Government in Control of Everything – Including College Football

We’ve heard this before, but here it is again, courtesy of a Republican Orrin Hatch (R-UT) who was “steamed” that his team didn’t get a chance at the BCS title last year.

This from DOJ Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich:

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.

“The
administration shares your belief that the current lack of a college
football national championship playoff with respect to the highest
division of college football … raises important questions affecting
millions of fans, colleges and universities, players and other
interested parties,” Weich wrote.

I understand that the BCS Championship may (or may not) need an overhaul, but do we need an act of Congress to do it?