First the Fiesta Bowl, now the Sugar Bowl (Dr Saturday):
Inspired by the illegality, excess and deceit that nearly brought the Fiesta Bowl to its knees earlier this year, HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel launched a wider investigation into the BCS bowl racket that will air tonight at 10 p.m. ET in an episode titled "Cashin' In." Its revelations about the dire financial realities schools face to play in "non-profit" bowl games won't come as any news to college football fans, but it does include reporter Bernard Goldberg confronting Football Bowl Association lawyer/spokesman Bruce Bernstein on camera (see the clip above) with evidence that the Sugar Bowl — beneficiary of more than $6.8 million in subsidies from state and local governments in Louisiana from 2007-10 — was involved in the same brand of illegal influence peddling that put the Fiesta Bowl in the sights of the Arizona Attorney General's office, among others.
Here is the clip from HBO: