The “BCS Song” on SNL – Are not ALL Americans Equal? – 7 Days and Counting for BCS Boys – Put a Fork in Steve Spurrier, He’s Done! – Atlas Shrugged – Ben Stein – Why was Jagodzinski fired?
Thanks to Adam Rose of the Los Angeles Times for posting the “BCS Song” skit that was on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. Adam is right, many of us have gravitated away from SNL in recent years because Lorne Michaels hasn’t been able to replace the talent that he has lost, but this guy doing this “BCS Song” has some talent, and he is a very wise man as well…
Speaking of the BCS, we remind the BCS Boys that the tock is clicking on them and that it is now 7 days until Barack Obama is sworn in as the Forty-Fourth President of the United States. These BCS Boys seem to be living in a fantasyland, because if they do not believe that the United States government can change the postseason in college football, especially when the federal government (i.e. the American taxpayers who are overwhelmingly in favor if a playoff) doles out BILLIONS OF DOLLARS to the institutions of higher education every year then they have no understanding of who is paying the bills. College football fans pay the bills in college football and the American taxpayers sends BILLIONS OF DOLLARS to higher education every year and that means WE ARE CALLING THE SHOTS. The BCS Boys are going to learn that fact the hard way……
Memo to the BCS Boys: For those arrogant asses calling themselves conferences commissioners let us clue you on “Washington speak” when the President of the United States says…
“At the same time, he said, “If I’m Utah, or if I’m USC or if I’m Texas, I might still have some quibbles.”
Obama said: “That’s why we need a playoff.””
Translation for the Arrogant BCS Boys: Either institute a playoff for the college football postseason or someone in the US Justice Department or a few of the US federal district attorneys are going to take a good long look at the BCS and see if it violates any US laws.
Is that simple enough?
For some reason the BCS Boys seem to think that they are above the law of the United States of America, not only the Sherman Antitrust Act, which we believe is a slam-dunk that the BCS violates, but we also believe that the BCS is breaking the 1964 Civil Rights Act by treating the same class of citizens in different and unequal ways. It is not legal for the BCS Boys to treat the Notre Dame football program differently than the BYU football program, even if the Mountain West conference commissioner says if it is OK to do that, and the BCS Boys are about to get a lesson that they are not above the law and in fact we may just find out that these BCS Boys have personally broken US laws in recent years in their actions with the BCS. If the BCS is proven to have broken US antitrust laws we remind the BCS Boys that is a FELONY under current US law.
Laugh if you like BCS Boys, but be warned, your world is about to drastically change and we recommend that you either get together in the next week and institute a college football system that treats all teams equally in division I-A football and involves a playoff to determine the national champion or risk not only losing the entire bowl system, but also the chance that individual BCS Boys, including conference commissioners, bowl executives, college presidents, and even a few ADs will be indicted by a federal grand jury….
7 days and ticking BCS Boys, 7 days and ticking…..
Something we will never figure out about the arrogant BCS Boys and anyone else that supports that BCS is how any American can believe the outrageous idea that the Americans on BCS conference teams can be treated differently and unequally in our mind, than players on teams in “non-BCS” conferences. How could it possible or legal for the US citizens on the Florida football team to be treated in a different way than the US citizens on the Utah football team? Answer: It is outrageous that any American, especially people involved with education in our Republic could possibly support a system that treats one set of our citizens one way and other another set of citizens in another, and in a very detrimental way for that matter. No, that is not right, nor legal in our mind for the BCS Boys to set-up a postseason in college football that treats American citizens differently. No, that is not right, and that is why the BCS will be ended, and it will be ended by our government, for when this government starts looking into the way the BCS operates we are very confident that it will be ruled as an illegal enterprise that violates multiple US laws and statues…
Laugh BCS Boys, but when the tables are turned, it will be you trying to explain to BCS schools why your illegal system has now made those very schools responsible for paying back the ill-gotten gains that they received from the BCS over the years. Yes, the very real possibility exists that if, no make that when the BCS is ruled illegal, that lots of that money that the BCS schools have taken in will have to be “disgorged” and transferred to the “non-BCS” schools in division I-A. Yes, that will not only be a bad time for the BCS Boys, it will also be a time when many conference commissioners are replaced by folks that actually respect and follow US law and believe that ALL US citizens must be treated in an equal manner. Yes, that is our opinion and it should be the opinion of any REAL AMERICAN.
Put a Fork in Steve Spurrier, HE’S DONE! – After the 56-6 loss to Florida we were concerned….. After the 31-14 loss to Clemson and first year coach Dabo Swinney we took some real notice…. After the debacle against Iowa, 31-10, in the bowl game we have decided that it is time to put a fork in Steve Spurrier, HE IS DONE! Absolutely, the most shocking thing about Spurrier’s tenure at South Carolina is the very poor quarterback play, and as for the QB that Spurrier has recently started for the Gamecocks, Stephen Garcia, we can only say that Garcia right now would maybe be the third-string, probably the fourth-string QB on the Coaches Hot Seat flag-football team. Of course, if Garcia wanted to get onto the depth chart with us he would have to pass the Coaches Hot Seat flag-football QB test, which involves running a few plays and “accidently” getting hit and taken to the ground when an opposing player was “trying” to grab Garcia’s flag. If Garcia could take that hit and get back up without crying we would put him on the team, but we have our doubts….we certainly have our doubts. After Garcia got on the Coaches Hot Seat flag-football depth chart he would have to prove that he can throw the football accurately and right now we don’t think as Sinatra said during the monologue of a concert at the Sands Hotel with the Count Basie Orchestra in the 1960s…
“He couldn’t hit a bull in the fanny with a bag of rice, this bum…. And I cleaned that up!”
Yes, it looks like the Steve Spurrier era in college football is over. In a playing career that started at Florida and included a Heisman trophy, a coaching career that included an ACC title at Duke and an incredible run with the Florida Gators, it now looks like it is going to end in mediocrity at the University of South Carolina… What is really interesting is that Spurrier is having a pretty good recruiting year at South Carolina, currently ranked eleventh in the country according to Rivals.com, but there is not one QB as yet in this year’s South Carolina class. We then check the Rivals.com “Pro-style QB” Top 50 Rankings and South Carolina is no where in sight… Why is Steve Spurrier not recruiting a big-time QB to South Carolina this year? Does he think he can do anything with Stephen Garcia? If so, we have some news for the Ol’ Ball Coach, Stephen Garcia is not going to get it done at South Carolina and if he quit today and flew to San Francisco he would be fourth-team on the Coaches Hot Seat flag-football team, if he could even make the roster, which we are highly doubtful on….
Memo to Steve Spurrier: You need a top quality QUARTERBACK on the South Carolina roster that can at least start for the Coaches Hot Seat flag-football team, but preferably could start in the SEC. If you want to be competitive, find a quarterback that can run your offense and improve that running game, because right now you are striking out on both fronts…..
The final votes for the 2008-09 Final Post-Season Coaches Hot Seat Rankings came in last night and we should have them compiled in the next couple of days. Just looking through some of the votes it looks like there will be a decent amount of shake-up throughout the Rankings and lots of coaches on the Hot Seat entering the 2009 season.
A few things from the real world that all of us live in…..College football is nice, but the economy is uppermost in all of our minds as we face the challenges of the worst economic crisis of our lives… A few of us remember the tough times in the 1970s, with high gas prices, high inflation and high interest rates, but this time feels different than that, because it seems our entire economy is as risk…. We shall see, but a few things that have come across our desks recently….
On Saturday in the Wall Street Journal Weekend Journal, Stephen Moore pretty much sums up the folly of the very people that caused our economic problems, the morons in Washington DC and the greedy bastards on Wall Street, fixing those same problems… In “Atlas Shrugged: From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years, Moore talks about working at the Ayn Rand Institute when he was younger and the importance of Rand’s seminal book Atlas Shrugged and how it applies to our country’s current situation. From Mr. Moore’s column:
“Many of us who know Rand’s work have noticed that with each passing week, and with each successive bailout plan and economic-stimulus scheme out of Washington, our current politicians are committing the very acts of economic lunacy that “Atlas Shrugged” parodied in 1957, when this 1,000-page novel was first published and became an instant hit.”
Mr. Moore goes on…
“For the uninitiated, the moral of the story is simply this: Politicians invariably respond to crises — that in most cases they themselves created — by spawning new government programs, laws and regulations. These, in turn, generate more havoc and poverty, which inspires the politicians to create more programs . . . and the downward spiral repeats itself until the productive sectors of the economy collapse under the collective weight of taxes and other burdens imposed in the name of fairness, equality and do-goodism.”
and more from Moore….
“Ultimately, “Atlas Shrugged” is a celebration of the entrepreneur, the risk taker and the cultivator of wealth through human intellect. Critics dismissed the novel as simple-minded, and even some of Rand’s political admirers complained that she lacked compassion. Yet one pertinent warning resounds throughout the book: When profits and wealth and creativity are denigrated in society, they start to disappear — leaving everyone the poorer.”
How true, and how very important Ayn Rand’s ideas and thoughts are to the current situation facing our Republic…
Speaking of the economy, we couldn’t find the interview, but Ben Stein was on one of the news shows the other night and he made a very important point that everyone with extra money to spend should take to heart. If everyone in this country, especially if the rich among us continue to pull back and quit spending money it will only make the problems in our economy that much worse. Much like Ben Stein, we recommend that people that have or can easily save enough for their retirement, children’s education, and other future needs, to go out in the American economy and spend money. Go to local restaurants when you can, visit retailers both large and small, splurge on an extra TV or a Wii, or take that trip you have always talked about taking. All of that spending will help the economy and thus it will help our country. Because of some very foolish decisions by a lot of morons both before and during this economic crisis this is going to very tough sledding for the foreseeable future and for those of us that have extra resources we should be out there helping out the economy where we can.
As Ben Stein would say: “Go Out to Dinner!”
It will help everyone out….
Lastly, one thing that we have not figured out yet is this entire Jeff Jagodzinski firing at Boston College. OK, the Boston College AD Gene DeFilippo did not like his head football coach interviewing with the New York Jets, but why in the world does that interview lead to the firing of Jeff Jagodzinski? If were the AD at Boston College and the New York Jets wanted to interview our head football coach we would be thrilled, because that would mean we had a very good head football coach. Also, if we were the AD at BC and our head coach wanted to interview with the Jets that would tell us a lot about the BC football program, precisely because the head coach was interested in another job. That is not Jeff Jagodzinski’s problem, but the AD’s problem that the head coach at BC is looking around for another job and that fact should make the AD at Boston College really take a hard look at everything involved with the head coaching position and football program at BC. Our concern wouldn’t be that Jagodzinski interviewed with the Jets, but WHY did he interview with the Jets and WHY does he want another job. Once BC answers the WHY questions on why a second straight successful coach wanted to leave Boston College, then they will be able to get to the heart of the problem…..Our guess of what the problems is? Boston College does not pay its head football coach a market wage and there is not a commitment from the president’s office at BC to a winning football program. Just a guess….
Very strange goings on at Boston College, very strange indeed…..