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Well, thank God #2

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 19 years ago, in 2005, on the World Wide Web.

In the latest news from the world’s greatest deliberative bodies (thanks to Catallarchy 2005-12-02), Texas Republican Joe Barton has continued his diligent work to promote a conservative agenda and protection of individual rights by finding another unregulated industry for the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee’s tender ministrations.

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.

So Barton and the committee he chairs will be convening a Congressional hearing next on the compelling State interest of what ranking system collegiate football teams should use to determine the national championship.

The committee announcement called the hearing, scheduled for next Wednesday, a comprehensive review of the BCS and postseason college football.

Too often college football ends in sniping and controversy, rather than winners and losers, Barton said. The current system of determining who’s No. 1 appears deeply flawed.

Well, thank God, says I; it’s about time. If the State doesn’t provide a final arbiter to disputes over who the #1 college football team in the United States is, how will we avoid chaos?

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  1. labyrus

    Honestly, if they kept their concerns confined to matters such as these, I’d feel a lot safer.

  2. Rad Geek

    Well, sure; if I’m going to have tribute extorted by a gang of thugs I’d rather that they use it to be merely ridiculous than use it to be dangerous.

    On the other hand, since I’m not likely to get that under any circumstances, pointing out the times when they are at their most ridiculous may help people to see the folly of power even at the times and in the roles where they most expect to be taken seriously, as the bellowing blowhard lords of the earth.

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