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Joe Paterno

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    September 10, 2014

    Penn State Students Celebrate Lifting Of Postseason Ban With A Paterno Love Fest

    I will admit, I was glad when the NCAA handed down their stiff punishment to Penn State a few years ago in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Sure, the massive scholarship reductions and multi-season bowl bans hurt a bunch of coaches and student-athletes that had literally nothing to do with J ... More >>

  • Film

    January 30, 2014

    The Ten Films to Watch for from Sundance

    Recapping the best of the fest.

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    February 11, 2013

    The Pope Quits? Popes Don't Quit!

    The world was rocked and shocked with the news that George Ratzinger, 85, was quitting his day job. Sure, 85 seems a reasonable age to retire, but the thing is that Ratzinger also goes by the name Pope Benedict XVI, and popes, to put it simply, don't quit. Borgias have tried to get them to quit an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    The Trailer For the Al Pacino/Phil Spector Movie Looks Pretty Great

    On March 24, HBO premieres Phil Spector, a biopic centered around the years leading up to the legendary producer and madman's 2009 murder conviction. Al Pacino steps into the shoes of Spector, whose production credits read like the Rosetta Stone of modern pop music. Judging by the trailer -- relea ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Penn State's Bill O'Brien Wins Bear Bryant Award

    "I feel like I'm a mentally tough guy right now. I feel like I'm the right guy." -- Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien on the day he was hired, 1/8/2013 Selecting the recipient of the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award for the best head coach of a given college football season has generally been a p ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Houston Texans Roster-tology: My Latest 53-Man Roster Guess

    After years of trying to get people's respect, trying to force people to sit up and notice how smart I am, I finally figured out what the secret is. (And I'm so smart that I'm about to share this secret with all of you at no charge!) The secret is this -- just describe whatever it is you do with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Penn State Scandal: My Statement To The Paterno Family

    "The sanctions announced by the NCAA today defame the legacy and contributions of a great coach and educator without any input from our family or those who knew him best." -- The Paterno Family, in a statement (how else?), 7/23/12 Since the moment that Jerry Sandusky was whisked out of the back of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Joe Paterno's Family Vows To Find The Real Child Molester Harborer

    Another day, another story from Happy Valley that makes me question my faith in mankind. Two, actually. First, predictably, three more men have come forward claiming they were sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky, one citing abuse that took place all the away back in the 70's. If you remember, Sandus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Ten Reasons to Keep Watching the Astros

    The Astros, post-All-Star break, have been much like the Astros pre-All-Star break. They're still losing -- they were swept by the San Francisco Giants over the weekend. The offense is still awful. They're decimated by injuries. And management is still making tons of head-scratching decisions. So yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    If Any School Deserves The NCAA Death Penalty, It's Got To Be Penn State

    If ever a major collegiate football program deserves the so-called NCAA death penalty, it's got to be Penn State. The myth of Joe Paterno and his ethical football program has been blown out of the water, and the least the NCAA can do is put this program out of the misery of college sports fans. For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Jerry Sandusky Will Not Testify, Defense Rests In His Trial

    BOB COSTAS: Are you sexually attracted to young boys, to underage boys? JERRY SANDUSKY: Am I sexually attracted to underage boys? BOB COSTAS: Yes. JERRY SANDUSKY: Sexually attracted, you know, I enjoy young people. I love to be around them. But no, I'm not sexually attracted to young boys. -- No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    4 Disimprovements Outgoing A&M AD Bill Byrne Made to Aggieland

    "Dollar Bill" won't be receiving a paycheck from Texas A&M any longer because on Tuesday, A&M athletic director Bill Byrne announced his retirement. A few weeks earlier, Aggie president R. Bowen Loftin said that Byrne, who held the job for nearly ten years, would "transition" out of his position, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Jerry Sandusky's Wife Nearly Runs Over a Reporter (w/ VIDEO)

    It's been awhile since we've had a Jerry Sandusky update, and frankly since there's no Web site that's able to track his whereabouts GPS-style (at least not one that we as citizens have access to), it's probably best for everyone that when news breaks regarding the alleged pedophile that I volunteer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Jerry Sandusky's Ill-Advised Statement on Joe Paterno

    On Sunday morning at 9:25 a.m. EST, legendary Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was pronounced dead at the age of 85 after losing a swift battle with lung cancer. As you all know, Paterno had spent the waning moments of his existence as one of the more polarizing figures in sports as colle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Rape, Scandal, Greed and Cockfighting -- The 2011 Sports Year In Review

    2011: Penn State's horrible year​You know how, in the series 24, the way a season unfolds? How just when you think there has been some sort of resolution to the bad guys being bottled up, right then and there a new (often worse) layer is introduced, and ultimately in like Hour 22 Jack Bauer wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Cougars and Lions and Cats and Aggies: Oh My, It's Time for a Little Bowl Action

    There's probably nobody happier to see this college football season come to an end than the players for the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-3), unless, of course, it's the players for the Texas A&M Aggies (6-6). Then again, with the way their hopes and dreams came crashing down to the ground at the sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: The Year Just Past In Cougar Sports

    John RoyalCase Keenum was the Man of the Year for the Cougars​Yes, it's that time of year. That time of year when I take a look back at the year just past. On Friday, I looked back at the sports year for the Rice Owls. Today, let's take a look at the top 25 events, in no particular order, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Popcorn Fart Of The Year -- CBS' Mike McQueary Interview

    The historic Snow Globe Interview, shortly after it began and shortly before it ended​"Tonight on Evening News Mike McQueary breaks his silence and opens a window for me into his emotions." -- Armen Keteyian on Twitter yesterday late afternoon At about 4:45 yesterday afternoon, it was this tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Sandusky Confirms In NBC Interview: He "Likes Young People" (w/ Interview VIDEO)

    Last night on NBC's new Rock Center program, retired Penn State defensive coordinator and ousted human being (Yes, I am ousting him from the human race.) Jerry Sandusky did a phone interview with Bob Costas which accomplished the nearly impossible -- it made Sandusky infinitely more deplorable and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Texans/Bucs -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers (The "Goddammit, NOT Schaub!" Edition)

    Born under a bad sign.​So, I was thisclose to hitting "SEND" on a post that would have openly discussed the Texans going 13-3 and getting home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. And then this: Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has a significant foot injury that will force him to mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Three More Penn State Stories to Cap Off the Worst Week Ever

    An unbelievable week is not over yet.​I haven't gone back through history to see if this really was the worst week ever in sports, but I'm willing to take this week and, sight unseen, put it up against any other week in a contest for "worst sports week ever" and I'll bet I win. Death? Joe Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Boom. Penn State Fires Joe Paterno (w/ a VIDEO chronology) & CNN Kicks ESPN's Butt

    They are...Penn State​"Joe Paterno is no longer the head football coach, effective immediately." -- John Surma, Vice Chair, Penn State Board of Trustees Boom. Nothing is forever. We all knew there would be a day when Joe Paterno would no longer be the coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Ashton Kutcher Tweeting Wisdom Lost To America Because He Hadn't Heard About Joe Paterno

    The fail whale was strong in this one​Weep, America. Ashton Kutcher is no longer tweeting. He says he has handed management of his twitter account, which has eight million followers, over to his media team. Why? Because he is apparently the only self-described football fan not currently on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Dan Shea, The Man Who Sued the Pope, Sounds Off on Joe Paterno

    Penn State and the Catholic Church​Bella figura can mean many things, but at its core is presentation...how one looks, how one comports oneself, how one makes the best possible impression in all things. That such a concept is hardwired into the Italian psyche is no surprise: what else could be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Joe Paterno Will Retire at Season's End -- Not Good Enough

    Not so proud a claim now.​"The worst people. The twisted and demented psychos who kill people for pleasure, the cannibals, the degenerate bastards that molest and torture little kids." -- Tony Soprano, in response to the question "Who deserves to go to hell?" Exactly, Tony. People like Jerry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    College Football Bowls -- This Week's Best Bets

    The color, the pageantry of college football​Since it's Week 17 of the NFL season, we're changing it up a little bit this week. I don't know about people who actually know what they're doing when it comes to wagering, but my experience with the NFL in Week 17 is that it's a good time to stay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    So You Want To Be The University of Texas Offensive Coordinator...APPLY HERE

    What are the hours?​As a resident of the great state of Texas, it pains me to see our tax dollars being wasted. Case in point, somewhere in Austin there is a person who had to spend a couple hours of his or her day posting the offensive and defensive coordinator positions for the University ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Bill Byrne: Adding To The Aggies' Ever-Growing Hall Of Internet Shame

    ​Texas A&M's athletic director, Bill Byrne, has become an Internet sensation for leaving a heated voicemail for a fellow Aggie. If you haven't heard, problems started when Byrne received an e-mail from an alum who was upset because A&M stuck with the Big 12 and the University of Texas. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Game Time: Try As You Might, No One Can Take Down Tiger Woods

    ​I start this post with the premise that we all love attention. We crave it. Even if you don't openly admit it, there's a small part of you that likes it when you're recognized for, as J. Peterman would say, a "job....done."It's not often in the sports world that one person can usurp everyone's ... More >>

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