Friday, January 23, 2009

Congress Debates College Football

You know, I could have swore that we have an economy to fix, two wars to win and end, and a host of other issues to take care of. What does Congress debate? A college football tournament.

This past week Congress met in session to pass a resolution congratulating the Florida Gators on winning the National Championship. That's not the bad part.

A few of the lawmakers decided to protest college football's much-maligned BCS system. I am ashamed to say that one of the Texas delegation, Joe Barton, was one of them and is even introducing legislation to force college football to enact a playoff system.

"A fine school with a great team deserves better than a national championship that was decided inside somebody's computer," said Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican who has introduced legislation to force a playoff system. "The Gators certainly could have won it on the field, but they didn't get the chance any more than Utah, Texas and USC."

Now, I am a diehard University of Texas fan, but this is ridiculous. Congress needs to look at the real issues that need fixing and leave this alone.

You can read the whole story here.

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