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College footbal controlled by government???

  1. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I read an article today about the bill in congress to control college football. They don't like the way the national champions are chosen. And no, this isn't a liberal takeover. It's a republican who's sponsoring the bill.

    Even if you don't agree with how the teams are chosen, government control?? Is nothing sacred or safe from the grip of Big Brother??

  2. sooner than later profile image56
    sooner than laterposted 8 years ago

    why not. everything the government controls is successful. look at Amtrack!!!

  3. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I keep saying - welcome to the USSA lol

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      Ghost32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dang, Misha, knock it off--we can't handle the truth!  lol

  4. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Misha, do you really think we're becoming like Russia? I'm asking seriously. You'd be one who knows.

  5. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Habee, I keep seeing and saying this for the last several years. And not Russia, Russia is in much better shape nowadays, Soviet Union. You are moving there the further the faster. And the most frightening is people don't realize this.

    And I am not alone. All or almost all the hubbers who had an experience of socialist camp say the same thing - ask Jib, ask Petra, ask Vladimir...

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      Ghost32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Some of us do.  And you're right; the most frightening aspect is how many don't realize this. 

      Hey, I've got it.  A Third Party that would REALLY catch on with our masses here in (as you put it so aptly) the USSA:  The APATHY Party.  And instead of a donkey or an elephant, they could use a three toed sloth as their mascot.  Or better yet, an ostrich with its head in the sand.

      Ah, who cares?  They'd never show up to vote, anyway....

      1. Jeffrey Neal profile image86
        Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's a good one! I like that. lol

  6. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I believe you, Misha. This really scares me!

  7. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image82
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 8 years ago

    The bill is complete nonsense. It doesn't actually control anything. What it does is prevent the NCAA from calling the #1 team in the BCS polls the national champion, which is supposed to force them to institute a playoff.

    It's got very little chance of passing and was only proposed because the guy who sponsored the bill is a Texas Longhorns fan and he was mad that Oklahoma got picked to play in the championship last year even though Texas beat them and had the same record.

  8. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    Seriously, all Communist takeovers begin with college athletics.

    Sneaky bastards!

    1. PrettyPanther profile image83
      PrettyPantherposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!  You always make me chuckle.

  9. sagbee profile image58
    sagbeeposted 8 years ago

    Why all the things are under government controll.. I personally do not agree..It is good that if things are under govt controll they are better.. but not always.. So for football .. NO!

  10. Michael Willis profile image79
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    There are issues in the College Football BCS. The Big 6 Conferences "control" what happens and it needs work. Teams outside the Big 6 are at a disadvantage with the "revenue portion" of what happens with TV packages and the Bowl games. One way for "lesser known" conferences can get attention is to play and win games over the Big 6 Conference teams on a regular basis or form their own association separate than the NCAA Division I.

    What's next, someone in Government inserts a Legislative Bill for children's T-ball or Little League because someone's child does not get enough playing time to satisfy the parents?

    The Government has no place in it.