A House subcommittee heard two hours of testimony Friday on the fairness of the Bowl Championship Series. It's two hours of my life I'll never get back.
This coming from somebody who wants to see a playoff system in big-time college football.
Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I fear for the country if this is the best and the brightest of our lawmakers.
While I never considered a career in politics, after watching this grandstanding event, maybe it's time to take out the papers.
Chris Dufresne of the Los Angeles Times has a comical and sometimes painful recap of the proceedings. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) introduced BCS coordinator John Swofford as the commissioner of the Athletic Coast Conference. He also said commissioner Craig Thompson represented the West Mountain. Correction: It's the Mountain West.
Joe Barton (R-Texas) said this: "You could have a playoff system with 64 teams, and use every bowl that's currently in there. You could do that."
Alamo Bowl CEO Derrick Fox answered, "We'd still be playing."
Ugh. I kept thinking this was going to be a Go Daddy commercial.
Don't believe me? Check out the tape. You can watch the hearing from start to finish by clicking here.
Remember, you've been warned.