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?