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College Football Debate Heads To Congress

By Wyatt Earp | May 3, 2009


If this isn’t reason enough for you to vote the bums out of office, I don’t know what is.

WASHINGTON — College football’s perennial armchair-quarterback argument over the need for a clear-cut national champion came to Capitol Hill Friday.

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing to dissect the Bowl Championship Series, asking whether the model needs to be tweaked, overhauled or done away with altogether.

Four witnesses testified at the morning hearing, including championship series coordinator John Swofford and Alamo Bowl President Derrick Fox; both of whom defended the current system, though Fox conceded that “no system is perfect and the Bowl Championship Series is not perfect.”

Who cares, this is none of Congress’ business!

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, called the Bowl Championship Series format unfair and perhaps took it one step further. “You should either change your name to BES for Bowl Exhibition System or just drop the C and call it the BS system, because it is not about determining the championship on the field.”

Joe Barton should immediately be removed from office for this. The man is wasting our time and money on idiotic nonsense.

Both sides were cordial but opinionated. Fox said he would prefer Washington not get involved. “Those who don’t like the current system will say that’s the way of the world, but we don’t believe that government should have any role in promoting a demise of the bowl games.”

Thank you, Mr. Fox! Apparently, he is the only person involved with any damned sense. Unlike this man . . .

President Obama is one of the proponents of a college football playoff. In an interview with ESPN in November, Obama said he’s had just about enough of the Bowl Championship Series.

“I’m fed up with these computer rankings and this, that and the other. Get eight teams — the top eight teams right at the end. You got a playoff. Decide on a national champion,” Obama said. (H/T - CNN)

Again, Washington should not even be getting involved in this debate! There are 100 more important things going on in this country and abroad that Congress and the president should be worried about. They disgrace themselves when they bring these silly matters into session.

Every one of these politicians needs to sit back and enjoy a tall, cool glass of shut the hell up!

Topics: Politics |

9 Responses to “College Football Debate Heads To Congress”

  1. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    May 3rd, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Bread and Circuses……….

    We are in Deep Deep Trouble…………

    God Bless the PPD………

    God Save the CPD (nobody else can)……….

  2. dorkelina Says:
    May 4th, 2009 at 2:55 am

    This is government by the people, all right. It’s like a whole nation wants to fiddle while Rome burns, and they cast their votes accordingly.

    Now I’m depressed. o_o

  3. GroovyVic Says:
    May 4th, 2009 at 6:59 am

    That’s what they worry about?

    Anyway, it’s just a ploy to keep the BUCKEYES down.


  4. Dano Says:
    May 4th, 2009 at 7:22 am

    WTF? This is NONE of the government’s business.

    Here’s your sign.

  5. MUD Says:
    May 4th, 2009 at 9:22 am

    I am torn between having them do something that doesn’t include spending money and having another area of my freedoms eroded by a bunch of idiots. There needs to be a meeting by the congressional leaders to figure out what the hell they need to fix and do the right thing. MUD

  6. Morgan Says:
    May 4th, 2009 at 9:26 am

    The government’s solved our economic problems with the stimulus packages, they’ve taken over the reins and is saving the auto industry, they’re taking charge with the “H1N1″ virus, and now they’ve come to save us from the unfairness of the BCS selection process!

    2010 cannot come soon enough.

  7. Doghouse Says:
    May 4th, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I am someone who is majorly against the BCS in all fashions, but I agree this isn’t a governmental issue.

  8. Alan B Says:
    May 4th, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I’m looking at this from the outside and thousands of miles away but I have 3 thoughts:

    If members a national governing body can’t find anything better to do, find some new members who can!

    We are in the middle of a worldwide meltdown financially, a climate catastrophe (if you believe it - I don’t but POTUS and your government does), a crisis in American influence and power and they want to talk about College Football? WHEN you have solved the rest, come back and enjoy the game!

    This is College Football? I know I’m not with the culture but shouldn’t students have something else on their minds … like preparing for the rest of their lives? Enjoy the game, throw yourself into a change of pace but put it into perspective.

  9. AJ Lynch Says:
    May 4th, 2009 at 3:56 pm


    Arlen Specter is in the habit of calling into Sports Talk Radio station WIP 610 on Monday mornings to share his brilliance about football.

    He was on this morning and I was tempted to call in and ask the radio hosts if they would still take Specter’s calls if he loses the election in 2010.