The Justice Department and the BCS

Now that the birth certificate issue has finally been laid to rest, the President announced that he has far more important things to do.  Immediately after that announcement, the President flew to Chicago for an appearance on Oprah, and then on to New York for two fundraisers.

This week, “importance” shifted to college football.

The Justice Department sent a letter Tuesday to the National Collegiate Athletic Association stating that “serious questions continue to arise” over whether the Bowl Championship Series—the sport’s much-criticized method for choosing a champion—complies with antitrust laws.

Every year, it seems that the only folks who like the current system of “declaring” a BCS champion are the winner and its fans.  Everyone else, it seems, complains bitterly about the format, and its “unfairness”.  To them, a playoff system is the only way to go.

On that score,

Bob Williams, NCAA vice president of communications, said that Mr. Emmert [President of the NCAA] has consistently said the NCAA was willing to create a playoff “if” the sport’s membership makes that decision.

In other words, so far, the member collages do not want a playoff system. 

Football isn’t exactly table tennis.  At best, I’d like to think that, to the colleges, extending the season to include some unknown number of playoff games could well put the health of the student athletes in jeopardy, and/or take them away from their studies.  At worst, it’s expensive.

Either way, isn’t that something better left to the colleges? 

And, either way, doesn’t this administration have far more important items on its agenda?

13 replies
  1. Eric
    Eric says:

    There’s very little that hasn’t been said about the incompetence and utter stupidity of this man we refer to as our 44th president. Academia hasn’t done this man any favors where real world experience is concerned. His awkward ways of communicating without a teleprompter, his thin-skinned responses to criticism… this guy is simply not presidential material. I hope America can hold out until the next general election when removing this clown from office will become a priority for all thinking American voters. Until then, keep praying America!

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    It’s all about keeping the eye of the public off the economic ball.?? Too bad that every trip to the gas station, or worse, each heating oil tank fill, is an instant reminder of how bad things really are.

  3. GdavidH
    GdavidH says:

    My thoughts as well. Keep your eyes on the political magician’s other hand. A year and a half until the election and all we hear about are distractions from the real issues. Slow year on the justice front in this country?

    Do they honestly think anyone other than the agents or the college sports insiders care at all about this debate?? Any Obama supporters want to defend this? I’m willing to hear why this is so important.

    • SoundOffSister
      SoundOffSister says:

      I do not know whether it is true, although I had heard?this “account”?before I read your link.?
      Correctly, or not, many percieve President Obama as weak on the foreign policy front.? They point to his “apology tour” shortly after he took office, and, to his? response to the Egyptian “issue” and the Libyan “issue”.? The article you link to plays into that perception.
      Before I believed it, I would want more facts, most notably the “unnamed source”.

  4. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    My, my, such bitterness? Or maybe it’s a slow news day. What happened in Pakistan surely is old news of no particular consequence, as is the “starting to happen” decline in the price of gas.

  5. MiddleoftheRoad
    MiddleoftheRoad says:

    Add to that the fact that the # of new jobs, especially in the private sector have increased 3 months in a row.??? But you want to rip the President because he went to Chicago?? How about how much time of his (and others) was spent on this foolish Teahadist witch hunt about his birth certificate.? Ridiculous!

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