Posts Tagged ‘BCS’

Death to the BCS!

March 29, 2011

John Junker, Fiesta Bowl

SOON-TO-BE PRISON SEX SLAVE, JOHN JUNKER

Just as we predicted!

Following numerous criminal acts, the Fiesta Bowl may be defunct. The BCS has announced they are going to make the Fiesta Bowl petition to get back into the Bowl Championship Series. Ouch! This follows an investigation which revealed former Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker bribed politicians and used tax exempt money to go to strip clubs. Junker also threw himself a $30,000 birthday party with 501(3)(C) non-profit money. He was fired today by the Fiesta Bowl.

The Fiesta Bowl was destroyed thanks to the heroic efforts of Playoff PAC. The organization obtained the Fiesta Bowl’s tax records under the Freedom of Information Act. They determined that the Fiesta Bowl and Junker broke numerous tax and federal election laws. Playoff PAC did their own investigation following a 2009 expose by an Arizona newspaper.

Should the Fiesta Bowl go away as an official BCS game, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is already waiting in the wings to introduce a revised Cotton Bowl held at Cowboys Stadium as a Bowl Championship Series substitute.

CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN

November 5, 2010

How awesome would it be if some college football and BCS officials were actually sent to prison because of the corrupt system that permiates the sport? Think that’s impossible? Think again.

The Attorney General for the state of Utah met yesterday with the Justice Department. The sole reason for that meeting was to discuss pursuing antitrust violations against the Bowl Championship Series.

College Bowl officials have already been revealed to be criminal scumbags and tax cheats thanks to several investigative reports. However, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch may now be going after the BCS over antitrust issues and possibly even their tax exempt status.

Utah politicians are trying to force the BCS to move to a college football playoff system. Hatch may even be willing to work with Democratic President Barrack Obama, who also favors a playoff format, in order to effect change in the current system.

COLLEGE BOWL OFFICIALS AREN’T JUST EVIL, THEY’RE ALSO CRIMINALS

September 23, 2010

 

Everybody knows the college football bowl system is corrupt. Here’s the proof.

A political action committee called Playoff PAC is claiming in a report today that several college football bowl officials are abusing tax law by taking excessive salaries and perks while lobbying politicians and claiming tax-exempt status.

Playoff PAC used six lawyers and an accountant, working for free, to scour thousands of pages of documents and tax returns. They plan on filing an IRS complaint against the directors of the Sugar, Orange and Fiesta Bowls.

Playoff PAC points out that Fiesta Bowl director John Junker made over $600,000 last year. (This blog has previously written about how corrupt Junker is.) That average salary of a CEO running a “non-profit” the size of the Fiesta Bowl is $180,000 per-year.

THE BCS IS SO SCREWED

January 30, 2010

Finally! Something that can enjoy truly bipartisan support. Kill the BCS.

Multiple reports indicate the Obama administration may be looking to abolish the hated Bowl Championship Series and force a playoff in college football. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah had already formally requested a Justice Department investigation into the legality of the BCS. Now, an assistant attorney general is reportedly checking into the possibility of the Federal Trade Commission suing the BCS under consumer protection laws.

There is already pending legislation in Congress to eliminate the BCS not to mention a scandalous expose by an Arizona paper which may lead to jail time for several bowl executives. Obama came out in favor of a college football playoff while running for president.

AMERICA HATES CINDERELLA

January 5, 2010

CHEERLEADERS DIG BOISE STATE PLAYERS, BUT AS FOR THE REST OF AMERICA, THEY’RE JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU

It turns out everybody DOESN’T love the underdog.

Monday’s Fiesta Bowl, between Boise State and TCU, drew the lowest television ratings  in the history of the BCS. The game marked the first time in history that two schools from non-BCS conferences were matched up in a major bowl game.

The Boise State/TCU matchup was touted as a matchup of undefeated Cinderella teams. America couldn’t have cared less. The game drew a 4.2 rating (about 12.8 million viewers.) That makes it the least watched football game in the history of the Bowl Championship Series. The 4.2 rating/11 share was more than a full point lower than the previous low of a 5.4 rating in last year’s Orange Bowl between virginia Tech and Cincinnati.

Many media experts had predicted the ratings disaster. KTVB TV in Boise does a good job of breaking it down.

ANTI-BCS AD TO AIR BEFORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

January 5, 2010

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The ad was payed for by a group called “Playoff PAC.”

ARE FIESTA BOWL EXECUTIVES GOING TO JAIL?

December 19, 2009

John Junker, Fiesta Bowl

FIESTA BOWL CEO JOHN JUNKER: LOOKS BAD IN YELLOW BUT MAY SOON BE WEARING STRIPES

Everybody hates the BCS bowl system. In the latest poll, 90% of fans said they wanted a college football playoff.

But have you ever wondered how such a vile, evil, corrupt system continues to exist? After all, on the surface, it makes no sense. Every other sport in the world settles their championship ON the field. Not by polls, computers and back room deals.

Well, it turns out one of the reasons for the continued existence of the BCS is that officials from one of its major bowls have been caught flat out bribing politicians. The Arizona Republic interviewed current and former employees of the Fiesta Bowl. The employees told the paper that the Fiesta Bowl encouraged them to write campaign contribution checks to political candidates that were friendly towards the bowl. They were then reimbursed with “bonus” checks from the Fiesta Bowl in amounts directly related to their political contributions.

If the Arizona Republic allegations are true, then the Fiesta Bowl likely broke federal campaign finance  laws. The article has found five Fiesta Bowl employees who admitted to participating in the political contribution scheme. The newspaper then confirmed the employees’ political contributions through public records and matched up the bonus checks they received.

The article also details all sorts of other shady and possibly illegal activities by the Fiesta Bowl. For instance, Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker awarded himself a $125,000 interest free loan.

Finally, politicians weren’t the only ones bribed. It was also revealed (through their own tax records) that the Fiesta Bowl spent $4 million on lobbyists, trips, dinners and golf retreats to “build relationships” with people like athletic directors throughout the country. Those athletic directors are the very same individuals who vote on whether to have a college football playoff or maintain the current corrupt bowl system.

CONGRESS TRYING TO ABOLISH THE BCS

December 7, 2009

EVIL BCS OFFICIALS SHOWN HERE SWEARING THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO SATAN

The Wall Street Journal features an article today detailing an upcoming vote in Congress aimed at forcing a college football playoff system. The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold hearings this week on “The College Football Playoffs Act of 2009” (H.R. 390). The bill apparently has bipartisan support.

A spokesman for one congressman called the BCS “a moneymaking cartel.” The proposed law would prohibit the BCS from any marketing of or calling their title game a “national championship.”

BCS TO CONGRESS: SCREW YOU

December 4, 2009

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The executive director of the Bowl Championship Series told the Idaho Statesman newspaper yesterday that pressure by Congress will have no effect on whether the Boise State University football team gets invited to a BCS bowl game. BSU is currently undefeated and ranked sixth in the nation in the BCS’s own poll. Still, despite the fact that there were congressional hearings earlier this year on how to make the BCS more inclusive, Bill Hancock openly scoffed at the thought that his organization had to include Boise State in this year’s Bowl Championship Series. Hancock says that “Congress has better things to do.”

The Broncos, even at 13-0, may get shut out of the big money Bowl Championship Series games. That’s mainly because Boise State doesn’t belong to one of the six conferences with official BCS series ties that mandate a major bowl appearance. According to the Statesman, 91.3% of the BCS bowl invitations in the last five years went to teams from those six conferences. This despite the fact that those six teams represent only 55% of the schools in college football.

For the first time ever, Boise State University president Bob Kustra actually appeared to threaten the BCS. Kustra said,

“If I was in their shoes and I was watching the mounting pressure for change. I would for this year want to think about what I could do to demonstrate that we’re more interested in access and fairness than it may have appeared in the past.”

Should another smaller school appear to get screwed by the BCS yet again, Congress may indeed act and try to order a playoff system for college football. Congress has the hammer of being able to strip the NCAA and the BCS of their non-profit status. At that point, the NCAA could literally have to pay billions of dollars in taxes from their tv money. Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has also threatened the BCS with a Justice Department probe. Last season, the University of Utah was denied a chance to play for a national championship despite going undefeated. President Obama is also on record as favoring a college football playoff system.

BCS HIRES DOUCHENOZZLE FORMER BUSH PRESS SECRETARY TO IMPROVE THEIR PR IMAGE

November 23, 2009

ARI FLEISCHER

A recent poll by Sports Illustrated found that only 10% of college football fans are in favor of the current BCS system. The response by the NCAA and the BCS has been to hire more lobbyists and a public relations firm to help turn the tide of public opinion.

Last week, the Bowl Championship Series hired Bill Hancock as its first-ever executive director. Step 1:  Hancock’s first action was to create a BCS Twitter site. Naturally, that has been a complete failure with fans along with the new BCS Facebook site. The BCS now has a whopping 99 Facebook “friends” worldwide. Step 2: Hancock has hired a PR firm to spin the “positive aspects” of the BCS system.

Hancock has tabbed Ari Fleischer Communications as the official public relations firm of the BCS. Fleischer is the former press secretary for U.S. President George W. Bush. On the front page of the website for Fleischer’s company, they brag that their firm can: “help you handle the bad news and take advantage of the good.”

Fleischer was previously hired by the Green Bay Packers to help them handle the public relations fiasco of Brett Favre’s departure. Hey, Packer fans. How’s that working out for you?

Fleischer’s media resume now includes the following successes:

* Served as Communications Director for the President who was arguably the most unpopular chief executive with the media, and certainly got the worst press and publicity, of any POTUS in recent U.S. history

* Received a personal testimonial from Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig on the Ari Fleischer Sports Communications website for the way he expertly coached him on how to deal with the media and helped shape his public image

* Was hired by the Green Bay Packers to help shape the club’s image following their decision to let qb legend Brett Favre go. That situation has worked out so well that even Iraqi detainees are now giving Packer fans crap over letting Favre go

* Although he refuses to name all of his clients, there are rumors that Fleischer was paid by former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds to advise him on his obviously stellar media relationships. Fleischer DID specifically advise MLB on their handling of Bonds and the whole steroids scandal

Wow! That’s quite a record. Good to know the same guy who originally developed George W. Bush’s media strategy, advised MLB on how to handle the steroids crisis, and got paid by the Packers to spin Brett Favre’s departure is now advising the BCS. If nothing else, that should result in a playoff system for college football.

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DO YOU THINK GREEN BAY PACKERS GM TEDDY THOMPSON IS HAPPY WITH THE JOB ARI FLEISCHER HAS DONE FOR HIM?