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BCS Challenged By Congress

MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  Brandon Spikes #51 of the Florida Gators holds up the winning trophy after the FedEx BCS National Championship Game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
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WesAnalyst IDecember 9, 2009

The Associated Press is reporting that Congress is going to review a bill that could potentially lead to the end of the BCS Bowl Championship Series as we know it.

Okay, okay. There is a better chance of you getting run over by a unicorn and having lunch with a leprechaun today than this bill actually passing.

The American government does not need to go through these steps, waste its time, and our money.

"With everything going on in the country, I can't believe that Congress is wasting time and spending taxpayers' money on football," Bill Hancock, the BCS executive director, said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "We feel strongly that managing of college sports is best left to the people in higher education."

From your lips to God’s ears Mr. Hancock.

I can’t believe it either.

I can’t believe Congress has to waste their valuable time and taxpayer’s money on such an issue. It is nothing short of an outrage, but my outrage does not lie with Congress.

Oh no, it lies with the BCS and the greedy narrow-minded fools like you, Mr. Hancock.

If you and your gang of thieves ran this thing right, Congress would not have to waste its time going over a bill that will, more than likely, go by the wayside.

Maybe if you were more concerned about the good of college football and not the bottom line, Congress would not have to spend taxpayers’ money.

You will sit there and blast the government for stepping in and dealing with an issue that many will see as being trivial, given our current economic plight.

But that is amusing considering the NCAA was formed by the government taking action against college football’s flying wedge back in 1905.

At the time, the flying wedge caused severe injuries or death. People either wanted the game eliminated or modified to protect the student athletes.  That’s when someone named Theodore Roosevelt stepped in and convened college athletic officials to two White House conferences and asked for a reform.

Shortly thereafter, the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States was founded and then changed its name to the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910.

But you know what? Good ole Teddy didn’t have an economic issues to deal with at that time.

Nope, America was beautiful and everything was in cruise control.

Oh wait, that’s right, President Roosevelt was out and about trust busting. I’m sure the BCS is familiar with the concept of monopolies, so I won’t need to go into an in depth explanation about the issues the American government was facing during that time.

How did the government juggle two things at once?

I know this idea of multi-tasking sounds tough to the BCS, but it can be done.

Andy, maybe the little rant about the formation of the NCAA will satisfy the BCS blowhards who want to talk about the history of the game as well.

The BCS committee is scared its money maker can be hurt, so they bash the government and the way it is run. That’s fine and the tactics are understandable, even though they are cowardly and insulting.

Until the BCS learns how to conduct itself properly, please spare us the righteous words of wisdom that you want to bestow up us.

Please let Bill Hancock know how you feel: bcs-hancock@kc.rr.com

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