At this point, it's pretty obvious: the Fiesta Bowl under John Junker was a cesspool of corruption and greed. In the report released on Monday, all of the dirty details were released for the world to see. In case you missed it:â†µ
Junker himself did well. The Fiesta Bowl paid close to $20,000 in golf club fees for Junker at four resorts; $27,00 per year for cars for Junker and his wife; Junker expensed over $1,200 for visits to a strip club and much more on more family-friendly meals; and $33,000 was spent on Junker's 50th birthday party, held at Pebble Beach (of course).â†µ
Now that Junker has been fired and the bowl has been disgraced, what will happen to our local Fiesta Bowl, which currently holds a BCS game? If the BCS gets its way, it might be all over.â†µ
"We have asked the bowl to demonstrate why it should remain a BCS bowl game," the BCS said in a statement. "The task force will evaluate the bowl's response, along with the full slate of reforms instituted by the bowl... If the bowl remains a part of the BCS, its handling of this matter will be closely monitored going forward."â†µ
The BCS might use this as a perfect situation to prove to the media and the fans that they "care" about things like corruption and exploitation of amateur athletics. I wouldn't be surprised if the BCS removes the Fiesta Bowl and adds the Cotton Bowl to the rotation.â†µ
In a world where cash is king and corruption is acceptable until uncovered by the media, the BCS will make it through this unscathed. The only true losers are the residents of the Phoenix area. Especially the strippers and caddies that catered to Junker and his cronies.