I love this one: “NCAA says it will examine how Penn State has handled scandal” — as though there are honest differences of opinion on whether those with firsthand knowledge of child-rape should mention it to authorities instead of sliding it over to the next office with a discreet little cough.
Penn State’s position, of course, is that it does not condone sexual abuse in its football facilities, but that if such a thing did occur there’s probably a good reason for it. No doubt Joe can explain. End of story. Are you hearing this, mainstream media? Can we get back to our important mission of grooming future Michael Vicks? Penn State lives and dies for football and honor — in that order — so can we all just shut the hell up and let the healing process begin?
Incidentally, Joe Paterno is said to have developed treatable lung cancer. It seems to have come on in the same week he was signing his house over to his wife for the sum of one dollar. And just prior to the kind of scandal that would have lesser men begging for an interview with Larry King. That’s some exquisite timing.
Which reminds me: Where is Larry King, anyway? I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop. No doubt he’ll appear soon enough. I know he’s nominally retired, but we’re talking about sports, and a fellow codger whose legacy is also in doubt. No way the Reptilian One can let this one slide.