Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Georgia Bulldogs former player David Pollack on the set of ESPN College Gameday before the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

VIDEO - David Pollack Has A Gameday Gaffe

Carefully articulating a delicate point can be a challenge on live TV. ESPN College Gameday analyst David Pollack made a point about the formation of the first College Football Playoff committee that perhaps could have been worded differently.

Via The Big Lead:

I tend to give Pollack the benefit of the doubt, and he offered clarification on Twitter.

However, Twitter reaction did not interpret Pollack’s point as simply inarticulately stated.

There is certainly an argument to be made about the inclusion of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on the selection committee. She is a profoundly intelligent woman who held one of the most important posts in all of global politics. In the grand scheme, Rice’s previous work experience is to selecting a college football playoff field as brain surgeon is to unclogging a sink.

She reportedly loves football and follows the game. She appeared at last year’s Rose Bowl Game to support her alma mater, Stanford, and her father was a noted Alabama supporter.

That said, there’s an argument to be made for representatives with football-specific experience. That includes former athletic directors and current reporters–of all genders.

However, the assertion women don’t belong on the committee is poorly conceived at best and ignorant at worst.

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