Saturday, January 30, 2010

Obama Justice Department Refocuses on Nation's Top Priority: College Football

Let's not accuse Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler Obama of not having his priorities in order. Facing massive unemployment and losses in the Congress and Senate this fall, Dear Leader and his Justice Department are finally getting around to tackling the most important issue of our times: The desire for a college football playoff system. In bipartisan fashion, he's even got one GOP pinhead involved.
Forget health care and terror, President Obama is tackling an even bigger problem -- the legality of the college football Bowl Championship Series.

The series has garnered loads of criticism over the years because teams are chosen to compete in the championship game by a subjective rating system, rather than by a series of playoffs games.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has been a leading critic of the BCS after his state's university was left out last year. He has gone as far as to say that the BCS violates antitrust laws.

Yesterday, the Obama Justice Department sent the senator a letter saying it feels his pain.

"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," Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote.

Weich also said pursing an antitrust case is not the only option.

"The administration also is exploring other options that might be available to address concerns with the college football postseason," Weich wrote. Those include asking the Federal Trade Commission to review the legality of the BCS under consumer-protection laws.
Just a hunch, but it appears Obama is well on his way to being, at best, a mediocre one-term president.

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