He may have improved the BCS by demanding playoffs, but it’s probably correct to assume that President Obama has better things to worry about than a recent petition from Ohio State fans. Ohio State is under an NCAA sanctioned bowl ban due to players accepting free gifts last year, so the team’s 11-0 season is all for naught. Fans aren’t happy with that, so some really upset Buckeye advocates submitted the following petition to the White House.
(Via With Leather)
“WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Pardon The Ohio State Buckeyes from unjust NCAA sanctions preventing their rightful access to a BCS bowl game.
The Ohio State University football team is one win away from an undefeated season. However, due to imposed sanctions, they are not allowed to participate in their conference’s championship game or the following bowl season. While a punishment for past indiscretions is to be expected, a bowl season ban is too harsh for a few young men trading memorabilia for tattoos and some change. The offending players and coach who covered it up are no longer part of the program. Please exercise your executive power to pardon the NCAA’s excessive sanctions placed on The Ohio State Buckeyes to enable a rightful, satisfying culmination to the college football season for the American people.“
The White House must not have agreed, because the petition was taken down from the site pretty quickly. Tough luck for Ohio State fans.