Thursday, December 10, 2009

House Passes Bill Challenging the Bowl Championship Series

A House subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine its national champion, over the objections of some lawmakers who said Congress has meatier targets to tackle.

The bill, which faces steep odds, would ban the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision game as a national championship unless it results from a playoff. The measure passed by voice vote in a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee, with one audible "no," from Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga.

"With all due respect, I really think we have more important things to spend our time on," Barrow said before the vote, although he stressed he didn't like the current Bowl Championship Series, either.
I agree with Rep. Barrow although I won't stress my view about the BCS. Seriously, I could give a toss how a national football championship is awarded. The BCS conference have a monopoly because no one else in college football outside of Boise State is challenging it.

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