Posts Tagged ‘Fiesta Bowl’

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.

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.

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.