Obama to go after BCS,,,

bcs-logoAs the nation's economy struggles to thrive, the world races to Armageddon, and our society dangles on the brink of total collapse, President Obama has decided to fix his administration’s cold change influencing gaze upon the most pressing need in the lives of everyday American...

The Bowl Championship Series...

In a letter to Senator Orrin Hatch (the Nebraska senator who has been rather upset that Utah did not get a chance to play for a National Title last season despite going undefeated last season), Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote that the Justice department would be considering Sen. Hatch's request, as well as other materials, in order to see if the allegations against the BCS would warrant an anti-trust law violation.

weich“The administration shares your belief that the current lack of a college football national championship playoff with respect to the highest division of college football … raises important questions affecting millions of fans, colleges and universities, players and other interested parties..."

In his note to Hatch, made public by the Associated Press, Weich also reminded Hatch (and the rest of the world) of President Obama's previous claim (made in 2008, before he had been sworn in as President) to "...thro is weight around a little bit..." in order to try and bring a playoff system to college football.

Weich also made it a point to say that the BCS cold avoid such ugliness if it would embrace a playoff system on its own, asked a governmental or non-governmental commission to review the cost, benefits and feasibility of a playoff system, or if legislative efforts to implement (or prompt) a switch to a playoff system occurred.

(This would be t governmental equivalent of Luca Brasi putting a gun to the head of the BCS while Assistant Attorney General Weich makes them an offer they can't refuse...)

utah-utesWhile citing the plight of previous undefeated teams who- because of the current BCS policy- were not permitted to ply for a National Title (such as this past season's TCU and Boise State ad last season's Utah), Weich made it a point to say that unless changes were made, "... [This] seemingly discriminatory action with regard to revenues and access has raised questions regarding whether the BCS potentially runs afoul of the nation’s antitrust laws..."

In response to these not so veiled threats by the Obama Administration, BCS executive director Bill Handcock responded y saying “We’re confident that the BCS structure complies with the laws of the country.  The consensus of the schools is to go with the BCS.  We feel strongly the people in higher education are the people best equipped to manage college football."


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