Congressman: College Football Needs a Playoff News Wire

WASHINGTON — With no problems apparently facing the country, a Texas Congressman has introduced legislation requiring a college football playoff.

“This year’s BCS failure proves once again that it’s time for college football to come up with a fair way to determine its champion. If you don’t believe me, just ask the thousands of fans in Southern California, Utah and Texas,” Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, said. “I’m a Texas Aggie, so I didn’t have a stake in Thursday’s game, unfortunately. It did pit two very worthy teams against each other, but can anyone say unequivocally that the winner — Florida — is the best team in the country?

“I introduced the College Football Playoff Act of 2009 with one simple goal in mind — to make sure college football’s national champion is determined on the field, by players,” Barton said. “The legislation I introduced along with Congressmen Bobby Rush and Michael McCaul recognizes the flaws of this system. Consumers, whether the millions who watched the game on TV or the lucky few who saw it in person, were being bamboozled. The BCS championship game is not a championship game under any sensible interpretation of the manner in which sports champions are determined. “

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