Bisonfan, I guess you did not think the government should mettle in Enron, Ma Bell break up, airline regulations, etc, the list goes on an on.
Since the BCS is basically a profit making enterprise, it is more reasons to have the US Government step in and help to regulate the practice of college football.
My predictions the BE will never lose BCS membership is based on the fact that US Congress is breathing down the backs of the College Presidents and reasons for baby steps in the 5th access bowl. Most of these College Presidents report to the Governors of the states and US Congress has a big influence on spending provided to the states and the Governors are not going to go against the hand that feeds them.
A playoff is just around the corner because the BCS simply does not work, limits partipation from every division 1A school, and is not run by the NCAA.
US Congress could simple work to reverse the court decision won by Georgia and Oklahoma that help with the creation of BCS and return control back to the NCAA to regulate and manage college football the same as all the other sports.
The BCS issues would then be resolved.
Yes US Congress please step in and help to clean up the mess created by the BCS. Yesterday would not be soon enough.
But the BCS is not cooking their books, they don't have a monopoly on college sports (NAIA), and their are no federal regulations that are part of the NCAA to be taken off.
They're doing nothing illegal. Why should they just step in and change things simply because they want to?