|John Junker shaking hands with a pig.|
Here we go again. Another reason why the BCS blows and why there should be a playoff system in place for D1 football. In case you haven’t heard, Fiesta Bowl president and CEO (why they need this in the first place is beyond me) John Junker was canned for excepting bribes. O, John Junker fue despedido.
I guess making over $600,000 for a month’s worth of work a year wasn’t enough to be a piece of shite. He had to except another $46,000+. What a crock. How many other BCS bowls are doing this? Probably all of them. Who’s willing to do an investigation? No one. They would be bribed by the bowls not to say anything so what’s the point.
I have never talked to anyone who has said “The BCS is the tops! Look at how much they’ve helped the game and the students who play.” Complete opposite. Nobody likes the system so why have it. And yet, there are still teams who can’t stick to their guns and fight with the majority to not have this crappy system. If you can’t beat them, join them; right Utah, right TCU, right BYU. At least Utah and TCU has more of a case then BYU does. Hey Cougar fan, have you been to a BCS game? How many times are you going to make to the Las Vegas Bowl? So, instead of trying to fight for a revolution in college football, BYU gives the middle finger to every conference (not saying anyone would want them anyway) and arrogantly takes on the rest of the nation on their own.
This whole thing is perfect timing too. I love how it came out at the tail end of one of the most exciting NCAA basketball tournaments in recent history. Just proves the point of a college playoff system is badly needed.
I ran a mock simulation of a 16 team playoff, using the top teams from last year’s final AP poll and our own Colorado State Rams as the #16 seed. Guess what happened? We played Cam Newton and the Auburn Tigers in the first round and got crushed. Think about how sweet it would be for CSU to get smoked by a great team like that and not just the Nevada Wolf Pack. We can only dream. But as long as jokers like John Junker are in the picture, he’ll keep the gold and we’ll be green with envy.