Calling the Bowl Championship Series "deeply flawed," the chairman of a congressional committee has called a hearing on the controversial system used to determine college football's national champion.
A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, charged with regulating America's sports industry, announced Friday it will conduct a hearing on the BCS next week, after this season's bowl matchups are determined.
"College football is not just an exhilarating sport, but a billion-dollar business that Congress cannot ignore," said committee Chairman Joe Barton, a Texas Republican. Barton's panel is separate from the House Government Reform panel that tackled steroids in baseball.
Now, why is a GOP Congressman from Texas championing this? Isn't the GOP supposed to be against big government?
I'm glad to know that everything else in the U.S. is going so swimmingly that we can use our highest legislative chambers to regulate the way that college sports are played. Surely, it's free to have a hearing and it doesn't take very long. It's not like you have to fly a bunch of people to DC and spend hours in meetings...
Would someone please explain to me why healthcare reform is "socialism" and yet regulating college sports is OK?
As for me, I'm of the opinion that college sports should never have become a for-profit venture. College is about education. But that's just my opinion.