What’s bowl season without a little politicking?
The focus is college football but the look and sound are purely political. Taking a page from his own political playbook, the former campaign finance counsel for the McCain-Palin presidential campaign is taking aim at college football’s Bowl Championship Series.
Washington lawyer Matthew Sanderson is co-founder of the Playoff PAC, a group dedicated to electing members of Congress who will throw the yoke of oppression from non-BCS college football teams that excel on the field but can’t get into the BCS championship game.
Sanderson is a graduate of the University of Utah, an undefeated team last year when it beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. But Utah was left out of the national championship game, as are Boise State and TCU this year. Both are also undefeated and play each other tonight in what some are calling the “Separate But Equal” bowl but is actually the Fiesta Bowl.
So, Sanderson and his BCS-busting buddies at Playoff PAC have a TV ad ready to run in scorned non-BCS cities in advance of Thursday’s national BCS championship game. The ad planned for Salt Lake City, Dallas and Boise features TCU and Boise State and their stellar 2009 records.
The link has the commercial embedded within for those who are interested*. Surely the incumbent bowls will be doing their own politicking. Enjoy the game, TSE readers.
*Update: I see that the embedded video appears in the posted version although it did not appear in the blogger window I wrote the post in.