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Old 12-09-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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House panel passes college football playoff bill - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091209/ap_on_sp_ot/us_bcs_congress - broken link)

When you first look at this story, you probably think that the senate has no business getting involved in college football. That's my initial thought as well.

However, college football is a multi-billion dollar industry and is a big institution in this country.

When viewing it from a business standpoint, it makes sense for the government to ensure it is operating fairly.

When big corporations behave in unfair manners the Federal Trade Commission steps in and takes action. This bill is really no different than that.

I doubt this bill ever makes it to the president's desk but it could help lead to the BCS being eliminated and I think most everyone agrees that it should be done. Computers have no business deciding champions in our sports leagues.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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It takes getting the government's attention to get these things rolling, it seems. Did baseball care about steroids, or did the NFL make a big deal about concussions before Congress looked into it?

Big brother's good for something.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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I wonder if the NCAA falls under antitrust regulations?
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Come on, even you Obama haters out there have to love this
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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not me

I like the BCS
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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The governmant can screwup anything;so i am not so sure they need to be involved.BCS doing great without tehm as has college sprots for decades.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:41 PM
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If it means a playoff system, I'm all for it.
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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If it means a playoff system, I'm all for it.
YEP!
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:32 AM
 
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House panel passes college football playoff bill - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091209/ap_on_sp_ot/us_bcs_congress - broken link)

When you first look at this story, you probably think that the senate has no business getting involved in college football. That's my initial thought as well.

However, college football is a multi-billion dollar industry and is a big institution in this country.

When viewing it from a business standpoint, it makes sense for the government to ensure it is operating fairly.

When big corporations behave in unfair manners the Federal Trade Commission steps in and takes action. This bill is really no different than that.

I doubt this bill ever makes it to the president's desk but it could help lead to the BCS being eliminated and I think most everyone agrees that it should be done. Computers have no business deciding champions in our sports leagues.

--" However, college football is a nulti-billion dollar industry "--

So ?

If the federal govt wants to use that excuse , then the players should be payed high wages ( not just given a free education benefit) like any other multi-billion dollar industry.

Some people,and our govt, will use any stupid reason as justification for getting the govt involved in everything.

Obama did say he wanted a playoff.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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--" However, college football is a nulti-billion dollar industry "--

So ?

If the federal govt wants to use that excuse , then the players should be payed high wages ( not just given a free education benefit) like any other multi-billion dollar industry.

Some people,and our govt, will use any stupid reason as justification for getting the govt involved in everything.

Obama did say he wanted a playoff.

It's not really a stupid reason.

The schools that get to play in BCS bowls and more specifically the National Championship game get millions of dollars for participating. That is money that goes towards upgrading the school's facilities and providing better educations for their students. If who gets to play in those games is not being decided fairly then it is not fair business practice and against the law.

It's not the government using it as an excuse. This is my theory on why it is justified for the government to intervene. I am not a fan of the government stepping in where it does not belong but this is not the government stepping into people's personal lives. This is the government stepping into a business that involves a lot of money and interstate commerce. Interstate commerce is jurisdiction for the government to intervene.
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