South Bend, IN - In an unprecedented move, the NCAA has awarded the Notre Dame Fighting Irish one additional loss to their 2007 season.
When asked why this move was made, spokesman Jim Pinkerton replied "We were afraid that years from now, sports fans or historians may not realize just how bad they were this year. We feel that adding one more loss will prove that, yes, the 2007 team was as bad as it gets."
The AD of Notre Dame had just this to say "Well, I can't say we're happy with the loss but, you know, things happen. We just didn't get the job done."
Many organizations throughout the league question this move and are concerned how it will affect other teams in the future. Athletic directors want to know at what level of play will they expect another notch in the L column.
"We just don't know at this point" says Harvey Kilman of West Southern Dakota Academy. To which Randy Dickerson of Tennessee Valley West University added "We really won't know until next season ends, I guess we'll cross our fingers and hope for the best. A loss is a loss and tough to swallow. Maybe we should win more."
We decided to interview staff a little closer to the field. We asked one coach, who requested to remain anonymous, what he thought of it and was quoted as saying "Hey, my Tigers just won the championship; I really don't give a <expletive deleted>."
Back at NCAA headquarters, Pinkerton was evasive at times when pressed for more answers. When asked "What if a team finishes undefeated, do they get an extra win to show how good they are?" His reply was simply "Now that just doesn't make sense."
Doesn't make sense, indeed.