Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 7: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions stands on the field during warm-ups before a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 7, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
President Obama has never heard of Southwest College's iconic football coach, Henry Washington, South Central Los Angeles' Joe Paterno. In his quest to market Nike shoes, Phil Knight doesn't venture into UnHappy Valley. So there won't be any presidential words of comfort for Washington concerning the death of his football program, or a glowing, defiant eulogy from one of the world's most powerful CEOs. The so-called liberal media are unlikely to waste much ink, bandwidth or broadcast air celebrating Henry Washington's three-plus decades of commitment to a segment of America many wish indifference would make disappear. "Either they don't know, don't show, or don't care about what's going on in the 'hood." That's what Doughboy said two decades ago in "Boyz n the Hood's" most poignant scene. It's difficult to argue. Henry Washington and his Southwest College Cougars are victims of a cruel economic drive-by. California, a state with a prison-guard union far more powerful than its te...
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