Category Archive:Football

I agree with vox on this one.  Take a gander at his posting below:

 

First, I would note that Paterno’s actions did not, in any way, make him “an accomplice to child rape”. An an accomplice is a person who is present at the scene of the crime, actively participates in its commission, and has the same degree of guilt as the person he or she is assisting, is subject to prosecution for the same crime, and faces the same criminal penalties. None of this applies to Paterno.

So, let’s take a look at what Paterno actually did, as opposed to the rhetorical exaggerations of the preening moralists who are presently in competition to see who can feign the most outrage:

Louis J. Freeh, the former federal judge and director of the F.B.I. who spent the last seven months examining the Sandusky scandal at Penn State, issued a damning conclusion Thursday: The most senior officials at Penn State had shown a “total and consistent disregard” for the welfare of children, had worked together to actively conceal Mr. Sandusky’s assaults, and had done so for one central reason: fear of bad publicity. That publicity, Mr. Freeh said Thursday, would have hurt the nationally ranked football program, Mr. Paterno’s reputation as a coach of high principles, the Penn State “brand” and the university’s ability to raise money as one of the most respected public institutions in the country….

Mr. Freeh’s investigation makes clear it was Mr. Paterno, long regarded as the single most powerful official at the university, who persuaded the university president and others not to report Mr. Sandusky to the authorities in 2001 after he had violently assaulted another boy in the football showers.

What is new here is that whereas before we knew that Paterno had reported Sandusky’s actions to the correct authorities, now we know that he was the one primarily responsible for matters not going any further. Whereas before it appeared that his only failing was the excusable moral one of doing no more than his legally defined duty, now we know that he was the main instigator of the coverup. This is a very different thing, and I note that it is actually considerably worse than anything Paterno’s most vehement critics accused him of doing previously.

And yes, it does change my opinion to a certain extent. In light of the latest revelations, I think it would be appropriate for the Penn State football program to receive the death sentence for three or four years from the NCAA. That would send the most unmistakable message to everyone, and would be the one punishment that Paterno would have felt most deeply. How Penn State chooses to respond is really no concern of mine, but as a general rule, I don’t favor whitewashing history. If I were the responsible individual at Penn State, I would not remove Paterno’s name from the various buildings he funded and tear down his statue, but rather seek to use him as an example to teach about the dangers that hubris poses to even the most upstanding and successful.

All men are fallen. I still think Paterno was, for the most part, a good man who made a very foolish and counterproductive attempt to protect his reputation and his football program. Was it wrong? Certainly. Did it have evil consequences? Most likely. Does it merit a harsh punishment? Definitely. But was it indicative of an evil or malevolent intent? I don’t believe so, and to conflate the moral failings of a Paterno with the overt and predatory evil of a Sandusky is a fundamental mistake. It is important to remember that this is not simply a Joe Paterno scandal, but rather a Penn State scandal.

The Freeh report is somewhat ironic in that Louis Freeh would certainly know a coverup when he sees one, given his involvement in similar whitewashes of Ruby Ridge and Waco.

via Vox Popoli.

Cundiff had a 32 yd chipshot…so wide left it’s amazing.  The defense had some amazing plays and the offense for that last drive did a great job… then Cundiff misses.  Nough said..see you next year.

Throw and more throws.  Flacco is not a gunslinger.  Baltimore is not built to be pass centeredand hithey try to throw it all the timeBaltimore will loose this game.

A show-cause penalty will be handed to former head coach Jim Tressel for failing to report knowledge of impermissible benefits given to players before the 2010 season, which resulted in ineligible players participating during that season. The how-cause means any school that hires Tressel could be subject to sanctions by the NCAA.The NCAA later released its statement on the findings from the Committee on Infractions. Most of it is already well-known information, but there is one new point of interest: The COI notes that Tressel had “at least four different opportunities to report” information of his athletes receiving benefits, but did not. The result is a show-cause, as mentioned above, for five years. Suffice to say, Tressel’s college coaching days are probably done.

via Updated: Tressel gets five-year show-cause as part of NCAA sanctions on Ohio State | CollegeFootballTalk.

 

 

Holy Crap!!!!!!!!!!  Nothing has been proven.  He reported but apparently not enough in terms of reporting to law enforcement.  More of going to come out so we can figure out what his “failings” were in this scandal.

Penn State Ousts University President, Paterno | Fox News.

Green bay get another one. The rise of aaron rodgers and the end of the favre era is mercifully official.

Chevy ok. shapeups not a product I care about.

Chevy nice car bad plotline verizon kinda lame

Is it enough?

Mercedes ok

Brdgestone excellent godaddy marginal vw excellent

Nice throw

Another turnover turned into points

Chrysler gritty in your face very well done. 

Stella who?  Carmax great commercial. Xfactor?

Hyundai great groupon.com lame coke cute

Mini lame homeaway needs to go away forever

Was the first half a fluke for green bay?

Etrade funny best buy hilarious

Murdered sweet child of mine otherwise quite well done

Steelers seem to think they have already won.  Packers seem determined to beat up the steelers and win it.  Will see what adjustments second half brings.

Weird broken play.

Captain america ok cruze eco what? Carmax lame glee needs to go away forever

Nough said

Keep it up packers!

First snickers good career builder ok

First coke commercial lame vw commercial rocks

Feild goal for steelers green bay held up kewlies

Steelers got a td.  The shootout begins

So far it is ugly for the steelers let’s hope it continues

His title says it all eam owner-general manager Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones needs to fire himself as the general manager….most likely as the team owner as well because he can’t out of the team’s way so the team can actually play and win.  When he has somebody who would time him to kiss off(jimmy johnson, bill parcells) the cowboys were either decent or champions.  Now they simply just average to just plain awful.  Jason Garrett needs to fire himself as the offensive coordinator…the boys offense hasn’t been all that great…If i were Jason i would just be a head coach and get somebody who’s known offense their entire career to be offensive coordinator.

NFL.com news: Phillips fired as Cowboys make mid-season coaching change.

Well Mr. Penalty Alex Barron strikes again.  This jagoff has been the most penalized player in the NFL.  Why the boys keep this idiot is beyond me.  Of course Dallas tried to push things right before the half they lost the ball and the ‘Skins ran it in for a touchdown.  Then Mr. penalty on the last play of the game practically strangled Brian Orakpo to nullify the game winning touchdown.  I hope the Cowboys get this mess straightened out…otherwise it’ll be another long year for a lifetime Cowboys fan as we suffer through the Jerry Jones era.

Washington Redskins Fire Coach Jim Zorn|ABC 7 Sports.

Zorn is fired to pay for Snyder’s incompetence.  It remains to be seen if this GM is in title only or really has the powers needed to get some continuity into the organization which is what is really needed.  The skins have the talent in their roster it’s just been badly mismanaged.