Does the Prez even UNDERSTAND the BCS?

 

Once again it is Fearless Friday, Memorial Day Edition. This is where you are free to sound off on any topic, even if it’s non football related.

On a programming note: We’re going to take a break for the holiday weekend and will rejoin you on Tuesday for the annual SEC Meetings in Destin. Given some of the stuff that has happened among the league’s football coaches since national signing day, that first coaches meeting should be a lot of fun.

 

Until then, here are five burning questions to ponder. Feel free to talk among yourselves:

Does President Obama even UNDERSTAND the BCS? The new president is a pretty smart man but Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany recently told USA Today: “He’s a scholar and a lawyer and a great politician. But I don’t think he understands the complexity of the issue.”

  

 

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/2009-05-20-jim-delany-obama-bcs_N.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, it gets better.

“It’s very hard to be disagreeable with a popular president, that’s my first thought. The reality is that he has a pulpit and people listen. I think his strength is probably basketball brackets.”

What does this mean? It’s simple. For the longest time the conference commissioners who make up the BCS have simply been on defense. They were convinced—and still are—that the law is on their side.

But we are in a totally different political climate now where having the law on your side may not be enough. So this is another example of the BCS starting to go on offense. Stay tuned.

 

Does the transfer rule need to be changed?  Former Miami quarterback Robert Marve has announced that he will transfer to Purdue instead of Tennessee. Marve started 11 of 13 games last season for Miami but left the program. One of the factors that pushed Marve to Purdue was that if he attended Tennessee he would have to pay his own way for the 2009-2010 academic year. Why? It’s because Miami would not release him from his scholarship to play for any ACC or SEC team.  And if a school doesn’t officially release a player, he cannot receive an athletic scholarship from another Division I-A school for a year.

 That rule needs to be changed. I still believe that players transferring from one Division I-A school to another should have to sit out a year. But if the kid is willing to sit out a year, I don’t believe his old school should be able to restrict where he transfers. The scholarship contract is already one-sided enough in favor of the school.

What do you think?

 

Are coaches are going to have to take furloughs, too? Here’s a good piece of reporting by Glenn Guilbeau of the Gannett News Service about how universities, like a lot of businesses, are dealing with tough economic times by asking employees to take furloughs of one or two weeks. Arizona State, Clemson, Maryland and Utah are among the schools that have already implemented furloughs. Others will surely follow.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20090518/SPORTS/90517019/1006

There may be some debate about what coaches will be required to do if their university implements furloughs. But if they are smart the coaches won’t say a word and will “donate” a week’s salary to the cause. Politically, you can’t have the academic side struggling to survive and have the athletic side not pitching in to do its part.

 LSU’s Les Miles, for example, makes $3.751 million per season as the head football coach. But it is logical that he would have to donate only from this base pay of $300,000, which is the only part paid by the university. The rest comes from other sources.

 

Does Lane Kiffin deserve a break on the Twitter NCAA violation? Yes. Like all of the football coaches who now have Twitter accounts, Kiffin has somebody to do the actual Tweeting for him.  An employee on his first day posted a reference to J.C. Copeland, a defensive end from LaGrange who had just verbally committed to sign with Tennessee next February. That’s a no-no by NCAA rules. You can’t mention recruits by name until they sign on the dotted line. Tennessee self-reported the minor violation, its fourth since Kiffin came on board as head coach.

Expect more of this kind of stuff until coaches become more comfortable with the technology and get the staff up to speed on the complex recruiting rules. I am not ruling out the possibility that the NCAA will eventually put a ban on coaches Tweeting just like they did with text messaging. Like most things that are done for recruiting, this one has the potential to get out of hand.

 

Will Kentucky will win the SEC—in men’s basketball?  I know this a football blog but last week I was in Lexington, Ky., on business and I’ve got to tell you—that place is up for grabs. The excitement level was off the charts about the arrival of John Calipari as head basketball coach. Well, it looks like that $4 million a year is already paying off. Now Calipari has added the No. 1 point guard in America, John Wall of Raleigh, to what was already one of the nation’s top recruiting classes. That just shows you the biggest difference between football and basketball. A dynamic coach can sign one big-time recruiting class and totally transform the program. The downside to that is all of those guys could leave after one year.

 

Enjoy your holiday, folks. Please be careful. We’ll talk to you next Tuesday from Destin.

 

 

169 comments Add your comment

Attila the hun

May 22nd, 2009
11:17 am

King Obama fix everything. He learned those preferred stockholders that the UAW is far more important than the law. Obama can simply ignore the law and make those greedy preferred shareholders who have a legal right to get paid first take a back seat to what Obama wants. That what make Obama a king. Or at least a dictator right? If he can just arbitrarily circumvent the law and do what he want then what’s the difference I ask? I mean really. What the difference?

Obama doing a good job running that car company. He sliced the advertising budget in half. One can only assume Obama has a marketing degree and knows far more about advertising and its effectiveness then those fools in the marketing and advertising dept at that car co. What the hell do they know anyway?

whitx2

May 22nd, 2009
11:18 am

AUtiger

Where does auburn stand on the alltime cheating list? Wouldn’t you rather beat your rival on the field than have the ncaa do it for you? Sorry, i forgot, you’re one of the new breed of AuburnGatorUteEagles, right?

Objective commentator

May 22nd, 2009
11:18 am

Politics to the right of Attila the Hun,

Apparently, your politics include racism.

Objective commentator

May 22nd, 2009
11:19 am

The politics of hope, promise and conscience trump those of fear, division and expedience every time!

Objective? Hmm, not so much

May 22nd, 2009
11:20 am

Obama is socialist…you can divert attention away from that fact by blaming Bush, but it doesn’t change what [terrible] events are transpiring in Washington right now.

PTC Jacket

May 22nd, 2009
11:21 am

Right. We didn’t vote for Obama, so we’re racists. I see the logic. Makes total sense. (sarcasm)

DirtyDawg

May 22nd, 2009
11:22 am

Hey PTC Jacket, all it means is you’ll have to trade in your car, or is it truck, in seven years…or maybe they’ll be ‘grand-fathered in’ in which case you won’t even have to buy another bumper sticker. So this is Socialism, uh? If so I’ll take a little, common sense, Socialism over the ad-hoc, laissez-faire , no leadership, approach that’s gotten us into this mess and mire. And if moving to a sensible healthcare system, like the rest of the civilized world seems to have, that provides better results at a lower price, makes you sick, then let’s just hope that you don’t choke on your own vomit…then again, since that’s how bees make honey, go right ahead, feel free.

RB

May 22nd, 2009
11:22 am

If you guys are knocking Obama after Delany’s comments, you’re missing the boat. There’s nothing complex about the BCS, it’s a crock. Delany is just trying to protect the 18 million spread around his conference. That’s the 18 million they get for sending teams (Ohio St / Illinois) that can’t compete at the highest level of college football. NCAA football is business. Business is not complex, just follow the money.

PTC Jacket

May 22nd, 2009
11:22 am

Objective commentator:

The politics of hope, promise and conscience trump those of fear, division and expedience every time!
———————–

Yeah, try telling that to the terrorists in the Middle East that are conspiring another attack on America. Too bad that policy didn’t work for Clinton, otherwise we wouldn’t have had 9/11.

Objective? Hmm, not so much

May 22nd, 2009
11:24 am

Hold on PTC Jacket…Objective is waiting on the teleprompter to make his rebuttal! LOL

Sharecropper

May 22nd, 2009
11:25 am

Who died and made coaches god? If a coach can change schools at will — Kiffin, Johnson, et al — why can’t a player? If a pro-set passer is recruited by a pro-set coach, and that coach leaves after a couple of years, and an option coach is hired, the pro-set guy is now toast. His career is effectively over. If he wants out the new coach can tell him where he can’t play, and the NCAA will tell him how many years of eligibility he will lose, and if he stays he will never play, while the new coach is looking for a sellable reason to yank the scholarship. The player is helpless. But remember: America is the land of the free.

Will

May 22nd, 2009
11:25 am

Obama is going to fix the BCS like he is going to fix GITMO. Oh wait, he doesn’t have a plan for either.

Objective commentator

May 22nd, 2009
11:26 am

Girls, girls!
The ugly truth is that we’ve been a social democratic (read that: hybrid socialist) nation for over a hundred years!
You political Chicken Littles need to stop watching Faux News and try thinking for yourselves, rather than being Limbaugh Lemmings.

PTC Jacket

May 22nd, 2009
11:28 am

Yes, we’re aware of the socialism/democratic hybrid. We don’t want to go ALL the way to socialism, like Europe. Get it now? You must be a genuis.

PTC Jacket

May 22nd, 2009
11:28 am

Dirty Dawg: No. I own a Mercedes that gets 26 mpg, which is good for a 2002 model. I don’t want to trade all of that hard working money in for an even more expensive car that’s going to be made out of tin and aluminum and plastic and crinkle like paper when it gets involved in an accident. Obama’s plan just doesn’t make sense, because it’s going to end up costing us more money. Electric bills are going to be high. Gas stations all over the country are going to have to be modified for the new electric/gas hybrids. More electricity means more coal and fossil fuel, right? How is that supposed to help the environment? The only way we can help the environment is by either going back to horses and carts (which the democrats would probably find a way to say that the horses’ crap hurts the ground and is bad for earth) or we find supersonic cars/planes like in the Jetson’s.

DawgGirl32

May 22nd, 2009
11:28 am

OMG I think we can all get a laugh out of this. Please look at Mark Sanchez’s photo shoot for GQ and just laugh. What a d-bag.

http://men.style.com/gq/features/landing?id=content_9297

PTC Jacket

May 22nd, 2009
11:31 am

Sanchez is allowed to wear that since he isn’t old, wrinkly, and pale.

CelticMan

May 22nd, 2009
11:32 am

Tony:

1. I am gonna have to disagree with you on Twitter. If Pete Carroll is not doing his own then someone has a full time job just doing that for the USC coach http://twitter.com/PeteCarroll

2. Has the SEC Media days been scheduled yet? The day Lane Kiffin has to go in front of the mics is must see TV. I can even see Alabama fans at the Galleria trying to bait him into saying or doing something unsmart.

3. The biggest issue aside from the BCS not being on the offense is the messengers. Jim Delaney and college presidents are not the most popular spokesmen nor do they connect well with ordinary fans like coaches. Given coaches generally speak in favor of a playoff (especially good coaches) and the simple logic this is a slam dunk for Obama.

4. The biggest reason why I think Obama pushes this playoff issue is in line with what I said above regarding University Presidents. It helps him identify with oridinary fans and given his Ivy League education it really works for him. Many blue collar voters sees his Ivy league education and feels a bit of a disconnect. Especially given his not so wise “cling to” speech last year he is clearly on the guard here. With Obama on the opposite side of the “pointy heads” on the BCS, this is a perfect issue for our President to show he is not just an Ivy league educated lawyer. This at least gives the perception that he will not blindly side with elite academia. Given more salient and controversial issues like stem cell research and whether or not the military can recruit on campus which are not popular with a lot of his working class base this political tactic really works for him.

Objective commentator

May 22nd, 2009
11:32 am

PTC Jacket,
Attila’s post:
“You be right. Obama is da man.”
“But he be good at blaming Bush. He do that better than anybody.
“Dat right”
Does political opinion need to be written in such a way as to insult all African Americans?
Or was Attila’s intention otherwise?

PTC Jacket

May 22nd, 2009
11:35 am

No, that could also be pointed towards the younger generation’s language, who were known for appraising Obama because he’s “da man.” You obviously didn’t have a good argument for his post, because you had to find “racism” in it and pull that card. Really low blow.

PTC Jacket

May 22nd, 2009
11:36 am

With all due respect, I value your opinion, but please don’t be like most of the democrats and pull the racism card whenever you can.

Objective commentator

May 22nd, 2009
11:37 am

PTC:
A study by a university in England recently cited many of those European countires you speak of as places where the happiest people in the world reside.
They’ve less worries about medical coverage, exceptional public schools, first rate social and public services and secure retirement.
And for the record, those societies are all socially democratic.
There are no pure socialist countries in Western Europe.

PTC Jacket

May 22nd, 2009
11:41 am

Do those countries also have a 30% unemployment rate? Honestly, if we wanted to live there, we would have moved there. Did you know that there was also a research done recently that showed that old, white republicans are the happiest? I honestly think both of those research studies are BS.

Whyso

May 22nd, 2009
11:47 am

Hearing there is more than books involved at bama. Couple of new cars were mentioned. Also wasn’t 2 car dealerships just raided in the area and their books seized.

DirtyDawg

May 22nd, 2009
11:51 am

Damn, just when I was ready to blast all you guys, ‘Objective commentator’ comes along and introduces a little common sense into the back and forth. So I suppose that my plan to tell PTC Jacket to go straight to effin hell, is probably no longer necessary..oh, what the hell. PTC – cram it up your yellow and black striped a**. This country is moving on despite the backward bigots that seem to reside, and post, around here. By the way, about that 9/11 reference…you forgot to include the 2001 part of it. Clinton and his people were all over OBL. For months and months Richard Clarke begged your boys (and that girl) to, at least, take a look at the evidence, up to, including and after the Aug 6 briefing where the briefer was admonished by Bush with an ‘OK, now you’ve covered your ass…what time is recess?’ I guess I’ve come to understand, and accept, that this state is full of people as prejudiced as you…what I can’t understand is that you’re still so proud of it. Obviously, your mommas and daddies didn’t teach you any better – guess they just taught you their own warped sense of right and wrong.

Objective commentator

May 22nd, 2009
11:51 am

When the Republicans took control of Congress in 2001, we had a $155 Billion surplus.
When Obama took over, there was a $1.5 Trillion deficit.
Not to mention our national deficit went from 5.7 Trillion to 11 trillion in the same period.
HOW can you sing the praises of a party that abandoned its core in the name of political expedience?
The Banking Sector, Wall Street and Detroit are in the shape they’re in because of a complete lack of fiscal discipline and responsibility coulpled with an utter absence of oversight and regulation.
The legislation implemented after the Graet Crash of 1929 has been eroded in the name of your precious Free Market economics.
Those laws and regulatory bodies were put in place to prevent the evry mess in which we now find ourselves.
Those who do not learn from their mistakes are destined to repeat them.
The President seeks a return from the reckless abandon of Free economics to that of controlled, sustainable growth, just as the governor on your lawn mower engine prevents it from over-revving itself into the junkyard.

Layla Is A Gator!

May 22nd, 2009
11:52 am

Well hello everyone, as you all know, it’s a beautiful day in Knoxville… and as many of you know I just got here recently with my three little ones. Hope many of you saw the pictures and video of our happy reunion! The girls looked nice in their outfits, but you don’t know how many times I had to wash those clothes plus a whole bottle of Clorox to get them that color orange! Anyway, thanks to so many of you who sent me the nice cards and graphic pictures. Everyone here has been so nice, especially those three guys I got stuck in the elevator with the other day! They all wanted to see my Teebows, good thing I didn’t have any on! And all the coaches are very friendly, Coach O does that funny thing with his tongue every time he sees me, makes me laugh. And the basketball coaches have been nice too, Bruce says he can’t wait to give me a “Pearl” necklace and Pat says she wants to serve me up some hott steaming “pie”. Speaking of pie, guess one thing I’m going to have to adjust to here is the food culture. The other night, Lil Lane and I went to a brand new restaurant that only serves RC Cola and moonpies prepared 15 different ways! I’d say unusual, although the “filet of moonpie” wasn’t too bad. Haven’t had RC Cola in a while, it’s funny how they like to put peanuts in everything up here. The owner of the restaurant came out to introduce himself, his wife and his sister though there was only one woman standing there(?). And everybody seems all a twitter about Lanes latest violation but Lane just laughs it off. Like he says all the time, Rules, Smules! Anyway, until next time…tootles from Tennessee!

DirtyDawg

May 22nd, 2009
11:57 am

Boy, Barnhart knew what he was talking about when he said this would keep us busy til next week. Sports and politics…that’ll do it every time.

Attila the hun

May 22nd, 2009
12:01 pm

PTC Jacket and objective commentator,

The posting was purposely done in Ebonics for a number of reasons.

The primary reason was of course to elicit a response and see if people like objective commentator would address the real issues such as the national debt or address the not so thinly veiled racism. Of course he attacked the racism as he should but didn’t address the meat of the argument.

The other reason I posted that is just curiosity. There are indeed some African Americans who do speak that way. Is objective commentator stating that its racist to mimick the actual way that some people speak? After all, some people do speak that way. Isn’t it racist of him to look down on the way some people speak? Isn’t that racism? Isn’t it racist for you to look down on the way some people speak just because they don’t speak proper English? For all he knew I could have been an African American who speaks and writes poorly but is conservative in his views. Objective commentator just assumes and yes, he even stereotypes and believes that any African American who speaks or writes poorly is automatically a liberal Democrat. Talk about pigeonholing people.

Another reason is that I knew it would elecit a response and an attack on the racism of the post. I’m just curious if the poster also decries Obama when he plays racial politics. Does he object when Obama writes in his book “White man’s greed ruins a nation in need”. Does he object to Obama attending a race baiting, hate mongering, anti-whitey church for 20 years and then claiming he didn’t know his pastor held these radical views? Does he object to Obama’s “typical white person” comments about white people and their views. Or does he patronize black people and excuse their behavior and their own racism by not holding them to the same standards? In other words does he look down on them and excuse their own behavior because he looks down on them in a manner that denotes lesser expectations of them which in and of itself is racist.

PTC Jacket

May 22nd, 2009
12:03 pm

DirtyDawg: Wow, way to be like Objective Commentator and pull the “prejudice” card. My parents raised me well by telling me to never call anyone racist or to never be a racist, and to respect everyone regardless of their background, culture, religious beliefs, etc. I’m not here to say that Obama is a socialist and blah blah blah. All I’m saying is that his plans–as of now–don’t make sense, and I was mostly lashing out at Objective Commentator for pulling the “racist” card. Why don’t you guys call Tony a racist for saying “Prez” in his title?

Objective Commentator: Okay, I never backed Bush up for his plans. I never said that he was the best one ever. I never said that Obama was the worst president ever. All I know is that the republicans and the democrats have both screwed up in the past…Idk, decade? And they need to organize their priorities. As in, not putting so much debt on the younger generation and for many generations to come.

And I believe Detroit is in the mess they are now because of their decisions, not of the government. Wall Street? Greed.

Guys, seriously, it’s just a business cycle. Experts will tell you that over and over, yet you’re trying to put the blame on someone. Relax, for God’s sake, the economy will pick up after people gain confidence again. Stock went up waaaay too high, and now it’s going to be adjusted to it’s normal level again.

Anonymous

May 22nd, 2009
12:08 pm

Hey Attila, how does that hood fit?

Objective commentator

May 22nd, 2009
12:15 pm

PTC,

As you can see above, I’ll enthusiastically engage in political discourse in a civil forum.
But the debate has no place for neanderthals like Attila and his not-so-thinly-veiled disparagement of the President’s racial background.

The Blog Referee

May 22nd, 2009
12:18 pm

Multiple referee whistles and penalty flags on today’s blogs!

Fifteen yards on PTC JACKET for making up economic numbers. Cite your authority next time; the real numbers are all available on line. I suggest you start with the Congressional Budget Office’s website, and some responsible financial reporting publications like the Economist, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Fifteen yards on OBJECTIVE COMMENTATOR for making up European “happiness” surveys. Quote a respected polling organization, the publication date and the actual polling numbers, and you MIGHT have some credibility. Before you do so, I suggest you review European vs. American economic growth rates over the last 35+ years.

Fifteen yards on DIRTYDAWG, and mandatory economics study/detention hall after the game, for ignorantly advocating a failed economic system and public policies that have nothing to do with solving the problems mentioned. I hope you plan to voluntarily pay higher federal income taxes to pay for the policies you advocate, instead of merely hoping the “rich” will pay your share.

Anyone else who advocates any form of politics on this blog will be deleted. Now, shake hands and play (blog) nice.

mcdawg

May 22nd, 2009
12:20 pm

please Braves save us from the doldrums of summer and the banality of pseudo intellectual blog posts (and Obama lecture/speeches)

why do the braves sign all these aging pitchers they never see the mound?

see ya in Stillwater baby

PTC Jacket

May 22nd, 2009
12:22 pm

Blog Referee: What economic numbers did I post? The only ones that I remember being posted were by DirtyDawg. Can’t really penalize me for that if I didn’t do it…

CRIMSON RULES

May 22nd, 2009
12:23 pm

au tigger,YOU are just like a little girl whom run’s home to mommy b/c some one said…..! INDEED GET A LIFE !! MAYBE YOU SHOULD CALL COACH “CHEEZESTIK” AND TAKE A LIMO RIDE…SCRATCH THAT MAKE IT A TRACTOR RIDE YOU NEED THE FRESH AIR …..barnner girl!!!

mcdawg

May 22nd, 2009
12:24 pm

in addendum-NO Thursday night games-that is for baby conferences like the ACC

Atlanta Gator

May 22nd, 2009
12:24 pm

Objective Commentator, PTC Jacket & DirtyDawg—-Winston Churchill once defined a “fanatic” as someone who “can’t change his mind, and won’t change the subject.”

Thanks for hijacking our college football blog, and spoiling it for those of us who come here to discuss college football, boys. Why don’t you try Jim Wooten or Cynthia Tucker’s blogs, and leave the rest of us in peace?

Thanks.

Objective commentator

May 22nd, 2009
12:25 pm

PTC<

“. . . it’s just a business cycle.”
President Washington’s (the first George) administration presided over a banking debacle similar to today’s (proprtionately) and every fifteen years or so we would suffer another.
Until the Glass-Steagal Act (among others) finally regulated banking to prevent such peaks and crashes.
Contolled growth is sustainavle growth.
Liik at the utility sector.
Heavily regulated, yet the companies enjoy consistent profits and we have the most reliable power grid in the world.
The insurance sector best illustrayes my point:
But for banking deregulation allowing insurance companies to become banks, the insurance side of these busunesses are healthy as horses.
Deregulation of controlls intended to reduce market extremes is like blowing up the dam that has prevented the droughts and floods of the peviously wild river’s past.

Objective commentator

May 22nd, 2009
12:27 pm

Atlanta Gator,

I’ll humbly oblige your wishes.

Best wishes to all for a safe and fun weekend.

Attila the hun

May 22nd, 2009
12:28 pm

Objective commentator,

First of all, you criticize the “precious free market economics” approach. This precious free markets economics has lifted more people out of poverty than socialism ever has or ever will. Throughout economic history the less govt interference and the lower marginal tax rates the more prosperous an economy is and hence the people. This is just a simple fact of life that is not in dispute.

In terms of pure material wealth even a lot of poor American people have more material goods than middle class European people. A lot of middle class Europeans don’t even own cars or they pool their money between several people to own a car. I know this because my dad lived in Europe a while and couldn’t believe the incredible difference in material wealth. My relatives who’ve traveled extensively through Europe told me the same thing. So did the European exchange students that my best friends family hosted.

Drive through a poor black neighborhood and believe it or not you’ll see cars in most driveways(even housing projects), most people have tvs, washers/dryers, all the material objects that a lot of people around the world simply don’t have. They have material goods that middle class Europeans don’t ahve. Its not my fault if their priority is to buy an expensive car with their money as opposed to buying health insurance. This is what freedom is all about. You should also note as you fail to do that poverty is relative. The poorest people in this country may be poor compared to the rest of us but compared to the rest of the world they are anything but poor. And as much money that flows into the school system the problem isn’t money. There is more money that goes into poor performing inner city schools than in comparable European schools . The problem. One is government. The other is the culture of the kids in those schools. And you know this is the truth. The fact that you don’t want to hear it doesn’t change it.

Your idea that socialized western european countries like sweden are generally happier may have some validity. But they also don’t have the material wealth we have and also their societies are much more homogenous with the same social expectations generally. Its a tradeoff. If someown here wants to live a slower paced life, have less material goods and work less hours, less pressure, than so be it. Its called freedom and people here certainly have the option of having that freedom.

In regards to regulation you have it exactly backwards. Noted economist and Hoover institution member Thomas Sowell of Stanford University just wrote a book that details the events that led to the financial meltdown. While he is a conservative author he simply lays out the facts, the numbers, the legislation of what exactly happened all along that led to the subprime fiasco. In a nutshell the regulators largely caused the whole problem with a series of laws and directives to Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac to start lending to lower income people and minorities in the name of political correctness and what people like Barney Frank like to call “fairness”. It is not lack of regulation that is the root of the problem. It is the regulation and the self absorbed socialist tinkerers like Frank that overregulated and started telling banks, Fannie mae, etc. who they should be lending to and then making sure they did it. That is the whole crux of the problem. You just choose to ignore it because it doesn’t fit into your worldview.

And now you want to compound the problem even further by now having lawyers like Obama pretend that they know 2 cents about business and economics so they can further screw things up with even more government intereference. People like you with this misplaced faith in politicians and lawyers running the economy are nothing short of flat out amazing.

H OBAMA

May 22nd, 2009
12:29 pm

ALL YOU PEOPLE TALKING BAD ABOUT THE GREATEST AND COOLEST PREZ SINCE SLICK WILLY ARE GOING TO HAVE YOUR TAXES HIKED. HIKED IS THAT A FOOTBALL TERM? DON’T TELL ME I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT FOOSBALL. TAX TAX TAX SPEND SPEND SPEND I AM GOING TO OUT SPEND THE LAST ADMINISTRATION BY A BUNCH. BLOGGERS NEED TO PAY MORE TAX WATCH OUT

Cobb Dawg

May 22nd, 2009
12:30 pm

Objective Commentator,
PTC Jacket &
DirtyDawg:

Why don’t you take your “political discourse” and private debate over to one of those “civil forums” where bloggers spend their time arguing about politics, and leave us the hell alone? Can you say “time, place, manner?” Your comments are not appropriate to this civil form. Thank you.

Cobb Dawg

May 22nd, 2009
12:32 pm

Attila the Hun,

That means you, too. Please follow Objective commentator to the AJC political blogs. Thank you for consideration for the rest of us.

Attila the hun

May 22nd, 2009
12:34 pm

I’m done for the day with my ranting. You guys can have the blogs back. I’m outta here.

Anonymous, Too

May 22nd, 2009
12:35 pm

Anyone else want to engage in political BULLSH!T? Then EXIT our college football blog NOW!

PTC Jacket

May 22nd, 2009
12:35 pm

Objective Commentator: Wasn’t the Glass-Steagal Act repealed by President Clinton in 1999? And replaced by The 1999 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act? Yeah, good job. It reallllly worked.

Anyway, I have better things to do. All I wanted to do was jab at you for pulling the racist card, which was unnecessary. Peace out.

Cobb Dawg

May 22nd, 2009
12:39 pm

PTC Jacket,

Just couldn’t let it go, could you?

Try to have a nice day, and come back when you want to talk about football.

Me

May 22nd, 2009
12:43 pm

Layla–Hilarious post plus a nice break from this political garbage!

PTC Jacket

May 22nd, 2009
12:45 pm

Cobb Dawg: I never saw your post, nor anybody else’s when I posted mine. I had to pay attention to something else, then I came back and posted it without updating the blog. Whoopdedoo.