Because the initial report on Fiesta Bowl corruption wasn't laughable enough on its own, here are two new tidbits to giggle at over your mid-morning latte break. Both come courtesy of the Arizona Republic, and both defy credulity in their own special ways.
The first is that, in advance of the Fiesta Bowl officials pleading for their game's BCS life in front of NCAA officials, BCS director Bill Hancock has commissioned a task force charged with ... investigating the bowl's own internal investigation. It's unclear as yet how many of this committee's members have histories of accepting lavish gifts from game organizers.
The second piece of news this week involves the Republic's publisher resigning from the Fiesta Bowl board to avoid appearances of impropriety while the paper is investigating the bowl. This is why that is funny:
Zidich has said he joined the executive group to "make sure that what we were hearing about in the community, and on the pages of our newspaper, about possible problems, was dealt with with completeness and transparency."