By chairing the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, Jeff Long agreed to basically become the face of the Playoff. Tuesday night was his first time to introduce the Selection Committee's top 25 ranking, including the four teams that would be in the Playoff as of today. This is something he will do every week until after the regular season concludes in December.
The Committee chose a final four of Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn, and Ole Miss. As you might be able to imagine, particularly with three SEC teams in that top four, plenty of other fan bases around the country were less than pleased.
While the vitriol throughout social media is limitless, we chose to show you what people were directly saying to Jeff Long via Twitter. To be fair, there were many notes of praise, but that's not what this is about. The negative seemed to far outweigh the positive. If Jeff Long checks his Twitter tonight, as we all know he does frequently, this is what he'll be seeing.
@jefflongUA nd outplays the best team in the country and they are ranked 10th get your head on straight bud— Matt Fertich (@MattFertich11) October 28, 2014
@jefflongUA poll is a joke. MSU hasn't played anyone legit besides the beat down Oregon gave them. Try to justify all u want, but u failed!— Pat Crone (@croner2110) October 28, 2014
@jefflongUA Hahaha I thought you were supposed to be good at this? 3 of 4 out of SEC west? How much did ESPN pay you? What a joke.— CKozimer (@CKozimer) October 29, 2014
@jefflongUA how drunk were you guys? Notre dame #10 ole miss #4 ??— Ryan pierce (@thaatguyry) October 29, 2014
@jefflongUA Not surprising from an SEC schill....disgusting, really disgusting.— Dennis Mennis (@DabbaDoo71) October 29, 2014
@jefflongUA go to hell you bastard. You hate Ohio St and you want as many SEC teams in as possible— Michael Smith (@CWGBuckeyes35) October 29, 2014
Some people just get nasty behind a keyboard, if not completely NSFW
@jefflongUA go eat arsenic.— Yankee10570 (@Yankee10570) October 28, 2014
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Surprisingly, the fan base most frequently upset with Long? Marshall.
And then some get personal with Arkansas and that is just not cool.
@jefflongUA So Gus M. wasn't good enough for Arkansas, but i guess he's good enough for your top four.— HF (@hogfanforever1) October 29, 2014
@jefflongUA Resign your position as head chairman. Just because they all whipped Arkansas doesn't mean they deserve playoff a spot.— Opie Wilson (@OPW45) October 28, 2014
I mean, Arkansas has only played one of those four teams. Shut your mouth, Opie!
Oh, and sports admin majors at John L. Smith's school don't get to talk crap to Jeff Long and/or Arkansas. EVER. We ain't even square yet.