Congress Considering Bill That Could Force NCAA Football Playoff

December 9th, 2009

From ESPN:

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection will consider a bill that would allow the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prohibit any bowl game from calling itself a “national championship” unless the game is “the final game of a single elimination post-season playoff system.” The subcommittee is expected to vote on the proposal on Wednesday after a line-by-line consideration of the bill.

Really? Really? Two wars waging in the Middle East. Economy in the crapper. Tiger Woods’s mother-in-law went to the hospital.  And this is what Congress spends their time on? The BCS Executive Director echoes my sentiments:

“With everything going on in the country, I can’t believe that Congress is wasting time and spending taxpayers’ money on football,” Bill Hancock, the BCS executive director, said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “We feel strongly that managing of college sports is best left to the people in higher education.”

Laissez Football!