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More yahoos with way too much time on their hands

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, May 6, 2009.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I realize this is roughly the equivalent of PETA telling people they shouldn't eat hot dogs. But some group called Sport in Society thinks it'd be a great idea to create a cabinet level post in the White House to oversee sports in America.
    Are you freaking kidding me?
    I'm not sure what's more outrageous -- that this group thinks it has enough clout to propose this and get a serious response from the White House; or that the AP wrote an actual honest to god story about it.

    From the AP:
  2. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    The thing that is more outrageous is that there will be a lot of people in Washington excited about the prospects of growing the bureaucracy.......
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest


    Secretary ... I like the sound of that.
  4. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    What, AP couldn't track down Obama and Biden having hamburgers again???

    Obviously, the Sport in Society group needs to get a little perspective. The president helping efforts to bring the Summer Olympics to his country? Yes. The president helping to organize youth sports better? Uh, that's where parents, families and others in the community take the ball and run with it.
  5. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    You shut up. Sport in Society tries just as hard as the other lobbying groups.
  6. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Or not.

    Even liberals think this is a stupid idea.
  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering if there will be a Deputy Undersecretary of Making Sure T-Ball Photos Run.
  8. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Give them a trophy.
  9. kleeda

    kleeda Active Member

    We're layering regulations on other free enterprise, why not sports?
  10. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Britain's government has a minister for sport, usually charged with helping the Olympic committee and Football association with attracting events, and helping policing of fans.

    I'm not seeing how this is so outlandish
  11. Of course you don't.

  12. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Well, yes, because what we certainly need to do is add millions, or probably billions, more to the annual budget, particularly to find someone to be in charge of making sure that gym classes are fair and aren't forcing kids to play dodge ball.....
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