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Fiesta Bowl fined $1 million

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, May 11, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Doesn't look like they're losing BCS bowl status. I think that's good for the Pac-12. I sure as hell didn't want the Cotton or Citrus to move up into its place.

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    CUSportsMag: The verdict is in: The BCS has imposed a $1 million sanction on the Fiesta Bowl,with proceeds to benefit "the youth of Arizona
     
  2. BuffaloSoldier76

    BuffaloSoldier76 Unsound Meat Club Member

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    Nice slap on the wrist.
    Let that be a warning to you, Jerry Jones. Don't you try to cheat and buy your way into a BCS bowl game in Dallas or you'll be fined $1,000,000 20 years after the fact.
     
  3. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Since the Fiesta Bowl is supposed to be a non-profit with the proceeds benifiting charities in the state of Arizona anyways this is a non-penalty penalty.

    The $1 million makes a good headline but in fact all they do is take money out of proceeds that were supposed to go to charity and give them to charity. This is like telling a cook that his penalty is to cook for 8 hours at his resturaunt on th clock.
     
  4. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I actually like the Cotton bowl
     
  5. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Agreed. It doesn't make much sense for the Big 12 to have their BCS autobid going to the Fiesta Bowl. If the MWC does get AQ status, they should get the Fiesta and the Big 12 should get the Cotton.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Found a link to a longer release:

    A BCS committee today ruled that the Fiesta Bowl can keep its BCS status, but will be fined $1M for “financial improprieties and for allowing employees to make illegal campaign contributions.” BCS Exec Dir Bill Hancock said that the Fiesta Bowl “would have to adhere to a number of other sanctions including dismissing any and all board members who participated or had knowledge of wrongdoing at the bowl.” The BCS also is requiring the bowl to “find a new outside auditor or find a new supervisory partner at the existing audit firm,” PricewaterhouseCoopers (AZCENTRAL.com, 5/11).
     
  7. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    ehh. lame. playoff baby!
     
  8. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I drive a Dodge Stratus! Club Member

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    Don't have any fear of the citrus bowl. The outdated stadium is no threat to the BCS sites.
     
  9. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I tend to agree, although I loathe giving any more college football validity to the state of Texas than they already have.
     
  10. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    **** football in Texas
     
  11. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    +1 and Jerry Jones buying everything
     
  12. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    it also didn't make much sense for the Big 8 to have it's marquee bowl tie-in to the Orange Bowl. that the Cotton got a BCS snub shows how little actual pull or competitive teams the SWC had in 96. in a lot of ways, the Fiesta rose to prominence to accommodate the rise to power of independents like FSU, Miami and ND in the mid 80's. in some ways, in a BCS world....maybe it's outlived it's usefulness. would less BCS bowls be a bad thing? would it lessen resistance to a playoff of some kind with less "players" and currently entrenched interests jockeying to maintain their share of the status quo?

    i don't know...just thinking out loud.
     

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