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The alternating threats toward, and defense of Penn State’s Joe Paterno statue belie the fact that the monument is fast becoming the spiritual cousin of the Saddam Statue in Firdos Square. In this version, the coach looks like he’s running for the first cab out of town.
(credit: Chris Gardner/Getty Images caption: A statue of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is seen November 19, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:New ESPN cover cites sexual abuse as the sports “story of 2011.” But also note the NIKE’s behind the chicken wire when everything else about the kid is generic, and virginal. The brand ID can be seen to implicate the huge role of $$$ in college sports. Remember the tell-tale line about abuse? It’s not about sex, it’s about power. Via Coverjunkie