Friday, May 1, 2009
Your Tax Dollars At Work: A BCS Hearing
With all the other stuff going on where your tax dollars are being sent so the gub'ment can spend money without your okey-dokey, guess what they're spending it on now...?
A committee meeting on the BCS...
Like there isn't anything else important going on...
Unfortunately, it had to be covered. When your Congress calls, you have to show.
But look at it this way...those of you that don't like the BCS as it stands today will agree with Congressman Barton- "it's like Comma-nism..."
No, none of us can get our money back on this one, either.
((HT: Deseret News/Lee Davidson))
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, told big colleges and football bowl executives that their sworn testimony before Congress on Friday finally and truthfully made clear why they oppose a playoff system, and why teams like the undefeated University of Utah were excluded from last year's Bowl Championship Series championship game.
"It's about money," he said. "It's not about athleticism on the field."
Then he gave the BCS some advise: "You should either change your name to BES, for Bowl Exhibition System, or just drop the 'C' and call it the BS system. It's not about determining the championship on the field."
Barton is sponsoring a bill that would prohibit calling any game a football national championship if it is not determined by a playoff system. "It's about truth in advertising," he said. About the current BCS, he said it is a bit "like communism. You can't fix it…. Sooner or later, you're going to have to try a new model."
Bobby Rush, D-Ill., chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, seconded the assertion and said, "It seems to me we have a championship series that is not really a championship series. It is a misnomer."
There's more to the piece, but those of us at OSG HQ got physically ill.
Barton is just hot about the Big 12 schools getting jobbed in the process. We imagine Senator Hatch of Utah is just as hot, and just as full of hot air.
There's a simple solution to all of this... vote them all out and start over.
Oh, you thought we had a solution for the BCS...?
Nah, it's flawed.
And when was the last time you saw a conservatively-ideological Congressman chapped about the free-enterprise system...?
Dig in to it more here at C-SPAN, if you're trying to stay awake...