Bizarre may be putting it nicely.
Carthage and salt the earth around the place.
I'm proud my dad taught me to hate the fuckers from the time I was born.
his mind in August & signed with Pitt instead & enrolled less than a month later
Also per Beano, he claimed that then PS assistant coach Joe Paterno told him that losing Ditka was the toughest recruiting loss that he ever suffered
EDIT: Terry Brennan & Notre Dame finished 3rd in Ditka's recruitment(1957)
Ditka played against the Irish 3 times-with Pitt winning all 3 games
until a two-year stint at Philadelphia ten years later, including that infamous 1968 season.
1958 vs Terry Brennan & ND
ND led late 26-22
ND QB Izo had had a monster game-2 tds passing/2 tds rushing
Pitt drove for a td late in the game-lead by Ditka
Big Mike had a couple of catches on the long drive but the key thing that Ditka did was refuse to go down after the 2nd catch
3 ND defenders finally stopped Ditka's forward progress & were hanging on-finally the ref blew his whistle & the play dead-with Ditka still upright and refusing to go down
With the play over , one of the frustated ND defenders threw Ditka to the ground- adding a 15 yd penalty to a big gain
Helped along by Ditka's catches & the big penalty, Pitt scored the winning td with 11 seconds left
A Pitt Assistant Sports Information Director named Beano Cook ran through the entire pressbox & out the door celebrating the Pitt winning td...he was later reprimanded by his boss for the display
Still ND had enough time for Izo to throw one last long pass- complete to Red Mack who was hauled down at the Pitt 15 as time ran out
Pitt 29 ND 26
Izo had thrown for 332 yds 2 td & also rushed to 2 tds
1959 vs new ND coach Kuharich
Despite Izo's great game the year before, Kuharich did not start Izo vs Pitt....by the time Izo got into the game & threw a td pass for the Irish, it was all over
Pitt 28 ND 13
1960 vs Kuharich again
Pitt jumped off to a 20-0 lead. Ditka had a 59 yd reception where little Irish DB Angelo Dabiero jumped on Ditka back after the catch & went along for the ride until a bunch of ND defenders finally caught up an helped little Angelo bring Ditka down at the 8
The ND Scholastic made mention of how great a game Ditka had on defense from his DE position
ND came back- but lost 20-13
I'm having trouble conjuring that image.
Team, but didn't know the details of his bouts against ND. I've read very little of the 1959-1963 Football Reviews.
And the man above it all, Pope JPII, was cannonized a saint.
Say what you will about PSU, but at least justice is belatedly being served.
the victims of heinous crimes.
Sad that he had to write it, but glad that he did. Puts asunder the waspish denials of Jay paterno and his ilk. Cowardly scumbags.
The NCAA needs to revisit their reversal. The Big 10 needs to show them the door.
of ostriches that call themselves fans. I hope they all choke on a giant bag of dicks for eternity.
that could ever be written. In addition to the sordidness most of us already knew, Freeh's jab that Spanier received a $6 million 'golden parachute' upon his dismissal along with currently receiving a $600,000 annual salary is something I did not know and find particularly galling - if only from a chutzpah standpoint - given that I'm a taxpayer to the state of Pennsylvania. And his swipe at Franco Harris without directly saying his name is well-deserved too.
I've said this a few times over the years since the story broke big back in 2011, i.e., rumors of Sandusky being a pervert were swirling around at least as far back as the early 2000s - and I'm certainly no Penn State insider nor do I live anywhere near Happy Valley. That all the pretenders in high and low places there continued to parrot the lie that no one really knew - especially JoePa himself - are pretty much shattered today.
No less than 106,572 fans filling that stadium every game day, and not a one of them knew anything - until today. And half of them still probably don't get it yet.
to be the next head coach of PSU everyone knew something was wrong -- but we didn't know what. It just was impossible at the time to believe he would wake up and instantly decide to resign given facts on the ground at the time.
This two page letter is by far the best ever written on this subject. The 600k salary and a good chunk of the 6 million must have some method of being partially clawed back for being convicted of a felony. They need to begin that process immediately.
I would not allow my daughter to apply to PSU because of this. Until they very overtly admit Joe Paterno needs to rot in hell for what he did and as suggested in the letter the current admin resigns that school ranks lower than whale shit in my world.
Paterno. "He did what he had to do" is still their mantra.
In fact, Freeh's victory lap on this minor conviction will just energize them. I already read one piece from a PA newspaper attacking Freeh's letter.
If a local jury made this conviction, had this trial taken place outside PA, spanier would have never seen the light of day again. Just my opinion.
given that they had to look in the mirror at themselves every morning for the rest of their lives. At least some measure of justice with regard to those who looked other way was finally achieved.
It was Curley, Schultz, and now Spanier.