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Satisfying ending unlikely for ‘BCS Goes to Washington’

By: Magnolia Tribune - March 2, 2009

Satisfying ending unlikely for ‘BCS Goes to Washington’

The disclaimer is right there on, one of those watchdog websites that monitors of the voting records in the House and Senate:
The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee.

Remember that when you think politicians are going to “fix” the BCS. There are at least three bills floating around Capitol Hill that address college football’s postseason. It’s kind of the trendy thing to do. The president makes an off-hand mention of a playoff, and the checkered flag goes down on another race to the Senate floor.

The main participants are co-sponsoring each other’s bills like some sort of WWF tag team.
H.R. 599 would withhold federal funds from any Division I-A school that doesn’t participate in a playoff.
H.R. 390, “The College Football Playoff Act of 2009,” would prohibit a national championship game on the grounds that it was unfair and deceptive.
H.Res. 68 would reject the BCS as an illegal restraint of trade in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

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