And so it went down last night on the State College campus. Penn State has erupted into chaos as students went nuts in the streets. The Penn State Board of Trustees held a meeting late last night and announced they had fired Joe Paterno - via telephone call. Of course Saturday was to be Paterno's final home game after 62 years at Penn State. Won't happen. He's history and of course the morons at Penn State wanted one final goodbye. Let's get rolling today!
Ok, so here we are this afternoon with not much changed in the Pedo Sandusky story. Pedo-Enabler Paterno is still your coach and students are prepping for a five-day bender. The biggest news since lunch is that a downtown State College mural has been edited. No more Jerry Sandusky. We also became aware of the Sandusky coaching defense image thanks to Jeff in Philly. Just look at Jer coaching that defensive technique. You think he ever had sex with his wife? No -800.
Saturday in State College might be one of the most insane spectacles in sports history. Nebraska comes to town. It's Senior Day. It's going to be Paterno's final home game as coach. And now comes word that former players are planning a "We Support Joe & PSU" rally on the sidelines. Seriously. Rich Mauti wants former players to "show a sign of some solidarity in support of the program and all of things Paterno has done for it." They just don't get it, do they?
And the Joe Paterno story gets weirder. Students have started their very own Occupy Paterno's Front Lawn movement tonight and the national TV cameras are ripe for any news to propel this story forward. We suggest you follow Newsday reporter Jim Baumbach who's tweeting many photos from the scene. It's hectic, filled with GameDay signs and students who obviously don't understand the severity of child rape. The photos are rolling in by the minute. JUMP!
This Joe Paterno story gets stranger by the minute. Now we meet Joe's loser son, Scott, who seems to be a coattail rider who had a law career but now seems to be a 'blogger' and commentator on all things PSU. He's a kook. Anyway, he's telling the national media that Joe will hold his own press conference today and won't step down without a fight with the university. Yes, this is how it's all going to end in State College. Disgrace. Let this be a lesson, folks. (@ScottPaterno)
That's the line of media members waiting to get into the Joe Paterno press conference that was supposed to start in about 30 minutes. Not happening. The Penn State president made the decision to scrap the presser and of course the media - via Twitter - erupted in protest. Here is the odd letter that was handed out to those who want answers. It's also suspected Paterno won't take part in today's Big 10 presser either. Silence, always a good idea!
The Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal just keeps growing and in one of the more disturbing moves, suddenly his memorabilia is showing up for auction on eBay. There's the autographed 'Touched' book that's already been bid up to $41 since being posted last night. Our attention then turned to a 1986 Fiesta Bowl ring that supposedly once belonged to Sandusky. The seller says he has COA papers. Yes, this world is a disgusting place. JUMP!
Kudos to @cjzero for pausing his HD recorder as Asante Samuel lay in pain after his groin laceration during last night's Eagles' 30-24 loss to the Bears. What a horrible day for Pennsylvania, and specifically Philadelphia. Joe Frazier died last night. Joe Paterno makes his last stand today in a press conference that could erupt into mayhem and now the Eagles are officially buried. Just look at the Philly.com homeapage. Ugly, ugly day. Let's get rolling.
There are days around here that are better than others. There are days when nearly naked chicks send galleries of nearly NSFW mirror pics. There are days when we spend $1,500 on Cam Newton's BCS pants. There are days when we get more Peyton Hillis relationship intel. Remember who broke news of Hillis getting married on his off-day? Yeah, we did. Is it news? Of course. This guy is a mess & in need of a huge contract. Who wants more filth? JUMP!
Still thinking the Jerry Sandusky story with little boys starts in 1998? We told you that Paterno was worried that Jerry was turning down too many opportunities in the early 1980s. Flash-forward to 1988 and Sandusky was STILL turning down coaching jobs. The big news from 1988 was that Sandusky spurned Temple because of his relationship with the Second Mile foundation. Jerry was 44 and didn't want to leave State College. JUMP!
So we've been looking into the Google Archives for Jerry Sandusky tidbits and maybe a better understanding of this guy's history. What have we found? Hopefully not a pattern that shows Jerry might have been up to wrong for a long, long time. We have no doubt that this started in the mid-90s. Jerry was a big deal back in the day. He owned the 1980s. Let's look back at 1983 and this innocent story about Jerry turning down jobs. JUMP!
ABC News caught up with former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky this weekend and, of course, the alleged child-raping pervert was wearing his Nittany Lions jacket. By now you've heard that Sandusky was supposedly raping boys whom he came into contact with via a non-profit he'd founded back in the day. Joe Paterno knew about at least one incident back in 2002. Nothing happened. Now people want answers. Tweets! JUMP!
How did that teabagging work out for you, Flo? 12 carries, 117 yards. Two TDs through the air. It's good to see that Carson Palmer trade working out for the Raiders. 3 picks. But, in typical Raiders fan fashion, these morans win the battle of great GameDay signs. What else is going on in the NFL? The Cincinnati friggin' Bengals have the second-best rush defense in the NFL and now can kinda bury the Steelers next Sunday. Let's get rolling!
How many different ways can an Alabama newspaper spin last night's game into an EPIC defensive game for the ages? Many. We warned you - with a BC twist - as to how kicking would be a major star in the LSU-Alabama game. Jeremy Shelley's girlfriend, Blair McElroy (yes, Greg's sister), is kinda salty this morning. While LSU was busy dicking around with a two QB system, Saban had to figure out which kicker to run out there. So sad, Bama. The headlines! JUMP!
Welcome to BCS Championship Day in Tuscaloosa. Both sides are waking up this morning to a beautiful day filled with 12 hours of drinking, walking The Strip, GameDay and so much Skynard that those Yankee media members from NYC will leave with ear aches. "Roll Tide Roll!" Anyway, how big is this game? Condoleezza Rice will be there. Says Trent Richardson will be the difference. You MUST read her talk about football. Let's get ROLLing!
Our DVR is set for tonight's Seattle Mist vs. Las Vegas Sin LFL showdown because once again Angela Rypien will be QBing the Mist and MTV2 will broadcast live at 10 p.m. EST from the ShoWare Center. Rypien has been making the media rounds this week, talking to Fox & Friends and even taking time for an ESPN.com interview with Rick Reilly who always seems to have his finger on the pulse of America. The Mist are 1-0, & Rypien is the LFL's darling. Here's why. JUMP!