Forget government corruption or corporate fraud. Three members of Congress want the Justice Department to investigate whether college football’s Bowl Championship Series is an illegal enterprise.Now I know you thought I was kidding, but I'm not. The good Rep from Hawaii has the valid point, why are only the biggest, most known schools allowed to play for the title? I'm telling you I think Boise State would have beaten Florida when they trounced Ohio State. Sure you give them a few scraps from the table, but only if they go undefeated.
Reps. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., and Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, are introducing a resolution rejecting the oft-criticized bowl system as an illegal restriction on trade because only the largest universities compete in most of the major bowl games. The resolution would require Justice’s antitrust division to investigate whether the system violates federal law.
The measure also would put Congress on record as supporting a college football playoff.
“Who elected these NCAA people? Who are they to decide who competes for the championship?” Abercrombie said at a press conference Thursday on Capitol Hill, gripping a souvenir University of Hawaii football.
Hopefully this will light the fire and get the BCS to realize that the current system is not acceptable and will work on that playoff system any day now...then there is reality.