Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Joe Paterno’s (pictured above) legacy has been forever tarnished. 61 years of coaching. One major mistake.
By Josh Kramer
409 victories. 61 years. 24 bowl wins. Three Big Ten Championships. Two National Championships. And one massive mistake. How many times have each of us been told, “The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour (or something similar)?” Joe Paterno was a man who seemingly did everything right. He was larger than life in Happy Valley. With the release of the 267-page Freeh report, the truth has been set free. Paterno’s legacy will forever be tarnished, and deservedly so. The former God-Like figure in Happy Valley will now be forever associated with victims, and not wins.
I by no means am a Penn State fan or critic. Nor “was” I a fan or critic of Paterno. I always respected the coach who was known as the “embodiment of integrity.” Now I have no respect for Paterno, the Penn State football program, and all involved in this horrific cover-up. Happy Valley by no means is a “Happy” place these days. Continue reading
Posted in NCAA Football
Tagged Beaver Stadium, Freeh Report, Graham Spanier, Happy Valley, Jerry Sandusy, Jim Tressel, Joe Paterno, North Carolina Tar Heels, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State Nittany Lions, Timothy Curley
Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Jerry Sandusky (pictured above) is one of the many faces that represents a year of scandal in the NCAA.
By Josh Kramer
Welcome to the eighth edition of “Throwback Saturdays.” By this point, I think you all know the drill. What was happening in the wide world of sports on March 10, 2011? How about on March 10, 2010? Well let’s find out.
One year ago..
State of College Athletics
Here is a snippet..
“The NCAA’s core purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.”
That is directly from the NCAA website.
It’s hard to believe in those words these days.
The “Tat Five.”
All of those people were recently involved in major scandals in college athletics. Don’t forget about oversigning either. College athletics is in worse shape than LeBron James’ reputation in Cleveland.
What’s worse is some university presidents and athletic directors will stand by these men at all costs (To finish reading this post, click this link). Continue reading
Posted in Miscellaneous
Tagged Aaron Harang, Bernie Fine, Brandon Phillips, Bronson Arroyo, Bruce Pearl, Cam Newton, Cincinnati Reds, Graham Spanier, Jay Bruce, Jerry Sandusky, Jim Boeheim, Jim Calhoun, Jim Tressel, Joe Paterno, Joey Votto, Lane Kiffin, Lebron James, Mike Leake, NCAA, Nevin Shapiro, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State Nittany Lions, Reggie Bush, Scott Rolen, Tennessee Volunteers, Travis Wood, Varez Ward, Walt Jocketty