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!
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