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wr88
tweb1216 wrote:


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The BCS is the most discriminatory institution in America. Why shouldn't the government be looking into it?


what about the KKK....the seem pretty discriminatory


Black Panthers too.

Not to mention several discriminatory laws/rules.
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WR_88 wrote:


tweb1216 wrote:


DB wrote:


The BCS is the most discriminatory institution in America. Why shouldn't the government be looking into it?


what about the KKK....the seem pretty discriminatory


Black Panthers too.

Not to mention several discriminatory laws/rules.


Yeah, but these days, the BCS has way more power and sway relative to their subject.

The KKK is pretty much a punchline...and the Black Panthers, well, it's been awhile for them.
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WR_88 wrote:


tweb1216 wrote:


DB wrote:


The BCS is the most discriminatory institution in America. Why shouldn't the government be looking into it?


what about the KKK....the seem pretty discriminatory


Black Panthers too.

Not to mention several discriminatory laws/rules.


the government has looked into these in the past and is still looking into them...the BCS is just another one
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If you're Orrin Hatch of Utah (Senator, not Congressman, but nonetheless a guy who has been very vocal about this issue and will probably end up co-sponsoring any Bill) why wouldn't this be of utmost importance to you?

You have a state university in Utah that is given no chance to compete in the National Title game because they aren't a member of a "Big 6" Conference. If you're Mike Crapo from Idaho, why wouldn't you be fighting to give the most well known University in your State a chance to play for the Title game?

What do you guys think these people do all day? Sit around and brainstorm for healthcare for 12 straight hours? Its not like they can only discuss one issue at a time. This is just like any other example of a situation when the Legislative branch of the government wants to pass laws to regulate business. In this case, they are saying that the BCS should not be able to market their product as a "National Championship Game" if there isn't some sort of system to even verify a little bit that the winner will be the national champion.
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Mr_mike527 wrote:


If you're Orrin Hatch of Utah (Senator, not Congressman, but nonetheless a guy who has been very vocal about this issue and will probably end up co-sponsoring any Bill) why wouldn't this be of utmost importance to you?

You have a state university in Utah that is given no chance to compete in the National Title game because they aren't a member of a "Big 6" Conference. If you're Mike Crapo from Idaho, why wouldn't you be fighting to give the most well known University in your State a chance to play for the Title game?


Exactly.

They are fighting for what the members of their district want. That is their job. Orrin Hatch is not in Washington to help the people of Wisconsin, or the poor, or those who want this or that, he is there to fight for what the citizens of Utah want. And that is how it should be. Senators and Representatives should fight for what the citizens in their district want, not what someone in a different state wants.
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mrmike527
Paladium wrote:


Mr_mike527 wrote:


If you're Orrin Hatch of Utah (Senator, not Congressman, but nonetheless a guy who has been very vocal about this issue and will probably end up co-sponsoring any Bill) why wouldn't this be of utmost importance to you?

You have a state university in Utah that is given no chance to compete in the National Title game because they aren't a member of a "Big 6" Conference. If you're Mike Crapo from Idaho, why wouldn't you be fighting to give the most well known University in your State a chance to play for the Title game?


Exactly.

They are fighting for what the members of their district want. That is their job. Orrin Hatch is not in Washington to help the people of Wisconsin, or the poor, or those who want this or that, he is there to fight for what the citizens of Utah want. And that is how it should be. Senators and Representatives should fight for what the citizens in their district want, not what someone in a different state wants.


Well, not to be a know-it-all, but I think that's debatable in Hatch's case. Technically, the Senators are supposed to be their constituents' voice for the good of the nation, and the Reps are supposed to be their constituents' voice for the good of their District.

But I think we agree, he is clearly speaking the mind of his constituents when he raises this issue.
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gotspine52
crusaderpride wrote:


GotSpine52 wrote:


crusaderpride wrote:


GotSpine52 wrote:


the college football national championship should be one of the last things on their mind.


What should they be working on?


Just watch the news and figure it out for yourself.

Like I said, college football should be one of the last things on any governors minds.


I get what you are saying, and not trying to be a jerk here. But the two big things in the news are health care and Afghanistan. Again, this is a subcommittee focused on business and commerce; college football is a big business. Health care has already passed through it and is now on the floor, and Afghanistan does not fall under their review. What specifically should this committee be focused on??


IDK, I'm not into politics or anything, but it's not like the BCS is a big controversy or have a number of scandals in the grand scheme of things. The economy sucks right now, they could take a look at that.

For the record, once again. I am not a politics guru by any standard, but unless something like the steroid scandal in MLB comes up in college football, I don't know if it totally needed for the government to be messing around with college football.

Because honestly, it doesn't really matter. Sure, I bet these people would love to do something with football in their job, because it is totally different, but at the same time, it isn't a big necessity at the time.
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tweb1216
DB wrote:


The BCS is the most discriminatory institution in America. Why shouldn't the government be looking into it?


what about the KKK....the seem pretty discriminatory


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