Urgent Matters in Congress - NCAA football

Senate reviewing how college football picks No. 1

It might be good politics for Orrin Hatch of Utah to stand up against the BCS, but it is a waste of Congressional time and power in times like these.

Hatch said in a statement that the BCS system "has proven itself to be inadequate, not only for those of us who are fans of college football, but for anyone who believes that competition and fair play should have a role in collegiate sports."

I am also not a big fan of playoff systems crowning the "best" team. The best team at the end of the year should not be considered the best team in college football or any sport for that matter. Were the Patriots the best team in football two years ago when they went undefeated except for losing the Super Bowl? Of course they were. They were one of the best teams of all time. (This is coming from a Colts fan who is currently wearing a Colts shirt and despised the Patriots.) This whole mentality of deciding the best team through an end-of-the-season tournament is ridiculous. It's not that way in business or in school. Real life does not just reward people who are the best at the end. Just because a team can string together six great games does not make them the best basketball team in the land. Ridiculous.

But that is neither her nor there. The problem is something that has a societal impact rather than just sports entertainment. Congress should stay out of sports. They have enough to worry with the economy, North Korea, and the war on terror. Let the sports organizations handle themselves. A playoff system is inevitable, but it should not be Congress that creates it.