Joe Paterno and the Sick Logic of College Football, by Dave Zirin

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After 46 seasons coaching at Penn State University, Coach Joe Paterno now faces a crisis....For those who haven't heard, longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky, 67, who coached the vaunted Nittany Lions defense for 23 years, has been charged with 40 sex crimes against boys dating from 1994 to 2005....On one level, it's a horror story we've heard before: vulnerable children become targets for the very people trusted with their care. But this case is far, far worse, because it could have been stopped in time to spare future victims. It could have been stopped, but it wasn't because the image of Joe Paterno Nittany Lion Football was deemed more important than the children at risk. {Pictured is Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno.}

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And it's the anti-gay feelings of the "Great Major... by GLloyd Rowsey on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 8:25:19 AM