And the Mascots I Have Trapped Have All Become My Pets

I don't know what's more tragic: The fact that a college kid is willing to go homeless in his single-minded pursuit of changing college football's Bowl Championship Series system, or the fact that he's doing so not near the Indianapolis headquarters of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, but rather in Washington, D.C.

Even though his choice of city is inarguably more expensive (and filled with more malarial filth-creatures), in terms of proximity to change-agents, it's probably (and crazy-makingly) the right one. Here's hoping the kid's family, at the least, can talk some sense into him.

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  • Tomcat1066||

    Of all the things to occupy their time with, Congress keeps getting involved in college football. It's a miracle we haven't been invaded yet.

  • ||

    He clearly has too much time on his hands and at least one screw loose.

  • PantsFan||

    I thought Barry O was going to fix this?

  • ||

    What's the homeless guy on the right side of the picture protesting? The designated hitter rule, perhaps? Or maybe the lax rules on traveling in the NBA?

  • ||

    What a maroon.

  • Warty||

    In college, he said, he was living "a half-empty life." But now, he said, he has given his all for what he believes in.

    Bless his heart.

  • ||

    What's the homeless guy on the right side of the picture protesting? The designated hitter rule, perhaps? Or maybe the lax rules on traveling in the NBA?
    Blood doping in curling.

  • K.T.||

    Sadly emblematic of the American psyche -- "I've identified a problem, I think the government should solve it."

    Hopefully, he goes to lobby Ron Paul who asks, "why the hell are you in Washington... NCAA headquarters is 600 miles from here."

  • The Angry Optimist||

    Or maybe the lax rules on traveling in the NBA?



    oh, I suppose you think that players shouldn't be allowed to walk, like, nine steps for that awesome dunk?

  • ||

    They should just dispense with dribbling altogether. Just sounds plain unsanitary.

  • ||

    In college, he said, he was living "a half-empty life." But now, he said, he has given his all for what he believes in.


    Thank goodness he's planning for the future. What exactly was he going to do once he wrapped this all up? Go on a speaking tour? Write a book? Sounds to me like its a lazy douche that wants someone else to write his ticket. Fuck him and his 'cause'.

  • ||

    A Nirvana reference, Matt? Really?

  • Hugh Akston||

    He clearly has too much time on his hands and at least one screw loose.

    fk, in responding to a post about a guy who actually watches college football, and is lobbying in the most asinine possible way, that also involves Congress, and is posted by Matt Welch, you really, really have to be more precise with your pronoun referents.

  • ||

    It's ok to eat fish, because they don't have any feelings.

  • ||

    Epi- What would you have gone with? "Pets" by Porno for Pyros?

  • robc||

    Tomcat,

    Better football than health care.

  • robc||


    nine steps for that awesome dunk?


    Its not a fixed number like that. The rule is very clear: (3 + # of all-star appearances) steps.

  • Tomcat1066||

    robc: True, but I was hoping for things like repealing the Patriot Act, legalizing pot, things like that.

    I know...them giving up control is far, far to much to hope for, but I guy can dream, right?

  • Rich||

    It's just a warm-up for American Idol.

    Anyway, how did "Bats for Rats" night ever work out?

  • MJ||

    It a shame that "what he believes in" is so stunningly trivial and unimportant to the stuff that actually matters in life.

  • Jim||

    What a douche...our country will be better off when everyone just accepts that college sports is a racket. The only difference between it and Mexican donkey shows is that to the best of my knowledge there aren't self satisfied politicos trying to pass legislation to preserve the 'integrity' of the donkey show.

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