What makes it even sadder, is that, including me, many people , not even Penn State fans, thought of Penn State, under Paterno, as being different from all of those other programs...they played by the rules, they exemplified good values, etc......And now it appears, all of that was a sham. No wonder people become so cynical.
For a number of years, though I have always, always been first and formost a UConn Huskies football/basketball fan I had also supported had supported Penn State football, even friended it over at Facebook. When I went to western PA a number of years ago via Amtrack train, had a train stop in the home town of Penn State. It is a beautiful town in of itself. When I have first had heard about the news reports and development of this horrible scandal, it broke my heart.
Plus also, in the last few months, when as more other conferences were begining to lure Big East football teams to them, I was debating in my mine if UConn should go if the worse happens, to either the Big Ten or to the ACC. This Penn State football mess could cloud the reputation of the Big Ten.
There are two other college football teams I keep close tabs on, both SEC teams, AL and FL. The former, I hope both AL and LSU come together again in the BCS bowl championship, a replay of the recent big game. It was fun. FL was wonderful not only to Tim Tebow, now pro, but a Henendez brother, his older brother played for UConn.
Older brother, Keth Henendez.