Archive for: Joe Paterno

A Violent Femme’s View – You’re Missing The Point

A Violent Femme’s View – You’re Missing The Point

With a nod towards fellow Angel (and other half of my brain), Kelly’s eloquent thoughts on Penn State’s consequences, I feel it necessary to present my own. So, finally, the NCAA decided what they were going to do about... read more »

 

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: You Reap What You Sow

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: You Reap What You Sow

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – John Dalberg-Acton , 1st Baron of Acton The sanctions meted out to Penn State are a little over twelve hours old and the apologists and pundits... read more »

 

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: May No Act of Ours Bring Shame

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: May No Act of Ours Bring Shame

  May no act of ours bring shame, To one heart that loves thy name. May our lives but swell thy fame, Dear old State, dear old State — Penn State Alma Mater , Third Stanza   There are some times when what I do... read more »

 

A Death in Happy Valley

So, Joe Paterno is dead. This time for sure. I was a bit surprised when both ESPN Radio and FoxSportsRadio interrupted their programming and adopted the tones one imagines Radio Moscow took when Stalin died. It was nearly Cronkite telling the... read more »

 

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: The Case Against Joe Paterno and Penn State

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: The Case Against Joe Paterno and Penn State

Yesterday I alluded to the Mandated Reporter law and included a link to the Pennsylvania state law. There are a lot of people trying to tell me that Joe Paterno did nothing wrong, that he fulfilled his end of the deal by telling his higher-ups... read more »

 

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: The Conspiracy of Silence

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: The Conspiracy of Silence

“If this is true, we were all fooled along with scores of professionally trained in such things and we grieve with the victimes and their families.”        — Joe Paterno, Penn State Coach   First of... read more »

 

Down…But Not Quite Out?

Down…But Not Quite Out?

This morning, I was all ready to bury the University of Wisconsin football team.  Don’t get me wrong; the Badgers deserve every bit of scorn heaped upon them but reality intervened when I looked at the numbers.  Not the numbers the... read more »