Mr. President: Some sports changes for your consideration

In case you haven’t heard, Barack Obama has an appointment today. At 11:56 a.m. he’ll raise his right hand and repeat the time-honored oath:
“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability get rid of the BCS, aluminum bats, sideline reporters and Terrell Owens.”
Or something like that.
We realize Obama has bigger problems to tackle than the Yankees’ thirst for world dominance. We also hope he realizes starting a college football playoff is as important as stopping global warming, not to mention more scientifically valid.
Polls show that Obama’s endorsement of a playoff swung the election in his favor. Sure, the polls may have been of drunken males wearing Utah, Texas and USC caps, but the nation’s sports constituency cannot be ignored.

Like unions and environmentalists, Obama owes us. We hope his vow to “throw my weight around” with a college playoff doesn’t turn out to be mere campaign pandering.

orlandosentinel.com
1/20/09