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Female Penn State cheerleaders struggle against their Florida counterparts in the Outback Bowl Beach Bash, held outside the Hilton Clearwater Hotel in Clearwater, Fla., on Thursday, Dec. 30.
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ESPN’s College Gameday is going to be at the MSU vs. Penn State football game. The set is taking up all of the field at Demonstration Hall. It is pretty elaborate.
An examination of this week’s college football scores revealed that no less than 20 games had combined scores of 70 or more. Twenty games resulted in 1,560 points scored, an average of 78 per game. Good grief, whatever happened to defense? Sixteen of these 20 games were not noteworthy despite the score:
Oklahoma State at home outlasted Texas Tech 49-45, you choose whether these are two great offensive or two really lousy defensive teams (94 total points).
Navy at home beat Duke 46-43 (89).
No. 13 Oregon (in the AP Top 25) traveled to Stanford and won 55-31 (86), we expected as much. The Ducks are now 4-0.
No. 4 Oklahoma traveled to Tulsa and won 62-21 (83).
Bowling Green at home beat Temple 48-35 (83).
Troy traveled to LA-Lafayette and won 48-31 (79).
Northern Illinois traveled to Idaho and won 42-35 (77).
Purdue traveled to Minnesota and won 45-31 (76). The Boilermakers are now 4-0.
Arizona State at home beat Oregon State 44-32 (76). The Sun Devils are now 4-0.
UCF (the University of Central Florida) at home beat Memphis 56-20 (76).
Auburn at home beat New Mexico State 55-20 (75).
Tennessee at home beat Arkansas State 48-27 (75).
UCLA at home beat Washington 44-31 (75).
No. 6 California at home beat Arizona 45-27 (72). The Bears are now 4-0.
No. 7 Texas at home beat Rice 58-14 (72). The Longhorns are now 4-0.
Toledo at home beat Iowa State 36-35.
Four of these 20 games were noteworthy beyond the 70-plus combined score:
No. 21 Kentucky traveled to Arkansas and won 42-29 (71). The Wildcats are now 4-0. I still think Kentucky is not as good as its record. They are going to have to beat better competition to convince me.
Syracuse (an 0-3 team) traveled to No. 18 Louisville and upset the Cardinals 38-35 (73). Syracuse led 31-14 after the 3rd quarter. I have been saying for three weeks that Louisville has no defense worth talking about. The Washington Huskies traveled to Syracuse in their opener and beat The Orangemen 42-12. No. 19 Hawaii at home beat AA Charleston Southern 66-10 (76). The Warriors are now 4-0 after another cupcake opponent.
No. 24 Nebraska at home beat Ball State, yes, THAT Midwestern powerhouse, 41-40 (81).
The bottom line: Would the sportswriters who vote in the AP Top 25 Poll get over it and move Louisville, Hawaii and Nebraska right out the poll. All three teams deserve to be booted out.
The 4th week saw two other upsets: Miami (FL) at home easily handled No. 20 Texas A&M, and Michigan at home held off No. 10 Penn State 14-9. Michigan was favored in the game, but I think Penn State should have been a visiting favorite if the Nittany Lions are truly the No. 10 team in the country. Along with Louisville, Hawaii and Nebraska, Texas A&M should be voted out of the Top 25 to make room for better teams.
No. 1 USC easily slammed Washington State 47-14, No. 2 LSU beat No. 12 South Carolina 28-16, No. 22 Georgia traveled to No. 16 Alabama and won with a perfect touchdown pass and catch on the last play 26-23, No. 3 Florida slid by a weak Mississippi team 30-24, and No. 9 Wisconsin managed to beat a weak Iowa team 17-13 with a last quarter touchdown.
No. 5 West Virginia, No. 8 Ohio State, No. 14 Boston College, No. 15 Clemson, No. 17 Virginia Tech, No. 23 South Florida and No. 25 Missouri all won.
The bottom line: USC, LSU, Florida, West Virginia, Ohio State, Boston College, Missouri, Clemson, South Florida and Wisconsin all remain unbeaten. I still think Wisconsin is not the 9th best team in college football. Reality finally hit Indiana as it lost its first game to Illinois.
Among the unranked and still unbeaten, Kansas at home beat Florida International 55-3, Michigan State traveled to Notre Dame and won 31-14, Connecticut traveled to Pittsburgh and won 34-14, and Cincinnati at home beat Marshall 40-14. Among new coaches, Mark Dantonio of Michigan State is 4-0, Dennis Erickson at Arizona State is 4-0 and Nick Saban at Alabama lost his first game with the Crimson Tide and is now 3-1.
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Inside Jacksonville Radio Show Examines The Obstacles That Hinder Child Sexual Abuse Detection and Prevention
Jacksonville Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
Inside Jacksonville, a weekly radio show on station 96.1, produced by Renda Broacasting with host Jim Byard recently sat down with Stacy Pendarvis, of EmpowerToProtect and Donald J. Dymer, CEO and president of SingleSource background screening services to examine the obstacles that still exist to effectively prevent child sexual abuse.
In response to Byards question, what are your thoughts about this whole Penn State situation? Don Dymer answered, the situation at Penn State reflected all of the typical characteristics of child sexual abuse that goes on all around us, from grooming the child to most importantly the people around the abuse, who saw or suspected the abuse and never said a word about it. At Penn State they apparently placed money derived from promotions, scholarships, etc. in front of child safety, and this type of strange justification goes on all around us. The irony is that ultimately the organization will be found out and their reputation will be destroyed anyway, but sadly and more importantly, the victims of child sexual abuse never recover while people remain in denial.
Pendarvis concurred, The CDC reports that the victims of child sexual abuse suffer long term and severe mental and physical health issues, and experience earlier death even if they receive extensive counseling. Jim Byard stated that it was still difficult to understand why so many people remained silent. Pendarvis, who holds a masters degree in academic psychology in addition to her 17 years in child safety and abuse prevention explained the role of the bystander effect. Certainly there are many reasons why people dont report abuse. Fear of damaging someones reputation, fear of retaliation, and the fear of being wrong. Frequently people who witness a crime or bad act feel certain that someone else around them also has noticed and will report the crime so there is no need for them to also report the incident. We see this in traffic accidents or in situations where multiple people watch people suffer and ask themselves Should I do something, should I walk away?’ This type of thinking enables child sexual abusers.
Don Dymer added, There is also another reason for not reporting the abuse and that is there are people out there who simply dont recognize the boundaries that should exist between adult and child. They may not be pedophiles, and they aren’t suffering from the bystander effect, but they clearly lack the ability to determine what is appropriate behavior and these individuals put children at risk to the same degree as the child molesters. This is why as a background screening professional and founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners I am alerting all organizations to test candidates for hire or volunteer who wish to work with children by demanding they take the Diana ScreenTags: Stacy Pendarvis, sexual abuse, Child abuse
We cannot define humanity without the word “imperfection.” That’s because flaws and mistakes are an inherent fixture within mankind, and no human being is exempt from them. Since that much is inarguable, we are fortunate as a society to have two important refuges from this unavoidably imperfect existence. The first is forgiveness. The second is that we will be judged on the totality of our life’s work, not just one achievement or one failure. At least, these are supposed to be our refuges from things like false praise and undue condemnation; “supposed to be,” being the operative phrase.
With the death of Joe Paterno this week, the focus on his life and legacy has shifted dramatically from condemnation based upon one imputed failure, to praise and celebration based upon the totality of his life’s work. The recent outpouring of support and recognition for the positive impact he had on countless lives has been widespread, vociferous and filled with a palpable, emotional sincerity. It’s a stark contrast to the cascade of angry sentiment that filled the air waves in the wake of the child sex abuse charges several weeks ago, when he was widely denounced for failing to do more with the allegation of sex abuse presented to him.
The initial reaction to the news of these allegations was one of virulent indignation. And for a while, Joe Paterno seemed to be taking the brunt of the vitriol, even more so than the man accused of the actual sex abuse crimes. Accusations and assumptions came fast: Coach Paterno should have done more, should have gone straight to the police, should have followed up, or should have even directly confronted the accused. Many accused Paterno of knowing more, and of sitting on the information to protect himself or the University. Some in the media even publicly claimed that Paterno was just as guilty as the man accused of the sex crimes. The criticism and condemnation came fast, furious and first, followed by an equally swift rush to judgment and a brusque notification that his head coaching days at Penn State were over.
A guarded response
Coach, mentor. The Paterno supporters were initially more guarded in their response. Perhaps many were waiting for more facts to come out, or were just simply in shock over the turn of events regarding a University and a man that was so respected and revered. Maybe there wasn’t enough time to collect the thoughts that could sort out the contradiction of a man who stood as an icon for goodness, yet was now so suddenly being publicly debased. But as the time passed, those voices of support began to emerge and grow louder. And with the death of Joe Paterno, those that were initially silent, cautious or hesitant to say too much came out in force with much to say about the decades of Paterno’s contributions to thousands of players, students, colleagues and many others who had never even met the man.
Coach K speaks out
One of the first to do so, both after the scandal and again immediately following Joe Paterno’s death, was Mike Krzyzewski, the head coach of Duke men’s basketball. With his coaching longevity (over 30 years as head coach of Duke), his indisputable reputation for coaching the “right way,” and his victory this year that made him the winningest coach in major college basketball history (the same year in which Joe Paterno achieved that same milestone for football victories), “Coach K” is to college basketball what Joe Paterno was to college football.
Coach K was one of the first to appear live on ESPN’s non-stop coverage of Paterno’s death, and he thanked them for their programming which was focusing reverently and almost exclusively on Paterno’s many accomplishments and contributions to society. Coach K said he had been in tears earlier in the day, and during this interview, just thinking about how earlier reports leading up to his death had so one-sidedly characterized Coach Paterno as a culpable player in a scandal, with little to no focus on the immeasurable good that had been most of Paterno’s life. Coach K was emotional in speaking about Paterno, almost defiant and bitter at times in having to speak in defense of a man for whom he thought the totality of his life record would need no defending.
Ironically, Coach K had never even met Joe Paterno until last spring, when he agreed to be part of a TV show that featured him and Coach Paterno in a show titled, “Difference makers: Life lessons with Paterno and Krzyzewski.” But after just that one meeting, Coach K walked away amazed and impressed by a man who had stood the test of time for doing so much good for so many people.
Voices of praise, and bitterness
As other supportive voices of praise have continued to emerge, many of those voices carried a similar tone of regret and bitterness about the way Coach Paterno was treated these last two months. Yet it should be noted, according to Joe Paterno’s son Jay, Coach Paterno himself expressed not one shred of bitterness, continuing only to convey love and gratitude toward his family and the Penn State community, right up until his last breath.
So what are we to take from this dichotomy between last month’s voices of vilification and this week’s voices of adulation? Well, there’s this much: We need to remind ourselves that no human is a perfect being. And we need to follow the Golden Rule that we will hold others to a standard that is no different than the one we ourselves would want to be held to. That standard should be one of open mindedness, forgiveness and the right to be judged by the totality of one’s life work.
In the case of Joe Paterno, it seems that the story regarding the sexual abuse allegation was no different than what Paterno originally said it was. When Paterno was faced with this disturbing allegation, he did what he thought was right, reported it to others, and then in hindsight regretted that he wished he could have done more. People can and will continue to judge that as being right or wrong. But as that is being judged, and as some perhaps postulate that they themselves would have handled that one incident differently, it’s only fair to also ask if they themselves would extend that same comparison to the balance of their life’s work. Given the longevity and steadiness of Joe Paterno’s record of positively impacting human lives, I think on balance most of us would have a hard time measuring up.
Why JoePa mattered so much to so many
So why should we care this much about the life and death of Joe Paterno? Personally, I never met Joe Paterno. The closest connection I can claim is that my dad went to Brooklyn Prep High School as a freshman while Joe Paterno was a senior and star athlete there. I remember being a young boy and sitting in our den on Saturday afternoons watching the Penn State football games with my dad. Dad would tell me about Coach Paterno’s unique background – a Brooklyn boy, a Jesuit Catholic, an Ivy League man, an intellectual and a devotee of the Classics. And Dad would boast how “Joe did it the right way,” and how Joe would never compromise values or academics to win football games, but would win football games nevertheless.
I always listened to my dad, because he meant the world to me and was my role model. He stood for the same values that Paterno espoused: integrity, honesty, faith, fairness and treating people with dignity, respect and kindness. As I grew older, and after my dad passed away, I continued to recognize more similarities between the two men. Two Brooklyn boys who believed in faith and humanity, and in winning the right way.
It’s not necessary to have met someone or be personally connected to someone in order to be influenced and inspired by that someone. But it is necessary for each of us to be influenced and inspired by someone; someone whose values you can respect, admire and strive to imitate. To thousands of people young and old, students, teachers, parents and coaches – many of whom never even met the coach – Joe Paterno was such a role model and inspiration. Some may find that curious. But for those that felt that connection, JoePa offered them a standard of excellence and an example of life values that they could aspire to and live by. We all need such a standard.
We live in a world that often laments the erosion of basic human virtues. We criticize the youth of our society for obsessing on social media and supporting the amorality of pop culture over the morality of traditional values. Therefore we should be astonished – and delighted – at the story of Joe Paterno, an 85-year-old man who was beloved by thousands of 18,19 and 20-year-olds who claimed him as their beacon of righteousness and their model for core values. Imagine that? For that reason alone we should at least examine the full life of Joe Paterno with objectivity and curiosity. But in doing so, we should afford Joe Paterno the same right that each of us would want; to be forgiven for our mistakes, and to be judged on the totality of our lives. According to the thousands of voices emerging this week, Joe Paterno has earned at least that much, and would himself have afforded everyone else that much. If we listen hard enough to these voices, we might learn how one man was able to connect with so many people of all ages and from all walks of life. And we might come to understand why the life and death of Joe Paterno mattered so much to so many.
Doug Rogers is a retired corporate executive who now devotes his time to speaking and writing about Nice Guys.
(PRWEB) July 13, 2012
On July 13, 2012, the New York Times reported that officials at Penn State, including its president and its famous football coach, Joe Paterno, were aware of sexual misconduct between Jerry Sandusky and two young boys as early as 1998, but failed to take steps to protect the children from further victimization (source: New York Times, July 13, 2012: “Abuse Scandal Inquiry Damns Paterno and Penn State”). Marketing expert, Charles Gaudet, suggests Penn States strategy to cover up the incident was, in fact, more damaging to its future success and profitability then admitting to the mistake.
A college is no different than a business. A person chooses to enroll in a program they first believe will provide the greatest advantage or benefit, and, secondly, will make the purchase decision predicated upon whether they feel they know, like, and trust the college, says Gaudet. With the administration of the school covering up the truth in order to protect their own interests (rather than protecting the students), they are sending the message that Penn States reputation is more important than the protection and security of their students.
Gaudet continues to point out the fact that customers are becoming increasingly distrustful of businesses. In a recent survey, only 46% of respondents replied positively to the question, how much do you trust a business to do whats right? (source: 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer). On the contrary, because trust and transparency are characteristics consumers want and expect from a business, when the entrepreneur emanates this trait, they benefit from new customers, repeat business, and referrals.
Had the officials at Penn State consulted with Gaudet when they were first made aware of the situation, Gaudet would have advised the following:
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