Neal Boortz: Penn State
July 24, 2012 – My pal Neal Boortz makes a great argument in his recent blog post today…..
By Neal Boortz
So — let me get this straight. Southern Methodist University slips some dollars to key players, and they get the “death penalty” from the NCAA. Penn State officials participate in an organized cover-up of some coach who is having sex with little boys in the football locker room and they get fined the equivalent of one year’s worth of football revenues and they lose some scholarships? Slip money to players, really bad. Slip something else to little boys in the shower — not as bad. Yeah … that makes sense to me.
And what’s this yak squeeze about vacating all wins dating back to 2008? Does that really work? Do former Penn State players reminiscing about great games in Penn State history now tell their friends … “No. Everything has changed. We really didn’t win that game. I didn’t really score the winning touchdown.” I’m sorry .. but I just don’t get this. What if a college fraternity got into trouble because of some sexual improprieties that occurred during a frat party? Then along comes the fraternity council and these guys are told that as punishment all sex they’ve had with coeds in the previous three years has now been vacated. Is the frat-rat now going to say “Awwww man! And that brunette eight months ago was so goooood!”
Insensitive? Offensive? Yeah … like I care. It damned sure gets the point across.