The current system “leaves nearly half of all the teams in college football at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to qualifying for the millions of dollars paid out every year,” the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights said in a statement Wednesday announcing the hearings.
For the love of the Pete, can’t Congress just stay out of college football and worry about other problems? Last time I checked college football was just a game and a form of entertainment. I also seem to remember that the United States is currently fighting two wars, has inferior public education, and is in the worst economic crisis in recent memory. I’m no Senator, but certainly spending taxpayer dollars to hold hearings regarding college football and the BCS has to be low on the list of things that taxpayers care about. As a friend of mine said, “Why are we paying these guys $250K to basically sit around and complain about things that you and I complain about for free in bars?” I have one request to the men and women in our Congress. Please devote your time and resources to things that are more important. I’m begging you!
Update: The Senator adds some nice thoughts to this discussion