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Old 12-10-2009, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Austin
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WASHINGTON A House subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine its national champion, over the objections of some lawmakers who said Congress has meatier targets to tackle.
Source: House panel passes college football playoff bill - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091209/ap_on_bi_ge/us_bcs_congress - broken link)
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:08 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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This sounds like some congressman is trying to extort money from the NCAA. The ole' "Pay me money or I can make your life miserable" scam. To the best of my knowledge, limited as it may be, the U.S. Constitution says nothing about congress managing amateur athletics. I think college athletics can do quite nicely without congress to mess them up. I wonder how much of a "donation" they were looking for?
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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This sounds like some congressman is trying to extort money from the NCAA. The ole' "Pay me money or I can make your life miserable" scam. To the best of my knowledge, limited as it may be, the U.S. Constitution says nothing about congress managing amateur athletics.
other notable things the constitution doesn't say anything about are social security, healthcare, supporting mortgage markets, setting the legal drinking age, or interstate highways.


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I think college athletics can do quite nicely without congress to mess them up. I wonder how much of a "donation" they were looking for?
the NCAA is one of the most corrupt organizations in the U.S., accountable to basically nobody.

i'm torn. on one hand it is a waste of time for congress.

on the other hand I'd love to see somebody stick it to the NCAA. biggest bunch of hypocrites I've ever seen, raking in millions while ensuring the "student athlete" doesn't earn a dime off his own labor.
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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I absolutely hate the BCS system, but really doesn't congress have better things to do? I don't understand why they feel the need to stick their noses in something like this. BCS is a mess, but it's not a mess that congress needs to deal with.
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