WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review...In all fairness to Obama and the Democrats, this issue is being pushed by a conservative Republican, Orrin Hatch of Utah. But it does raise the question: is there anything, anything at all, which the Republicans and Democrats can agree is simply not a matter for the federal government to get its meddling hands into?
"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..,"
Hatch, a Utah Republican, was steamed that his home state team was deprived of getting a chance to play for the title last year.
I'm pretty sure that when the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, they had no intention of delegating to the national government responsibility for deciding the mechanism whereby college football teams are designated the best in the country.
But hey, that just goes to show how much smarter modern politicians are than those dead ones.