Georgia lawmakers mimic Florida’s push, vying for College Football Playoff entry, proposing an Orange Bowl switch-up this season

Georgia lawmakers mimic Florida’s push, vying for College Football Playoff entry, proposing an Orange Bowl switch-up this season

Georgia Senator Pushes for Playoff Game in Orange Bowl

In a bold move echoing Florida’s actions, Georgia’s lawmakers are striving to secure their state’s football team a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Senator Colton Moore spearheaded this endeavor, urging the CFP to consider the Orange Bowl clash between Florida State and the University of Georgia as an additional playoff fixture for the current season.

A Bold Plea for Inclusion

Moore’s open letter to the CFP sharply criticized the committee’s decision, alleging bias towards weaker conferences and teams, while championing the exclusion of powerhouse contenders like the Georgia Bulldogs.

Despite lacking a clear solution for integrating two more teams into a four-team playoff structure, Moore passionately advocated for Georgia’s candidacy based on their stellar performance and track record.

Strong Arguments, Fading Validity

While Moore’s arguments for the Bulldogs’ inclusion held weight—highlighting their defensive prowess, efficiency, and an impressive winning streak—the legitimacy waned when juxtaposed against the predicament of the undefeated Florida State team.

The call for activating the Orange Bowl as a playoff game or postponing the National Championship received fervent support from the people of Georgia.

Echoes of Florida’s Discontent

Inspired by Florida’s attorney general Ashley Moody’s action against the CFP selection committee regarding Florida State’s exclusion, Moore leveraged political maneuvers to sway the committee’s decision.

This followed a series of protests and political stances by Florida lawmakers, mirroring Georgia’s fervent plea for inclusion.

The Upcoming Showdowns

While the Bulldogs and Seminoles gear up for the non-playoff Orange Bowl clash, the Rose Bowl featuring Michigan and Alabama, along with the Sugar Bowl pitting Washington against Texas, promise to set the stage for riveting New Year’s Day showdowns in the College Football Playoff.

 

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