Sen. Orrin Hatch unsatisfied with the BCS response

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  • Sally Smiles-a-Lot
    May 23, 2010 4:34 p.m.

    To "Menace..." The money that comes from the BCS bowl games goes to the colleges that play in those games, and that in turn does benefit families, or the students that come from those families to the schools in question. Seems like an antitrust situation to me.

    I am a BYU fan, but I was very proud of the Utes when they had their undefeated season. Too bad they could not have had a chance to play in the national championship bowl game. They had earned that right through their hard work.

    Yes, other things may be more important for Sen. Hatch to focus on, but I'm glad he is also spending a little time fighting this monopoly. Good luck!!

  • JosephONE
    May 23, 2010 2:46 p.m.

    Quit wasting your time. Better you start burning flags instead. That will have as much impact.

  • strate taukr
    May 23, 2010 9:49 a.m.

    Blow hards and new found power threats seem to be all over the place on Hatch. Have you used your presence to better the world?

  • MenaceToSociety
    May 22, 2010 11:06 p.m.

    Orrin, I'm unsatisfied with your suuport of American families. Supporting American families is far more important than football games.

    Orrin, stop supporting the interests of big business over the interests of American families. That is anti-family values.

  • NewMexicoUte
    May 22, 2010 8:28 p.m.

    For those of you who think college sports should be left to "the experts" like the BCS director says, they should all go suck on a lemon! Some say, as long as a non-AQ team is in the top 12 end of season BCS rankings they will get into a BCS game, it just won't be the BCS championship game. Well, that is not right! I hope congress passes a bill that is named after Senator Hatch that brings down the BCS and sends those BCS thieves packing, and then implements a better playoff system that is fair and equal for all div 1 schools.

  • DN Subscriber
    May 22, 2010 7:08 p.m.

    +1 to Utah Dem.

    Hatch is jeopardizing his future by continuing on his Quixotic quest to meddle with meaningless football stuff while Congress is busy spending us into bankruptcy and legislating us into slavery.

    BCS is fun for sports fans to debate, but not anything that Congress needs to mess with, even if everything else in government was going well.

    Hatch's priorities are all wrong on this.

  • Utah Dem
    May 22, 2010 6:04 p.m.

    I have an idea - Orrin, I believe, because this issue is so important to you, that you should step down as the very senior senator from Utah and boot Hancock out of his job and take over the BCS.

  • DEW Cougars
    May 22, 2010 10:31 a.m.

    Then Orin Hatch need to foward this information to NCAA board if he is not getting the answer. NCAA need to take over the program.

  • Esquire
    May 22, 2010 8:16 a.m.

    The BCS is nothing but a group of greedy weasels. What did he expect. Only the enforcement of anti-competition laws will get their attention. Hatch should stop huffing and puffing and actually do something.

  • pappyman86
    May 22, 2010 2:11 a.m.

    Well, he should be dissatisfied. The BCS is the ultimate elitist "old boys' club". All they care about is keeping themselves in power and keeping their money. They truthfully believe that they are entitled to everything that they are getting and they see no problem whatsoever in what they are doing. Those who benefit from injustices rarily can see how these injustices affect the rest of those who don't benefit from them. Fighting the BCS is just like fighting against organized crime. They can only remain in power as long as their resources keep them that way. You've got to cut off their resources. Go after their advertising and all other ways that they make their money. The BCS is anti-American. It is like a monarchy. Bill Hancock is a modern-day Marie Antoinette. Maybe it is time that we rise up against the BCS just like the French people rose up against the aristocracy. I'm not calling for blood or anything, but it is time to simply do away with these tyrants. Sic Semper Tyrannis!