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BCS ELECTION SEASON GETS UGLIER: THE VILE ND ATTACK AD

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In lieu of a playoff and heading towards our yearly does of BCS pandelerium, teams have resorted to more sophisticated techniques of lobbying not only for their teams, but against other for prime slots. Yesterday, things got ugly as the SEC went negative first followed by the Big East's snarling response.

We thought we seen the bottom of the barrel as far as campaign discourse, but lo, we were mistaken. Paraphrasing Wynonna Judd, when you hit rock bottom, there are actually three ways to go: straight up, sideways, or down with a shovel.

The shadowy powers-that-be obviously came equipped with their finest spades here in this ad
lobbying against the inclusion of Notre Dame in the BCS circle. It has it all: accusations of being un-American, a whiff of rank anti-Catholicism, and the worst of all...a large picture of Ron Powlus.

Shame. That's all we can say. Naturally, we suspect the SEC.

Perhaps we shouldn't be too inquisitive.