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Christmas Wish: No More Child Molesting in Sports

Christmas Wish: No More Child Molesting in Sports
Without a doubt, the news story of the year in 2011 was Penn State. Joe Paterno went from all time leader in college football victories to enabler of child rape in less than a week. Has there ever been a fall from grace this far, this fast? Has there ever been such a disgusting monster... Read more »

Scary Thought: Jerry Sandusky Camp T-Shirts Selling Well on Ebay

Scary Thought: Jerry Sandusky Camp T-Shirts Selling Well on Ebay
Lately, my daily work schedule has included the following additions to my “to do list.” -Check latest headlines on child rape case surrounding premier college football program. -Write/publish reaction post on Penn State. -Check latest headlines on child molestation case surrounding premier college basketball program. -Write/publish reaction post on Syracuse. Sounds about as gloomy as... Read more »

Penn State vs. Wisconsin: Brutally Honest Preview

Penn State vs. Wisconsin: Brutally Honest Preview
I understand why Tom Bradley was chosen as interim successor to Joe Paterno, but he really isn’t the warm and cuddly face the University needs right now. At a time when the program should be showing great humility, Bradley has been anything but. He’s only making more people hate PSU. But who really cares about... Read more »
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Joe Paterno's Bizarre Real Estate Transfer: Did he Foresee Scandal Coming?

Joe Paterno's Bizarre Real Estate Transfer: Did he Foresee Scandal Coming?
According to insiders within the Penn State program, Joe Paterno was the CEO of not just college football, but everything else surrounding the team in Happy Valley. He was cold, calculating, and in control of all that went on. So those claiming the senility defense, “oh he’s a confused old man,”- sorry that just doesn’t... Read more »

Bowl Games Wish to Avoid Penn State; Full Big 10 Bowl Projections

Bowl Games Wish to Avoid Penn State; Full Big 10 Bowl Projections
“They’re radioactive,” a bowl official told Herb Gould of the Chicago Sun-Times yesterday. “[Bowls] wanted Joe Paterno ‘s last game, not a nightmare.” The Nittany Lions finish the season at Ohio State and Wisconsin. The OSU game looks like a toss-up, and the Badgers will likely destroy them. That season ending tilt is looking like... Read more »

Big 10 Bowl Projections: It All Starts with the Wisconsin Badgers

Big 10 Bowl Projections: It All Starts with the Wisconsin Badgers
When looking at the Big Ten conference standings, and trying to figure out the hierarchy for the college football bowl system, I can’t help but think of one of my favorite lines from the ’80s movie “Fletch.” “I’d say we’re in a gray area.” “How gray?” “Charcoal.” We do know this however- the Big Ten... Read more »
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B1G 10 Football "Power" Rankings, Mediocrity with Fatal Flaws

B1G 10 Football "Power" Rankings, Mediocrity with Fatal Flaws
There are only two times when doing a power rankings can be fun- way early in the season/preseason, or when everything is jumbled, disorganized chaos and blah. Doing a power rankings when the hierarchy is clear cut is a practice strictly for centrist, vanilla losers. In the current Big Ten football world, mediocrity, blahness, national... Read more »

College Football History Made in Evanston; JoePa Beats Northwestern to Tie Coaching Wins Record

College Football History Made in Evanston; JoePa Beats Northwestern to Tie Coaching Wins Record
In both 2010 and 2011, Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno reached a legendary coaching milestone versus  the Northwestern Wildcats. Last year, the all-time FBS coaching wins leader notched his 400th career win in Happy Valley, as the Nittany Lions nipped the Cats 35-21. This time, the 84-year-old grandfather of 17 and father of five... Read more »

Big 10 Football Power Rankings: Rap MCs Edition

Big 10 Football Power Rankings: Rap MCs Edition
Can’t leave college football alone the game needs me. Biggee Smalls once said that he raps about the ghetto because that’s what he knows. And…”if I worked at McDonald’s I’d be rapping about Big Macs and fries.” You write and talk about what you know and live. And I know Big Ten football. “Banks is... Read more »
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Big 10 Power Rankings

Big 10 Power Rankings
One of the main storylines in the Big Ten entering this college football season was all the dual threat quarterbacks. Well so far, I’d say it’s really only Wisconsin‘s Russell Wilson and Nathan Scheelhaase who fit that bill. Michigan’s Denard Robinson did throw for over 330 yards and 4 TDs, but he is an average... Read more »