Guest post by Ed Cmar of The Sports Bank and Inside Hockey Matt Millen, former Penn State University (PSU) and Oakland Raiders star player and former Detroit Lions General Manager (GM) – arguably the worst National Football League (NFL) GM in history – appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter today to analyze and react to the results... Read more »
Despite what you may think, despite how things might appear, BTN, which stands for Big Ten
Network, is not a news organization. We were puzzled by why they didn’t cover the Joe Paterno
firing in November, and they were harshly criticized for doing so.
Today numerous networks, including ESPN, MSNBC and CNN, interrupted their regular programming schedule to air this morning’s press
conference detailing the findings of Penn State
’s internal investigation regarding the Jerry Sandusky
child sex abuse scandal. However, Big Ten
Network did not air investigator Louis Freeh’s press
conference, instead sticking with a replay of the ’11 Ohio State
football game. The move is drawing harsh criticism on Twitter. SI.com’s Richard Deitsch
wrote it is “another missed opportunity for credibility & educating viewers” for BTN...
The Louis Freeh report
, a Penn State
internal investigation lacking subpoena power, was released today and the results are scathing for Joe Paterno
, the Paterno family and the Paterno legacy. It’ll never be the same again.
After today, even those painted a halo over Paterno’s head on a mural in Happy Valley will realize the falseness of their idol. It’ll be very inappropriate for Penn State
football and general human morals and values to have that Paterno statue remain outside the football stadium, or retain the Paterno name on the library after today.
The disgraced trio of Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz were ready to go to the authorities in 2001, and deal with Jerry Sandusky
and his serial child rape. Paterno shot it down...