SB Nation's college blogs are not impressed with the BCS's "punishment" of the Fiesta Bowl yesterday for intentional indiscretions.
- EDSBS calls the $1M "fine" "fiction within fiction within fiction, the Inception of punishments," and says it was a sum intended simply to sound significant.
- Corn Nation puts the $1M figure into the context of the Fiesta Bowl's other "expenses" and says the whole thing is evidence that the BCS is never going to change. Roll Bama Roll agrees, saying the slap on the wrist communicates that it will take a lot more than mere scandals and unethical behavior to strip a bowl game of its BCS status.
- Team Speed Kills notes the irony of the BCS requiring the charitable organization to donate the "fine" to charity, saying that that is precisely what they were formed to do anyway. And finally, Black Shoe Diaries notes the irony of the "punishment" being handed down on the same day the NCAA released a statement of how it's going to get tough on cheaters.