Thursday, November 17, 2011

True or False: Football Is The Most Important Thing In The World

I'm not sure what my favorite part of the whole disgustingly sordid Penn State scandal is. I mean, my God, there's so much to choose from!

You've got the old "I did what I was legally required to do" shuffle from a bunch of supposedly mature men in positions of authority.

And the apparent lack of police involvement at any stage until now.

Then there's the fact that this Sandusky guy continued to run his foundation for at risk kids after his alleged offenses were first reported. I guess no one thought these acts were serious enough to remove him from any position that involved contact with children.

Or that he was still allowed to come and go on the campus.

Or that the judge who set his bail was a buddy of his.

Or that he and his wife took in foster children.

Or that the title of his autobiography is Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story.

Or the discovery that, whatever his merits as a football coach, Joe Paterno is somewhat lacking as a human being.

Or maybe it's all the folks who obviously care more about the football program than they do about the victims of these terrible acts.

So sure, it is shocking and sickening, but it is also a highly entertaining and enlightening look at the way our love of sports has blinded many of us and corrupted even those institutions that should be above such things.

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