College Football News writer Pete Fiutak has called out the NCAA.
In a lengthy breakdown, Fiutak has provided the NCAA with several options to turn around the negative attention currently surrounding the world of college football.
The most interesting part of Fiutak’s report deals with his prediction that the large TV deals will soon lead to the TV networks having power over the NCAA.
Fiutak writes, “Even stickier will be the lucrative TV deals, because very, very soon the networks that paid billions of dollars for the rights to the biggest college football games and the top showcase teams will demand to have some say in the matter about how the Ohio States and USCs of the world are punished.”
“Imagine telling Fox that the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are on probation and probably won’t be good enough to make the playoffs over the next three years. What if a major network bought the rights to the AFC only to later find out that Pittsburgh and New England were ineligible to win the Super Bowl? Eventually there’ll be a butting of heads considering so much money and so much exposure is at stake, and at some point some TV executive is going to break something tasteful if another top BCS program gets crushed because some dopey booster gave a kid a car.”
Fiutak suggests that one option is the NCAA should say, “Play time is over, boys.”
“The NCAA should come out and say that anything and everything that happened before June 1, 2011, and isn’t currently being investigated, will be forgotten and forgiven. Congratulations everyone, you got away with it. More power to you. However, going forward, play time is over.”
Take a look at the options that Fiutak suggests including The Right Way, The Wrong Way, and My Way.