LSU Selflessly Took Themselves out of the Playoffs

LSU Coach Ed Orgeron
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron after the 2020 National Championship game. PHOTO CREDIT: Bobak Ha'Eri//Wikimedia Commons

Sometimes in life, we make mistakes. We need to face the consequences and grow from the experience. Every once in a while, we get an opportunity to get ahead of our mistakes. We have a chance to selflessly take and self-impose those consequences. Just like LSU did. 

LSU’s football program pulled itself from postseason play. The school’s football and basketball programs are under investigation, but hey, now the football team can’t play in the playoffs. This certainly will settle and make up for its past improper booster payments, NFL players handing championship players cash and mishandling of domestic and sexual violence complaints of up to 9 football players.

Only a year removed from going 15-0 and winning the national championship, the team will no longer be a part of the 2020 college postseason. This year, the Tigers are an emerging 4-win team. At best, they could finish with 5 wins after a good win against Florida. A college team usually needs 6 wins for a bowl game invite. But hey its 2020, and this LSU team will have as many wins as Ohio State does. Nothing shows how selfless and remorseful you are then pulling your 3-5 Football team from Bowl consideration. 

Without further ado, I would like to follow LSU’s lead and withdraw my consideration for sports writer of the year. I’m also removing myself from consideration in all of the following: Sports Emmy Awards, the NSMA annual national awards along with their hall of fame nominations, the ESPYs and any other pending considerations of recognition.

This was an exceedingly difficult decision to make but LSU inspired me.

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Here at the Challenge Sports, we would like to follow suit and remove ourselves from these upcoming considerations:

“The Chief” Kunal Kohli will be removing himself from consideration for any opening in the Knicks’ front office. This comes after years of trying to recruit every all star free agent.

“Ezzus” Elias Makhlouf will be removing himself from consideration to be the next franchise quarterback for the New York Jets. Yes, this means #tankforezzus will be put on hold as he returns to school for another year.

Jeff Levandowski will be removing himself from consideration for the likely upcoming head coaching vacancy in Philadelphia. However, he will still keep his name in the pool for the Eagle’s new general manager search. 

These are challenging times. I encourage you to take a moment and think about how you can also be brave and make an attempt to sweep your years of cheating under the rug by giving up on your currently bad football team. 

Let us know what you will be removing yourself from to follow LSU’s courageous lead. 

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