College Football Will Know Orrin Hatch by the Trail of Dead

Fightin’ Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), whose home-state Utah Utes were shut out of the national-championship discussion last season, will soon introduce legislation to do away with the Bowl Championship Series:

“As I have said before, the BCS system is anti-competitive, unfair and un-American. I am looking forward to exploring what legislative remedies might be applied to fix a system that violates our nation’s antitrust laws by placing non-BCS universities at a serious competitive disadvantage.”

Normally, I’d object to this kind of transparent pandering, but I’m prepared to swallow my principles if it leads to a playoff system in college football. My only regret? That the certifiable Zell Miller is no longer around to challenge the BCS computer to pistols at dawn …


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