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May 3, 2009

100 Cocktails To You, Sir.

by Brad Warbiany

Any serious fan of college football should be reading Every Day Should Be Saturday on a regular basis. Of course, if you claim you’re the former, and you’re not already doing the latter, I declare you’re no fan at all.

What does this have to do with libertarian politics? Usually, nothing. But it seems that Congress has turned their ire on the BCS. I by no means believe that the BCS system is the best way to crown a champion in any sport, but if there’s one thing I hate, it’s Congressional meddling into something I enjoy. It never ends well.

So what brings me back to EDSBS? Well, they’ve verbally waterboarded Joe Barton, one of the ringleaders of this idiocy:

Joe Barton, don’t forget that if you’re going to compare the BCS to communism, you must remember the important bit about Communism only turning a profit in the key departments of dead body production, grotesque architectural feats, and fantastically bombastic national anthems. College football has two out of the three, and if it’s a night game in Baton Rouge, it actually has all three, but that’s besides the point. Communism doesn’t make money, it wastes it on things like badass parades, unkillable Spetznaz units, kickass train stations, legions of firm-thighed womanflesh for the politburo types and national heroes, exploding nuclear power plants, cannons that fire attack bears, impractically large nuclear weapons.

Barton then went on to criticize the BCS for acting based solely on greed, solidifying Barton’s status as one of American’s boldest leaders in fighting the brave fight against both coherence and any elemental understanding of economics whatsoever.

I’d venture to say that college football also has its share of unkillable spetznaz units and firm-thighed womanflesh, but that yes, the profitability definitely is a clear difference from communism.

* Post title is credited to a common EDSBS catchphrase, but then you already knew that, didn’t you, sportsfans?.

** One thing Barton deserves credit for, though, is calling out the Notre Dame relationship with the BCS. Notre Dame has a sense of entitlement that makes Ted Stevens look modest.


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  1. Brad,

    I’ve been pissed about this general issue since it was first made public, but I haven’t followed it lately. Does it look they they will nationalize college football, too?

    Comment by Stephen Gordon — May 3, 2009 @ 5:54 pm
  2. Stephen,

    I’m not sure, but I think my Boilermakers could use a bailout this year…

    Comment by Brad Warbiany — May 3, 2009 @ 7:40 pm
  3. Speaking of boilermakers, I drank whiskey last night and am drinking beer tonight. I might be the one needing a bailout.

    Actually, as a die-hard Crimson Tide fan, I’m speaking in the role of someone who strongly desires a change in the BCS rules.

    However, the last thing I’ll accept is federal intervention in the matter. I’ll quit watching college sports if they do.

    Comment by Stephen Gordon — May 3, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

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