Thursday, November 10, 2011
Clean up on aisle 4
Enough is out now on Penn State football that I feel safe to comment. The extent of the damage will follow for some time into the future. And unlike someone at the very top who can hide behind the Justice Department this matter was dealt with swiftly with the ousting of Joe Paterno and others. If only someone would have done the right thing in the first place this might have been but a minor stain on the university's athletic program. But no it had to be swept under the rug in hopes that no one would see the lumpy carpet. Records and accomplishments will only take you so far in hiding an ugly reality and truth. But fear not the extent of the damage will be long forgotten in a generation or so. Because as we all know the show must go on and disgraced coaches are fairly quickly forgotten whether it's a chair thrown across a court or some stupid racial slur blurted out in anger in the end all is forgotten as years pass. Maybe that is for the better because after all coaches are picked from the human race and aren't the gods we make them out as.