I am 47 years old. College football is my favorite thing other than God, Family and Country. Maybe even ahead of Country, I don't know. Joe Paterno has been the Coach of Penn State for as long as I can recall. Up until recently, you never heard anything bad about them. No NCAA investigations, no players getting caught cheating or stealing or on drugs. They've always been as squeaky clean as their plain white helmets. They were a program to look up to and Coach Paterno was always considered one of the great ones.
And now we find out that under his watch, for nearly two decades, little boys were being taken advantage of and raped by his right hand man, on school property in some instances and many people dropped the ball, including Paterno. And now we have so many lives ruined and a 60 year career trashed because a dirty old man can't keep his penis in his pants and his hands off of little boys. It's beyond disgusting. If this could happen at Penn State, then where is it safe?
Sports is suposed to be a place where you can go get away from all the troubles of society for a while. You can take a break from the mayhem and enjoy a ball game with your kids and have fun. But here we are. We have millionaire basketball players unable to reach an agreement with billionaire owners on how to divide up billions. You've got crazy fans poisoning 130 year old trees over a football game. You've got fathers shopping sons to the highest bidder and then the school getting away with it. You've got a guy doing a 20 year stretch in prison for a 900+ million dollar Ponzi schem telling how he paid for hookers and abortions and whatever for players at his school. And now you have Joe Paterno getting fired.
There is nothing decent anymore.
There are very few out there anymore who take the moral high ground anymore regardless of outcome or circumstances. This is sad indeed. Apparently it was fairly well-known around town about the disgusting things going on there, so much that a local restaurant had a dish named after that scumbag as a joke. Paterno was the head of the ship, and he should have taken a hardnose approach to deal with it.
I find it even more disgusting that there are a lot of Penn State fans that are outraged that Paterno was fired. His coaching successes should not be more important than the lives that were scared because he did not speak out enough. People are starting to through morals out the window just for a championship, and that is crazy.