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H.R. 390: College Football Playoff Act of 2009 (GovTrack.us)


To prohibit, as an unfair and deceptive act or practice, the promotion, marketing, and advertising of any post-season NCAA Division I football game as a national championship game unless such game is the culmination of a fair and equitable playoff system.



I'm oh so incredibly glad our so-called representatives see fit to waste time on such utter nonsense when the economy's in the crapper and we still don't have national health care. Bravo, morons. Here's hoping anyone anywhere near this loses their next election.

Comments

Craig Kaminsky said…
C'mon, Matt. We clearly needed this resolution ... just as we 'needed' congress to spend months going over steroids in baseball. In fact, I was just telling my wife that all I want for Christmas is a balanced budget and a college football playoff. It's all about priorities back there in D.C. :)
Brandon Culpepper said…
This has been all over the news here. Everyone is so bent out of shape about TCU not getting a fair shot and blah blah. In fact I think the guy pushing it is from here. I'm with you though. There are far too many other issues we desperately need to fix first!
Anonymous said…
Leaving the health care agument aside, I have reached the point that I almost want them to spend MORE time on meaningless drivel like this, rather than thinking up more ways to ruin our country.
TooSmartToFail said…
You can check out how a 32-team playoff can realistically be done by going to: http://bit.ly/6dV0YA
Anonymous said…
Better they spend time on measures like this rather than on health care proposals that would drive our premiums sky high, put people into jail for not having money to pay for insurance because they've spent all their money paying taxes, or forcing me to pay for other people's irresponsible sexual behavior.
Anonymous said…
I agree with you that this shouldn't be top priority, but I do think something should be done about it. Because the two teams that get picked to go to the national championship game, they bring millions (billions?) of dollars back to their respective universities and cities. So the way it is today, we have a small set of "approved" teams that are allowed to be in the championship game. Since there is a LOT of money involved in that decision...is it right that we allow them to exclude non-approved teams from the championship, just because they aren't in an approved conference? I don't think so. But again, I'm not sure it should be a high priority.
Matthew Woodward said…
Congress should have ZERO to do with how college sports is run. I can't fathom how they'd have any jurisdiction whatsoever over any of this anyway, so it makes absolutely no sense. If people actually care about this they should take it up with the NCAA for crying out loud. This isn't Congress's job.
Anonymous said…
I agree, Matt. But I think the trouble is that for years people have complained to NCAA, and nothing has been done about it. So I think this is why people are complaining to their congressmen about it (Utah, Idaho and many other states have had congressmen talk about doing this). Is it right for congress to take this up? Maybe not. But people that support these "non-approved" schools are feeling powerless at the moment.

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