Here we go again on the BCS - antitrust - legislative hearing merry-go-round:
Three members of Congress want the Justice Department to investigate whether the Bowl Championship Series is an illegal enterprise.
Representatives Neil Abercrombie, Democrat of Hawaii; Lynn Westmoreland, Republican of Georgia; and Mike Simpson, Republican of Idaho, introduced a resolution saying the B.C.S. restricts trade because only the largest universities compete in its games. The resolution would require the Justice Department’s antitrust division to investigate if the B.C.S. violates federal law.
The measure, if it passes, would put Congress on record as supporting a postseason playoff.
The three lawmakers represent home-state universities with recent complaints against the B.C.S.
“Who elected these N.C.A.A. people?” Abercrombie said at a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill while gripping a souvenir University of Hawaii football. “Who are they to decide who competes for the championship?"
LOL! I'm not exactly the NCAA's mouthpiece, but I'd much rather that the NCAA -- not congress -- designed and managed the competition.