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June 23, 2012

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 10 comments

Sandusky Guilty! Could (Should IMO) get life.

posted by Folkways at 09:28 AM on June 23

No offense intended, Folkways, but I would much, much rather we limit discussion of the Sandusky issue to its impact on sports. I've been incredibly uncomfortable seeing the coverage of a vicious and evil crime limited to the sports pages and being consistently near the tops of those.

How this affects Penn State recruiting? Sure. Whether the athletic department and NCAA engender an atmosphere of willful ignorance that leads to this sort of thing? Absolutely. But we're well beyond those discussions into simple criminal matters, and the fact that he was formerly involved in sports doesn't (or shouldn't) make it a sports story.

posted by Etrigan at 09:47 AM on June 23

My apologies Etrigan, and I agree with your statement. Having not followed the case, it startled me this morning to learn the trial was not only held but over with.

/crawls back under rock

posted by Folkways at 10:57 AM on June 23

But we're well beyond those discussions into simple criminal matters, and the fact that he was formerly involved in sports doesn't (or shouldn't) make it a sports story.

Etrigan: you're right, this case has been much discussed in sports pages as well as in SpoFi. But now with Sandusky's conviction, the way has been paved for his victims to tap into a considerable sum of Penn St.'s coffers through civil litigation, which will continue to change and evolve (or devolve, if you prefer) the school and its athletic programs for many years to come, including and especially its football program. This story isn't over yet, but at least we can now put the topic of Sandusky's crimes to bed permanently (though I'm sure a September huddle will provide a link to the article that details the sentence he gets from the judge).

posted by NerfballPro at 11:10 AM on June 23

Get ready for Josh Hamilton the movie.

posted by justgary at 01:05 PM on June 23

I'm glad Sandusky was convicted and hope he never sees daylight again, because if he's ever freed he will go back to "tickling" children. The way he acts gives me no confidence at all he recognizes that what he's done is monstrous.

I hope there's a lot more investigation into the cover up at Penn State.

posted by rcade at 02:17 PM on June 23

Day two of the NHL brother reunion weekend: the Schenn's get together.

And yet another Sutter joins the NHL family. The original six Sutter brothers now have five of their sons drafted by the NHL as well. Only two have made it to the show so far (Brandon, Brett)

posted by grum@work at 06:15 PM on June 23

So ironic to think back to the 1987 Fiesta Bowl having been so heavily hyped before the fact and remembered after the fact as a battle between good and evil in light of what has unfolded over the last half a year in State College. And will continue to unfold.

posted by beaverboard at 07:34 PM on June 23

What in the hell is going on in Blue Jackets land?

posted by NoMich at 10:45 PM on June 23

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