armchair cultural observation since 1995

Quotation: Obama’s BCS beef

In simplest terms, this was a Nixonian strategy—an attempt by Obama to bathe himself in college football’s populist glow. But railing against the Bowl Championship Series is particularly astute. It’s the equivalent of calling for rock bands in the cafeteria in a student council election: Your constituents will love you for it, even if they understand it’s highly unlikely you’ll be able to deliver.

-Josh Levin, in a Slate.com article about President-Elect Barack Obama complaining about the BCS.

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