Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Morning Six Pack: July 04, 2012

image Bang. Crack. Enjoy your BBQ, fireworks, freedom and these six college football stories from around the country.

Supporters defend Paterno after leaked e-mails

Joe Paterno's family and supporters are defending the late coach against a leak of apparently damaging material released during highly secretive investigations.

Oh, please

Alabama has enough to deal with.

Orange Bowl deal keeps ACC with big boys

By enhancing partnership with bowl, ACC puts itself in powerful position. Don’t laugh, Please… try.

Free market system, y’all. It’s a good thing.

College football is moving forward. It's also moving backward. In this week's Mailbag, Stewart Mandel discusses how contract bowls mean a return to the pre-BCS free market.

Memphis Area Receiver Marquez Lanton Now Committed To Arkansas State

Wide receiver Marquez Lanton has flipped his commitment from Cincinnati to Arkansas State. Lanton is a 6-2, 175 pound prospect from Memphis Academy of Health and Science High School.


What blows my mind is there are still some JoePalogists who want to pretend he did nothing wrong, that he was a victim of Penn State’s lack of loyalty. There was Nike chairman Phil Knight at his funeral calling him a hero. There are those who say this was one mistake on an otherwise pristine career, those who say it is wrong to speak ill of the dead.

It most certainly is. It is just as wrong to perpetuate a myth, to ignore cowardice, to pretend what we want to believe a person was is actually who they were. If there is a silver lining to this tragedy, it is the reminder that we all have choices — mostly on smaller levels, though some bigger — every day.


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