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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Specter Investigates Wisky-OSU Outcome
It seems Arlen Specter can't stay out of the sports headlines. After all, he's a politician and not a jock. Arlen had been active in fighting the war on Spygate. Spygate as we all know, was when the Patriots were filming practices of their opponents and their locker room showers as well. Now the Pennsylvania Senator is sending his troops into the game of College Football.
Specter is investigating two games in which the Wisconsin Badgers folded in the second half against Michigan and their meltdown against Ohio State in the final minutes. Specter feels these games were fixed just so Ohio State could remain in the BCS title hunt and to prevent the Michigan-OSU game from being broadcasted on the CW network. Earlier today, the Senator released this statement:
"We are in the process of investigating the possible fixing of college football games. The United States government has been active in the investigation steroids in baseball, and NFL teams spying on each other. Although there are bigger worries like the economy, oil prices, and election; We feel those are non-issues and we have nothing else better to do at this time. We're curious to know how one team can blow a nineteen point lead one week and then let a true freshman pick your defense apart in the final minutes."
This investigation also is a result of a rumor Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney called the Wisconsin coaches box showing his displeasure after P.J. Hill scored to give the Badger the lead late in the game. Here is the text of the conversation:
Delaney: What the hell was that?
Wisconsin Defensive Coordinator, Dave Doeren: Uhhh....we scored a touchdown?
Delaney: You guys weren't supposed to score!
Doeren: Well he tried to fall down at the one yard line, he just fell a little to forward.
Delaney: We had this conversation last week. You're supposed to lose! The Michigan-Ohio State game is not too far away! We need Michigan to win so ESPN can over-advertise the hell out of it! Ohio State was supposed to be in the BCS title game this year!
Doeren: Penn State is still undefeated. They're looking good. Why not give them a chance?
Delaney: WHAT?!?! PENN STATE?!? ARE YOU KIDDING?!?!? This is about Michigan-Ohio State. Not them!
Doeren: They may beat Michigan and Ohio State.
Delaney: Oh no.....I got bigger plans for Penn State in those games. I will make sure they're handled.
Doeren: What can we do? Pryor hasn't done much against us tonight.
Delaney: Look, just play your defense back and let Pryor move the ball. If your defense looks lost, don't you dare let them call a timeout! You hear me?!?
Doeren: Yes sir.
Big Ten Officials have declined comment on the investigation.