Saturday, May 9, 2009


This week Sam Keller complained about not getting paid to play football, but former Sooner QB J.C. Watts has taken his single digit ACT score* and turned it into a six figure lobbying job for the Bowl Champsionship Series. What a country!

Watts career has gone from Sooner QB to CFL player to Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner to US Congressman to Lobbyist. Watts has earned $620k over the past five years lobbying on behalf of the BCS.

Not bad work, if you can get it. On the other hand, the efforts didn't seem to go so well last week in hearings. All the lobbying in the world doesn't help if you have Texas and it's electoral votes on the other side.

*I can't find a reference for this, but vividly remember in my teem years hearing Switzer say that JC made a 0 on his ACT. National average was around 17 at the time.

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