I hate to say it, but I think you are right. There have been complaints about
the unfairness of college football since the beginning of time, but yet it never
seems to be resolved. I fear that Hatch and Shurtleff are just using this to
improve their image, especially since Shurtleff is considering running against
Bob Bennett for Senator or for Governor when Huntsman vacates his position. I
hope they prove me wrong. However, if in the end they fizzle out with a wimper,
I think they should be criticized even more that the college football system.
This is a great idea.Let's fix other sports too. Make it illegal in
baseball for the Yankees to have a bigger payroll than the Reds. Force NASCAR
teams to evenly split all sponsorship dollars. Demand that all soccer matches
NOT be allowed to end in a tie.Heck, just do away with championships
completely and let Congress debate and vote on who the best team was.
too bad that we think that the government is the answer to all the problems that
we have. I guess we just don't know how to solve our problems anymore.
Hatch your time is better served by not coming down to the same level as
whiners. These schools knew the rules before they became part of the BCS. They
have nothing to pout about.
The serious issues will never be resolved because Washington is too corrupt to
conform to the standards that will make the world a better to place to live in.
The BCS is really the only type of thing that they can really fix.
Hatch is a shill for the RIAA or whoever else wants to buy him off then Tricks
Utah voters with cultural bullcrap like this into voting for him.A
reasonable citizen might ask the question, what business does the federal
government have intervening, or even wasting time and money discussing the rules
of a football league?
Hatch is after press attention. He is so shrewd when it comes to gobbling up
the spotlight. He's known in D.C. to wear TV makeup all day in the off chance he
gets an interview. Hatch's efforts won't change the system. He is just a slick,
popular-appealing politician tooking to make headlines. In terms of
looking out for his state...Utah ranks near the bottom in terms of education aid
returned to the state per student. Hatch lives in Virginia year round and his
son has carved out nice living as a high-paid coporate lobbist. Hatch doesn't
care about Utah. He only cares about himself. I would tell you to ask Orrin
where his priorities are, but then again, it's not often you get a chance to see
If Congress is able to change the rules on the BCS, then we'll only have one
thing to complain about, BYU.Leave it alone and solve the economy.
The country is in BIG TROUBLE. We need Congress to spend time on serious
issues. If things don't change, I won't be able to afford to go to the games.
I hope that Congress can take care of the BCS once and for all. They are taking
the best avenue to gain nationwide support for the change and hopefully it will
pay off.Now, my question is: If the lawsuit is successful and the
BCS is found to have violated Anti-Trust laws, what kind of damages can the "Mid
Majors" hope for? The BCS has already funneled hundreds of Millions of dollars
to the "Big Six" and their future "earnings" should be garnished to repay the
smaller conferences their fair share of what they have been denied.Anyone agree?
i don't agree with the senator on most of his personal beliefs and views, but
you'd be hard-pressed to find somebody who looks out for his state and his
country more consistently.
As a loyal Cougar, I was at the Sugar Bowl this year and cheered like crazy for
Utah. I think it is pretty clear that Utah got robbed. When BYU
won the National Championship in 1984, the BCS was formed to make sure that
NEVER happened again. That is, that a school from a "less worthy" conference
would never have a chance to win the championship again.These guys
have a monopoly on many millions of dollars in profits for the BCS schools as
well as the best pick of the recruits. How can schools from other conferences
have a chance. Well, Mountain States schools have proved their worthiness with
sheer determination.Congratulations to Orrin Hatch, Mark Shurtleff,
Joe Barton and all other public officials who are trying their best to break up
this UNAMERICAN monopoly.Go Cougars!! We're going for our NEXT
It is about time!!! Go Utah!
It's about time! Thank you Sen Hatch.