Political games never end

Bill's Rant

April 18, 2008|By BILL ORDINE

So Congress has gotten worked up about steroids in baseball. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania became involved in the NFL's Spygate. And legislators from the state of Washington are trying to stop the possible move of the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City.

So why should anyone be surprised that three members of the U.S. House of Representatives want to pass a resolution to have the Justice Department look into college football's Bowl Championship Series system to see whether it violates federal laws.

The three crusading reformers are Reps. Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat from Hawaii, Lynn Westmoreland, a Republican from Georgia, and Mike Simpson, a Republican from Idaho. As you can see, this is bipartisan goofiness.

I think we can assume that the Hawaii and Idaho people are upset that despite recent undefeated seasons, teams from their states (Hawaii and Boise State) did not get to participate in the national title game. Apparently the Georgia complaint is about getting stuck with Hawaii in the last Sugar Bowl.

At the end of the day, what these folks really want is a college football playoff.

And silly you thought that the recession and gas prices were a big stinkin' deal.

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