Where's the Penn State effort at reconciliation? The restoration of trust in your community? Where's the contrition? Financial compensation is not by itself restitution. Money alone heals no one.
From the Australian Open to Patrick Witt, Phil Knight, All-Star Sunday, Sidney Crosby and Tim Thomas: legend-making and revisionism, back-pedaling and product placement and plausible deniability.
The late Joe Paterno was a legend even before he passed. And that makes getting to the truth of the man even more difficult.
When it was all said and done, that TicketCity Bowl appearance by Penn State was anything but a feel-good story. It never should've happened.
The big lie of big football is that it builds character. Truth is, the coaches make the decisions (i.e., "kick away from Devin Hester") while the players merely act upon them (i.e., "oops").
By the time you read this, Joe Paterno may have resigned. Or worse yet, not resigned. Former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky has been indicted on scores of counts of felony sexual abuse of minor boys.
The old definition: "One who trains athletes or athletic teams." But that might not be how Erik Spoelstra defines his job right now. A "coach" these days just ain't what he used to be.