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Right there, looking into Joey's eyes, it all came back in a rush. Why I do what I do. Defending the defenseless, protecting the disenfranchised corporations that have been abandoned by their very own consumers: the logger, the sweatshop foreman, the oil driller, the land mine developer, the baby seal poacher...

Even the devil needs an advocate: thus J.C. Watts' happiness to represent the BCS among a long list of other organizations including NASCAR, the ACLU, and AIDS, as a registered lobbyist. It beats being the 1990s Token Black Republican on the Sunday talk show circuit (besides George Will, of course.) but leading up to a possible gubernotorial bid next year,

Oklahoma voters could break it down thusly:

Pros: J.C. Watts and his firm openly buttress a system that has seen the Sooners play for the national title four times in the past decade, thus benefitting the Oklahoma football program immensely.


The Baby Seal Poachers of the world need representing, but footage of the clubbins' don't help the case if the people putting them out are It's really just miserable coincidence Oklahoma lost three out of four of the title games they reached: two were close, while one was inevitable, since the only thing cancelling out Pete Carroll's plan to WIN FOREVER is Vince Young and the one game they lose in the Pac-10 annually (as mandated by conference contract, and determined by random coin toss prior to season.)

Still, feel free to blame J.C. Watts. If you have to blame anyone for the streak, go ahead and blame the lobbyist, who's merely doing the subtle, behind-the-scenes work the uproarious BCS website does in public. Your mother told you that? Your mother's not a football professional, is she? So how would she know the BCS isn't the best possible way of determining a champion in college football?

You don't like the BCS WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA?