Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Leave It To Congress To Get Me To Defend the BCS

Here's one of those stories in which everyone involved just seems deserving of a wet willie: Congress is now apparently looking into college football's BCS system.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: nothing the government does after the Casey Martin case -- in which the Supreme Court decided it could dictate the rules of a sport to a professional sports association -- could possibly surprise me, but, that doesn't mean I can't think it's a giant waste of time and money.

The BCS is incredibly stupid and anyone who doesn't support a playoff in Division I-A college football is just plain wrong, but, what the hell business is it of Congress's?

House Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection Chairman Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., if you're really that desperate to get your name in the paper, can't you just get caught taking bribes like Duke Cunningham?

Oh, he will. Didn't you see that "R" in front of "Fla"? (har!)
Good to have you back! Are you telling me you wouldn't be behind a law demanding an (at least) 8 team playoff? Interstate commerce clause, my friend--this is absolutely within Congress's constitutional authority if it chooses to act, and even Justices Scalia and Thomas wouldn't bitch about it.
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