Utah Fans Can Cry Me a River, and Then Jump In

FastTimesintheSEC.comContributor IApril 1, 2009

MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  Brandon Spikes #51 of the Florida Gators holds up the winning trophy after the FedEx BCS National Championship Game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

As mentioned last week, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) got all into a tizzy about his constituents' state university getting no love from the BCS and left on the outside looking in as Florida and Oklahoma played for the national title. Senator Hatch was seeking our elected officials to take a look into the BCS.

Tony Barnhart penned a column that was spot on as to why the BCS should be left alone. It wasn't just the human voters that shunned Utah, it was the computer polls as well.

There was also the fact that one-loss Big12 and SEC teams were a lot more impressive—they come from highly competitive leagues with championship games. It's a no-brainer.

Lastly, our members of Congress sure as hell have a lot bigger fish flopping around in their laps than to try and tinker with a system, albeit not perfect, that has generally gotten it right. But maybe they need a misdirection play or two right now.

One last point that Barnhart emphatically made is that the BCS was untouchable as far as being able to withstand legal scrutiny under the antitrust laws.

But guess what? Now the Utah Attorney General is expected to file an antitrust suit against the BCS in June.

Hell hath no fury like a Ute scorned.

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