Yeah, its a real shame that some of the fall out of all this child rape will be that some people will forget 1987 National Championship... That's the real crime here. _________________________________________________________________________________ To clarify, my issue has nothing to do with the overshadowing of any football game, rather the overshadowing of a criminal. And to those who don't see that happening, look at the title of the previous thread on this topic. That's the point I thought you were making...and it's true. In a sense, JoPa does not "deserve" the extra publicity vs Sandusky, McQueery, and the rest. He's a victim (if you will) of the fact that he was the only famous person among them all. But two points: 1) I think it's a given that any reasonable person is sickened by Sandusky...it's implied, if you will. 2) It is only Paterno that is getting hero-worship at this point. Nobody's saying "but think of the good that Sandusky did in coordinating the Defense". Nobody's saying "McQueery worked hard as a PSU QB and then have his adulthood to this point to the program...the good outweighs the bad." No rallies for these guys. While they may not be getting their share of the attention, at least the attention they are getting is not misguided and deflected by "the good." Paterno's getting rallies and talk about "all the good". For those that don't think all that good matters a hill of beans (myself included) vs. what he did not do, that's quite frustrating and raises our ire. Probably because they haven't done as much "good" for Penn State and State College as Paterno has. Also, Sandusky's the person who actually did the crime(s) and McQueary's the one who actually witnessed him. And nobody knows what McQueary actually witnessed. He's changed his story at least three times. Who knows what, exactly, he told Paterno and in how much detail. Could Paterno have done more? Sure. He could have and probably should have checked back with Curley and Shultz to see if anything came out of their "investigation." That being said, without knowing for sure what Joe knew, what was told to him in 2002, how he comprehended what was told to him, and what he told to Curley, I, personally, can't condemn a man for "looking the other way" or not doing anything about the situation, when I don't know all of the facts of the situation.