Congressmen Joe Barton, Steve Cohen Announcing College Football Playoff Push

STILLWATER, OK - DECEMBER 03: Oklahoma State Cowboys fans hang on the goalpost after a 44-10 win against the Oklahoma Sooners at Boone Pickens Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Can Congress bring a postseason to college football?

College football will have a playoff one day. NCAA president Mark Emmert has called it "inevitable." The move for a plus-one game has gained support from nearly every FBS conference. The public overwhelmingly supports the institution of a legitimate postseason tournament.

Since gradual and eventual success is all but guaranteed and whoever finally gets it done will gain everlasting praise, now's the perfect time for Congress to get involved: 

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tennessee) will announce the formation of the Congressional Collegiate Sports Caucus at a press conference TODAY.

The new caucus will examine pressing issues facing college sports, especially issues that undermine the integrity of some of our nation's most prestigious, tax funded academic institutions.  The event will feature the announcement of a national campaign to push for a playoff in college football.  This effort includes the introduction of legislation that will advance this cause. 

If this helps, then great. Personal political views aside, I'm for just about anything that delivers an actual postseason to the country's finest sport. We can leave it at that.

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