Jesus this day gets better and better. Dan Wetzel for Yahoo! Sports has been on the forefront of taking down the BCS’s hypocrisies for years, even publishing a book about it all this past season. To add to the NCAA’s embarrassment this morning, Wetzel dropped this bomb on them too! There are big things going on, so glad Wetzel was able to join in on the party with another strategically aimed dagger to the NCAA’s heart. From Yahoo! Sports:
The Bowl Championship Series is so troubled by the graft exposed in Tuesday’s Fiesta Bowl corruption report that it appointed a special “task force.” Among the members is an athletics director who accepted a free Caribbean cruise from the Orange Bowl just last summer.
Yes, there’s nothing like having a guy – in this case, Southern Mississippi’s Richard Giannini – who takes lavish gifts from one bowl game to judge another bowl game for giving out lavish gifts.
The obvious news from Tuesday’s 276-page Fiesta Bowl report is that longtime CEO John Junker was fired and is in major legal trouble, in part because of the eye-popping way his bowl game was run – $1,200 strip-joint bills tend to generate news interest. The real issue is that the BCS is doing what the Fiesta Bowl originally tried to do: conduct a shallow investigation and hope the party is allowed to rage on.
As a person who follows sports news religiously, I can freely attest that I have never witnessed anything like has happened today. The NCAA is getting completely hammered from all angles and it’s like the journalism community today decided to fight back against the collective NCAA bully by bodyslamming them the way that fat kid did a couple weeks ago in the now famous video.
Anxious to see where this goes.