If you don’t know, I am a fantasy sports junky and a CSPAN addict. I mean I have badges and shit and been playing since about 1995. From ESPN to the Sporting News, I have had a many of fantasy tems covering baseball, basketball and football. What many of you do know, via the reading and mental consumption of my tractates posted on this Blog, is that also am an astute follower of politics and politrix. Looking at CSPAN today, I noticed that these folks were passing Bills, was amazed because I had never seen the process work so well since “I’m just a Bill on Capitol Hill” School house rock days – I may be dating my self. But what I came to find out was that the were voting on two things:
H.Res. 697 - Commending Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre for establishing a National Football League record for most career touchdown passes, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Kagen / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
H.Res. 654 - Congratulating the Phoenix Mercury for winning the 2007 Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Championship (Sponsored by Rep. Pastor / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
I was puzzled that my money was going for them to vote on these resolutions when the taxes on my 11 acres going up steadily each year. I mean it’s cool to honor folk, but do they need to take it to the floor for a vote? I’m down with H.Res. 630 (Congratulated the Warner Robins, Georgia Little League Baseball on winning the 2007 Little League World Series Championship - Sponsored by Rep. Marshall / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) and things of hat nature, but can’t they send an email around?
Afterwards, I just so happened to run across a new fantasy league. It is called the Fantasy Congress, and a person can pick up to seven represenatives, from either side of the house to make a team. I couldn’t resist the temptation to set up my own league and draft my stating line-up.
Each person can have a team comprised of upper-senators, lower senators All-stars (senior representatives), a supporting line-up mid-range representatives) and rookies (junior representatives). Points are given for six categories 1] legislative success, 2] voting attendance, 3] Maverick score (having guts to break and vote against party lines), 4] speeches, 5] national news media coverage and 6] local news media coverage.
I was even allowed the chance to extend my season beyond the limits of the active congress and senate so I set mine to one year. Now why am I saying this? Well I set up a league and it has room for 23 folks. Since they ain’t working for us from a representation perspective, we may as well get some use out of them as quasi-athletes. So what yawl say, who down to play some fantasy congress? I’ll be waiting. The League is called the Rawdawgbufalo Libetarian blogosphere and the password is 9andahalfby6.
Let’s do this.