Say this for the President-elect's support for a college football playoff: It's not about political expediency.
In comments that will delight the football fans of a small state whose electoral votes he has no chance of winning in 2012 while angering the football fans of a large state whose electoral votes will be up for grabs in 2012, Barack Obama today congratulated Florida for winning the 2009 BCS National Championship Game -- but then reminded everyone that Utah has a case for No. 1, too.
Obama said he sent a message of congratulations to a friend whose son plays for the Gators. But he then reiterated his long-held belief that the BCS is a lousy way to crown a national champion.
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"If I'm Utah, or if I'm USC or if I'm Texas, I might still have some quibbles," Obama said. "That's why we need a playoff."
I couldn't agree more. I fully expect Obama to get right on fixing this, just as soon as he's got the economy straightened up.
President-Elect Barack Obama: Utah, USC, Texas Show We Need a Playoff originally appeared on NCAA Football FanHouse on Fri, 09 Jan 2009 12:16:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.