The Sins of the Father

Thanks to Jim West for posting about this article by Rick Reilly on ESPN. It’s excruciatingly honest and painful to read.

Addition: Here’s another article by a former faculty member, Donald E. Heller, For Penn State’s Leaders, an Indictment of Malfeasance


entire crowd ejected from game?

I was looking at the Alexa site. Wondering if I’m reading that little widget I installed on my computer correctly, and I ran acrosss this link about an ump who ejected everyone in the stands at a HS baseball game.

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – An umpire has emptied the stands at a high school baseball game, ejecting the entire crowd of more than 100 fans for being unruly.

Umpire Don Briggs said he had no problem with any of the student athletes during Thursday’s game between Winfield-Mount Union and West Burlington.

He said he had to take action because fans were being unruly, yelling and arguing, and called police as a precaution.

However, West Burlington superintendent James Sleister said he didn’t see any unusual behavior and said he thought the umpire overreacted.

The game resumed after a 40-minute delay. West Burlington won 12-11.

Notice the sentence I bolded. Fans will be fans I guess 😉

Men, television, and sportsmania

I can hear the television in the background. Football. Someone just lost 2 yards.

Over the holidays I was reminded of a noisy tradition – one that I dearly miss. Games on multiple televisions in multiple rooms with the boys hopping from one game to another. Sometimes they’d stand, sometimes they’d sit. Fingernails would be chewed. Hollering. Always hollering. Complaining, griping, yelling at coaches.

Carolina just . . .

Did you see that score?

I can’t believe that play!

Get in here! You’ve got to see this!

What does he think he’s doing?

Well, it’s much quieter now . . . I miss the noise.

Duke vs WFU

I was at the game — fully expected to see Duke beat the stuffing out of young WFU. Thought winning the the first half was a victory!

With 5 minutes to go, I was screaming. I was jumping. Ron kept saying, “we still have 5 minutes and it’s Duke.”

I kept saying, “enjoy the moment!” He still had a little smirk though – he couldn’t help it. It was fun.

We had Duke customers in the box. Poor things – they came in fully expecting what I was expecting. They were so dissappointed and then when the Duke players started to foul out. One-by-one . . .

What’s that on the court!?! Ahhhhh! the rush of Wake fans!

Dino, in the aftergame interview, he kept calling the players kids! Well, they are aren’t they! All those freshmen and sophmores! And they beat Duke. I do realize this may be it, but man, they looked GOOD last night.