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http://deadspin.com/5858146/

Watching this press conference again from last night.

These reporters all need to be jobless asap. The press conference was basically dominated by homers and Paterno protectors who clearly didn't read the grand jury report (or if they did found it to be false because it wasn't written by Joe Paterno).

Who ARE these people? It's sickening that they are so drunk on the Nittany Lion kool-aid and refuse to look at the bigger issues.

Somebody on the radio this morning said it best, this place is Jonestown, PA.

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Find these homer sycophants and fire them.

I heard rumors that the some of the more vocal people you heard at the press conference were students that somehow got in.

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If these allegations brought up by Madden are true - and at this point, they are uncorroborated allegations, and a long leap from the grand jury report, so I feel "if" is a crucial word here - then just burn the whole thing down. Salt the earth. The allegation here is that a man used his success in and access to a college football program - along with the insular, fawning, protective atmosphere such a program in an isolated college town provides - to create a child prostitution ring under the guise of charity.

Christ.

Not just that, but if the allegations are true, the ring wasn't run for himself, it was for the football program! He could have been trading boys for donations! I don't even believe that could be true. I no wanna. That's beyond the pale, even for college football, which has a very very far pale.

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http://deadspin.com/5858146/

Watching this press conference again from last night.

These reporters all need to be jobless asap. The press conference was basically dominated by homers and Paterno protectors who clearly didn't read the grand jury report (or if they did found it to be false because it wasn't written by Joe Paterno).

Who ARE these people? It's sickening that they are so drunk on the Nittany Lion kool-aid and refuse to look at the bigger issues.

Somebody on the radio this morning said it best, this place is Jonestown, PA.

unledqbs.png

Find these homer sycophants and fire them.

I heard rumors that the some of the more vocal people you heard at the press conference were students that somehow got in.

Yeah somebody on 93-7 the fan in pittsburgh who was at the conference attested there were a lot of cronies in there from the student body, most of them were in tow of the student newspaper.

They're currently interviewing interim coach Bradley now, and I mean...they need to just shut it all down for the year. There's no place for football right now. Bradley's coming off as a total pile of :censored:.

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Bradley played for Paterno in the '70s, and joined his staff in '79, taking over for Sandusky in '99. I dunno, maybe he's spent all 33 seasons in the clearly-delineated "no knowledge of child rape" section of the coaching staff. Had to go to road games on two separate planes just to make sure McQueary didn't let one slip after a couple of G-and-T's.

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Bradley played for Paterno in the '70s, and joined his staff in '79, taking over for Sandusky in '99. I dunno, maybe he's spent all 33 seasons in the clearly-delineated "no knowledge of child rape" section of the coaching staff. Had to go to road games on two separate planes just to make sure McQueary didn't let one slip after a couple of G-and-T's.

Perhaps. He's being excessively dismissive of anything related to the scandal. I don't think he had anything to do with it, but the undestated bitterness towards the press asking the questions (which are far more civil and objective than last night's troop of howler monkeys) is kind of disappointing.

That being said, he claims that he had no bearing on whether McQueary was allowed to coach this Saturday.

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Nebraska fans travel notoriously well, mainly because you'd use any excuse you had to get out of Nebraska, too. Oh, for a sea of red in Happy Valley this Saturday.

This game on Saturday is going to be weird to watch.

There's speculation (unfounded, but speculation noless) that there's a lot of anxiety that now that Paterno is no longer affiliated with PSU that he's a "loose cannon," and say/do/go wherever he wants. He could be at the game...

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If these allegations brought up by Madden are true - and at this point, they are uncorroborated allegations, and a long leap from the grand jury report, so I feel "if" is a crucial word here - then just burn the whole thing down. Salt the earth. The allegation here is that a man used his success in and access to a college football program - along with the insular, fawning, protective atmosphere such a program in an isolated college town provides - to create a child prostitution ring under the guise of charity.

Christ.

Not just that, but if the allegations are true, the ring wasn't run for himself, it was for the football program! He could have been trading boys for donations! I don't even believe that could be true. I no wanna. That's beyond the pale, even for college football, which has a very very far pale.

Is the rumor about Second Mile donors or PSU donors getting access to kids?

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Nebraska fans travel notoriously well, mainly because you'd use any excuse you had to get out of Nebraska, too. Oh, for a sea of red in Happy Valley this Saturday.

They are traveling particularly well this year; to four new conference rival towns.

This game is going to be a circus.

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You know, I had a conversation with my dad after the tOSU scandal. The question was bought up, "What could be worse than this?". I said, "Well, I guess giving players free coke would be bad." Then Miami happened. I was discussing this with my friends, and the same question was brought up. This time, in almost a joking manner, one of my friends said, "A pedo scandal or something." We actually laughed at that because of how ridiculous it sounded. Now this happens. The same thing happened, this time with my dad again, and I said "The only thing I can think of is if a school sponsored terrorism." I'm really hoping I'm wrong this time.

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If these allegations brought up by Madden are true - and at this point, they are uncorroborated allegations, and a long leap from the grand jury report, so I feel "if" is a crucial word here - then just burn the whole thing down. Salt the earth. The allegation here is that a man used his success in and access to a college football program - along with the insular, fawning, protective atmosphere such a program in an isolated college town provides - to create a child prostitution ring under the guise of charity.

Christ.

Not just that, but if the allegations are true, the ring wasn't run for himself, it was for the football program! He could have been trading boys for donations! I don't even believe that could be true. I no wanna. That's beyond the pale, even for college football, which has a very very far pale.

Is the rumor about Second Mile donors or PSU donors getting access to kids?

(h/t HuffPo)

"I can give you a rumor and I can give you something I think might happen," Madden said on the radio. "I hear there's a rumor that there will be a more shocking development from the Second Mile Foundation -- and hold on to your stomachs, boys, this is gross, I will use the only language I can -- that Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors. That was being investigated by two prominent columnists even as I speak."

Context seems to indicate it's Second Mile donors, but don't be surprised if it surfaces that PSU donors were also involved.

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Madden's a talking head of some renown in Pittsburgh, and has been controversial for being outspoken. That said, he toes a pretty firm line between his opinion and reporting, and he's extremely well-connected in Western PA. He's got particularly strong ties to the Beaver County Times sports staff, and I'd wager those are the reporters to which he's referring.

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Is he a real journalist though, or just a personality with connections? I thought that real journalists had a certain code of ethics or something that they followed where they can only report confirmed facts and not spread rumors (even if rumors eventually are proven to be facts.)

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You know, I had a conversation with my dad after the tOSU scandal. The question was bought up, "What could be worse than this?". I said, "Well, I guess giving players free coke would be bad." Then Miami happened. I was discussing this with my friends, and the same question was brought up. This time, in almost a joking manner, one of my friends said, "A pedo scandal or something." We actually laughed at that because of how ridiculous it sounded. Now this happens. The same thing happened, this time with my dad again, and I said "The only thing I can think of is if a school sponsored terrorism." I'm really hoping I'm wrong this time.

This is not to rank/measure crimes or sins; just so you know:

Oklahoma (1989): Gang rape(s); players shooting each other in the athletic dorm; starting QB arrested for selling cocaine to the FBI; grand theft

Baylor (2003): Player murders teammate; head coach hatches coverup with assistant agreeing to it; head coach pays tuition for two players; failed drug tests;

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