Out of this whole football conference realignment battle between West Virginia University and the University of Louisville. Reportedly, Kentucky US Senator Mitch McConnell (R) has lobbied with a former Senate colleague, University of Oklahoma President, David Boren to have the Big 12 Conference take Louisville rather than West Virginia.
Meantime, in West Virginia US Senators Jay Rockefeller (D) and Joe Manchin (D) are lobbing salvos at McConnell, with Manchin threatening to hold a Senate hearing if McConnell interfered with WVU’s offer to join the Big 12 AFTER that offer was made.
Really, with our economy in the dumper and unemployment close to 10% nationally and millions more under-employed, the smart guys in Washington are worried about who plays in what football conference? Really? It’s all about votes, nothing more, nothing less. And I’m laughing because the alternatives are depressing.