Monday, February 1, 2010

The stupid! It's getting deeper!

Fresh from its victories in balancing the federal budget and reforming the American auto, banking and health industries, the US government's executive branch has cleared some time in its schedule to deal with the scandalous college football championship system.

I am not making this up.
The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review.
Of course, there's a serious reason for this. (still!) It's (not!) For (making!) The (this!) Children. (up!):
"The current system runs counter to basic fairness that every family tries to instill in their children from the day they are born."

When Orrin (why do people keep voting for me) Hatch makes a big deal about the BCS every year his favorite team doesn't get a coveted bowl game slot, which is to say every year since at least 2003, that's not really news because "US Senator Acts Like An Ass" isn't exactly headline material. But now the "Justice" Department is taking this heartworm seriously, with serious extorted taxpayer money? Pass the Xanax, mother.


The Grey Lady said...

I am shocked that even allow championships these days, basic fairness like in T-Ball where everybody wins because they do not keep score, like in school activities where every child gets a participation medal, no first, no second, no third place. Because it isn't about winning it is about having fun and it is about the effort not the outcome that is is a pity that there is a single instance of winners and losers that has not been wiped off the face of the globe. We need to be more vigilant and stamp it out now for the sake of......

Joel said...

College football, unlike T-ball, is about mountainous piles of money. The divisions involved in the big bowl games get to lay on the piles and kick wads of cash in the air. Divisions that aren't only get what washes down the gullies.

To give Hatch what little credit he's due, I would be a little surprised if DOJ couldn't make an antitrust case out of BCS. But if the fans and alumni didn't like it the way it is, they could have put a stop to it decades ago. If they don't care, why should the feds? And what's next for our omnipotent masters to oversee? Those little ring-toss booths at carnivals? Silly question - how much overreach is enough?