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Penn State: This Isn't the Aftermath, It's the Beginning
Category: NCAA
Tags: Penn State Penn State University Penn State Football Joe Paterno Mark Madden Jerry Sandusky Mike McQueary The Beeze

Since Sunday night, I have been beating on the story at Penn State...As much as I rant and rave, there is nothing that will set me off like stories of children being abused...So when the story of former Penn State assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky being a child rapist broke, I flipped...

Then it became clear that the University, Joe Paterno, the President, the Athletic Director, and assistant Mike McQueary didn't do nearly enough to stop and prevent this from happening...Then it started looking like a cover-up...Let alone, it seems like they were all enablers for Sandusky...

Then I read about Ray_Gricar...This guy was a DA investigating 1998 allegations against Sandusky...He didn't have enough at the time, but suddenly in 2005 he ends up missing...His laptop found in a lake with the hard-drive ripped out...Why? Was he on to something? Yes this sounds like conspiracy theory shit, but let's be honest...It's Penn State football we're talking about...Clearly they are willing to cover things up...But why are they willing to cover up such an awful thing?

Then I read what Radio host Mark Madden WROTE 6 months ago...Which lead into what he said today...Then Madden let a rumor fly on a couple of radio shows Thursday...He said things are going to get worse before they get better...I would agree with that...Sandusky was out there free, doing as he wished to kids, for way too long...But Madden's rumor was even more shocking...

"I hear there's a rumor that there will be a more shocking development from the Second Mile Foundation -- and hold on to your stomachs, boys, this is gross, I will use the only language I can -- that Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors. That was being investigated by two prominent columnists even as I speak."

Madden also thinks that, "The other thing I think that may eventually become uncovered, and I talked about this in my original article back in April, is that I think they'll find out that Jerry Sandusky was told that he had to retire in exchange for a cover-up."

Considering the whole Sandusky/child molestation story started as rumor, Madden doesn't sound too far off...

But even if he is wrong...And even if the missing DA thing is an odd coincidence, there was still a major cover up at Penn State...People in charge knew Sandusky was a creep...They had an eyewitness account of him raping a 10 year old boy in the showers...All they did was tell him 'no more kids here.' He still had access to the facilities...He still roamed freely...Preying on young boys, and ruining their lives...Whatever these bastards were hiding, besides Sandusky being an evil piece of shit, it will be discovered...This mess is far from over...

And to the students of Penn State...I can respect loyalty to your school...I understand that Joe Paterno is an Icon there...But he screwed up, and screwed up big time...He was looked at as the moral compass of not only Penn State, but College Football...So I understand that it hurts to find out, that he really isn't those things...But semi-rioting isn't the answer...Ignoring the fact that children were abused, because your football coach got fired, is disgusting...And blaming the media for what has happened is retarded...

Blame Sandusky...Blame your leaders who let it happen...Who concealed it...And who have now disgraced your Alma Mater...

As for Penn State's Football Program...Hell all athletics...The whole department should be shut down...Rip it down, and start over...The only way to get any credibility back is to clean house...Remove ties from the past and start all over...

If the NCAA had any guts, they'd shut it down...But I doubt they will...

Later, The Beeze. 

 

Priorities
Category: User Showcase
Tags: NFL Cleveland Cleveland Browns Peyton Hillis Madden Layoffs Ignorance

 
Yes Cleveland, my beloved hometown, I'm about to take a dump all over you again!

People,especially here in the Cleve are all a buzz, that Browns running back Peyton Hillis beat out Michael Vick for the "Madden '12" cover...Now I love how Peyton Hillis plays, and how he busted his ass last year for the Browns...I loved him when he blowing people up at Arkansas with Felix Jones and Darren McFadden, but there are bigger fish to fry...

The Cleveland Schools a shit-canning 800 teachers and staff...Fire stations are being closed...350-400 city emploees are being laid off, including a lot of police officers...The latest class at the academy will be allowed to graduate, but won't be sworn in...Sorry guys, thanks for busting your ass, but no job for you...

But don't worry Clevelanders, you voted you asses off to get Peyton Hillis on the "Madden" cover...Way to go, now you just brought that curse down on us...Fucking dummies!

I'd love to see Hillis hold a press conference and say, "I'd really like to thank all the fans in Cleveland, for ruining my fucking career!"

Oh, and I checked...That dolt JDIN is thrilled about Hillis, and turning a blind eye to the real issues!

That's all for now...Oh if you want to catch my views on some hot-button issues, my second edition of IGNORANCE_WAS_BLISS was posted Tuesday night...

Later, The Beeze.

 

The Oakland Raiders Need To Cut Their Cable
Category: NFL
Tags: Oakland Raiders NFL John Madden Al Davis Tom Cable Don Coryell Joe Gibbs JaMarcus Russell Jason Campbell


OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 28:  Head coach Tom Cable of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL preseason game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 28, 2010 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

 

Tom Cable joined the Oakland Raiders as their offensive line coach in 2007 after having one year of NFL experience with the Atlanta Falcons at the same position the year before.
Though he did nothing impressive with his unit, Raiders owner Al Davis unexpectedly promoted him to head coach before the fifth game of the 2008 season. Since that moment, the team has been stuck somewhere between quicksand and an actual black hole, not to confused with the "Black Hole" in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
 
A few months before the 2009 season, after being accused of punching a coach and a few women, he embarked on his first full season as a head coach after going 4-8 the year before. He improved his win total by just one, and drew the ire of the loyal Raiders fans for good reason.
 
In 2008, Oakland had the third worst scoring offense in the NFL. The defense wasn't much better, ranking 24th worst in points allowed. The next year they had the second worst scoring offense and the 23rd worst defense in points allowed. There was no signs of progress. In fact, the team seemed to be getting worse under Cable.
 
This year has seen Oakland win just once in their first four games after so much was expected in the department of improvement. The offense does rank 17th in points scored, but the defense is 28th in points allowed. This is not what Oakland expected.
 
Cable is an offensive line coach, but he waited until this year to draft anyone. In 2007, he converted defensive tackle Mario Henderson, a third round draft pick, into an offensive left tackle. Henderson, who didn't start playing football until his sophomore year in high school, earned five starts in 2008 and has been the starter there since.
 
The two linemen he picked this year, tackles Bruce Campbell and Jared Veldheer, are projects who have been moved to other positions. Veldheer is now at center, starting once before losing his job, and Campbell is a guard.
 
One thing Oakland has done is surround Cable with respected offensive coaches. New offensive coordinator Hue Jackson works with passing game coordinator Ted Tollner and quarterbacks coach Paul Hackett. The trio has over 47 years of NFL coaching experience between them.
 
After quarterback JaMarcus Russell, the first pick of the 2007 draft, did not work out and was cut before this season, Oakland handed the starting job to recently acquired Jason Campbell. Campbell has played in a new offensive system every year since his sophomore year of college, with the exception of two years under Jim Zorn with the Washington Redskins.
 
Much like he did in Washington, Campbell was running for his life behind a porous offensive line Cable has failed to improve much since 2007. He benched Campbell in favor of journeyman Bruce Gradkowski in the second game of the year.
 
If Cable is fired and replaced by Jackson, a man often talked about as a future head coach in the NFL, it is uncertain if he, Tollner, and Hackett would reinstall Campbell. Though Campbell had a higher completion percentage and lower interception percentage than what Gradkowski does, neither have been afforded a chance to succeed with young wide receivers who are inexperienced, and an offensive line that is amongst the worst in the league.
 
Al Davis took a gamble on Cable, and it is not paying off. He had gambled on Hall of Famer John Madden in 1969, but Madden had been afforded to work under Don Coryell, who should be inducted into Canton, and beside future NFL head coaches Rod Dowhower and Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs. Madden also worked with Super Bowl winning offensive coordinator Ernie Zampese and coached Super Bowl winning offensive coordinator Al Saunders under Coryell.
 
Cable, on the other hand, was not so lucky. He got a job at his Alma mater, Idaho University, and three years later became the first coach in 22 years to be fired. His NFL coaching tree consists of Jim Mora Jr. and Lane Kiffin, two coaches no longer working in the NFL and were very inexperience when hired.
 
Like Mora Jr. and Kiffin had, Cables inexperience shows he is overwhelmed at his position. Perhaps he is a good offensive line coach, though he has yet to show it, but he has shown so far he is not a good head coach.
 
Davis cannot wait any longer. He might see something in Cable others do not, but he needs to remind himself he said the same thing about Russell and that set the franchise back several years. Unlike the case with Russell, Davis has excellent options to fall back on in the Raiders coaching staff.
 
If he stays with Cable all year, the team may be doomed to repeat what they did in their previous two seasons under him. A road to nowhere that only points towards mediocrity at best.
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