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HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Fourth and Goal

With only a few weeks left until college football season kicks off, Sen. Orrin Hatch isn’t letting up on his fight against the sport’s controversial system of picking which teams play for the national championship.

[IMGCAP(1)]In an opinion piece for ESPN.com, the Utah Republican blasts the Bowl Championship Series, saying it is unfair and runs afoul of anti-trust laws. He suggests that a Justice Department investigation into the system might be in order.

Hatch’s piece comes on the heels of a Senate anti-trust subcommittee hearing he chaired last week that focused on the legality of the BCS.

Of course, Hatch isn’t just a concerned Member of Congress — he also is a jilted fan. The University of Utah’s football team went undefeated last season, but did not vie for the national title because it didn’t qualify through the BCS’ computer-based (and little-understood) rankings system.

Pop to Rap. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee made waves (and headlines, too) with her appearance at Michael Jackson’s funeral and her push to get Congress to pay tribute to the late pop star. But the Texas Democrat’s musical tastes apparently go beyond “Thriller—: She’s slated to attend a Houston celebration next week honoring rapper Trae.

Jackson Lee will be in the company of artists including Shawty Lo, Slim Thug, J-Dawg, Rich Boy and Big Tyme at the event. Houston’s second annual “Trae Day— will feature family activities and musical performances.

Guess there’s room on her iPod for all kinds of musical genres.

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