Hatch, Bennett send new complaint to the BCS

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  • Tine to Act
    May 11, 2009 1:11 a.m.

    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.

  • re not gov busin
    May 11, 2009 12:30 a.m.

    a lot of the schools get federal funding, so yes that does make it their business.

  • CougarFan
    May 10, 2009 11:13 p.m.

    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.

  • big brother
    May 10, 2009 9:05 p.m.

    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.

    May 10, 2009 8:27 a.m.

    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.

  • Friend of Obama
    May 10, 2009 6:26 a.m.

    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.

  • Canadiandy
    May 9, 2009 10:25 p.m.

    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?"

  • Anonymous
    May 9, 2009 10:19 p.m.

    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 respect Hatch & Bennett...
    May 9, 2009 10:01 a.m.

    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.

  • Henry
    May 9, 2009 9:50 a.m.

    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.

  • Wrong focus
    May 9, 2009 9:38 a.m.

    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.

  • To: SRD
    May 9, 2009 8:31 a.m.

    You act like this is the only thing they are working on. Please......

  • lost in DC
    May 9, 2009 7:57 a.m.

    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.

  • SRD
    May 9, 2009 12:49 a.m.

    With all of the problems this nation faces, this is whatthe two Senators foirm Utah worry about?