According to a story on ESPN.com:
Taking aim at a BCS system he said "consistently misfires," a member of Congress planned to introduce legislation Wednesday that would force college football to adopt a playoff to determine the national champion.
Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, didn't specify what sort of playoff he wants -- only that the BCS should go.
He said the bill -- being co-sponsored by Reps. Bobby Rush, an Illinois Democrat, and Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican -- "will prohibit the marketing, promotion, and advertising of a postseason game as a 'national championship' football game, unless it is the result of a playoff system. Violations of the prohibition will be treated as violations of the Federal Trade Commission Act as an unfair or deceptive act or practice."
"Curly" Joe Barton
Bobby "Moe" Rush
Michael "Larry" McCaul
Congressman Barton, Rush and McCaul apparently think they rule us. What business is it of Congress to decide how college football is run? Will they next introduce a bill designating the strike zone in baseball? How about the allowable curvature of the blade on a hockey stick? I missed the part of the Constitution that authorizes Congress to run college sports.