There's something that some people, especially the ones circling the wagons in good old Happy Valley, don't seem to understand: a pedophile was allowed to continue raping young boys, on university property, for over a decade while the three most powerful men on campus looked the other way. Why? Because they wanted to avoid "bad publicity" for their fine institution and, more importantly, continue to milk the cash cow that is their football program. That is NOT the same as paying for a running back's new tatoo or buying a new house for some hot shot recruit's Mom. Yes, other football programs cheat to a certain degree. Probably most of them. But what happened at Penn State is NOT happening everywhere else. This is truly unprecedented. When I read how Penn State's "leaders" sought to treat Sandusky "humanely", with no mention of those kids that were being raped, I just wanna puke.
You know what they're talking about on the Penn State football forum? Football. As if nothing happened. They're even proposing scheduling a late season game in Hawaii or Florida so they can promise new recruits a "bowl game". Yes, sir, it's business as usual in good old Happy Valley, and they're gearing up to weather the storm and enjoy the most important thing in their sad, pathetic little lives: football. The whole thing makes me sick to my stomach.
Well now it's come out that the majority of the university presidents on the NCAA infractions committee were in favor of giving Penn State a four year death penalty, but the Penn State president managed to negotiate out of it. I've never up until now had anything against Penn State. Heck, as far as I know, I've never even met anyone that went to Penn State. I'm not normally a vindictive person. But when I read about what happened there, and see how the Penn State community is flipping the bird at the rest of the world, I wish they HAD taken away their precious football for a few years. Rub their dam noses in it.
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