The Harris Poll is 1/3 of the BCS formula, so one would expect it to be populated with strong college football minds who know the lay of the land and are able to soak in the happenings of the week before casting a vote that will strongly influence the year's national champion. Just kidding, y'all! This is the BCS.
The list of voters in the 2011 Harris Poll was released on Wednesday and it sure is fun. Let's take a look at a few of the names that stand out.
Rich Brooks, who thinks this poll is bullshit.
J.J. Joe, just because we were hoping the J.J. stood for Joe Joe (it's John, something. Guessing this is like the Homer J. Simpson mystery).
Gus Frerotte. Not sure he's qualified to vote after this.
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila. Only wish his brother, KGB, was the voter of the family.
Tommy Bowden. Kinda wish it was Bobby with the vote, but this shows the odd mix of former coaches/players just kind of tossed into the mix in the poll.
Tommie Frazier. According to the latest update I can find, Frazier is an account executive at American Energy.
Jackie Sherrill. I mean, come on. This guy has a vote in a poll that makes up 1/3 of the BCS formula.
The list goes on and on. There's certainly legitimate voters, but the Harris Poll voter roll reads more like a list of leftovers hastily assembled out of scraps. And it holds serious power in the BCS formula. Pretty amazing world we live in.