Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What the *#@^!

Joe Paterno started coaching at Penn State in 1950 as an assistant and became head coach in 1966. During his tenure he built arguably the finest program in college athletics. He ran a clean operation, his recruits were the best (his linebackers were legend...and legion), and they graduated. As far as I know there have been no significant scandals, until now.

What in the hell happened? How could a guy like this participate in a cover-up of something like this? I am stunned, saddened and disturbed.

7 comments:

Sally said...

I thought this was as sordid, disappointing and disgusting a tale as I could recall hearing about. Then I read the indictment, and I felt downright revulsion. I'd be stunned if we don't read about Sandusky's suicide one of these days, which is too kind of an end for him. And I had as much respect for JoePa as anyone, but letting him hang around to the end of the season is so lame on Penn State's part.

Robert Thorn said...

It is lame on JoePa's part not to leave immediately.

Anonymous said...

Let ye without sin cast the first football at Joe Pa.

Isn't the 20/20 hindsight of moral indignation a wonderous thing?

He reported the incident.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Yes he did. He reported the incident. To an Athletic Director. Not necessarily the first step in a successful prosecution, what.

I'm still thinking about the 27 year old graduate assistant who happens upon an old man raping a boy in the shower. How does the old man get out of the shower without a busted jaw?

"The Hammer" said...
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"The Hammer" said...

The thing is, you're not catching some guy with his secretary. McQueary should have called the cops immediately!

Anon, If you can handle it, Dowd has an informative column.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/opinion/dowd-personal-foul-at-penn.html?_r=1&scp=4&sq=maureen%20dowd&st=cse

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