There's something completely -ed up about football. Anyone still disagree with that statement? Not football, just college football at select schools where people have lost touch with reality like cult members. Penn State would qualify as one of these locations based on the continuing amounts of crap that keeps getting spit out by their fans. Yeah, about that... [pictures] Seriously though, I disagree. I think it's all football. Cover high school football for a year or two and you'll agree. Players are taught from day one that life begins and ends with their coach. It's weird. I'm not saying all players buy into it, but enough of them do. There's something completely -ed up about football. That doesn't mean it's not entertaining. That doesn't mean it's not fun to watch. All I'm saying is that football is a game you want to view from a distance. I agree that football in and of itself makes people batty, but the cultishness is worst with college fans. I mean, shirtless Packers fans with polyurethane cheese wedges on their heads are generally harmless. Unsightly, perhaps, but harmless. The people I don't want to run afoul of are the ones who not only think they and the team are part of some institution which rises and falls with the fortune of athletics, but are also unafraid to act like animals because such youthful indiscretions are a rite of passage en route to a successful life by way of having belonged to said institution. Want to see how that cultish nature is distributed in our country. Check out this EPSN poll that's been up for a few weeks now. There are a few outliers, but it's nearly what I'd expect for a distribution when asked about how Paterno's legacy will be viewed in the future. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/fp/flashPollResultsState?sportIndex=sportsnation&pollId=142986 I don't even understand how people can have mixed feelings about Paterno. WINNING FOOTBALL GAMES DOES NOT BALANCE OUT PROTECTING A CHILD MOLESTER!