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Subcommittee OKs college playoff bill

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posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 12:41 PM
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Originally posted by Cole DeSteele
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Waste of money? Do you know how much cash these bowl games produce, in terms of ticket sales, concessions and retail? Not to mention spreading the wealth to cities, airlines, hotels, restaurants, etc?

A playoff system means more games, games that are meaningful that would attract larger crowds. I think that is good for the country in terms of economy.

I just don't see how we can support all these other bowl games (what, 32 now? 36?) if it will all boil down to a playoff...?

The BCS needs to be replaced, that's for sure. You think I would watch a Bama/ TCU or Cinci BCS Champ game? Not me. It will happen soon. We could very easily be watching TCU vs. Boise St. for the nt'l championship. Yuck!


i've got a better idea, how about the focus of college be to study and learn a skill an dearn a degree instead o fbeing a professional athlete?




posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
YES finally the congress is doing something right....NOTTTTTTTTTT


What a bunch of Pompous, arrogant, ass clowns. The country is falling apart at the staples and they want to pass laws making a college level playoffs, if that isn’t the biggest bunch of crap I have ever seen.



You know, back in the good old days, someone would get the
bejesus slapped out of them for talking about our congress that
way. But . . . not to worry . . . not any more ! No, now you can
put down congress every day if you want, and it appears that some
of you whammy-pammies have nothing better to do than just that !
I really don't give a rat's ass about this anymore. And I wouldn't
want to interfere with all of this chronic complaining. GEEEZ !

Do you yet understand that congress didn't ask for this ? They're
probably asking each other what the hell's wrong with the rest of
America, can't they solve anything on their own . . or do they have
to send everything to us to fix . . and still gripe about the results ?

Here's to college football . . . may it wipe away all of this negative
feedback. May it stop some of you from having ulcers worrying
about this "terrible" dereliction of duty that congress is getting
away with. Let's just beat up on all of our senators and
representatives every chance we get . . . because apparently WE
have nothing more important to do either !



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by SIEGE
Do you yet understand that congress didn't ask for this ? They're
probably asking each other what the hell's wrong with the rest of
America, can't they solve anything on their own . . or do they have
to send everything to us to fix . . and still gripe about the results ?


Ahh, so the national debt, out of control government spending, and both wars have nothing to do with Congress? They're completely blameless? Yes, I can completely see it now. You're so right. I was the one who declared war not once but twice, and I went on a spending spree with everyone's tax dollars and have nothing to show for it besides the bill, and I'm the one who can't manage money but want to be given more control over more things every day. How dare I point the blame at Congress when they obviously were not responsible, and in fact were begging me not to be so completely irresponsible. I'm thoroughly ashamed of myself now.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by Jenna

Originally posted by SIEGE
Do you yet understand that congress didn't ask for this ? They're
probably asking each other what the hell's wrong with the rest of
America, can't they solve anything on their own . . or do they have
to send everything to us to fix . . and still gripe about the results ?


Ahh, so the national debt, out of control government spending, and both wars have nothing to do with Congress? They're completely blameless? Yes, I can completely see it now. You're so right. I was the one who declared war not once but twice, and I went on a spending spree with everyone's tax dollars and have nothing to show for it besides the bill, and I'm the one who can't manage money but want to be given more control over more things every day. How dare I point the blame at Congress when they obviously were not responsible, and in fact were begging me not to be so completely irresponsible. I'm thoroughly ashamed of myself now.


This thread is about a house subcommittee approving legislation
to help steer the college football playoffs into a more accepted
direction, a direction considered "more fair". It is not about every-
thing mentioned in your above statement. We know congress is
tasked with all of the above. We also know that congress should
not be tasked with legislating college football. And congress knows
that too ! This thread TELLS YOU WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING !

It does not tell you what congress SHOULD be doing. The posters
here are taking care of that ! They all know what congress should
be doing and they're airing their points of view.

I understand that.

But do some of you understand that this was brought to congress,
they didn't go looking for it ? It has been forced on them by the
incompetence of others. They know WHAT THEY SHOULD BE DOING !

Too many I's, and me's, and myself's in the above statement.
What happened to we . . . or us ?



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by SIEGE
But do some of you understand that this was brought to congress,
they didn't go looking for it ? It has been forced on them by the
incompetence of others. They know WHAT THEY SHOULD BE DOING !


Apparently they don't. From the article linked in the OP:


The measure passed by voice vote in a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee, with one audible "no," from Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga.


It was sponsored by "Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee" according to the article. So no, it wasn't forced on them. The top dog of the committee basically woke up one morning and decided he wanted to see more teams playing against each other and voila there's a bill for it. Here is the text of the bill if you'd like to see who sponsored it.

I hate to break it to you, but this made it to committee because the top Republican wanted it not because it was forced upon them.


Too many I's, and me's, and myself's in the above statement.
What happened to we . . . or us ?


I was trying to avoid the inevitable "I'm not responsible for those things. I didn't do that." tirade that would surely have followed. Thus I just blamed it all on myself instead. Saves time and prevents claims of personal attacks as well.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 07:41 AM
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Congress is the reason we are in this mess. THEY control the MONEY, THEY write the SPENDING bills, THEY PASS LAWS. Therefore, THEY ARE THE ONES WHO HELPED US INTO THIS MESS. Whatever in your pipe pass it to me please, you need a little less of that and read the Constitution a little harder.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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I'm sorry if I haven't made myself clear on "my take" of this
situation.

Here's how I see it : The NCAA's BCS selection system has made
folks across the country upset for the last couple of years because
critics have accused them of favoritism. This favoritism prevents
fair competition ( see SLATE, 12/08/2009, article by Chris Beam ).

Unfair competition could be a violation of the anti-trust laws.

Since Congress has the authority to write and revise anti-trust
laws, this could become their responsibility. ( Jenna )

Sports are considered interstate commerce. Article I, Section 8 of
the U.S. Constitution ( for poedxsoldiervet ), gives Congress the
power to regulate commerce among the states. ( see SLATE,
12/08/2009, article by Chris Beam ).

What I was trying to say was . . . if the BCS committee was
competent enough to solve this problem on their own, chances are
it never would have had to be sponsored as a bill by a member of
Congress. That's how I feel it got "forced" on to them. And of
course everyone knows there are far more important things
Congress should be working on.

I bet, if they had had their druthers, they would have left this to
the NCAA.

Just my take. Peace !



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 01:14 PM
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communism at its finest. pretty soon we the people will have all our choices made for us by our elected dictators.



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