by Max Brantley
I'm opening it up early, because pizza making and football are about to occupy most of my time. A final note:
* PENN STATE SCANDAL: This is huge and not just in the sports world, but as a commentary on how bread-and-circuses mentality can corrupt. From ABC:
A former defensive coordinator who was integral for decades to Penn State's success in football was accused Saturday of sexually abusing eight boys, and the school's athletic director and an administrator were charged with perjury and failing to report what they knew about the allegations in a case that prosecutors said uncovered a years-long trail of a predator and those who protected him.