Saturday, January 30, 2010
Truth be told, I want a college football playoff system. Just like is done with March Madness for basketball. But the reality is that this will probably not happen unless the Obama administration has its way.
These guys which will not prosecute voter intimidating New Black Panther Party members will now open investigations into whether the Bowl Championship Series violates antitrust laws. This coming on the heels of granting the "underwear bomber" Miranda rights instead of sending his butt off to a military tribunal somewhere.
The BCS agreement is a contractual agreement with the schools and conferences involved. Professor Obama should know that a contract is binding if there was no evidence of fraud and if both parties involved have a meeting of the minds. Every school that has signed up to play in a conference knows what is involved and they understand what the benefits and pitfalls are by joining. But these guys want to go after antitrust violations for the BCS and force the nations colleges and universities into a bowl playoff system.
The BCS pays out close to $150 million dollars to the nations colleges and universities for having a top performing college football program. Are all conferences created equally? Hell to the naw! Just because Boise State or TCU can go undefeated in a season does not put them on the same footing or T.V. draw of a one loss University of Florida team or even a two loss Georgia Tech team. You see, its all about the money.
The major conferences get huge chunks of funds when their teams qualify for a BCS bowl game. The T.V. network benefits by broadcasting the best teams to the American public. Most of the major conferences share the money generated equally among their members. So the more teams that make it from each conference the better for the conference financially.
I do not see this as an issue that the Justice Department should be taking up considering the cases it has before it right now. Using valuable legal time trying to determine if a binding contract violates antitrust laws while at the same time granting a known terrorist full legal rights in the U.S. court system clearly shows that this administration is still out of touch with what it should be doing for the American people.
Open note to the president. Get out of the private matters of the American business and institutions. Refocus the Justice Department on legal matters that need addressing not the vagueness of how we decide who is the best college football program in the nation.
Back in the day when the college coaches voted in one poll and the sports writers voted in another we seemed to come to a conclusion of sorts and people were somewhat happy. But now that the BCS is in effect I am good with this process as well because in the end every college football fan knows that his or her school is number 1. Go 'Noles. I still love the Garnett and Gold. Enjoy your retirement Coach Bowden!
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Thursday, January 28, 2010
For a Harvard trained lawyer who has not stood before a judge and tried cases it was amazing to hear our Supreme Potentate B-Rock Obama chastise the Supreme Court Justices during his State of the Union speech on a recent ruling that overturned some of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Reform Act.
This coming from a man that called himself a Constitutional Law Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Even though the school listed him only as a senior lecturer. Yet I wonder what Constitution he lectured about.
According to Obama's fomer boss, Judson Miner, of the Miner, Barnhill & Galland law firm, B-Rock "wrote lots of substantial memos but did not try any cases." B-Rock himself admitted that he regretted that he did not do more trial work. Now because he lectured on the country's Constitution he considers himself more knowledgeable than the nine men and women who wear the robe. All the while never really working as a trial lawyer. Well Mr. President that s why we sit nine members and not one. And that is why as you indicted there is a separation of powers.
Our form of government is the best form of governing in the world because of the separation of powers. The Executive branch does not interpret law, nor does the Legislative branch which writes the laws that may end up needing interpretation as it pertains to our Constitution. The nine member panel did their jobs of taking a law and interpreting it as it pertains to the Constitution and more importantly the First Amendment:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
I am not opposed to the President expressing his opinion but to call the Supreme Court out as if they were an ignorant group of morons was appalling. B-Rock owes these men and women an apology and just maybe they can have a beer on the White House lawn to iron out their differences with the good professor.
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