War has been declared on Republicans, conservatives, and America, but I guess Republicans have better things to do like battle communists at the BCS. (Bowl Championship Series, instead of a playoff system.)
“Texas Rep. Joe Barton likened college football’s Bowl Championship Series to “communism” Friday, even as he made the case that the system is what it is because of money.”
Are we really having hearings on college BCS? now?
“It’s big money,” Barton said. “We’re going to start looking into where the money goes.”
The BCS is in its final season of a four-year deal with the Fox network. A new four-year deal with ESPN, worth $125 million per year, begins with the 2011 bowl games.
A hundred million? So then something like TRILLIONS(like a budget or something) should get a thousand times more scrutiny, right?
Obama weighs in:
The BCS has come under attack from a range of politicians up to President Barack Obama. Last November, as president-elect, he told 60 Minutes he would prefer an eight-team playoff system.”I don’t know any serious fan of college football who has disagreed with me on this,” he said. “So I’m going to throw my weight around a little bit.”
Seriously, Obama has to be laughing in the Oval office with Rahm and thinking “And if the Reps take this bait and run with it I’ll be laughing all the way to spending another trillion and getting my first Supreme Court Justice in place.”
Meanwhile Orrin Hatch to the rescue:
In the Senate, Utah Republican Orrin Hatch has put the BCS on the agenda for the Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee this year, and Utah’s attorney general, Mark Shurtleff, is investigating whether the BCS violates federal antitrust laws.
Ummm Orrin, how bout investigating the Federal Government for taking over the banking industry and now the auto industry?
Ahh, nevermind, as Orrin is just responding to his FURIOUS constituency.
People in that state were furious that Utah was bypassed for the national championship despite going undefeated in the regular season. The title game pitted No. 1 Florida (12-1) against No. 2 Oklahoma (12-1); Florida won 24-14 and claimed the title.
They aren’t just angry or mad like a few tea protesters, the are FURIOUS I tell you! FURIOUS!!! Forget the trillions of borrowing and spending our futures away, that’s chump change. Utah was freakin bypassed by Barton’s described “communist” BCS!
Sometimes I wonder, should I even be pissed at Obamatopia or more so at the collective idiocy of America that deserves a good lesson?