2:31 PM, November 10th, 2011
We need to stop the daintiness and describe the alleged offenses for what they truly are in the vernacular to somehow try to capture the monstrousness. Not anal intercourse or oral sex, which sounds clinical, but butt-f—-ing and blow jobs and cock-grabbing and pants-groping and other assorted acts that the 67-year-old Sandusky allegedly inflicted on eight minor victims over a 15-year span, according to the 23-page grand-jury report, and resulted in 40 counts of serial sex abuse of minors.
That’s Buzz Bissinger on the Penn State sex scandal. (via newsweek)
Reblogged from Newsweek
10:14 AM, November 9th, 2011

Apparently the students and residents of Penn State are still huge fans of Joe Paterno, despite his negligence in reporting the alleged sexual abuse of young boys.

(Source: youtube.com)

6:01 PM, November 8th, 2011
Sometimes we were guilty of regarding him as more deity than man, as if he presided over us in mythological stand-up form. He was as much our own conscience as he was a football coach, and we made that pact and imbued him with that sort of power because we believed he would wield it more responsibly than any of us ever could. Maybe that was naïve, but we came of age in a place known as Happy Valley and naïveté was part of the package, and now that word isn’t in our dictionaries anymore.

Growing Up Penn State, by Michael Weinreb

11:01 AM, November 8th, 2011
Great moral men take care of these things. But he didn’t. This kind of thing could have happened at any university. But it could have happened the exact way it did only at Penn State, where everyone, from that cowed janitor to the president, takes his cues from Coach.
Michael Tomasky on Joe Paterno’s moral failure.
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