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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Forget healthcare, we gotta fix the BCS!

Really, this is what their time is spent on? Come on Joe, I know we take football pretty seriously here in Texas but this is (a) ridiculous and (b) none of your business.

From the Joe Barton’s bill in which the house subcommittee has just approved legislation which would require a college playoff in order to declare a “national champion”.

It shall be unlawful for any person to promote, market, or advertise a post-season National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football game as a championship or national championship game, unless the game is the final game of a single elimination post-season playoff system for which all NCAA Division I FBS conferences and unaffiliated Division I FBS teams are eligible.

I’m sorry that Congress finds that

the colleges and universities whose teams participate in the post-season football bowls experience significant financial windfall … over universities whose teams are ineligible or statistically at a disadvantage from the BCS bowl competitions because of their conference affiliation.

but football isn’t about fairness. And in the end Congress shouldn’t care one bit about how the college organizations decide to pick a winner – even if it is complicated and contrived. Anybody who writes their congressman to get this “fixed” should be flogged.

[full disclosure: Go Horns!]

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