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Monday, November 14, 2011

Goddamn Dookies

Well, this is one for the books. Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski ("Coach K") apparently is good friends with Joe Paterno. How not? Only a few months ago they taped a show for ESPN about "ethics, integrity and issues associated with college athletics called Difference Makers: Life Lessons with Paterno and Krzyzewski."

(I did not make that up.)

So, I guess, it must have come as a big shock to Coach K to discover that his fellow expert in the field of "ethics, integrity and issues associated with college athletics" apparently looked the other way for years while a friend of his raped children.

How do you suppose Coach K could possibly rationalize something like that? Well, try this on for size:
I think one thing you have to understand is that Coach Paterno's 84 years old. I'm not saying that for an excuse or whatever. The cultures that he's been involved in both football-wise and socially, have been immense changes and how social issues are handled in those generations are quite different. (emphasis added)
Seriously? Seriously?

Coach K, you want to give a pass to Joe Paterno because -- apparently -- "back in the day" it was expected that a little forced sodomy on a 10 year old boy was . . . what? . . . a perk of the position? It was a "social issue" that the older generation "handled differently"?

What the fuck social culture have we ever had that made raping 10 year old children A-OK?


Goddamn Dookies.

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