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March 31st, 2009
04:00 PM ET

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Here’s your daily recap of the best feedback we got from YOU on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Email. Continue the conversation below. And remember, keep it brief, and keep it clean. Thanks!


American Morning viewers overwhelmingly scolded Congress for spending time on the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) playoff issues:

  • “I can't believe that Congress is actually wasting time whining about college football. Congress is fiddling while Wall Street and Main Street burn. Fix the economy, stupid!”

Others thought it was a good idea:

  • “Just as an FYI, Theodore Roosevelt helped to set up the NCAA back in 1905 or 1906 with the intention of making football safer for college kids, so there is a bit of precedent with a President "meddling" with college football.”


  • Bob – The President and the members of Congress could better serve the citizens of this country by, perhaps, devoting this time to reading their own legislation prior to voting or signing off on it. They might avoid such debacles as the AIG bonuses.
  • Kathy – Why should a computer/mathematical formula choose a winner in a physical competition? Makes no sense at all…. and yes, congress should weigh in. There is more to “American Life” than the economy, healthcare, energy, and education. They have probably accomplished more, worked harder in 70 days then most congress’s do in the first year – get off their case yeesh!
  • Jose – I am not a true fan of the BCS especially after last year when my team Texas did not go to the BCS Championship game, despite winning over Oklahoma. However this is truly ridiculous to know that our country is going down a very long recession and congress is spending time with this stuff. Apparently this shows how far apart the government really is with its citizens. No one is going to care if NCAA football gets a playoff, when we are losing homes, jobs, and our financial security. Mr. Government where is your priorities?
  • Neil – I don’t think that the Congress will burn the midnight oil stressing out over this issue and it will not be a high priority. However, as a college football fanatic, I am glad that they are at least trying to step in and address that there is a problem with the current BCS method.


  • Arthur – ABSOLUTELY! The school Presidents would like to keep it the way it is and it isn't, and hasn't worked...time for a CHANGE!
  • Torsten – Why does it take our Government to make this call?! MORE GOVERNMENT IS NOT THE ANSWER! They are in enough of our everyday business much less our recreational time! Wheather the BSC as it is today or changing to a playoff, lets get this country turned around FIRST and leave the small stuff to us! They were not elected to handle this BCS issue eventhough I want to see a playoff!
  • Eric – yes. the ncaa has run amok with exploiting these games in order to maximize ad revenue. the essence of college sports is not commercial, and it should be kept in check.


  • knitpurlgurl@amFIX College football is the last of my worries.. not losing my house, job, or healthcare ranks a bit higher.
  • Gene_Starwind@amFIX A Div 1-A playoff system is long overdue, but Congress should have nothing to do with it.
  • TopekaGreg@amFix Wouldn't it be nice if one of the biggest issues our country faced was the crowning of the college football national champion?
  • horsefly1013@amFIX No. Bowls should remain as they are, with what little tradition is left. Congress wastes to much time now.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Leah & Conor

    We are college students and watch CNN nearly every day, however, with all that we've seen on CNN over the last year we are not sure if we should be excited or discouraged to get out into the world. The state of the world economy, bailouts, ever decreasing job market, a war, and an endless list of despair leaves one wondering, how will we ever get passed this? Recently, we have found that that's not the point, and these are not the issues. We must pause for a moment and examine what is happening beneath the surface. People are trying to connect from across the globe to make changes in ways that haven't been explored on this scale, ever! Peacefully changing minds to unite as one global community. Was this one of the original hopes for the internet? Are these the sort of movements that the 21st century will be remembered for?

    This site has encouraged me, and you'll find that it will do the same for anyone. To believe that the state of despair in our world is temporary and a better world is soon to rise from what is now is essential to our generation as well as future generations.

    Although we have no affilation with the organization, we are hoping that you'll play a video from the site on a morning show.

    Conor & Leah

    April 2, 2009 at 1:29 am |
  2. Dave

    I enjoy your morning show however can you guys be a little more positive about the economy ? I understand that things are on a downturn in our country but the :gloom and doom" displayed by most of the anchors and your guests makes it worse. Be more positive and we can put this whole mess behind us. You have the voice.......... make it happen

    April 1, 2009 at 8:30 am |
  3. robert

    i have had enough of these radio people.....if anyone ever said one thing bad about the last president they would filp. now, thats all they do is bash the president.....i bet rush and sean and that nut levin all signed big 4 year contracts when Obama won. heres my thought, shutup, support your president and talk about something positive.

    rob, ny

    April 1, 2009 at 5:05 am |
  4. Mario Della Casa

    Thank you so much for taking a picture with the painting I created for you, that was very sweet of you to do, you and your baby were wonderful to paint Karin.


    March 31, 2009 at 4:38 pm |