Found November 07, 2011 on Fox Sports:
We worship corporations and institutions. Our Supreme Court granted them First Amendment rights. The Fourth Estate, the alleged watchdogs of democracy, acts as their mouthpiece. There should be no surprise that protecting Joe Paterno, Penn State, Happy Valley and Linebacker U -- profit-generating institutions at the core of big-time college athletics' amateur myth -- appears to have taken precedence over the protection of children. It's the era we live in. Institutions are valued more than human beings. Safeguarding JoPa, marketing and exploiting his march to victory 409, appears to have been more important than exposing allegations against longtime defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, charged with sexually abusing teenage boys. Let's not ignore the timing of the release of the grotesque and shocking grand jury report/indictments, conveniently revealed a week after Paterno surpassed Grambling's Eddie Robinson on the all-time wins list. A two-year investigation w...

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The Times's Happy Valley duo just dropped this report: "Joe Paterno's tenure as coach of the Penn State football team will soon be over, perhaps within days or weeks, in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal that has implicated university officials, according to two people briefed on conversations among the university's top officials." More on...

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TOJ Mid-Season NFL Power Rankings

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