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Fiesta Frolic agenda, judge for yourself

Posted on: April 25, 2011 6:41 pm
Edited on: April 25, 2011 9:05 pm
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The following is a "Fiesta Frolic" agenda obtained by PlayoffPAC, which says it is the source of a Monday AP story detailing benefits received by current NCAA licensing subcommittee members at the annual gathering.  

PlayoffPAC doesn't designate what the year is for its agenda. Be advised that PlayoffPAC is dedicated to bringing about a college football playoff. Legitimate business is conducted at the annual retreat sponsored by the Fiesta Bowl, but PlayoffPAC contends it is a "boondoggle."


Wednesday, May 7th


o 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM--Golf Bag Check: "Bowl staff members will collect and tag your golf bag. Golf bags will be delivered directly to the course(s) on your behalf. Please pack and label your clubs accordingly!"

o 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM--Nike Suite: "Stop by the Nike Suite to pick-up your Fiesta Frolic gift package for you and your spouse/guest. Be sure to indicate sizes in your RSVP forms!"

o 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM--Hospitality Suite sponsored by HOK Sport

o 6:30 PM--Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner sponsored by XOS Technologies

o 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM--Hospitality Suite sponsored by HOK Sport


• Thursday, May 8th

o 5:30 AM to 6:00 PM--Hospitality Suite sponsored by HOK Sport

o 5:30 AM to 7:30 AM--Golfer's Continental Breakfast

o 6:00 AM--Golf Departures Begin

o 7:00 AM--Final Golf Departures

o 8:00 AM--Shotgun Start, golf sponsored by Hunt Construction & CMX

o 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM--Spouses Continental Breakfast and Social

o 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM--Nike Suite

o 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM--PING Golf Club Professional Fittings

o 6:30 PM--Reception and Buffet Dinner sponsored by Collegiate Licensing Company

o 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM--Hospitality Suite sponsored by HOK Sport


• Friday, May 9th

o 5:30 AM to 6:00 PM--Hospitality Suite sponsored by HOK Sport

o 5:30 AM to 7:30 AM--Golfer's Continental Breakfast

o 6:00 AM--Golf Departures Begin

o 7:00 AM--Final Golf Departures

o 8:00 AM--Shotgun Start, golf sponsored by Hunt Construction & CMX

o 8:00 AM--Tennis Matches and Demonstrations

o 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM--Spouses Continental Breakfast and Social


• Saturday, May 10th

o Fiesta Bowl / Insight Bowl Host Transportation to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
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Category: NCAAF
Comments

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2011 11:01 pm
 

Fiesta Frolic agenda, judge for yourself

How could I have missed this Fiesta Frolic? I've been buying ducats for 25 years to this game and only saw the ticket prices rise and the deadline to purchase move up. Last year, the deadline to order your seats was in April, giving the Junkster 8 months to spend the interest. I can't wait to receive my ticket order for the 2012 classic when at least half of the patrons will decline the offer. That list of Fiesta Frolic participants is very interesting with the name of Paul Krebs on this list. This clown has his hand on the "PIT" renovation in Albuquerque that benefited no one except the big boosters



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 8:59 pm
 

Fiesta Frolic agenda, judge for yourself

All of these "Well connected and well oiled" corporate types making money hand over fist.  Dez Bryant lied to the NCAA...just like Mr. Sweater Vest.  The NCAA needs to be flushed



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: April 26, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Fiesta Frolic agenda, judge for yourself

"Even when there isn't an actual conflict of interest, even if people can be objective, the appearance of a conflict can really damage the credibility of the group that's deciding on crucial issues related to the Bowl Championship Series and college football in general," he said. "To the extent Congress and the Justice Department are interested in this, this type of finding certainly elevates the radar as to is this a fair process."

"Any time there are freebies, suspicions will be raised," McCann added. "The irony of it is that the players are the ones who are subjected to what many consider to be onerous restrictions of what they can receive. And yet the ones who are deciding where they would play in the postseason don't appear to be subject to the same level of scrutiny."

[quoted from the AP article on Monday]


The nail on the head.

My job is compliance, and although I'd love to be able to accept hospitality from those I'm auditing, I just don't do it because I know that the only reason it's being offered is in order to influence my judgement.  Even if it doesn't actually change my findings, it just looks bad.

Would I love to accept a golf outing from one of my associated programs?  Sure, but they only ever offer things like coffee and doughnuts, which I admit are WAY easier to turn down than greens fees in Phoenix.




Since: Apr 20, 2011
Posted on: April 26, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Fiesta Frolic agenda, judge for yourself

Sorry about my nonsensical post.  I thought it would attach itself to the post made by a poster who said this:

I'd also love to know what legitimate business it was that is conducted during these types of events.  It's one football game.  How hard can that possibly be to put together?
And now I've hopefully cleared that up, I'll say Amen to that, brother!





Since: Apr 20, 2011
Posted on: April 26, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Fiesta Frolic agenda, judge for yourself

Amen to that, brother!





Since: Apr 20, 2011
Posted on: April 26, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Fiesta Frolic agenda, judge for yourself

I read another article where one of the investigating officials said  he had no problem with the gratuities offered the participants of the event, as they are consistent with any standard corporate gathering.  Well, the "problem" I have with it is the amount of money these bowls make, yet they are tax exempt.  Standard corporations pay lots of taxes (at least they're supposed to), but for some reason, an entity making revenue is relieved from its role in supporting the government.  The only charitable doings I see are the ones offered to people joining the fun at these "business meetings".

Too bad small business, like the one I work for, end up struggling mightily to say open, as the taxes they pay swallow any profit margin made in this tough economy.  And we still give to fund raisers in order to help, yet we still pay bu.t loads in taxes.

Sorry for the soapbox, but I would also like to publicly admit I was wrong in my harsh critique of the Utah AG going after the BCS.  I know his suit is of a separate matter, but if it causes a necessary change, increased scruitiny and perhaps the demise of the Bowl Championship Series altogether, then I would say fine by me.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Fiesta Frolic agenda, judge for yourself

CORRUPT, CORRUPT, CPRRUPT!!!  It makes me so sick to see this, does anyone do the right thing anymore?  How about one round of golf the day before not 3 days of this crap!  And people wonder why college football is becoming a joke.



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 11:02 am
 

Fiesta Frolic agenda, judge for yourself

I'd also love to know what legitimate business it was that is conducted during these types of events.  It's one football game.  How hard can that possibly be to put together?



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 11:01 am
 

Fiesta Frolic agenda, judge for yourself

is there anything in College Football that is not corrupt?  It's time for the DOJ to join Utah's Attorney General in the anti-trust suit against the BCS.  



Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2011 12:27 am
 

Fiesta Frolic agenda, judge for yourself

Charitable work, for sure. 


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