In what may become the silliest moment yet in an already silly presidency, President Barack Obama’s administration today announced its intent to… believe it or not… start up a governmental investigation of the NCAA’s Bowl Championship Series, with the goal of pressuring the NCAA to adopt a post-season playoff season.
Yes, you read that right. This president, beset by economic hardships, double-digit unemployment, terrible war rumors in Iran and more, feels his biggest priority is to move college football toward a true playoff system. Really.
Tear up the floor tiles in the White House, while you’re at it, Mr. President. I mean, why not?
Actually, this is even a silly campaign promise for the Illinois Democrat! In 2008, Obama was quoted as saying that, if elected, he’d like to “to throw my weight around a little bit” to move football toward a playoff system rather than a bowl system.
Hey, whether you like or hate the college post-season as it stands, let’s be serious: is this anything a sitting U.S. president should be wasting his time on?
He’s the president of the United States, last I checked, not the president of the NCAA.