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Are We Penn State

Are We Penn State

“Then it took a week and a half before the graduate assistant was asked to tell his story to Curley and Gary Schultz, who oversaw the Penn State University police department. And then, the grand jury charges, the incident was buried and Sandusky was more or less allowed to maintain his office (though he was supposedly restricted from bringing any children into the building).

This is from one of Joe Posnanski’s’s recent blog entries on the Penn State contretemps. Joe Posnanski, in case you don’t know the name, is a “sportswriter,” but really he’s a writer straight ahead, a very good one who can probably make you care about whatever sport he’s addressing even if you thought you couldn’t. He also has a fun podcast, The Sports Poscast, on which Parks & Rec’s Michael “Ken Tremendous” Schur frequently guests, but Posnanski hasn’t done many episodes lately because he went to State College, PA to write a book about Joe Paterno. Several times over the last few days, I wondered in passing how he would handle that, how he was doing, whether he was sitting on the edge of the bed and just kind of staring into his lap. I wondered how I would handle that, in his position, having to incorporate ongoing history into a planned biography.

You can read the rest of Sarah’s piece here at

Sarah D. Bunting co-founded Television Without, and has
written for Seventeen, New York Magazine,, Salon, Yahoo!, and others. She’s the chief cook and bottle-washer at

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