Thursday, March 26, 2009

Congress taking over the NCAA

With all of the critical issues facing our country, you would think that Congress would have more than enough to fill their agenda. Apparently not ....

The Senate Judiciary Committee is calling for hearings on why NCAA college football does not have a playoff system to determine the national champ. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is behind the push. Apparently his constituents are not happy that undefeated Utah was bypassed for the national championship game this past season.

A committee spokesman said that Hatch would introduce legislation to 'rectify the situation'.

A similar effort is going on in the House, where the Energy and Commerce Committee is looking into it. Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) has sponsored legislation that would prevent the NCAA from calling a specific game a 'national championship game' unless the participants were determined by a playoff system.

Obama the Immaculate and many Dems have also stated their opinions supporting a playoff.

OK ... I agree that a college football playoff is long overdue. However, why in the hell is the Federal government sticking its nose into it? In spite of the fact that two Republicans are sponsoring the legislation (which makes me sick), this is just another example of big government getting bigger, and taking more of our freedoms and choices away from us.

What's next? Obama asking for a law giving him the task of picking the March Madness brackets next year? Sounds silly, but who knows with this bunch of idiots in Washington.

1 comment:

Kath said...

Oh, come ON!! This is what they have to do with their time?

And then what, it will have to be played when the Gov. schedules it, to accomodate Congress' schedule?

They may be Republicans, but they've been drinking the Kool-Aid, too, evidently.

And you're probably right, basketball can't be far behind.

I don't like it.