Penn State Scandal: A Program Too Powerful

The primary reaction to the Penn State scandal is profound sadness.  Sadness for the victims and their families, who will be dealing with their pain the rest of their lives. Second, one has to ask:  how many victims could have been spared if certain adults hadn’t looked the other way, covered up or simply “not   Read Full Post

Realignment Solution: The Big 76

OK, I’ve tried to keep this quiet up till now, but can’t hold out any longer. My source absolutely swears this is true. You know how last week, University of Connecticut president Susan Herbst said, “Geography no longer matters in college football.” Then, like, was it yesterday — West Virginia joined, or maybe wanted to   Read Full Post

Change the Music…Please!!!

When word came the other day that Hank Williams Jr. was being sidelined by ESPN from his song that opens Monday Night Football, due to intemperate remarks about President Obama, I had a reaction that I hope mirrored that of other college football fans: “Great. Now can they do the same to that ridiculous song   Read Full Post

The Only Option: Moving Foward

When Hurricane Irene slammed into the Northeast recently, I probably had the same reaction as millions of other Americans….wondering how loved ones in the region were faring with the flooding, power outages and other disruptions of the disaster. I’m having something of deja vu moment after Saturday’s gut-wrenching defeat. I want to reach out to   Read Full Post

We Have The Talent

Like everyone else, our reaction to Saturday’s debacle can be reduced to three words. Searching. For. Answers. The questions are many: How can a veteran team, coming back nearly intact from an impressive finish in 2010, with a chance to start 2011 strong, make so many mistakes? How can so many turnovers, penalties, dropped passes,   Read Full Post

Let’s Play Some Football

Best line this week, from a young ND alum…. “Dayne Crist might not be on anyone’s Heisman list, but at least he wasn’t arrested for kicking anyone in the head.” So true, so true. It’s been an off-season like no other in college football history.  The list of miscreants and investigation targets reads like a   Read Full Post