Relax. This post won’t be a novella. It’s just some minor stories worth bringing to your attention:
- Meet J.C. Watts, BCS lobbyist. And how ’bout this rhetorical flourish? “…amid the cloudburst of criticism besotting the BCS each year…” Whoo! Check out the big brain on Brad!
- In Pac-10 news, meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
- America is a great country, my friends: Congress may be screwing around, but it’s full speed ahead for Utah AG Mark Shurtleff… especially if he can spend your money doing so.
- Even better, as the Wiz notes, is this:
Shurtleff says the suit will cost millions of dollars, and the Department of Justice has the resources to pursue it. He will also ask other states to participate and share the cost.
But if he has to, Shurtleff says he will sue alone, because in the long run, fairness in college football would mean millions of dollars to Utah teams.
Shurtleff is being criticized over a fund-raising dinner he held late last month. The dinner, which was posted on the attorney general’s Facebook page, was held in a tower overlooking Utah’s Rice Eccles stadium and cost $300 per person.
The announcement read: “Mark Shurtleff with Speaker Kyle Whittingham to Let you know that we’re not gonna take it! For all you BCS busting DIE-HARDS out there we’re going to be holding a dinner to let you know what we are doing about the blatantly unfair college football championships.”
The Salt Lake Tribune reported that funds raised at the dinner were for Shurtleff’s recently formed Political Action Committee, P.A.C. for Utah’s Future.
“That money is there to further interest in other campaigns and special projects,” Shurtleff campaign manager Jason Powers told the newspaper.
Shurtleff is considering a run for senator Bob Bennett’s seat in 2010 or for Utah governor in 2012. An announcement could come this month.