All posts in category 2011 college football season
(Credit: Robert J. La Verghetta)
In the “findings” section of the Freeh Report, the independent investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State, the investigators note one of the many causes for the failure to protect the victims and report the crimes to authorities: “A culture of reverence for the football program that is ingrained at all levels of the campus community.”
Let me be clear: The Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal is a Penn State issue. It is not a Michigan or an Ohio State or a Notre Dame or a Texas or a Southern Cal or an Alabama issue, even though these schools may have a “culture of reverence for the football program.”
Posted by Andrew Kahn on July 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm
I am not going to watch the BCS National title game.
This is significant to people who know me. To those of you who don’t, consider I have never not watched a college football national championship game. I rarely miss a major bowl or a regular season matchup of top-10 teams. Except for a couple that were played while I was travelling, I saw parts of every bowl game this season, GoDaddy.com bowl included.
But I won’t be watching LSU versus Alabama tonight.
Posted by Andrew Kahn on January 9, 2012 at 10:07 am
Lou Holtz is wearing a tuxedo. It is the summer of 1987 and Holtz is the head football coach at Notre Dame. His youngest daughter, Liz, is in her prom dress—it’s the biggest night of her young life. Her date rings the door bell and Holtz answers.
“I never got to go to the prom when I was in high school,” he says. “This is my last chance. I’m going with you and my daughter.”
Liz was mortified. Her date was shocked. But Holtz was just having fun. He was a very busy man, so he had to make the time he did have with his children memorable.
Posted by Andrew Kahn on December 29, 2011 at 10:08 am