So what was the final score in the Jerry Sandusky scandal? Who won, the Thoughts or the Prayers? Or was it a tie?
Geez, if I heard that — issued in countless statements — one more time I was gonna retch. I had no idea that college football coaches and athletic directors — those who knowingly recruit high-risk characters to their campuses, lest the other guys recruit them to their campuses — were so thoughtful and prayerful.
And college presidents and administrators — academic and social fraud enablers — hired and paid to look the other way while counting the house money, the TV money and the Nike money — apparently now suppose we believe that they’re immersed in thought and bowed in prayer.
MONSTER’S INK: “Statements” pledging that college football programs’ thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of Jerry Sandusky (above) are disingenuous coming from such corrupt entities, says Phil Mushnick.
Seems that if the authorities in and around Penn State — in and around all football and basketball insane asylums — had been more thoughtful when it counted, they wouldn’t now have to be so prayerful.
And let’s not forget that prayer, along with patriotism and charity, is among the last refuges for scoundrels.
Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse! And we hadn’t yet heard from his son, who was set to testify that he had been a victim. You can keep the lid on anything if you press — or suppress — hard enough. Almost anything.
But big-time college sports — and the media and the TV and radio deals and the yahoos and freaks who keep it moving lower every day — are accomplished at not seeing what’s impossible to miss.
For crying out loud, the star of this past season’s University of Rhode Island basketball team, a 20-year-old freshman, was wanted for a strong-arm robbery in Florida!
And that was before he entered URI. And that only came to light after he was arrested for videotaping sexual encounters he had with two URI students.
Seems URI, in recruiting 20-year-old Jonathan Holton to be a freshman, was leading with its prayerful side as opposed to its thoughtful one.
Who cared why Holton was available or anything else about him; at 6-foot-9, he was irresistible, the temptation was too great.
Now, no doubt, URI’s thoughts and prayers go out to his victims.
Yep, “This puts everything in perspective.” Yeah, sure it does. What time does Midnight Madness start?
What’s your guess? After dozens of official declarations that “our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims” following the Sandusky explosion, what percentage of those represented in those statements actually spent time thinking of the victims — children — and/or praying for them? Gimme the under.
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