Friday, April 18, 2008

I never realized Lionel Hutz was a congressman

This is straight out of a Simpsons episode.

Reps. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii), Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) are introducing a resolution rejecting the oft-criticized bowl [Championship Series] system as an illegal restriction on trade because only the largest universities compete in most of the major bowl games. The resolution would require Justice's antitrust division to investigate whether the system violates federal law.

It's no small coincidence that all three lawmakers are from states that had schools snubbed by the BCS (Boise State, Hawaii, and Georgia). Sure it's a gigantic waste of taxpayer money and nothing is going to come of it but if these three ding dongs (that's a term of endearment for all politicians) are going to raise the "BCS sucks ass" flag I'm with them.

I should really market these things

The lawmakers say the bowl system is rigid and blocks all but the largest universities from competing in postseason bowls, denying dozens of others not just the opportunity to compete but also a shot at the big payoffs and national exposure that come with bowl appearances.

"We shouldn't have to argue about who the champion is," Westmoreland said, citing the excitement and unpredictability of the NCAA college basketball tournament. "That should be decided on the field."

Amen my man, now go get em' Lionel.


WFY said...

I thought Lionel Hutz was every congressman.

Nick said...

I thought RUTS was Lionel Hutz

Galen said...


Very good point.

WFY said...

Perhaps RUTS needs to run for Congress.