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(CBS Sportsline)   In another shining example of how politics and sports should never mix, Texas senator trying to pass a bill barring Texas schools' involvement in the BCS   (sportsline.com) divider line 88
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2005-03-31 07:34:08 AM
Texas made it this year, what is he biatching about
/didn't RTFA
 
MrJ
2005-03-31 07:34:32 AM
What? No comments yet? Am I the first???


/wow
 
2005-03-31 07:35:10 AM
Well, technically you're the second.
 
MrJ
2005-03-31 07:35:26 AM
doh!
 
2005-03-31 07:35:49 AM
No, MrJ, you're the second. Your consolation prize is a UFIA.
 
2005-03-31 07:36:11 AM
FROM ME
 
2005-03-31 07:36:33 AM
Alright guys... we worked hard all year, we're 12-0, and we're going to play for the national championship.

Oh, wait. That's right, the senator passed a bill barring us from participating in the BCS Championship. Well, maybe we can play in the Insight.com bowl instead.

/asshole
 
2005-03-31 07:38:07 AM
You're a season late, dumbass...

/Go Bears!
 
2005-03-31 07:39:10 AM
Hand gun laws, war on drugs, homeless, and the unemployed. I guess there really isn't better things to worry about in texas.
 
2005-03-31 07:39:36 AM
With the exception of this year, Oklahoma generally does a good job of keeping Texas schools out of the BCS. Why do we need a law for a once in a blue moon thing like that?
 
2005-03-31 07:39:46 AM
I'm having difficulty deciding whether the living room drapes should be crushed velvet or chenille.

When is the government going to step in and tell me which one is best?

.
 
2005-03-31 07:42:52 AM
The BCS : A system in which hundreds of schools compete against one another for a season, and then a few guys in a darkened room decide who they want to have won.

It's a farcical system, but its really not the business of Texas lawmakers.
 
2005-03-31 07:43:33 AM
In other obvious news...

BCS is crap
 
2005-03-31 07:46:06 AM
What does The British Computer Society do with sports?
 
2005-03-31 07:46:39 AM
gwowen: It's a farcical system, but its really not the business of Texas lawmakers.


It is if the citizens of the State of Texas are paying for it.

BCS is a racket even the mob must admire.
 
2005-03-31 07:47:30 AM
Another example of small govt. conservatives.
 
2005-03-31 07:59:48 AM
This is the best bill that Texas has come up with since it joined the union. That says something about Texas.....
 
2005-03-31 08:03:18 AM
Duke still sux.
(Has nothing)
 
2005-03-31 08:06:38 AM
Why do they need legislation for what Mack Brown has been doing for free for years?
 
2005-03-31 08:15:05 AM
We Dont Need No Stinkin Legislation Down Here

 
2005-03-31 08:27:10 AM
Texas should be banned from the BCS after the way they manipulated their way past Cal last year.
 
2005-03-31 08:32:21 AM
Why do they need legislation for what Mack Brown has been doing for free for years?

Best Fark post I've ever seen.
 
2005-03-31 08:38:40 AM
Considering half the state budget pays for those schools, it sounds like it is their business how they're run.
 
2005-03-31 08:40:59 AM
Stupid and ridiculous political wanna be jerks need to go find something that's actually important to legislate. I should expect nuthing less from those morons in ten gallon hats.
 
2005-03-31 08:43:39 AM
burnt toast:

Texas should be banned from the BCS after the way they manipulated their way past Cal last year.

And Cal should be banned from the BCS after the way they got their asses handed to them by Texas Tech. Texas played a much tougher opponent and made a hell of a lot better showing of themselves. I'm pretty sure the results of both games answered any complaints about this complaint.
 
2005-03-31 08:45:01 AM
Texas, nothin but- Steers, Queers and whacked-out fundie repuke politicians.
 
2005-03-31 08:45:50 AM
smeegle:

Stupid and ridiculous political wanna be jerks need to go find something that's actually important to legislate. I should expect nuthing less from those morons in ten gallon hats.


Yea...they should be posting rants on web sites instead!
 
2005-03-31 08:46:17 AM
Bah, why get angry? Did you even read the article? It's got backdoor clauses out the wazoo, and is symbolical instead of literal. It also bans the Aggies, the Red Raiders, the Bobcats, etc.

If four other states pass a law like this, then the law takes effect "for reals". Then it calls the BCS' bluff, and we get a playoff. It's blackmail, and it's oh-so-sweet. That's why I voted for these guys.
 
2005-03-31 08:49:32 AM
Just sayin sports policy manipulated by politians is wasteful use of my tax dollars
 
2005-03-31 08:50:33 AM
Some politicians want to extend the power of Big Government into sports??? They must be Republicans.

(Reads the article...)

Yep!
 
2005-03-31 08:57:55 AM
kstonk:

And Cal should be banned from the BCS after the way they got their asses handed to them by Texas Tech. Texas played a much tougher opponent and made a hell of a lot better showing of themselves. I'm pretty sure the results of both games answered any complaints about this complaint.

And Texas got their asses handed to them by OU at home, while Cal clearly outplayed USC on the road--Cal is still the last team to beat them. OU went on to be embarrassed by USC, was better team than OU and Texas?

The fact is, they had nothing on the line when they played Texas Tech. Win or lose, what did it mean? Nothing. For Texas Tech, they were thrilled to be there, and the game meant a lot to them.

Texas barely got by a weak Michigan team that got beaten by Northwestern (!!) during the regular season.

Texas did not belong in the Rose Bowl. The AP admitted as much by pulling out the BCS. The problem is blockhead alumni from Texas care only about college football and they pressured journalists into changing their vote. The coaches vote should also be made public, since there were some irregularities there too.

If there's one thing we can agree on, it's that the BCS blows.
 
2005-03-31 08:58:03 AM
More power to them. Anything to change this current BCS bullsh*t situation.
 
2005-03-31 08:58:39 AM
Major Thom - My aren't we a smarty pants today!
 
2005-03-31 08:59:04 AM
Cache:

Some politicians want to extend the power of Big Government into sports??? They must be Republicans.

Do you know what "public college" means? Who pays for those? Are you against the public college system?
 
2005-03-31 09:00:56 AM
Makes sense to me. Someone has to be first in trying to force a change in the BCS. Might as well be Texas. Football's pretty important down there.
 
2005-03-31 09:02:54 AM
"Some politicians want to extend the power of Big Government into sports??? They must be Republicans."

Ever heard of Title IX? I can assure you the Republicans probably weren't behind that one.
 
2005-03-31 09:04:26 AM
The BCS is teh gay. Every fan I know wants a playoff but Noooooooooo the "powers that be" will never allow it to happen. Meanwhile a team like USC can go undefeated in their conference and not have to play a conference championship game but Oklahoma and Auburn both have to play that extra game. It is a farked up system. Not saying that USC did not deserve it btw.
 
2005-03-31 09:06:49 AM
Cache

"Some politicians want to extend the power of Big Government into sports??? They must be Republicans.
(Reads the article...)
Yep!"

Members of the State Legislature dealing with a problem involving one of the biggest state institutions. Shocking.
 
2005-03-31 09:08:32 AM
Marjor Thomb,

I am against government agencies deciding what bowls my team can play in. That's cause I'm a leeeberal.

Nabb1,
This thread not about Title IX. It's about current Republican attempts to control college playoffs. RTFA
 
2005-03-31 09:10:04 AM
Good thing they are working on the really tough problems down there in Texas.

/football-meh
 
2005-03-31 09:10:31 AM
Okay whatever, this topic is like soccer in in other countries
very very important,,, and hey I understand that, I like football. Yes I realize it's a public institution- that's fair. Guess Im alittle sensitive about the legislature these days.
 
2005-03-31 09:10:37 AM
Hang On Voltaire:

The BCS is teh gay. Every fan I know wants a playoff but Noooooooooo the "powers that be" will never allow it to happen.


I've never understood why though. What is the motivation not to set up a playoff? I'd be watching more games if they did.
 
2005-03-31 09:12:23 AM
I find it good. College football is a joke, championship-tionally speaking.

The way it's built up, the Rockets, when they were a #6 seed, could never have won their championship.

Or any wild card football team in the NFL.

Or any wild card in MLB.

Come to think of it, anyone below #3 or #4 in any other team sports at college or pro level has no chance.

Which is stupid. Therefore I find it good, get out of BCS.

Yes, I undertstand the whole money thing, and it could be kept with the same kind of rotation as a playoff system. The top 16 teams can be put in the existing bowls, it would take four weeks to complete, leading up to the pinnacle game, where there can be only one.

But they won't do it, for some dumbass reason. Probably something about "tradition." Please. It's only the money. Things change for a reason, and the BCS is stupendously late.

/hopes it passes.
 
2005-03-31 09:14:36 AM
Cache: My reading comprehension skills are fine. I realize the issue taken up by the Texas legislature has nothing to do with Title IX. You are complaining that Republicans are sticking their noses into college athletics, and I'm merely pointing out that the government getting politically involved in sports is nothing new (and Title IX was a Democrat initiative, BTW, so government entanglement in college sports is not confined to either party). If you can't draw the parallel, don't assume that I don't know what's in the article.
 
2005-03-31 09:15:15 AM
Cache:

I am against government agencies deciding what bowls my team can play in. That's cause I'm a leeeberal.

From the article:

Both bills would expire Dec. 2, just before Bowl Championship Series bids go out, if a similar law is not enacted in at least four other states

There's a clear method to what they're doing and it's not to prevent schools from playing in bowl games.
 
2005-03-31 09:15:58 AM
burnt toast: And Texas got their asses handed to them by OU at home, while Cal clearly outplayed USC on the road

seeing how the game was 12-0 and how every year texas and oklahomo play at a neutral site, please enlighten us how "texas got their asses handed to them..at home"
 
2005-03-31 09:21:54 AM
Cache "Some politicians want to extend the power of Big Government into sports??? They must be Republicans.
(Reads the article...)
Yep!"


Hey Cache, do you remember when Republicans were all about less government intrusion and more self-regulation?

NEITHER DO I.
 
2005-03-31 09:30:26 AM
RandyRick:

Hey Cache, do you remember when Republicans were all about less government intrusion and more self-regulation?


This is not a party issue nor a big government issue no matter how hard you weenies try to make it one. Try reading the article.
 
2005-03-31 09:32:03 AM
I just dont understand the argument some of these Cal fans are putting up. Cal got their assess handed to them by Tech. If Cal was the better team, they would have won. Its as simple as that. If Tech just squeaked by, you might have an argument, but that game was not even close.
 
2005-03-31 09:32:53 AM
there is no greater sign of the stupidity of the human race than the lack of a college playoff system (and i will include all wars, genocides, and what not).
 
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