On the day after the statue of a coach that stood for so much good but now is being portrayed as something far different, the program that Joe Paterno built was rocked to its very foundation.
The NCAA, citing the Freeh Report (paid for by the very college that itself was the center of the investigation) and a “thorough investigation” handed down what could be argued as their harshest penalties. They did so against a football program that for so long was the pride of the institution. Read the rest of this entry »
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If you’re a sports fan and you’ve ever tuned into the corporate big wheel that is ESPN, you’ve likely seen a face or two that just make you go, “Hmmmm.”
For me, that joker is Skip Bayless. I try not to be venomous about it, because it isn’t Skippy’s fault that he works for an employer that obviously encourages him to be as big a douchebag as is humanly possible. If Skippy wasn’t doing exactly what was expected of him, he’d be out in the cold. Instead – he’s front and center. Read the rest of this entry »
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Heaven became a better place on the morning of September 8th when J. Gawen Stoker passed away. That will be the last time you may hear or read me calling him by that name. While that is the name he was given and he was a great friend of mine, he has always and will always be “Coach” Stoker to me. Read the rest of this entry »
Much ado has been made recently about Terrelle Pryor and his eligibility for the supplemental draft today. So is it worthwhile internet chit chat, or is it just much ado about nothing? While the pundits and arm chair quarterbacks like to rant and rave about the merits of drafting these supplemental picks, one only needs to look back at history to determine if their opinions are warranted. And if you’re looking at history… they probably aren’t.
The reality of it is this, very-few-to-none, that have been drafted in the Supplemental Draft, have ever amounted to much of an NFL player. Oh sure, there have been some fringe pick-ups, but rarely has a team missed out on a perennial Pro Bowler, by not jumping on this draft. Read the rest of this entry »
Football is a rough sport. Injuries can happen anywhere at any time. Penn State football fans were again reminded of this on Sunday when news broke that their legendary coach, Joe Paterno, was blindsided by wide receiver Devon Smith. The accident occurred during a pass drill at Sunday’s practice.
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I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone on staff and on the boards at theHogs.net a Happy New Year! Here’s hoping you and yours get everything you need for a happy and successful 2011!
Congratulations go out to our week 13 hognostications winner, Countertrey, with a 13-3 record! Rounding out the top 4 are: SAP_Pete, Deadskins and DesertSkin with a 12-4 record. Congrats everyone!!! Read the rest of this entry »
Congratulations to our week 12 winner, TincoSkin, with an 11-5 record. Rounding out the top 7 were: DesertSkin, RiC, jeremyroyce, Justice Hog, MDSKINSFAN and tribeofjudah each with the same 11-5 record. Great job everyone!! Read the rest of this entry »