About Penn State

23 Jul

I still can’t comprehend the thinking of Joe Paterno who could have and should have turned Jerry Sandusky over to the authorities at the outset. The case would have been over. What could Paterno and the management of Penn State have been thinking? Taking the high road and ending the atrocities of Sandusky was completely appropriate and deviation from that approach continues to be a head scratcher for me. I hear those who say he was trying to ‘save the football program’.

What? Ejecting one criminal from ‘the program’ is an isolated incident and everyone knows the cover up is almost always worse than the crime.

It boggles the mind.

It was appropriate that the Paterno statue was removed yesterday. Many of the actions of the NCAA were also appropriate. But erasing the wins of the players, all of whom were not culpable and were probably completely unaware of the misdeeds going on within the hierarchy of the organization seems an overreach and inappropriate.

Yes. I understand that the NCAA wants to remove Paterno as the winningest coach in NCAA history.

But, a win is a win. And the players win the games.

Greg Guttfeld on Fox News Channel’s ‘The Five’ brought up a very interesting question. Vegas paid ‘winners’ of Penn State games and kept the wagers of the ‘losers’ of those games. Will the court rooms now be filled with those complaining that those games weren’t actually wins for Penn State? This could get interesting.

It’s greedy bettors and greedy lawyers. What could go wrong?

Also, what is to become of Barack Obama’s beloved Nittaly Lions? After all, isn’t every news story cast as how it affects Barack’s re-election these days?


Posted by on July 23, 2012 in politics


2 responses to “About Penn State

  1. sablegsd

    July 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Has anybody had the thought that paterno condoned child rape because he was a pedophile too? Normal people don’t stand for that shit.

    • P. Henry Saddleburr

      July 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      I have not thought that, but the whole issue and how it was handled is quite puzzling. I agree that normal people don’t stand for that shit. And what of the assistant coach that witnessed a dirty deed not breaking it up at that very moment? There are so many questions that defy what normal Americans would do.


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