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In the inaugural episode of The Crazy Ones, we talk to Jeff Anderson, who’s not only an innovative thinker with an accomplished career in public policy, but also the creator of one of the computers that was the backbone of the Bowl Championship Series (1998-2014). With the BCS gone, we find out what the NCAA Football Playoff Committee got right and what they got wrong. The Anderson & Hester Ranking System hasn’t been kind to the Oregon Ducks, but really liked the SEC in previous years. Will this season end differently?
Then we discuss one of the most thought-provoking articles we’ve read this year. Did you know the GOP’s presidential nomination process was created by far-left activists in the Democratic Party? We’ll find out exactly why the GOP keeps this process (and keeps nominating lousy candidates) and we’ll look at Jeff and Jay Cost’s proposal to fix the system.
Jeff’s day job is as executive director of The 2017 Project. The GOP rolled to victory in November beating the anti-Obamacare drum, but there are two parts to the “repeal and replace” strategy. We’ll focus on Jeff’s work developing the latter.
Finally, you stuck around for the show, learn something about the hosts. Owen Brennan has been around these parts for a little while and doesn’t feel comfortable writing about himself in the third person. Patrick Jones cut his political teeth in Georgia politics and on Capitol Hill. Now he’s an Atlanta entrepreneur who has worked on some of the country’s most recognizable brands — and is now trying to figure out how to rebrand the GOP.
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