Let's be clear about this: Joe Paterno allowed Jerry Sandusky to keep on molesting children. How many boys did Sandusky sodomize in the locker rooms, or force and cajole into performing fellatio on him? How many times? We don't know. The number of reports keeps growing. Every one of those children was profoundly scarred by this. Maybe they don't even know how much.
The most horrifying thing about this is not that Paterno was not appalled - it is that thousands of Penn State students were not appalled. The President of Penn State was not appalled.
Football is a just a game, not sacred. It is the opposite of sacred, a ritualized combat in which we know young men get permanent brain damage being sent back into the game with concussions. Why do women keep buying into this stuff? This is the violence inherent in testoserone. Women need to be the tempering force of love that says, You will not do this to my children,