We have 2 new poll questions today.
First, should the Federal government withdraw from sponsoring sporting events and teams? Currently, the military spends about $80,000,000 on sporting events, mainly NASCAR. Ryan Newman received about $8,00,000 for his NASCAR team while Dale Earnhardt Jr. receives about $21,000,000.
If the money is cut off from sports, there still will not be any savings as the military will just shift the money to another program. Fro more information: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/17/nascar-drivers-racing-to-save-military-sponsors/
The second poll question is: Should Penn State receive the death penalty for it's role in the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault scandal.
The death penalty will mean that essentially, the Penn State football team will not play any games for a season or 2 and they will have to rebuild their football program from scratch. The last time a team received the death penalty was in the 1980's when Southern Methodist University had to drop it's football program for 1 year.
One side says that the death penalty is warranted because: in a PBS interview Monday night, NCAA President Mark Emmert said he doesn’t want to “take anything off the table” if the NCAA determines penalties against Penn State are warranted.
said he’s “never seen anything as egregious as this in terms of just
overall conduct and behavior inside a university.” He added, “What the
appropriate penalties are, if there are determinations of violations,
we’ll have to decide.” http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/17/death-penalty-possible-for-penn-state/
The other side says that Penn state is addressing the issue and that it would unfairly hurt the current students/athletes who had nothing to do with the scandal and it will hurt opposing teams because they already had contracts for the games to be played and it is too late in the year to change the schedule.
So, who is right?
Thanks for sharing your opinion with the readers of the blog and myself.
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