Friday, January 29, 2010

Obama Is On Fii-YAAAAhhh

On the same day that President Obama went on live TV to take question from Republicans for the first time in history, the sports world learned that the President might do something about the most unfair crowning of a sports championship in our country as well.

Now before you roll your eyes and tell me that it’s not the governments job to get involved with the NCAA and college football, read the following from this article that came out tonight. The Fiesta Bowl might have been the last straw for certain members of Congress:

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.

"Importantly, and in addition, the administration also is exploring other options that might be available to address concerns with the college football postseason," Weich wrote, including asking the Federal Trade Commission to review the legality of the BCS under consumer protection laws.

Consumers aka the sports fan is getting ripped off by the BCS, in my opinion. It's not fair that the money is kept for just the big boys and the teams are not equally allowed to get into the fight for a championship. They are robbing us, as fans, and we know it's wrong. 

It’s like steroids in baseball. Looking back on it – we all knew it was going on but we just went along for the ride until we were given the chance to stop the madness.

It's time to stop the madness with the way we crown a champion in college football!

Why do we accept that the most profitable collegiate sporting contest is run in a way unlike any other in the entire world? No one uses computers and sports writers to decide who gets to play for a champion. It’s stupid and we know it.

I love the angle to go after the BCS. Instead of saying it’s unfair, say it’s illegal. Find laws that it breaks and use that to make the change. When Al Capone went down, it was for tax evasion, not murder. Everyone knew he was a killer, but he went to the slammer for what they could prove. 

If government can prove the BCS is illegal – I’m 100% behind it and I'm behind the investigation.  However we kill the BCS, I’m on board. 

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