The Obama administration is considering reviewing the legality of the college football Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department has announced.
Is there anything this administration feels is not in its purview?
In a memo, Obama’s Justice Department wrote: “The administration shares your belief that the current lack of a college football national championship playoff with respect to the highest division of college football … raises important questions affecting millions of fans, colleges and universities, players and other interested parties.”
Obama has indicated preference for a playoff system and said he was going to “to throw my weight around a little bit” to push college football toward a playoff system.
Inside sources known only to CMR say that once the Obama administration is done with college football, the administration is going to look at changing the rules for playground Tag.
One source said that many Democrats on the Hill currently feel it is unfair for just one person to be “it” and they’re looking to spread the “it-ness” around.
“For years the weakest child on the playground has been ‘it’ more than any other child while the stronger faster children run around and are never ‘it.’
Proposed changes are going to be a mandatory “it” classification for all Tag participants. That way no one is better or worse. Everyone will be “it”.
HT Jeremy Burke
February 1, 2010 at 3:51 am
You know, the Cleveland Indians are hard up for cash right now. I think while he's at it he could bail them out too. Think about it we spend billions of dollars a year on national defense, why not take a small portion of that and give it to the Indians so they can spend 120 mil a year on player payroll. It will create jobs and stimulate the economy. It makes perfect sense!
February 1, 2010 at 3:54 am
Actually, I take my previous comment back. The Indians should be sued for having a racial slur as a mascot. Where's the ACLU when you really need them!
February 1, 2010 at 5:06 am
When will Dodgeball be in their sights?
February 1, 2010 at 6:52 am
Subvet, Dodgeball has already been banned in some places.
February 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm
I thought this was a satire until I did a web search. Let me just say: :O
February 1, 2010 at 1:21 pm
I cannot…wha? Wow.
our tax dollars at work.
February 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm
The answer is simple. At the end of recess, just line those children up and give them a medal for participation in the great game of tag. Hey, it works in soccer:)
February 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm
What will they regulate next – fashion?
February 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm
I'm glad to see that the President is spending his time focusing on the right priorities.
February 1, 2010 at 6:41 pm
The BCS is a travesty and I'm glad the Justice Dept is looking at that illegal monopoly. In addition the busier they are with that, the less they can screw up important stuff.
February 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm
Tshaffer "…the less they can screw up important stuff." Yes! I second that! LOL!
February 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm
"What will they regulate next – fashion?"
Oh man. Michelle O will probably be in charge. Get ready to tie Rit-dyed potato sacks around your waist.
February 1, 2010 at 11:16 pm
Only if those Rit-dyed potatoe sacks are organic, Leah. LOL!
At least they're not trying to dictate morality or anything…Wait a second…This should be filed under the category "Things that make you go 'Hmmm'"
February 2, 2010 at 12:09 am
Fashion police??? If obama has his way, our women will be dressed in burkas.
February 2, 2010 at 1:45 am
I was hoping he'd do this. The one good thing Jimmy Carter did was legalize home brewing. That set off the microbrew revolution that has us in the Beertopia of our present age.
If Obama's only legacy is a college football playoff that would be awesome.
February 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm
Actually, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch wrote a letter to the Justice Department in October, 2009 asking them to investigate the BCS after undefeated Utah was passed over for the national championship.
Hatch even held a hearing in July of 2009 and told Obama that a strong case could be made that the BCS is violating antitrust laws.
This memo looks like the Justice Department's response to Hatch's request.
In this case, it's the r's who are "it".
February 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm
Craig – fair enough, but that doesn't mean that Eric Holder had to go along with it, right?
One good thing about this: if Obama's promising to "throw his weight around" on the topic, he'll just bounce off the way Inigo bounced off that locked door until Fezzik showed up. Politically the guy's a puff of fluff, blown in on his own hot air and will blow away just as easily.
February 3, 2010 at 12:49 am
I don't know about Obama, but this post is sure is "a puff of fluff".