Monday Fodder

Ouch!

Rodney Hood, formerly of Mississippi State, transfers to Duke

The Inaugural class for the NC State Hall of Fame

Michael Jordan’s son, Marcus arrested in Omaha

Butch Davis’ son will play football at…..UNC (Jennifer Wiley was his tutor)

Snoop Dogg’s son and P.Diddy’s son will both play football and battle rap at UCLA next year

Tiger Woods surpassed Jack on the all time tournament wins list, now just behind Sam Snead.

Should the NCAA get involved in the Penn State football scandal after reports that former AD Tim Curley decided not to take action and report Sandusky to child welfare after “talking it over with Joe …”  (covering it up)

 

Monday Morning Fodder – January 23, 2012

It’s another Monday morning, so it looks like it’s time to recap the weekend.  Anything worth talking about happen?  Holy crap what a weekend.  NFL, Joe Paterno, ACC action…  it’s all after the jump. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder — January 23, 2012

Why I Can’t Write About Jerry Sandusky

I have refrained from posting on the Jerry Sandusky case for several reasons.  The main one is that, as a father, I can not keep my emotions out of it.  I try, but I am too vested.  For me, Penn State has always had a special place in my life.  When I was about 10 years old, I became a PSU football fan.  I’ve known who Sandusky is for about 25 years now.  I’ve always thought of Joe Paterno as an icon, and he has always been someone I’ve had the utmost respect for.  I remember watching players like DJ Dozier and OJ McDuffy suit up for the Nittany Lions.  My relationship with PSU goes back.  Way back.  I have known about The Second Mile foundation for a long time, and

I knew that when Sandusky retired in 1999 it was to focus more on the foundation that he fathered.  To me, this all came as a big shock.  My anger and disappointment can not be overstated here, and I can only hope that justice is served.  Only, to the kids who were raped, nothing can change what was done to them, and nothing can kill the demons that they now have to deal with because of Sandusky.  It isn’t just Sandusky who is responsible, however.  It is every single person who knew and did nothing to stop him.  Every victim since 1998, when the first investigation into Sandusky occurred, should not be a victim.  God only knows how many kids became victims of this monster, and there should be no mercy to anyone who could have prevented them from falling under his power.

So for various reasons, this case just eats at my very core.  There are so many things I do not understand.  So many things that I know I would have personally done differently than the people who covered this up.  That is not my point today, however.  My point today is to point you somewhere where you can be blown away by the things that are continuing to come to light.  If you do not know of SportsByBrooks, you are missing out.  He is now on a vendetta against everyone who covered this story up, and he is bringing the noise to say the least.  His latest article exposes how Pennsylvania’s own Governor is involved in the story.  It is a long read, but it really details a lot of the transgressions and money trails involved here.  Brooks says he will not stop until everyone who was involved is held accountable.  I hope that he succeeds on his mission.