Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Time to Bench Congress...

Just when you think that our members of Congress can’t sink any lower, they come up with yet another ridiculous waste of time and taxpayer money. Calling the Bowl Championship Series “deeply flawed,” committee chairman Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, has called a hearing on the controversial system used to determine college football’s national champion. A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, charged with regulating America’s sports industry, announced it will conduct a hearing on the BCS this Wednesday, after this season’s bowl matchups have been determined. NCAA Division I-A football does not have a playoff. The Bowl Championship Series was established in 1998 to determine a national champion using the traditional bowl system and a mix of computer and human polls to set up a championship game.

“Too often college football ends in sniping and controversy, rather than winners and losers,” Barton said. “The current system of determining who’s No. 1 appears deeply flawed.” Barton said he does not have legislation in mind to force a change, but said he hopes congressional hearings will spur discussion and improvements. It won’t be the first time Congress has looked at the BCS. In 2003, the Senate probed whether the system was unfairly tilted against smaller schools. Then why are you guys doing it again??!!

This is all about is the tens of millions of dollars that are payouts for the teams competing in the BCS bowl games. Our members of Congress can smell money and don’t want to let any of it get away from them. How about spending your time stopping illegals from coming across our borders? Why do you continue to waste time and taxpayer money on non-issues like this and fail to address the real issues affecting the country? It’s called – Doing what we elected you to do…


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