Sunday, December 8, 2013

Win or lose, it's the money stupid

  During the playoff and bowl season for college football money flies around like a flock of crows (more correctly called a murder of crows).  Big schools like Florida State, Washington, Ohio State those with a storied history in football may receive from the NCAA upwards of 15 million dollars.
  Maine won the Championship of the Colonial Conference during the regular season, but still there is or was a playoff - to participate in a bowl game.  Maine lost. Twice.  New Hampshire beat Maine yesterday and will continue on towards a bowl game.
  Maine being the champion hosted the game.  The NCAA chipped in how much?  Oh, no! Maine had to PAY the NCAA for the privilege to the tune of $30,000.00! 
  You get the picture "small schools pay" "big schools collect"  There is something wrong with this picture.  It's especially wrong because the NCAA is all about FAIRNESS.  Oh well, who really gives a rats ass?

Seasonal photo:
Parks workers trim the "Candelabra Tree" in Deering Oaks Park, Portland, Maine" - click to enlarge
Photo: Portland Press Herald

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