Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
This game feels funny to me but i still think we win.
I call it Lions 23-17 over da-Bears.
What do all the other football junkies think?
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A month ago, there was a thread giving a link to free ESPN Insider access for a month. Well, that month is over and since you are clearly satisfied with your subscription, ESPN will autorenew it tomorrow for $40. This is a reminder to unsubscribe if you are poor like me. Yeah, I love TomVH as much as the next guy, but its not quite $40 worth of love.
Problem is, ESPN makes impossible to unsubscribe online. To do so you must call 1-888-549-3776. Have your user name and the personal information you gave them handy, and they will cancel the autorenewal. Some overly friendly guy answers the phone and asks you a few questions, but its pretty painless overall. Just a pain in the ass that you can't do it online.
That is all. Happy unsubscribing!
Hey mgobloggers, I realize there is a comprehensive psu news thread but I thought this deserved its on thread. I also read another message board insidemdsports and one of the posters their is the creator of occupy herbstreit (funny stuff if you never heard of it). Anyways he is trying to show college football fans can care more about just football. In an effort ot make a difference he has set up a donation page at RAINN which is the nations largest anti-sexual assault organization. I hope you all consider making a donation, they do some great work including education. Here is a link to the statement by occupy Herbstreit:http://occupyherbstreit.tumblr.com/post/12598917456/a-message-from-occupy-herbstreit
And for where you can make the donation:
Any donation can help, and I hope everyone has a great day.
How many of you believe in fidelity but once cheated? Or believe in not stealing but have stolen? Believe in honestly but have lied? I could go on with a list of sins that would eventually encompass everyone on this blog and on earth. We have all failed at one point to live up to the standards we champion and would wish to communicate to others.
When we fail to live up to our standards and are caught violating them, does that invalidate the standards themselves? Does that mean our lives have been a lie? Does that mean, as Six Zero wrote today:
"Learning that the ethical standards that went hand in hand with Joe Paterno were not only inaccurate, but has also cost him his immortal job status? Well, it's like waking up one day and finding that the United States is secretly run by a Communist dictator."
Or, as Brian wrote: "Should we forget all the good Paterno has done in our "rush to judgment"? Yes, and yes. This is a failure so massive it wipes out every positive thing about JoePa, of which there were many."
I don't think so. When honorable people fail to live up to the standards they have set for themselves and for others, they don't reveal themselves to be hypocrites. They reveal themselves to be human. And I don't believe they lose the ability to be called a good person. Nor does that invalidate the standards that they tried to live by, despite a massive failure.
Joe should lose his job. He should have this as part of his legacy. He will suffer in private and public, and that is as it should be. His non-action should be condemned.
I can see how many of you are willing to disagree. To say that this wipes out all the good he has done. To condemn him as a person. To say that the standards were a lie. I just hope you have more understanding friends and famiily around you when you fail.
EDIT: After carefully reading every reply, none of which agreed with me, they seemed to all add up to two points. 1- that not reporting this to the police is worse than any other moral failing, and 2- That we should judge Patero harshly for what he didn't do. I had already made the second point explicitly in my OP above. The point is I'm willing to say that reporting it to his superiors but not the police deserves universal condemnation--but that it doesn't erase all of the good he did for literally thousands. But I'm clearly in a group of one there. As to the first point-I agree. But I stand by my greater point.
For those of you interested, below is the link to the full grand jury report from their investigation into the Jerry Sandusky abuse case. WARNING: Graphic language.
For all you Pennsylvania lawyers out there: Does PA not have a specific reporting duty provision in the General Statutes that requires a witness of abuse to report it to the authorities? I ask because there is such a provision here in other state statutes, in which case McQueary's and Paterno's failure to report would be a criminal failure to report had this occurred in those states.
[EDIT: Read this report at your own risk. Sorry in advance for those that have their day ruined by reading it. It really is a terrible read. A "day ruiner" for sure.]