December 10, 2009

Congress hates the BCS

Congress wants a playoff system for college football! Nevermind everyone would like them to work on things like unemployment, this is important stuff!

WASHINGTON -- A House subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine its national champion, over the objections of some lawmakers who said Congress has meatier targets to tackle.

The bill, which faces steep odds, would ban the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision game as a national championship unless it results from a playoff. The measure passed by voice vote in a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee, with one audible "no," from Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga.

"With all due respect, I really think we have more important things to spend our time on," Barrow said before the vote, although he stressed he didn't like the current Bowl Championship Series, either.

I just don't get why not being about to promote the BCS champion as a national champion is going to cause college football to change everything. How about they make the Bowl names sponsors actually be public service announcements.

"Oregon! Ohio State! Square off against one another in the 'Read something to your kid before he's born' Bowl!"

"Michigan State! North Carolina! Big game in the 'Check yourself for herpes on a regular basis" Bowl!"

Just saying, might get somebody's attention.

1 comment:

  1. I have to admit, a playoff system would have been REALLY nice back in 2004 for us Auburnites!