Skip to comments.Playoff legislation on House docket
Posted on 12/09/2009 8:11:24 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
Federal legislation that could lead to a college football playoff tournament will move a step closer to reality on Wednesday in a hearing before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection will consider a bill that would allow the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prohibit any bowl game from calling itself a "national championship" unless the game is "the final game of a single elimination post-season playoff system."
The bill would give the FTC the authority to regulate the college football postseason with the power to obtain injunctions and to assess huge fines against any organization that promotes a "national championship game."
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It’s hard to know what to say anymore.
Sportscenter is too busy with Tiger to cover this I guess.
Well, then, they should also prohibit MLB from using the term ‘World Series’ unless they invite teams from other countries such as Japan...
And will they force GM to sponsor the games that few care about?
I’m in the minority, but I liked it better when there was nothing pretending to be a playoff system, and people got to arue who the champ was (in most cases until next year).
I hate the BCS system but by what right does Congress get involved. I’d keep the BCS system as it is before I’d allow the Congress to get involved!
Yep, the Gub Mint needs to move in to solve yet another pressing problem, that of collegiate athletics.
Oh God, really. Will they create shovel ready jobs..
IMO, the plight of collegiate academics is a more pressing problem.
Excellent, this means Congress has solved all of our problems so they can focus on College Football.
Not satisfied in being involved with our toilets, light bulbs, nationalizing banks and auto companies; these clowns now are determined to screw up college sports beginning with football.
Re-elect NO ONE with PROGRESSIVE ideas!
I really wish Congress would get back to doing the business of the American People, like grilling Roger Clemens.
Well, then, they should also prohibit MLB from using the term World Series unless they invite teams from other countries such as Japan...
Hey, don’t give Barry any ideas...
A college football playoff system would have to be a maximum of 16 teams. Anyone dreaming of a 64 team NCAA tournament like basketball is fooling themselves.
And what about deciding the MLS soccer champion on Penalty Kicks.
You would think they would be more concerned about Anthrax at a football game rather than the score of a football game.
On the one hand, Congress probably has no business sticking their noses in how FBS (Division I-A for us old schoolers) determines its champion. Then again, anything that keeps those 537 unmentionables (including Elfabama and Plugs) in Washington from spending money they don’t have, never have had and never will have is okay by me.
well then maybe we need to start an Instant Replay Challenge PAC with the hopes that it will tie up all of their remaining time and energy between now and next November
(If I have to explain that joke, then you don't closely follow college football.)
Wishes do come true; /more sarcasm
Wishes do come true; /more sarcasm
The most overused and corrupted clause in the Constitution!
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