I'm no moral compass. But I am a mom. And an American. So I take the actions of those Penn State kids personally and as a sobering reflection. And I am ashamed.
Joe Paterno was an idealized father-figure, a loving, strong protective model for his young football players and Penn State students. Unfortunately, he failed to follow his own advice, to maintain civility, by protecting his own students.
Regardless of what level of detail he was provided, in my opinion there is no exculpatory explanation to be offered on Paterno's behalf. Maybe that's why he released a statement last weekend when the story broke, before this week's events led to his firing
Quick. Don't think. Who is prime suspect number one in the scandal involving Penn State right now?
For at least nine years, the Pennsylvania State University football system harbored a predator in its midst, and did absolutely nothing. Paterno is right to leave, but waiting until the end of football season?
If indeed Joe Paterno is on the way out then how about Penn State president Graham Spanier?
When otherwise good folks fail to exercise their leadership aggressively to stop childhood sexual abuse, perpetrators like accused assistant coach Sandusky keep grooming and molesting kids.
Let's get one thing straight about the unfolding child sex abuse scandal at Penn State : it happened because a group of men chose to be cowards. For a sport that thrives on testosterone it is tragically ironic.
Joe Frazier has lost his toughest fight, liver cancer. Frazier never got the respect he deserved; Ali was the people's champ. The truth is it takes two to make a great rivalry.
"Happy Valley" got rocked by a sex scandal this weekend. A former Penn State assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, was arrested and charged with 40 counts of assaulting eight young boys over a 15-year period.
Funny how one fly ball can change everything. Cards manager Tony La Russa is back to being a genius. If David Freese's fly ball to right in the 9th inning of game 6 is caught, then La Russa is labeled anything but.
With runners on first and third, a pitcher sometimes fakes a pickoff throw to third, while trying to catch the runner at first. It worked last night. Angels pitcher Jordan Walden nailed Curtis Granderson with the ploy.
Real Madrid has signed soccer prodigy Leonel Angel Coira. Madrid acted quickly to sign the kid because a rival team was also going after him. Leonel is seven years old.
Here's a warm and fuzzy holiday story. The Yankees have told Derek Jeter to go ahead and test the market if he doesn't like their offer. Nice.
Penn State has one of the U.S. Navy's top civilian research facilities, where it's developing non-lethal weapons. But the government may be using the illusion of good intentions to mask its more pressing agenda.
Hillary is going to give it everything she's got, but an Obama spring is in the air. You could feel it on the bus tour.