Should congress get into the business of football?

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    Feb 01, 2008 5:22 PM GMT
    That was a rhetorical question.

    Sen. Arlen Specter, R-PA, wants an investigation into the NFL regarding the destruction of game tapes created by the New England Patriots.

    I'm pretty sure there's a war going on and grave concerns about the economy. Do we pay our senators to get involved with frivolous things like sports when so many more important problems continue unsolved?

    Write Arlen Specter here and tell him to get back to work.
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    Feb 01, 2008 6:18 PM GMT
    Thanks for sharing Rugger!! Can't they stick to social/environmental/safety and other important MORE relevant issues?!?!?! COME ON Senators!!!!
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    Feb 01, 2008 6:23 PM GMT
    They obviously do not have enough to do, or don't know what to do about the problems they have. Maybe all the lobbyist that have them in their back pocket have got them so tied up in knots they are paralyzed to take action on the really important stuff like health care, the economy, social security, eduction or the environment. I would be icon_redface.gif to be a Senator after seeing this report.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Feb 01, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    And yet people cared when they were investigating baseball for steroids.

    In general, I've got mixed feelings on this. In principle, it's abhorrent that they would waste their time on these sorts of things. In practice, it can keep them occupied from badly screwing up things which really matter.
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    Feb 01, 2008 9:28 PM GMT
    For what's worth, they shouldn't be sticking their nose in the baseball mess either. I was against it.
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    Feb 01, 2008 9:33 PM GMT
    XRuggerATX saidFor what's worth, they shouldn't be sticking their nose in the baseball mess either. I was against it.



    They need stay out of ALL that! That's why there are Football and Baseball Commissions! Let them handle this situation(s)!!!
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    Feb 01, 2008 9:36 PM GMT
    You've got to be kidding...

    Congress (and the President) focusing on sports is a sure sign of failure/incompetence...

    hmmm, Sen. Specter? Perhaps, he's sore that his boys from Philly (and Pitt) came up short against the Patriots...
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    Feb 01, 2008 10:40 PM GMT
    It's a popular fight among his constiuents in PA (Pitt and Philly lost many huge games to the Pats), and I think he's in a re-election fight. He probably doesn't care about the rest of us anyway, but email away...you never know how it might help.
  • irishkcguy

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    Feb 01, 2008 10:43 PM GMT
    I don't mind the congressional hearings about steroids in baseball, but a Senate hearing about Spygate is pretty ridiculous.
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    Feb 02, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    Like the steroid witch hunt, this is more just wasted tax dollars.