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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:21 AM
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GOP takes burning issue of College Football Playoff head on
<<WASHINGTON (AP)Tackling an issue sure to rouse sports fans, lawmakers pressed college football officials Friday to switch the Bowl Championship Series to a playoff, with one Texas Republican likening the current system to communism and joking it should be labeled BS, not BCS.

John Swofford, the coordinator of the BCS, rejected the idea of switching to a playoff, telling a House panel that it would threaten the existence of celebrated bowl games. Sponsorships and TV revenue that now go to bowl games would instead be spent on playoff games, meaning that it will be very difficult for any bowl, including the current BCS bowls, which are among the oldest and most established in the games history, to survive, Swofford said.

Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, who has introduced legislation that would prevent the NCAA from calling a game a national championship unless its the outcome of a playoff, bluntly warned Swofford: If we dont see some action in the next two months, on a voluntary switch to a playoff system, then you will see this bill move.>>

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-bcsc...

It's nice to see Joe Barton doesn't have important issues to tackle :sarcasm:
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:28 AM
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1. Hey, Obama things the BCS is BS, too.
It may not be a particularly important issue, but it can foster some cooperation between the parties.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:36 AM
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2. I don't follow this silly ass crap - did some Texas team get screwed over?
I saw this on Olbermann last night. Rep. Joe Barton is a blithering dildo.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:44 AM
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3. The republions totally have the IRRELEVANT thingy down to a science
Edited on Sat May-02-09 10:47 AM by SpiralHawk
Just as they are the masters of FAIL and Hyporcisy
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:57 AM
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4. BCS = BS
Edited on Sat May-02-09 10:58 AM by liberal N proud
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