Posted on: June 22, 2012 10:20 pm
Justice is served! I hope that we all learn something from this. You absolutely, unequivocally CANNOT trust ANYONE! If you are a father of a child, you cannot allow your son or daughter to be put in a situation where they depend on some organization like Second Mile, the church or any institution to care for them. Sick people are everywhere...be a man and care for your own child and protect them. Don't runaway from responsibility because it's hard. The story is, young single mothers allow boys to participate in Second Mile like organizations because FATHERS are ABSENT. Don't be ABSENT!!!!
Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:30 pm
We are basically helpless just like the kids now grown up, yet still helpless in many ways. These message boards and blogs give us a place to vent and let it all out and for that I am thankful. I have two kids, a young woman and young man that I can't even imagine being subject to this type of abuse. There are so many less fortunate kids out there and Sandusky preyed on them. A seemingly goog thing, this Second Mile is now forever tarnished because so many of the presumed adults running the place were derelict, negligent and criminal. The very youth's who were most at risk were taken advantage of in the worst way imaginable by individuals in that community that were just downright sick. Everyone top to bottom that knew of the abuses from years past till today are beyond guilty.
There is nothing more that really needs to be done except what is right for once. Over a decade of abuse and hopefully someone with courage must stand up and say no more. I sincerely hope the citizens of Pennslyvania will demand justice.
Posted on: November 11, 2011 7:01 pm
Edited on: November 11, 2011 7:03 pm
Got to thank one of the message board alumni on this site for posting the grand jury report. http://www.freep.com/assets/freep/p
First...Technically and likely legally, Joe Paterno did what he was supposed to do and reported this 2002 incident to the proper authorities above him at the school. But upon further review and thought on my part I think not!
In 2002 Jerry Sandusky was no longer a coach. Yes he had access to the facilities but he was no longer on Joe Paterno's staff. So Joe followed a course of action that is mind boggling. A former coach that Joe Paterno knew had a history of bad behavior with minors was found by a member of Joe's coaching staff having sex or indecent conduct with an estimated to be 10 year old kid. Joe decides to elevate this up the chain of command and informs the President of the University. Multiple versions of the crime now are in question but at the end of the day no one called the police. All of them were familiar with the past behavior but they still did nothing. Everyone connected with those chain of events in 1994, 1998 and 2002 have to be gone and gone immediately. This is the sickest thing since the ongoing Catholic Church saga that has likely been going on for thousands of years.
Posted on: November 10, 2011 1:55 pm
Who remembers the ESPN special with Coach K and Paterno on Faith Family and Leadership. What a sham! The university knew about this persons conduct as far back as 1998. A young boy came forward and reported a crime and the mother called "university police". An investigation ensued and some county D.A. decided not to file charges???? Amazingly this persons affiliation with the organization with all these at risk youths continued through 2010!!!
Then the 2002 sex with a 10 year old goes down on campus after this person was no longer even an assistant with the team and current assistant, then 28 year old grad assistant actually witnessed the crime and told his dad who said he should tell Paterno. Paterno upon hearing this tells the Penn State leadership that something of a sexual nature happened and then nothing happened.I am stunned!
Penn State Football should be no more until everyone associated with this regime is gone! Period!
Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:02 pm
Time to chime in and say my piece. I have watched a lot of college football. I date back to the days of the Big 8 Conference when the Friday after Thanksgiving meant Nebraska v. OU to see who would play in the Orange Bowl and many times for the National Title. Where the OU v. Texas rivalry (still intact) was Big 8 v. SWC (Southwest Conference for those of us who remember).
Times change and we have all dealt with it for better or for worse. This latest shift is hitting me like the earthquake that happened in the D.C. area (I work at the Pentagon and felt it) who would've thunk it?
Enough already!! This rapid escalation of movement is too much too soon and it appears the carts are way before the horses. The tectonic plates are not just shifting they are colliding and volcanoes are erupting.
Why? College Football needs a playoff not a major realignment of universities into super conferences that severely disrupt regional rivalries, and common sense alignment of opponents. We supposedly can't have a playoff because it would affect the student athlete??? Really, and making TCU, Nebraska and whoever else is moving today travel all over the North American Continent every week is good for the student athlete. C'MON MAN!
I don't want to stop watching College Football but I just cannot wrap my head around OU in the PAC anything. Oklahoma is smack dab in the middle of the United States it has nothing to do with Pacific anything and never should. Nebraska moving to the Big Ten is enough of a blow but now A&M and OU are basically out unless Baylor, KU and K-State have the guts to appeal and hold this up in some kind of legal limbo.
There isn't much we can do but speak out and that is what I'm doing. If you like this post, share it with your friends and local media outlets everywhere. I know how to blog but I don't know the ends and outs of getting my blog out there for the world to see!.
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:20 pm
So...Tiger is playing in the Frys.com cup or whatever this late season tournament is calling itself. SO WHAT!!!!
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:31 pm
This is really the most important issue of the day in America...The NFL! Screw the debt ceiling debate it is all about football. I'm glued to the NFL Network to see where all the FA are going. I could care less about the debt ceiling, taxes, healthcare, recessions, housing crisis, Norway or any myriad of real issues. Footbal is king, queen and god and country.
Posted on: June 1, 2011 10:04 pm
This makes me nostalgic, for the early nineties. When Mike retired then unretired, then retired and unretired with the Wizards and then just got sent packing by Abe Polian (don't know if I spelled that right and don't feel like checking) it just ain't the same.
Now we have a true GIANT (literally) of the game goes out in style.
No we did not have a farewell tour like Dr J. Yeah I was around for that. But we got Shaq Diesel on twitter and the internet saying his farewell on his terms with a great legacy. One of the most dominant big men ever. He absolutely ruled the paint and the court and everything he touched. Shaq's greatness as a force on the floor will be debated but I think it is solidly the best. He contended against many more centers and elite big men than Wilt or Russel ever had to face. The Shaq era NBA was more physical and athletic and Shaq still played like a man among boys most nights and he did it with a sense of humor unparalleled.
We will miss you Shaq. The BIG DOMINATOR!
That is the last nickname he alone deserves.
Until of course we have to give it up to Blake Griffin 20 years from now!!!