Football Folly

Winner of the “Most Frivolous Legislation Filed Yet” Award goes to Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rio Grande City). He wants to micro-manage college football schedules of Texas A&M and the University of Texas.


Mr. Guillen is a pleasant and affable fellow. Like me, he’s a graduate of Texas A&M. But unlike me, Mr. Guillen wants the legislature to require the Aggies and the Longhorns to play an annual football game.

I miss the A&M-UT match-ups as much or more as anyone… but a legislative mandate? Really? Maybe they should balance the budget without gimmicks first? Cut a few taxes? End a few regulations?

Since the Texas House won’t even correctly record its time in the House Journal, I’m pretty sure legislators shouldn’t be micromanaging anyone else’s schedules – football or otherwise.

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Michael is president and CEO of Empower Texans, and its premier project, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capital Hill staffer, think tank vice president and an Eagle Scout, Sullivan is married with three children. He divides his time between the Metroplex, the rest of Texas, and Austin.

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