Dear SRD, I guess you will have to write them and tell them what is really
important, because you feel the need to make the statement. Don't tell us, get
of your fanny and write them and demand they really do serious things.Forget antiitrust laws, monopolies, marginalization of schools, telling
colleges your second rate and because of that we THE BIG IMPORTANT SCHOOLS get
the $17 million paycheck, but you the second rate schools only get the $750,00 -
$1million paycheck. I agree there are important things, like
students actually studying hard, teachers being very effective, parents actually
being caring and loving parents, people not looking to the government to give
them handouts, political corruption, business corruption, the increase in
morality among the populations, Christians figuring out what it really means to
be Christian, not just in words, but also in deeds and actions. Sometimes the law has to be kicked into effect because we have groups like the
NCAA who has no moral backbone and the BCS who is all about self enhancement.
They are two examples of business corruption. I do think those are issues which
need to be faced.
a lot of the schools get federal funding, so yes that does make it their
Those of you who don't think that Hatch and Bennett should be involved need to
rethink this issue. Try to think on a bigger scale than just football. Utah's
D-1 schools, BYU, Utah, and Utah St, are missing out on approx $3-4 million PER
YEAR in bowl revenue. Also, all non-BCS schools are being thought of as second
rate universities in all areas not just as football schools which impact their
TV revenue and outside revenue generated by the schools fundraising groups.It is a huge issue that impacts much more than just football and impacts
the tax dollars we spend on these universities. This issue impacts many other
states than just Utah as well.
Maybe Big Brother (Goverment) can correct a wrong in the public education
field.Money is given to all these universities from the goverment.
Extend the rules to include football equality.There is a lot of talk
the talk but no walk the walk.Lets get a deal done on this which is
fair for all universities.
Hey -- fellas. Senators, the honorables.... YOU SHOULD NOT BE WASTING TIME OR
GOVERNMENTS MONEY INVESTIGATING OR DOING ANYTHING ABOUT SPORTS LEAGUES OR SUCH.
That's not the Federal Government's Business. I'm upset as anyone about the U
of U being shut-out, but I"M MORE UPSET at the distraction and waste of time and
money Congress does in investigating Steroids in Baseball, or this subject. You
need to be minding the store, not get dragged into distractions tnat are none of
your business. If there are anti-trust violations and such, let the Justice
Department prosecute. Just like any other BUSINESS. With the ecohomy in
shambles, Obama out of control on trillions in spending... and the headlong
march into SOCIALISM, you should not spend one second being involved in this
one. It's Sports. Its Entertainment. Its business.... It's not an essential
government service or role. Stay the heck out, please.
With President Obama in office and his willingness to take over the BCS needs to
be shaking in its boots. Any day now Obama may be firing the leaders of the BCS.
I may not be long before congress votes on the football champion.
I'm interested in what Obama will do on this one. I guess it all comes down to
what the teleprompter tells him to do. Hey, does anyone know where
you can get one of those teleprompters? Are they on EBay? One would be awesome
for when my wife has one of those tricky questions like, "How do these shoes
look with this dress?"
SRD and Wrong Focus:Senetors are capable of multitasking, you know.
Just because they are looking into taking down one corrupt practice in our
nation doesn't mean they are not also working on other important issues.
I have the greatest respect for Bennett & Hatch. Every time I write to them
about an issue, they are on top of it. They represent my concerns, and vote
accordingly. To the Colleges and Sports fans, this is an important issue...not
JUST to 'Making a living' (that we are all concerned with) but, to 'Making
living worthwhile'. I don't care too much for ball games myself...they all look
alike to me...but, my husband dearly loves our Utah teams. It seems to be a
healthy activity for this hard-working man!! It also gives our young people
something to work for and be proud of, and brings honor to our state.
Their staffers wrote the letter. These senators don't spend any time on this
issue. Don't get loose in your loafers just because they are looking out for all
of the interests of Utah, even the small things.
You know, if our elected officials were as concerned about high taxes,
education, loss of our freedoms, immigration... as they are about football, we'd
actually see some progress in this country.Bennett took a real interest in
immigration by protecting the interests of the church back in 2005 and threw a
harboring clause into the farm bill.Our pathetic fixation on something so
trivial as college sports mirrors the fall of Rome.
You act like this is the only thing they are working on. Please......
so what SRD is saying is never let a good crisis go to waste, use it to
re-entrench anti-competative, unfair, and crooked institutions.Appearently SRD missed the other article about the good representatives from
Texas and other states who also held congressional hearing on the BcS and our
own beloved BO thinks the BcS is crooked.
With all of the problems this nation faces, this is whatthe two Senators foirm
Utah worry about? Unbelievable!!!!