SOUNDOFF VIDEO: I Think 7/1/12
I think a few days in Chicago is fun, but it’s good to be home.
I think you’re tired of hearing about Jerry Sandusky, and I’m tired of talking about him.
But this isn’t about Sandusky. He’s serving time in hell on earth, then just hell.
New details from the investigation into Penn State’s enabling of a child predator is devastating to Joe Paterno’s legacy.
Emails leave little doubt that Paterno put his own interests, and those of his football program, ahead of past and future victims of sexual abuse. It’s disgusting.
Doesn’t mean Paterno didn’t do great things too, but this overshadows that.
At the top levels of leadership at Penn State, the investigation shows the worst kind of intuitional control in NCAA history.
Nearly everyone involved has been fired.
That’s a start.
Criminal charges should come next.
After Paterno apparently talked others out of reporting Sandusky to the department of welfare, Penn State President at the time, Graham Spanier, wrote in an email, quote:
“The only downside for us [is] if the message isn’t heard and acted upon, and then we become vulnerable for not having reported it.”
No, Graham, the downside is allowing a child rapist more victims.
These guys never even tried to find and help the young victim from the shower!
Graham Spanier is a distinguished Iowa State alum, and the powers that be at Iowa State need to make sure this man’s name is no longer honored in any way, shape, or fashion.
Alright, lighten up…
I think Iowa’s throwbacks for the CyHawk game look more arena league than classic college, but I like them.
And I love when the Hawks actually wear gold, instead of yellow.
I think Iowa State has a good chance of winning an Espy, but Paul Rhoads’ acceptance speech should say, “We don’t ever want another best upset honor after winning a home football game”.
I watched the NBA draft, happy for Harrison and Royce, but in the one-and-done era, the draft isn’t what it used to be.
Andy, we barely know some of these guys.
I thought that somewhere between all of the Kentucky Wildcats and North Carolina Tar Heels picked, the NBA Draft was pretty interesting. That`s what having several horses in the race will do for an event.
I thought that Royce White landed in an outstanding situation with the Houston Rockets. Playing for Kevin McHale in a state with no income tax should make him better and richer. His decision to hold his draft night party at Iowa State spoke volumes.
If I had my choice of playing in Houston or San Francisco, I`d pick the latter in a heartbeat, so I`m very happy for Harrison Barnes. I was worried that his decision to stay in school another year might hurt him financially, but since he might not have gone higher than 7th last year, I think it still looks like a good decision.
After some good years at Glen Oaks, the Principal Charity Classic is now out on the street. I think losing it would be really bad for Des Moines, but I can imagine that the members at expensive clubs like Glen Oaks and Des Moines Golf really hate surrendering three of the best weeks of the year on their course. Hopefully, something will work out.
I think that his three wins this year proves that those who`ve written off Tiger`s chances of a full recovery are selling his immense skills way short. It looks to me like he still has some major championships in him.
I think college football is going to be happy with the new four-team playoff system, but, it won`t be long before it sees that eight teams are better than four.
Finally, can you imagine the 4th without fireworks? The unprecedented heat and drought in my hometown of St. Louis has communities there canceling fireworks shows right and left. Missouri without fireworks? That`s like Nevada without The Bunny Ranch or Amsterdam without bong shops…it`s just not right.