Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fiesta Bowl CEO in deep doo-doo

You've probably seen the news that Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker has been let go amid a controversy surrounding how the bowl's money was handled- including illegally funneling money to political campaigns and spending thousands of dollars on non work-related trips to the titty bars and expensive golf trips.

The good news out of this is that apparently the BCS is going to take a very serious look at whether or not the Fiesta Bowl ought to retain it's status within the organization. Were they to be kicked out, the Cotton Bowl (now being played in a BCS-worthy stadium) would be ready to take it's place in an instant. TCU vs. Texas or aggy or OU or Tech* at JerryWorld on New Year's Day? Yeah, I'll have some of that.

Or is this a sign of something even bigger? Since Junker has proved to be shady beyond all doubt, what about the other bowl executives? Now that this guy's been kicked to the curb, will he start naming names like Jose Canseco? Was TCU vs. Boise really Junker's top choice for the Fiesta Bowl last year, or was it part of a collaborative effort to keep the two kids at the kids' table? However this shakes out, it's definitely worth keeping an eye on.

*-just kidding, we all know Tech can't make it to a BCS Bowl

6 comments:

VikingFrog said...

Saw this on the news last night. This could be great for TCU if and when we keep our pedal to the metal with regards to BCS Bowl trips. You know how many T Shirt fans we could pick up if we participated at in the Cotton Bowl a couple times over the next few years.

BuckNasty said...

Yes, I agree it would be sweet to have a BCS bowl in our backyard, but hell. A BCS bowl in JerryWorld? We all saw what happened this past February when he hosted the SB. And it also means 1 less badass venue we have a chance to travel to. I really just hate Jerry Jones and the death star. No offense to any cowboys fans out there.

Lyle Lanley said...

Yeah but Phoenix was not a bad ass destination. It was like paying for a flight and a hotel to be in a giant Plano out in the desert.

BuckNasty said...

Not if you like to play golf.

Hot 'n Spicy HornedFrog said...

Cotton Bowl and Dallas blow hard. Bring the BCS to the Texas Bowl.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

But then they'd have to change the name to the Candy Paint and Sizurp Bowl, sponsored by Johnny Jolly. Lots of red tape.