Thursday, November 10, 2011

My 2 Cents About the Penn State debacle

1995 Score Kerry Collins (Image ripped from Heartbreaking Cards)

The whole thing sickens me. The deplorable sadistic acts by Sandusky, the "pass-the-buck" mentality inside the football program and administration, and Joe Paterno's lack of action... it's all a sad sad affair.

This isn't a football story. It's a societal tragedy. Our countries love for sports has gone way beyond healthy. It's no longer an outlet for the working stiff to get away from it all on a Saturday afternoon or weeknight. Love and fandom for the home team become an identity for many people. Look at the loons that rioted in State College last night. Or the morons that protested the ouster of the jackass Bobby Knight in Bloomington. Wouldn't a candle light vigil for the multiple victims of child rape be a wiser use of time and effort than flipping a van? As a country, we spend billions, maybe trillions on sports yearly. We  build stadiums and arenas blocks from woefully underfunded schools and homeless shelters.

The fact that the Penn State child molestation rumors could go on unchecked or swept under the rug for almost 20 years is proof that we as a society have gotten away from what's moral and important. Protecting and nurturing the most vulnerable in our society, kids and elderly, should be our priority. Not money and fame.


  1. I 100% agree...I 100% agree. I love sports but it's amazing how they can turn people's priorities and minds to mush, especially at the college level.

  2. I agree with what you are saying, but if morality and protecting/nurturing were goals, Joe Paterno would still be PSU's coach and McQueary would be in prison.

  3. I forgot Kerry Collins played @ Penn State...

  4. Bravo!

    May they all burn in hell! The fact that this probably went on for 30 years means Joe Pa gets no sympathy since he did nothing to stop it.

    The fact this scumbag set up a "foundation" for troubled boys so he could prey on them is as sick as it gets.