some conferences you draft on unproven potential. They padded stats on weak opposing players. You can check their speed & stuff. But it’s hard to know their durability & battle toughness. When they played in the Big 12 or PAC. My kids are huge; giant frames; power; quickness; sprinter speed. Doesn’t mean you want them starting week one in pros. But you could develop them. Problem is; little organized training in NFL, so you hope they work hard on their own. Ever watch the underwear olympics? I don’t. But it’s a measurables thing. They get in tidy whitties; or skiddies if from Nebraska (hey; they wipe with corn husks). Scouts check for real abilities & hidden injuries. If only went by looks & didn’t make me run they might draft me. I can still jack up some bench presses. They say; wow; look at that specimen; if we can just coach him up. If you root for a team that endlessly sucks in spite of having endless high draft picks every year; it’s because they pie in the sky dream they can always do this too much. Then their are the hard core drafting teams. Yes; you Washington. They do great job of getting on field proven talent, but whiff on the gambles they must properly guess at & hope develops. Can you tell who my fave pro team is? If not; it’s the Pats. BB does great job at both. He’s the GOAT. There’s a mini him in cfb. Saban. Saban runs Alabama like its an NFL team. When I watch them it’s like I’m watching an NFL team. If he has flaws it’s this; he will use his stars like they are in NFL. Got his QB hurt & May have cost him a title recently. Got his best WR hurt on first kickoff yester. He also doesn’t seem to spend any extra time preparing for any team. This is why some good not great team seems to beat him at least once each yr. like in the pros; they devote energy to next opponent on schedule only. You can tell others devote a lot of scrimmage & tape time to preparing for them. Did you see how hard the Vols were hitting? They were amped up. But players flock to Alabama because of that. Set on the bench & wait their turn. They know that the NFL knows Saban is best at preparing players for NFL. But rooting for them would be like rooting for Yankees. Both were good since I was a kid; & way back when dirt was invented. What’s the fun in picking them? That’s like me being surprised mail is in my box. The mailman always delivers. Of course John Stockton fed him LOL. Well; I gotta jet. If Cowboys get gifted a playoff spot; it will be worse than recent Sooner gift seats. Won’t be one of best 4. But will have had good results in weak D conference. Hey; we only wanted top 4; to get top 3 in. We know who the best 2-3 are every year. That’s what the 4 spot is for. We can sneak one in with that spot. Expansion? That would just be for TV $ & ads. 4 teams who don’t deserve a shot would get in. Whomever should win may not take Title home due to injuries from extra games. Out.