January 08, 2009
Utah AG wants to sue BCS

I suppose this was just a matter of time.

Utah's attorney general is investigating the Bowl Championship Series for a possible violation of federal antitrust laws after an undefeated Utes team was left out of the national title game for the second time in five years.

Attorney General Mark Shurtleff contends the BCS unfairly puts schools like Utah, which is a member of a conference without an automatic bid to the lucrative bowl games, at a competitive and financial disadvantage.

"We've established that from the very first day, from the very first kickoff in the college season, more than half of the schools are put on an unlevel playing field," Shurtleff said Tuesday. "They will never be allowed to play for a national championship."

I guess the question I have is if we've known it all along, why wait till now? Maybe President-elect Obama will follow through on his wish to do something about it. Who knows, it might even make him competitive in Utah in 2012.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 08, 2009 to Other sports

What amazes me even more is that government officials like the Utah AG and our good Joe Barton are even wasting brain cycles on this issue. Like there's nothing else to do in our society today. Reality check folks.

Posted by: RBearSAT on January 8, 2009 6:21 PM

I guess the question I have is if we've known it all along, why wait till now?

Exactly. You waited too late to file a petition to the court following the alleged discriminatory procededure was put in place, sir. See USSC Ruling on Lilly Ledbetter vs. Goodyear Tire and Rubber.

Move to dismiss.

Posted by: Patrick on January 9, 2009 9:35 AM
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