Lawmakers Throw Penalty Flag At BCS
"When President-elect Obama proposed last month that the BCS college ranking system should be replaced with a less byzantine playoff route to the championship bowl game, a lot of football fans in ruby-red states like Texas and Idaho started seeing change they could believe in.
Lovers of the University of Texas Longhorns were outraged to learn over the weekend that their team, despite an identical 11-1 record with top-rated Oklahoma -- and a win OVER the Sooners to boot -- was ranked below them in the BCS list, giving Oklahoma a ticket to the Big 12 Championship and a likely shot at the national title game."
So a bipartisan group of members of Congress are asking the President's help to revive a bill that would have DOJ investigate the BCS system for anti-trust violations. Can't hurt, might help.