Fiesta Bowl Stays in BCS, Dept of Justice Continues Investigating Cartel

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As you might have just heard, the Fiesta Bowl will be allowed to remain part of the Bowl Championship Series, though it must pay a $1 million fine (which sounds like a lot of money, but really isn’t in the grand spectrum when you consider their annual earnings history) for apparent illegal campaign contributions and inappropriate spending.

The BCS presidential oversight committee made the “slap-on-the-wrist” style decision Wednesday, which allows the Fiesta Bowl to continue to be part of the system for deciding a college football national champion. The NCAA also added that they will increase supervision of the bowl, which means…probably not much, except they’re now on double secret probation.

It was the Fiesta Bowl’s malfeasance and corruption that has brought more attention to the cartel that is the BCS. The Department of Justice is currently investigating the OPEC of big money sports, and NCAA President Mark Emmert and BCS Director Bill Hancock are doing little more than playing the denial and ignorance game.

By Paul M. Banks

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