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JOE PATERNO FIRED
The Paterno Statue as Object Lesson: The Demise of Public Art and Monuments Built Before Their Time
Author, journalist, Executive Director of the Gracie Mansion C...
The demolition of Joe Paterno's premature bronze tableau sadly exemplifies the peril of a certain kind of hubris.
How Can You Still Support Joe Paterno?
Comedian, Pundit, Best Selling Author, Other Unimpressive Things
It disgusted me when I saw the streets flood with people in State College to support Paterno when he lost his job, and it disgusts me that there continues to be a statue of the man on campus.
'The Coach Died. And You Will, Too'
Sandusky, Paterno and College Football: the Bigger Picture
While the rest of the world speeds ahead of us academically on the secondary level and countries like China concentrate on creating their own MITs and Stanfords, our best state universities have created a fratty, patriarchal sports culture that is often antithetical to good citizenship.
Sandusky Alleged Victim Forced To Leave School Due To Bullying
Can Penn State's Joe Paterno Be Defended? Teen Bloggers Weigh In
Football, Rape, Cash: Idolatry
Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Founder (1983) and director, The Shalom Center
It is the systematic idolatry of football at Penn State and beyond that is the true culprit -- not merely Joe Paterno or Jerry Sandusky.
Joe Paterno and the Search for Zeus
New York Times Best-Selling author, entrepreneur and formerly ...
With Paterno's breach of integrity, yet another myth of great American male leadership has cracked. Another cultural elder was revealed as nothing more than a ruthless businessman seeking to protect his institution at all costs.
Former PSU Star Fired For Defending Joe Paterno
Dear Penn State: What Are You Teaching Us?
16-year-old high school junior in southern California
I am horrified by the reaction Penn State has had to this scandal. The students are more worried that their beloved head coach has been fired than that eight children have been sexually abused.
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Penn State: Is Our Loyalty With Sports Teams or Abuse Victims?
Counselor, Sr. VP YourTango Experts & Relationship Blogger
Fear and loyalty are a deadly mix when it comes to breaking out of a comfort zone and doing "the right thing" -- in this case, the two worked together to create a miserable mix of cover-ups, ongoing, preventable abuse and deceit.
Don't Neglect Paterno's True Legacy
Sportswriter and Journalism Major, Northeastern University
Even after a weekend full of scorn and negativity, Paterno's legacy should be allowed to outshine the dark shadow this scandal has cast over his entire career.
Joe Paterno's Viewpoint
Con Games: Joe Pa and the McQueary Query
Co-Founder, Isaacson School for New Media in Aspen
Media shock and awe descended upon Happy Valley this week, but nothing was more shocking than the outcries and outrage leveled against Mike McQueary, the Penn State football team's wide receiver coach and recruiting coordinator -- and the whistleblower against Jerry Sandusky.
The Fall of JoePa and a Return to Common Sense
Every community has many more things to be proud of than a young person's ability to run, jump, throw, and catch. Sport does not build character, it puts character at risk. Sport is just fun.
JoeFraud: The Blinding Power Of Myth
It is a damning indictment of our society's priorities when the number of wins a man has accumulated as a football coach takes precedence over his role in allowing an accused pedophile to have continued access to children.
Penn State and the PR Price of Sainthood
CEO, Dezenhall Resources
The Penn State scandal not only marks the end of Coach Joe Paterno's brilliant career, it is the death knell for the old crisis management canard that a good reputation is a bulwark against future bad news.
The Fall of False God Joe Paterno at Penn State
The Penn State scandal has led some to reconsider how we view college football powerhouses. Here's a roundup of how sports columnists this weekend have responded, urging people to see their college football gods in a different light.
Shocked, Shocked(!) About Penn State
Mark W. Schleisner
Director, nycBizTech Consulting
We are a society that obsesses over Lindsey Lohan going panty-less or Kim Kardashian making a sex tape, but seems to be hesitant to shine a light on something as seedy as a pedophile hiding amongst its football coaching staff.
Jesus, Penn State, And The Second Mile
Rev. Emily C. Heath
Clergy, United Church of Christ
Instead of flipping cars, why not flip onto its head a culture that allows good people to be silent in the face of the abuse of children?
WATCH: Penn State Scandal Used As Case Against Gay Adoption
Curtis M. Wong
Unhappy Endings: Storied College Football Coaches Who Have Fallen From Grace
Paterno, Penn State and Patriarchy
Host/Producer, First Coast Connect, WJCT-FM
It was a toxic, patriarchal culture that drove the priest sex abuse scandals that continue to rock the Catholic Church. And the same toxic patriarchy that infuses college and professional football was at play in the Penn State scandal.
The Penn State Sex Scandal: It's About Leadership
Award-winning blogger, author of Secrets of An Accidental Yogi
The board's handling of Paterno's dismissal raises very serious questions about their understanding and capacity for leadership, the lack of which is precisely what got Penn State into this mess in the first place.
Top 5 Sports Stories
Emmy Award winning sportscaster and New York Times Bestselling...
Another shoe has dropped. Assistant coach Mike McQueary will not be on the sidelines tomorrow when Penn State hosts Nebraska. He was the one who witnessed sexual abuse in 2002.
Joe Paterno, the Penn State Tragedy and Child Molestation
Linda Kenney Baden
Fmr. Criminal Prosecutor; Trial Attorney; Sports Fan
Not one story goes by without calling Paterno 'Coach'. This tragedy is not about a 'Coach'. What some sportscasters, fans, and a small but violent flash mob of students fail to realize is that this story is not about sports.
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