Monday, November 7, 2011

P$U........Where Have Our Heroes Gone????

In the movie Jaws, Chief Brody gets the mayor to sign a voucher that may bankrupt Amityville in hopes of killing a shark.  Detective John Book knew there was no tomorrow when the Amish boy ID'd another policemen in the murder of a narcotics detective in the movie Witness.  George Bailey stood up to greed of Mr. Potter in It's a Wonderful Life.  However, these are only the movies.  More recently, Luzerne County in northeastern PA had their "Kids for Cash" scandal.  In all of the above cases good people stood up for the higher moral or ignored it.

For the record, I have gone to one PSU game in my life.  The game was the Kickoff Classic at Giant Stadium when PSU played Georgia Tech.  The college game for me has gone by the wayside for me since the advent of the BCS system and the corporatising of the game.  My car now travels as far as Bucknell, Susquehanna or the occasional trip down to the Main Line and Villanova.  That being said, the football program has been a cash making machine for the university and the sports program for over the last 30 years.

A 23-page indictment against former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, was released on Friday prompting perjury charges against Athletic Director Tim Curley and  Vice President Gary Schultz.  As hard as the accusations against the former defensive were to read, it became clear what had happened between the lines.  Nothing!!!!  This story should have broke 10 years ago!!! JoePa should have been at the podium saying he is deeply hurt by a long time friend, but protection of children matters here.  Sandusky would have received due process.  The money route was taken be JoePa and Spanier's confirmed by their weak statements to the press.

Greed and trips them up every time.  All of a sudden, Barry Switzer and Jackie Sherill don't look too bad.

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