I completely enjoyed the conversations I was privileged to have with him in these last couple years. While they may have been fairly brief, they left something with me, and I'm thankful to have met him.
Lessee, 29 seconds on the clock. Two time outs. Need a field goal to win. 100 million dollar quarterback. Naw, take knee. I'm done with Fox.
The kneel down is arguable as to whether or not it was a mistake (I happen to agree that it was). That was minor compared to some of the other mistakes made by the Broncos and they were numerous.
My point on the cold was - It made less difference to the Ravens who seem to have been more motivated to win.
Do you want to know what really beat the Broncos? It was the cold. Bailey and Manning, two of the three best players on the team and two of the oldest, were adversely effected by the cold. The Broncos believed (and rightfully so) they were the better team, therefore they didn't give the extra effort required to win. The Ravens, inspired by Ray Lewis and being a 9 point dog, came in angry and hungry and determined. The Ravens didn't even feel the cold. Unfortunately, we did.
This naysayer would have applauded Fox if Manning had thrown an interception in the final seconds. A right decision is a right decision, regardless of the outcome. Showing courage - showing belief in your team - is always the right decision. Fox made a mistake by tossing away that final chance in regulation. Cold? So what. The Ravens defenders had to battle the same cold. Fox made a huge mistake. A cowardly mistake.
I'll go with crazy over surprised.
Stunning. Heretofore I had thought PSU was an educational institution, now it is clear to me it is a cult. Is there somewhere you folks can go for deprogramming?
I have followed the SANDUSKY scandal closely ever since November. I have read everything both pro and con PSU and Paterno that I can get my hands on, including the Freeh report in its entirety which has led me to two main conclusions.
Conclusion #1 There are very few people who are really interested in the welfare of the children and understanding what really happened here so that it can be prevented from happening again because if the children were the main concern, there would be a public outcry to investigate The Second Mile (the conduit for Jerry Sandusky and the organization he founded and was employed by), Pennsylvania’s DPW (who totally mishandled the 1998 case) and the procedures in place at the high schools where Sandusky was often given free reign to work with these students.
Conclusion #2 When it comes to arrogance and wielding of power, NO ONE is more guilty of that than the sanctimonious members of the media who from day 1 have been salivating at the thought of making this more about Paterno and PSU than anything else.
Your pathetic excuse for an article Point by Point
#1 Attacking the Family – Really?
If someone was accusing a member of your family of something heinous- are you telling me you wouldn’t defend them, and if you wouldn’t – all I can say is Thank God I am not a member of your family!!!!
#2 Have you bothered to read the Freeh Report in its entirety (not just Freeh’s summary or his press conference)? If you had, then you would realize that the “evidence” doesn’t support the conclusions. Not only should everyone named in Freeh’s report discredit it – they should take him to court for slander and PSU should sue him for malpractice.
#3 Paterno is the only person who expressed regret and concern and the family repeatedly expresses concern for the victims in their statements.
#4 Your mockery of the“Grand Experiment” – really?
Look at PSU player graduation rate throughout Paterno’s tenure
Talk to the people who played for him
Talk to the students who use the library that was built through donations of millions of his own personal wealth
Talk to the Paterno scholars whose education is being supported by endowments again supported by Paterno family donations
(By the way in case you can’t figure it out – the majority of people in the last 2 groups NEVER played a down of football)
#5 Iron Fist - you have got to be kidding me
Do you honestly think that there is one highly motivated, driven, successful person on the face of the planet who doesn’t have their share of detractors? And most successful people are self confident and can sometimes come off as arrogant. Look how self righteous and arrogant you are and you aren’t nearly as successful in your career path as Paterno was for years in his.
Look at all of these cultists registering just to defend the honor of "Dear Leader"...lol
Okay, so now the "Paterno" Biography is being leaked by GQ.
And what a read it is.
So, it turns out, when Paterno was fired, he assembled his coaching staff at his home and cried uncontrollably. I LOVE THAT!
But, why is Joe crying you ask? Is it for the children that Sandusky raped on Penn State Football facilities? NOPE.
He is crying because---"he doesn't know what he is going to do with himself".
Narcissistic much, Joe? His longtime assistant coach is indicted on child rape charges, and Joe is crying because he doesn't know what he is going to do.
That description of events is the perfect outline for the type of guy Paterno was. An egomaniac whose sole goal was to preserve his interests, and not those of any child Sandusky harmed.
The North Koreans have nothing on Penn State fans. I'm expecting a mandatory mourning holiday to coincide with freshmen orientation every fall---where PSU students are mandated to cry openly for their dead leader.
Why is BR posting this crap?
Riiiight, because the Freeh Group has never been discredited in the courts after issuing erroneous and fictitious conclusions.... (See FIFA report)
Keep in mind, this is a university that elected a man to their Board of Trustees whose entire platform was to have joe paterno posthumously reinstated as head football coach. These people (and I use THAT term loosely) are nuts...
"Exactky why you failed in every major market you worked in and are now working for some Colorado podunk rag."
Yet all of you weirdos flood his "rag" with comments the moment he says something about Dear Leader. Seiously, this isn't helping your image as a deranged cult worshipping a dead football coach. Is there a way to get an entire fanbase into therapy? lol
Exactky why you failed in every major market you worked in and are now working for some Colorado podunk rag. Every Philadelphia writer, and I use that term loosely, had the same reason for writing their hateful, spiteful, misinformed stories "Joe wasn't nice to me when I covered the team". To you that somehow connects him to a former employees crimes. You said it yourself, "we were never there except on game days" yet you somehow expected Joe and the team to kiss your ass. Focus on the PeeWee soccer beat or whatever you cover now and leave the major sports stories to real journalists.
Beware, Mr. Cushman. You have drawn the ire of the Cult.
And, if anybody doubts the cult-like nature of the psu fan and alumni-base, look no further than any article involving him comment section. These freaks go nuts when you don't bow to their precious "Dear Leader". Yeah, no "culture problem" there...
Bunch of subhuman, dead football coach worshipping, cultist freaks.
The former head coach of psu football had plenty of opportunity to disclose what he would've done differently, "with the benefit of hindsight". Yet instead, he writes a letter (so says the family)to his football players. LOLOLMFAO. What a disgusting pig.
Go ahead, call me a hater. I'm a damn proud one. I hate pedophiles and the scum that cover up for them. The apologists will NEVER get it.
Ok...let's look at a couple of the more educated comment subjects. First, anyone having a problem with being told the Freeh report is flawed didn't read it. Why? Because they're lazy. If they would read it and put themselves in the shoes of Paterno, Curley, Schultz, or Spanier they'd quickly conclude their lawyers would be all over Freeh and PSU....probably before the ppress conference ended. Second to the PSU is sixth in its own state person...that's one helluva state, must be since the most recent "world" rankings have PSU consistently top 1000 worldwide (that's with about 20000) colleges ranked. Haters are gonna hate.
Wow! You, sir (and I use the term loosely), are a pathetic excuse for a journalist! Way to talk ill of the dead who isn't here to defend your baseless accusations and assumptions! Judging by the hate and vitriol displayed in your article, it's obvious to me that you are jealous of Joe Paterno and have been for a VERY long time! Next time you write an article about Joe Paterno or Penn State, I highly suggest you do your research and get those ducks of yours in a row! This article has only made you look like a petty, jealous, and incompetent fool!
Obviously Cushman is just another sports writer too lazy to read the Freeh report for himself. Evidence is clear that Sandusky was vindicated by law enforcement (whether right or wrong is subject to debate) and this was reported to Penn State, yet the Freeh report's conclusions seem to ignore this fact. Cushman aslo seems to biased to report on this subject.
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