Pro to the question "Should College Football Replace the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) with a Playoff System?"
"It's December and the BCS is in chaos again. We have two excellent undefeated teams that are going to play for the so-called national championship, the University of Texas and the University of Alabama... [O]nce again this year we have three undefeated teams – TCU, Boise State and the University of Cincinnati – that have played the same number of games, played the same of opponents and their players and fans have no chance to say that they might play in the ultimate game of football and be the national champions...
Eighty to 90 percent of the revenue generated by the bowls in college football goes to the BCS schools. If the fans think the BCS is about picking the best team, or teams, to play in the championship, they’re wrong."
Statement on the "College Football Playoff Act of 2009" made to the US House of Representatives Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, Dec. 9, 2009
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to sports policy. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to college football legislation.
Involvement and Affiliations:
US Representative (R-TX), 1985-present
Chair, Committee on Energy and Commerce, US House of Representatives, 2004-2007
Consultant, Atlantic Richfield Oil and Gas Company, 1982
Aide to Secretary of Energy James B. Edwards, White House Fellows Program, 1981-1982