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Boycott BCS Sponsors

Posted on: November 5, 2008 10:35 am
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I hate the BCS.  It sucks.  I think it is high time all of us sports fans tried to do something about it.  

If you don't like the BCS and want a playoff system, join me and do something about it.  Boycott the BCS Bowl Game Sponsors.

The BCS is all about money.  The money comes from the bowl game sponsors.  If the sponsors think they are getting hurt by supporting the BCS, they pull the money.  When the money slows, then maybe the powers that be will look at a playoff.

In addition to boycotting the BCS sponsors, send them a note letting them know what you are doing.  That way, they will that their bad earnings were not due to the bad economy; they will know that their bad earnings were due to sportsline users pissed about the continued laughingstock that is the BCS.

Sponsors and Alternatives

- FED EX (Orange and BCS Title Game) - Ship UPS or US Mail.  This is especially good for those of you that ship stuff for business (and have a choice).  Keep this in mind for holiday shipping.  And if you are shopping on line, make sure you check something other than Fed Ex if you have a choice. 

- Citibank (Rose Bowl) - Sure, there were a lot more banks a few weeks ago, but there is still chase, bank of america, the local credit union.  And stop using your credit cards (good for you anyway)

- All State (Sugar Bowl) - This is a crappy unethical company anyway.  If you have home or car insurance with all state, you are already a sucker and be looking elsewhere.

- Tostitos (Fiesta) - This is a tough one since Frito-Lay snacks are so dominant in the market.  You could go with regional chip companies (JAYS, HERRS). At the same time, Frito Lay is owned by Pepsi.  So, what you can do is drink coke products.  And cutting down on the chips never hurt anyone

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Comments

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2010 11:31 am
 

Boycott BCS Sponsors

Its college football season again! AWESOME.  But it makes me think about dealing with the bcs.



I hate the bcs too!!



Since: Dec 23, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2010 1:57 pm
 

Boycott BCS Sponsors

Great blog.  I can boycot Fed Ex, Citibank, and All State with ease.  However, Tostitos and Pepsi make up my Saturday/Sunday afternoons.  I can do 3 for 4, sorry man.  But seriously, funny blog with a great point.




Since: Sep 14, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2009 1:25 pm
 

Boycott BCS Sponsors

8 team playoff would make college football so much more enjoyable to watch than it already is. how about the BCS adopts the NFL playoff shcedule and the NFL adopts their overtime system. It would be great for both




Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2008 12:08 pm
 

Boycott BCS Sponsors

Well this stinks.

ESPN is bidding to lock up the BCS for 6 years which will kill any playoff talk until the end of the contract




Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2008 7:10 am
 

Boycott BCS Sponsors

I also suspended alumni donations to my universities and let them know why.  Since the administrators are the ones holding the keys on this, figured that was the best way to express my displeasure with them



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2008 9:15 am
 

Boycott BCS Sponsors

I agree.   They got too much to do.




Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2008 4:39 pm
 

Boycott BCS Sponsors

Yeah, this was on Mike & Mike on ESPN.  They replayed it this morning.  He was laughing when he said it so my guess is that he was joking around and getting into the vibe of the show.

yeah I missed that, he went as far as to say an 8-team playoff

too much going on right now for him to worry about that though, lol



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2008 1:02 pm
 

Boycott BCS Sponsors

although if he were to get government involved he would get the Attorney General to mandate a playoff in college football. . .

Yeah, this was on Mike & Mike on ESPN.  They replayed it this morning.  He was laughing when he said it so my guess is that he was joking around and getting into the vibe of the show.




Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2008 12:49 pm
 

Boycott BCS Sponsors

lol, I hate the BCS myself

Obama, when asked what he thought the role of government should be in sports earlier in the campaign, said that government shouldn't be involved in sports, although if he were to get government involved he would get the Attorney General to mandate a playoff in college football. . .

my fingers are crossed


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