I frequently hear from my UGA friends that they were screwed out of the National Championship game but come on, does the Justice Department really need to look into this?

Reps. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii), Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.), and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) are introducing a resolution rejecting the oft-criticiz ed bowl system as an illegal restriction on trade because only the largest universities compete in most of the major bowl games. The resolution would require Justice’s antitrust division to investigate whether the system violates federal law.

The measure also would put Congress on record as supporting a college football playoff

I like Lynn Westmoreland and I think there should be a NCAA football playoff system but this resolution is ridiculous.


  1. Dave says:

    What an absolute waste of time. Someone ought to take this issue as example of the do-nothing congress and run Lynn out of congress. And I’m as republican as they come!

  2. Doug Deal says:

    So, does this mean it is unfair that large schools cannot play in the Division II playoff, and these idiots will step in to stop that “travesty”?

    Maybe every rule for everything could be set by Congress. You know, when I play Monopoly, some people like to put money in the “kitty” in the middle of the table that you can collect when you land on free parking. Perhaps Congress can settle that dispute once and for all.

    In any event, this type of ridiculous nonsense show beyond a shadow of a doubt that Congress has very little things of importance to accomplish.

  3. rjhatl says:

    Congratulations to Rep Westmoreland! After finally taking care of all outstanding issues affecting the federal government, defeating terrorism, eliminating the deficit, and fixing the Social Security/entitlements problem, he bravely focused on the fact that the lack of the Ten Commandments being posted in schools and government buildings caused him to not remember more than two or three of them, and backed legislation to allow them to be posted.

    Now, he’s turned his incredible problem-solving powers to other wrongs affecting our nation. How dare you consider his resolution ridiculous, Buzz- what else would Lynn work on? There’s no more poverty, our government budgets are balanced, we’re winning in Iraq, there are no more terrorists, etc. What else is the man expected to do with all his spare time in DC?


  4. CHelf says:

    And since a playoff system would only select a handful of schools each season, how would that be any different? Just like typical opportunists to gripe about something that they missed out on and offer no solutions in return. So Hawaii, Boise State, and UGA “victims” are represented in this pursuit. We need some others like TCU, etc. who were “screwed” in previous years to jump on the bandwagon as well. I’m shocked that conservatives would jump on this to have federal powers pry into college football now. Of all of the issues facing our nation and this triumverate wants Justice to see just how “unfair” the BCS is.

  5. IndyInjun says:

    Why not?

    DeLay and Bush jumped into a family decision, even to the point of interfering with the courts, in the instance of Terry Schiavo.

    Government intrusion into the minutiae of life, once embraced, is rarely excepted.

  6. Howard Roark says:

    3 time UGA graduate here.

    Was a student at UGA when Hershel was the King of UGA.

    I bleed Red and Black.

    Personally and politically like Lynn Westmoreland.

    I think this is the dumbest idea I have ever heard.

  7. Demonbeck says:

    How in the world does this take precedence over extending the hours that McDonald’s serves breakfast?

  8. eburke says:

    This is an incredible waste of time and my tax money. Vote the fools out of office. If they have been there so long that this seems important to them, they need to come home and we need to send someone else to represent us in Congress.

  9. Romegaguy says:

    I think the selection to play a bowl game should be based on how many of the 10 commandments each team’s players can recite from memory

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