chance of bowl: 13.6%
this can't be the most important thing congress is working on
Looks like folks in Congress want a playoff instead of the current BCS arrangement.
The “We Want a Playoff Now” campaign was introduced Thursday on Capitol Hill. It includes the lobbying firm The Moffett Group, headed up by former Rep. Toby Moffett, D-Conn., and the communications firm, New Partners. Along with that effort, two congressmen are forming the Congressional Collegiate Sports Caucus. The congressmen, Texas Republican Joe Barton and Tennessee Democrat Steve Cohen, are reintroducing Barton’s 2009 bill aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system. The longshot bill would ban — as unfair and deceptive — the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I football game as a national championship unless it’s the outcome of a playoff.
Here's the money quote hurr hurr hurr:
...decisions about college sports are best left to those in higher education, not politicians.
I imagine that's getting pretty loose with the truthiness, eh? I don't think anyone would argue that school administrators (i.e. "those in higher education") are making the decisions. No, that'd be the dudes in the yellow blazers.