WASHINGTON (AP) - A House subcommittee has approved legislation aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine a national champion.

The bill would ban the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I
football game as a national championship unless that title contest
is the result of a playoff.

The measure passed by a voice vote Wednesday by a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee.

The sponsor, GOP Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, said the current Bowl Championship Series is unfair and won't change unless prompted by Congress.

But some lawmakers on the subcommittee said Congress has better things to do than legislating on college football.


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  • by Robert Location: Dothan on Dec 10, 2009 at 07:07 PM
    Seriously? This is what our Congress is worried about? Hmm, and these are some of the people spending our tax dollars...to vote on college football. Wow, I sure feel soooo relieved (sarcasm) that they were able to come to a conclusion on that. I know I'LL sleep better tonight knowing who's helping run our country. Morons
  • by Joey Location: dothan on Dec 9, 2009 at 07:26 PM
    The government just needs to stay out of our business. Elected officials arent supposed to be constantly working on making new laws. They are supposed to be public servants. It seems now they could serve us best by simply going home and leaving our businesses, hospitals, doctors, military and anything else they're wanting to butt into alone.
  • by Bill Location: Dothan on Dec 9, 2009 at 12:03 PM
    Certainly Congress has a few more pressing issues to deal with rather than regulating college football. Let me think, Economics, Healthcare (oh yeah that's fixed - yeah right; the Global War on Terrorism; not to mention the Federal deficit...
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