Congress is trying to fix college football - BCS

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Congress is working on the "BCS problem". They don't think college football is run properly. Apparently big schools are given preferential treatment over smaller schools and it's just not fair?:rolleyes:

They've been talking about it for a few years
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2245440

First step...demonize the industry?
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3351626
"Who elected these NCAA people? Who are they to decide who competes for the championship?"

-- Rep. Neil Abercrombie,
a Democrat from Hawaii

"Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Forget government corruption or corporate fraud. Three members of Congress want the Justice Department to investigate whether college football's Bowl Championship Series is an illegal enterprise.

Reps. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii), Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) are introducing a resolution rejecting the oft-criticized bowl system as an illegal restriction on trade because only the largest universities compete in most of the major bowl games. The resolution would require Justice's antitrust division to investigate whether the system violates federal law."

Shouldn't they be worried about creating jobs, tracking the stimulus spending, growing the green economy, reducing deficit spending, etc.?
 

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drankin
Congress is working on the "BCS problem". They don't think college football is run properly. Apparently big schools are given preferential treatment over smaller schools and it's just not fair?:rolleyes:

They've been talking about it for a few years
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2245440

First step...demonize the industry?
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3351626
"Who elected these NCAA people? Who are they to decide who competes for the championship?"

-- Rep. Neil Abercrombie,
a Democrat from Hawaii

"Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Forget government corruption or corporate fraud. Three members of Congress want the Justice Department to investigate whether college football's Bowl Championship Series is an illegal enterprise.

Reps. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii), Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) are introducing a resolution rejecting the oft-criticized bowl system as an illegal restriction on trade because only the largest universities compete in most of the major bowl games. The resolution would require Justice's antitrust division to investigate whether the system violates federal law."

Shouldn't they be worried about creating jobs, tracking the stimulus spending, growing the green economy, reducing deficit spending, etc.?
Wow, for crying out loud. I think we certainly have more important things to work on. It's this kind of garbage that really makes me wonder about the whole lot in Congress.
 
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Yeah you'd think the Justice Department would have enough to do figuring out who in the Bush Administration to be prosecuting for War Crimes, and Conspiracy to Commit War Crimes wouldn't you?

Though Obama did say before the Inauguration that he thought there should be a playoff to decide the National Champion.
 
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Yeah you'd think the Justice Department would have enough to do figuring out who in the Bush Administration to be prosecuting for War Crimes, and Conspiracy to Commit War Crimes wouldn't you?

Though Obama did say before the Inauguration that he thought there should be a playoff to decide the National Champion.
He needs to worry about car warranties.
 
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He needs to worry about car warranties.
...maybe a hand washing video for release on U Tube?
 
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Yeah you'd think the Justice Department would have enough to do figuring out who in the Bush Administration to be prosecuting for War Crimes, and Conspiracy to Commit War Crimes wouldn't you?
Uh, no, I don't. I think that would be a waste of time as well.
 
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Yeah you'd think the Justice Department would have enough to do figuring out who in the Bush Administration to be prosecuting for War Crimes, and Conspiracy to Commit War Crimes wouldn't you?

Though Obama did say before the Inauguration that he thought there should be a playoff to decide the National Champion.

To be fair...let's not forget an investigation of Congress over the mortgage crisis.
 

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