Smokey Joe Barton Clearly Doesn't Have Enough to Worry About

Best. House Energy and Commerce Committee Meeting. Ever. From this morning in D.C.: "The Bowl Championship Series: Money and Other Issues of Fairness for Publicly Financed Universities." Smokey Joe Barton of Arlington wants to ditch the BCS and go to a college-football playoff system, and he's got the legislation to prove it. Which is why this morning he posted to his YouTube page his appearance on ESPN's Outside the Lines, during which he debated John Swofford, commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference and coordinator of the Bowl Championship Series. Barton thinks the BCS is communism. Isn't everything these days?

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