from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, If you connect the dots, and there are many, it is difficult to think Jerry Sandusky without thinking Graham James.
And it is challenging as a Canadian, where we don’t grow up being taught to worship institutions and cultural icons, to think of Penn State without first thinking of Maple Leaf Gardens.
The names may now be different and the circumstances and context unique but the scandal that has rocked America in so many ways seems eerily similar to two of the most heinous and disgraceful episodes in the history of Canadian sport.
Like James, Sandusky made his name and reputation as a coach. He, like James, was considered very good at it. Both worked primarily in small communities, as figures of authority, in protected situations, well known, well-regarded community leaders, really