Since Dadman has been such a vocal critic of the BCS system, I know he’s going to be thrilled that Obama is going to nationalize the college championship system. That will definitely do away with all those cushy special deals that the bowls and certain colleges have managed to finagle out of the BCS! Miscreants will be shaking in their boots now that Obama’s hobnail boots will be in their faces! Yay!
One day shortly after the Second World War ended, Winston Churchill and Labour Party Prime Minister Clement Attlee encountered one another at the urinal trough in the House of Common’s men’s washroom. Attlee arrived first. When Churchill arrived, he stood as far away from him as possible. Attlee said, "Feeling standoffish today, are we, Winston?" Churchill said: "That’s right. Every time you see something big, you want to nationalize it."
I’m reminded of that story by news that President Obama plans to regulate the college football playoff system. To be sure, I understand that there are political points to be had by doing so, because there are some powerful Senators whose home state football squads think they get screwed by the BCS system (I’m talking about you Orin Hatch, who ought to be a limited government guy).
I can’t wait until Obama announces the national champion as part of his next State of the Union address.