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Old 01-30-2010, 08:05 AM   #1
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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.
Several lawmakers and many critics want the BCS to switch to a playoff system, rather than the ratings system it uses to determine the teams that play in the championship game.
"The administration shares your belief that the current lack of a college football national championship playoff with respect to the highest division of college football ... raises important questions affecting millions of fans, colleges and universities, players and other interested parties," Weich wrote.
Weich made note of the fact that President Barack Obama, before he was sworn in, had stated his preference for a playoff system. In 2008, Obama said he was going to "to throw my weight around a little bit" to nudge college football toward a playoff system, a point that Hatch stressed when he urged Obama last fall to ask the department to investigate the BCS.

The questions is do we really want Obama to sick his nose in college football? Do you think he has enough on his plate keeping the economy from going under?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...l?xid=si_ncaaf
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:07 AM   #2
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Maybe it's just me but I'd like him to focus on getting us out of Iraq (As promised) and maybe that little thing called the recession.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:12 AM   #3
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Obama doesn't actually have to "do" anything about it. Just have some congressman start asking questions. Apply a little pressure, and the PR starts going against the BCS. The bowl system is an anachronism anyway. Everybody knows it can't last, so why cling to it to its final, dying breath?
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:14 AM   #4
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In 2008, Obama said he was going to "to throw my weight around a little bit" to nudge college football toward a playoff system.

WTF is Obama's deal........will we call it the Obama National Championship.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:18 AM   #5
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Maybe it's just me but I'd like him to focus on getting us out of Iraq (As promised) and maybe that little thing called the recession.
Me too. It's something that needs to be changed and it's sad it has to go all the way to the President. Too bad the BCS didn't take the initiative on their own. They recognize the problem or TCU and Boise State wouldn't have been paired together to help the BCS save face this year.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:18 AM   #6
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Orrin Hatch actually asked for the investigation I believe. Just so this doesn't turn into a Obama b**** fest.

I love it. The BCS is a ****ing joke.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:24 AM   #7
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Orrin Hatch actually asked for the investigation I believe. Just so this doesn't turn into a Obama b**** fest.

I love it. The BCS is a ****ing joke.
I agree BCS is a joke but what's wrong with a good old Obama b**** fest.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:35 AM   #8
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I'm no Obama fan, but if he can get the BCS changed that will be awesome.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:46 AM   #9
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:48 AM   #10
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I'm a fan of a college playoff system too, but a politician, even more so a president trying to influence and change **** like this is pathetic. Fix the ****ing economy, and stop being a ****-up. Who knows how much he's really involved, but regardless, this should be the last thing on the administrations mind... then again so should other stuff but that's not stopping them.
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what? the "private sector" NCAA can't run its own bidness? we should have "governmental oversight"?

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what? the "private sector" NCAA can't run its own bidness? we should have "governmental oversight"?

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That's exactly what pisses me off. This is a free market not a ****ing Communist country that has the government in every god damn facet of life. Obama is pissing me off more and more, then again I expected this **** from him based on how he was raised, his voting record, and who he's appointed so /shrug.

Government does two things great... **** **** up and waist lots of money. It's not that bad if it's small but when it gets big (like it's doing right now) it multiplies in how bad it gets.
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NFL fans complaining about "government involvement in sports." The NFL, and MLB for that matter, wouldn't exist in its present manifestation without some of the monopoly exemptions created by government.
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I cannot believe that the federal government in involving themselves with this. I mean, I can believe it. But what I can't believe is that our populace is so cowed that they'd accept it.
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Orrin Hatch actually asked for the investigation I believe. Just so this doesn't turn into a Obama b**** fest.

I love it. The BCS is a ****ing joke.
Hatch is a moron for writing the letter and requesting DOJ look into it, and whoever in the Obama Administration thought this was a good idea to consider, is a moron as well.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:18 AM   #16
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and for everyone who hates the BCS, I'm guessing that all of you don't watch the BCS games and you don't support the sponsors who advertise during the games, right?

Of course not. You guys will b**** but you're too ****ing lazy to actually do something about it and try to make it a financial loser for the NCAA and their sponsors.
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Obama and the Feds need to keep their nose out of the private sector and the NCAA. The NCAA and BCS will continue to put a product on the field and if you don't like it, don't watch the games....... If we continure to watch a poor product then shame on us....
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Boise State are the 2009 National Champions
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I am trying to see how checking the legality of the BCS will stimulate job growth, stabilize Afghanistan, withdraw troops from Iraq, whether or not to try terrorists in civilian or military courts, reduce the deficit or sift through the nonsense that is Demcare. Is that the magical key? Fix the BCS and the world's problems will go away?

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I know it will piss of the homers but watching the Boise State and TCU game was like watching a high school championship game, well maybe not a championship game just a regular high school game.
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As much as I would love to see a college playoff system, it should not be up to these ****wads to force it.

Get to work on more pressing matters, ****sticks.
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Don't worry about it people. He hasn't been able to do anything else he said he was going to do either.

Move along, nothing to see here.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:44 AM   #23
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Obama and the Feds need to keep their nose out of the private sector and the NCAA. The NCAA and BCS will continue to put a product on the field and if you don't like it, don't watch the games....... If we continure to watch a poor product then shame on us....
You know higher education is federally funded right? That kind of kills the whole "private sector" argument.
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You know higher education is federally funded right? That kind of kills the whole "private sector" argument.

Not really. And not all colleges are federally funded.


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Well if nothing else this sideshow distracts from the clowning Obama recieved by way of Scott Brown.
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