By Wyatt Earp | January 30, 2010
President Obama is considering sticking his big nose into the college football playoff issue. And really, why wouldn’t he? College football’s BCS system is a matter of national importance, so much more than say, unemployment, the economy, health care, two wars . . .
Dude, it’s enough. Seriously.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review.
In the letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, obtained by The Associated Press, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote that the Justice Department is reviewing Hatch’s request and other materials to determine whether to open an investigation into whether the BCS violates antitrust laws.
Orrin Hatch is an idiot. “Violates antitrust laws” is politician-speak for “we need a bulls**t reason to meddle into something we know nothing about.
Several lawmakers and many critics want the BCS to switch to a playoff system, rather than the ratings system it uses to determine the teams that play in the championship game.
Weich made note of the fact that President Barack Obama, before he was sworn in, had stated his preference for a playoff system. In 2008, Obama said he was going to “to throw my weight around a little bit” to nudge college football toward a playoff system, a point that Hatch stressed when he urged Obama last fall to ask the department to investigate the BCS.
Look, I’d like to see a playoff system, too, but this is so out of the realm for the president of the United States that it’s embarrassing. I realize that Obama has been trying to run every aspect of our lives, but this has to stop. Like right now.