Rs and Ds waste time in Washington on BCS legislation

The Washington Post:

During a hearing yesterday before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, three members of Congress decried the manner in which college football decides its national champion and warned that government action could be implemented should changes not be made voluntarily by the sport’s administrators.

Rep. Joe L. Barton (R-Tex.), who has introduced legislation that would prohibit the NCAA from advertising its national champion in football as such unless it was produced via a playoff system, levied the most pointed criticisms of his peers toward the Bowl Championship Series.

“It’s interesting that people of good will keep trying to tinker with the current system, and to my mind it’s a little bit like — and I don’t mean this directly — but it’s like communism,” Barton said in his opening statement. “You can’t fix it. It will not be fixable. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to try a new model, and that’s why we’re here today.”

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