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Obama Administration May Investigate BCS

Filed under: Obama,Sports — DRJ @ 9:09 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

President Obama has made it clear he’s not a fan of the Bowl Championship Series football ratings system and now he may do something about it:

“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.

In the letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, obtained by The Associated Press, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote that the Justice Department is reviewing Hatch’s request and other materials to determine whether to open an investigation into whether the BCS violates antitrust laws.”

Someone has too much time on their hands.


22 Responses to “Obama Administration May Investigate BCS”

  1. > Someone has too much time on their hands.


    Too much cranium in their rectum.

    That explains a lot of the other stuff, too.

    IgotBupkis (79d71d)

  2. But didn’t the schools prefer the current messier system because it produces money?

    I would love it if there was a clear champion each year but that’s not the point of college athletics.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  3. “But didn’t the schools prefer the current messier system because it produces money?”

    Maybe that is related to the anti-trust issue.

    imdw (017d51)

  4. Obama thinks and acts like an ambulance-chasing trial lawyer. Then again, that pretty much sums up who and what he is.

    Mark (411533)

  5. There probably is some validity to that, but forcing a playoff system is simply a ridiculous violation of the tenth amendment. This is not something the federal government has any business hassling with.

    I know, I read Wickard too. And Raich. This isn’t what our Federal government should be concerning itself with.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  6. Count me as someone who (a) doesn’t give a hoot about college football, (b) doesn’t give a hoot who the national champion is, and (c) doesn’t think it’s any of the government’s business.

    Some chump (d97978)

  7. I can go to bed tonight knowing that the Government has satisfactorily solved all of the major problems facing it:
    Toxic assets;
    the spectre of inflation;
    the National Debt;

    …anybody seen that bottle of whiskey?

    AD - RtR/OS! (098720)

  8. I’ve been out of a job for 5 months and these fucking idiots are worried about college football?

    Thanks for your concern. Fucking idiots.

    Blue Ox (ff919a)

  9. Clowns, spoiled children, screw-ups, dunderheads.

    Beldar (92039d)

  10. …anybody seen that bottle of whiskey?

    this empty one?


    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  11. President Obama’s drive to replace the BCS with a tournament is similar to his pledge to end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: it’s a priority for his third term or for when he’s lost all public support, whichever came first.

    More Scott Browns will be elected so long as Congress thinks that the best way to win votes is to appeal to the fringes instead of the middle.

    Roger (dfa727)

  12. Leave it too i-milk-dicks-warts to show up and defend this complete and utter waste of time, not to mention the taxpayers’ money.

    Icy Texan (08fd70)

  13. “This is not something the federal government has any business hassling with.

    I know, I read Wickard too. And Raich”

    There was an old supreme court opinion about how a team traveling to another state to play there was still not “interstate commerce.” That was a funny one. You might like it. Federal Baseball Club v. National League (1922).

    imdw (33e464)

  14. I’d rather he waste time with frivolous stuff like this than with things that could do serious damage to the country.

    Maybe we should stop making fun of all his golfing, vacations, and parties. The more time he spends no being President, the better.

    William Teach (2d1bed)

  15. Hey, how about some substance. Hatch got this ball rolling because he is unhappy that his Utah team didn’t get to play for the National Championship, even though it was undefeated. Of course, it will likely never play for a National Championship until it toughens up its schedule. But that is hard to do in the Mountain West.

    So here is a proposal. The major conferences should have to dump some of their under performing teams, and replace them with better teams from the non BCS conferences. I understand they do something like this in European soccer.

    So the Pac 10 could lose Washington State and pick up Utah, The Big 12 could lose Baylor and pick up TCU, and the Big 10 could lose Indiana and pick up Boise State.

    Roscoe (c63744)

  16. Everyone – please watch what the other hand is doing during the public uproar about what a waste of time this BCS investigation is. The Obama administration has perfected the art of deception to allow it to conduct truly nefarious acts. Watch for card check, or immigration reform, or a tax bill being passed…something.

    in_awe (a55176)

  17. I also wonder why should Obama’s administration should spend time conducting an investigation on a college football national championship issue. There are much more important things they need to attend to than that. I just wish Obama realizes this before time and money will be spent on something irrelevant to the concerns of the people.

    Mark @ Israel (2add31)

  18. “… the Big 10 could lose Indiana and pick up Boise State.”
    Comment by Roscoe — 1/30/2010 @ 7:09 am

    Someone has a serious case of heartburn with the Big-10.

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  19. I’m hoping the president will order AG Holder to investigate professional wrestling next, which I have become convinced is totally fake.

    driver (349f77)

  20. I would like for the American people to investigate the president before the next election. Some of knew — from the very beginning — that he was totally fake.

    Icy Texan (8da0db)

  21. ‘Some of “us” knew’

    Arrgh! I knew I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

    Icy Texan (8da0db)

  22. Let us know when you’re going to report back to the control center.

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