In the biggest waste of legislative time since the baseball steroid hearings, the US Senate may look into the way the BCS determines the number one college football team in the country.

The Senator pushing for hearings is Utah’s Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee. Why does he care? Because the University of Utah went undefeated last season but wasn’t considered for the national championship.

Boo freaking hoo. It’s one thing to criticize the BCS (as even Obama has), but it’s another thing to politicize it and expend valuable time on it in any official capacity. Someone needs to take Hatch — and any other politician who supports this nonsense — aside and remind them that this is not the role of government, and if you advocate for hearings on matters such as this you can no longer go around claiming you want less government.