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The crucial question of college football playoffs

With a hat tip to Dee Dee Myers, who wrote a book of the same name, more evidence of why women should rule the world: a House subcommittee has just voted on the earth-shattering question of how the college football postseason should be structured. I know this is a matter of enormous concern to some people, including the leader of the free world, who has weighed in, repeatedly, on the need to switch to a play-off system. That’s the aim of the measure sponsored by Texas Republican Joe Barton, and passed by voice vote Wednesday in the commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Really, guys, don’t you have anything better to do?

By Ruth Marcus  | December 9, 2009; 11:33 AM ET
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College Football is important to Americans, of course they are concerned about the selfish behavior of the BCS club. Only government can balance a monopoly.

Ms. Marcus recently wrote a snarky opinion piece about Tiger Woods. She should not be casting any stones.

I thought females had escaped the "lifestyles" section of the newspaper. Yet women columnists still focus more heavily on marriage and relationship pieces than their male counterparts. The most embarassing Mean Girl being Maureen Dowd, who writes a gossip column disguised with a few fancy words from her thesaurus. The emperess has no clothes.

Thank God Trudy Rubin is still out there, writing consistently serious and intelligent opinion pieces and keeping hope alive for the sisterhood of pundits.

Posted by: HuckFinn | December 9, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Orin Hatch ought to be publicly horsewhipped. The man goes on and on about how the Democrats mismanage our government. He is always so forgiving and willing to bend over backwards to help any Republican in trouble or trying to get a federal job. He basically is a marchmellow. And with all the grave situations this country finds itself in, he thinks it's important that Congress focus on why Utah schools were snubbed the BCS committee?

What a silly, pompous, ass.

Posted by: patrick10 | December 9, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Anybody who just dismisses the BCS issue as a trivial waste of time is horribly uninformed about the politics and economic involved. The BCS monopoly literally involves millions of dollars and millions of dollars are at stake for the universities who play in these bowls and the national championship game. Congress should absolutely be addressing college football, especially considering the implications for publicly funded state universities. If public schools from states like Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and New Mexico could stand to make millions of dollars more per year, based on a fair and equitable system, why is it so shocking that congressmen from these states would want this issue resolved?

Posted by: matthewmackey | December 9, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

We all do a lot of things all the time, Ruth. You had time to write this stupid biotchy quik-take, and I had time to remember what a pain in the butt, worthless POS you are, and write one too. See what I mean?

Posted by: secretaryofspite | December 9, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Seriously Ruth, this issue is far more relevant than whether some golfer had an extramarital affair. Millions of dollars that could potentially be directed towards public universities are at stake. Please read some of these comments and think about this issue before blindly bashing those who would like to see this undemocratic monopoly broken up. Also, the "you guys" shot at the end is quite petty. This isn't about gender or mysogyny.

Posted by: egoodman8 | December 10, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse

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