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Obama To Meddle In College Football

By Wyatt Earp | January 30, 2010

President Obama is considering sticking his big nose into the college football playoff issue. And really, why wouldn’t he? College football’s BCS system is a matter of national importance, so much more than say, unemployment, the economy, health care, two wars . . .

Dude, it’s enough. Seriously.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review.

In the letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, obtained by The Associated Press, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote that the Justice Department is reviewing Hatch’s request and other materials to determine whether to open an investigation into whether the BCS violates antitrust laws.

Orrin Hatch is an idiot. “Violates antitrust laws” is politician-speak for “we need a bulls**t reason to meddle into something we know nothing about.

Several lawmakers and many critics want the BCS to switch to a playoff system, rather than the ratings system it uses to determine the teams that play in the championship game.

Weich made note of the fact that President Barack Obama, before he was sworn in, had stated his preference for a playoff system. In 2008, Obama said he was going to “to throw my weight around a little bit” to nudge college football toward a playoff system, a point that Hatch stressed when he urged Obama last fall to ask the department to investigate the BCS.

Look, I’d like to see a playoff system, too, but this is so out of the realm for the president of the United States that it’s embarrassing. I realize that Obama has been trying to run every aspect of our lives, but this has to stop. Like right now.

(Hot Air has some good stuff on these shenanigans here.)

Topics: WTF? | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “Obama To Meddle In College Football”

  1. CaptainAmerica Says:
    January 30th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Actually this is probably about his speed. Keep him away from the economy, foreign affairs and domestic policy and everything will be fine. Maybe we could make him commissioner of the NBA since he is such a hoops fan.

  2. Ingineer66 Says:
    January 30th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I agree Capt. let him spend his time on this instead of anything else. He is so incompetent at leading the nation, he can be a sports commissioner after he is voted out. I can’t wait for him to propose giving away game tickets to the less fortunate along with vouchers for free food and drinks.
    But if he is going to “throw his weight around” then we are doomed to never see a college playoff system, because he is such a lightweight.

  3. Jeffro Says:
    January 30th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Next up – pro rasslin.’

  4. Crusty Says:
    January 30th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    CA hit the nail on the head. This is from the pages of Machiavelli increase the size of the circus maximus, give them free potato chips and beer. What ever it takes to make them stop thinking about my policies. Let’s see how Rendell can weasel his way into University Footbsall commissioner.

  5. RT Says:
    January 30th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    How about we get rid of sports with any connection to academic institutions, so that academic institutions are precisely uh…for learning. Taking the sports budgets more schools have an infusing their research areas and scholarship programs might be a better use of money. Oh, there I go being logical again. (They should get rid of sports in public schools, too. It is too dang expensive. Why does our field get new turf and I can’t get new books–when I am running short????)

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 30th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Captain – Do people still watch the NBA?

    Ingineer66 – Imagine if he fails at that. Wow.

    Jeffro – He can wrestle Vince McMahon for tax-exempt status.

    Crusty – Sorry, I got distracted when I read free potato chips and beer.

    RT – Your school has turf? Wow.

  7. GroovyVic Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 7:15 am

    YAY RT! WOOOOOOO! I couldn’t agree more!

  8. Ingineer66 Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    RT and Groovy if we could get 2000 parents to pay $5 each to watch a spelling bee every week you may be on to something.

  9. RT Says:
    February 2nd, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    We don’t have 2000 parents going to our sporting events.