Penn State is playing Nebraska today too. Penn State students will have a "Blue Out" instead of their normal "White Out"... to honor victims of child abuse. They will all wear blue. In light of the recent happenings at Penn State and the oustings of the University President, and the forever Head Coach Joe Paterno, it's a little too late. Those two played supporting roles, maybe, hopefully, without realizing it. The only way to live with it is to chalk it up to ignorance of the "reporting" rule that all teachers and coaches, ALL of them, are under...at all times. But even if there were no rule, human decency does not let this slide.
I am glad that GA and Auburn are just out there playing football today, with many fans watching on TV hollering and cheering for their teams, and none of that heart breaking sadness in the air. I hope GA wins but it won't break my day if they don't. It is just football. Penn State seems to have gotten their priorities out of order. Way out of order. Football and the "football people" forgot it was just a job and just football, when they, by silent omission, allowed the unspeakable to continue for years to young boys looking way up to them. They put football over all.
At least now they are finally getting it...
My husband, surrounded by his favorite foods and his dog, is telling me all about someone named Malcomb Bennett, Malcolm Mitchell, Marlin Brown, and someone last name White. He is all excited because GA has two touchdowns, the score is 14-7, and we have all these "good" receivers. Then there is "Hudson Mason who is a better passer than Aaron Murray",....in his opinion. He likes telling me all about these people. This relatively quiet man gets completely out of himself when he watches football. He has a great time as long as his team is winning but look out when the other team does something good! I haven't read The Agony and The Ecstasy but I'm thinking it must have something to do with football.