A Rivalry Re-Born?? In another sign of changing times at Penn State, Bill O'Brien announced that he would be on board with a yearly game against Pitt.
"I would love to see that game played on an annual basis," O’Brien told the Tribune-Review on Friday. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for (Pitt coach) Paul Chryst and their program, and that’s a great rivalry. For the fans of Pennsylvania to be able to see that game every year, I think that’s pretty neat."
While it may not be 'Flipadelphia,' it would add some intrigue to Penn State's non-conference schedule each season. *To anyone under the age of 30- yes, Pitt has a football program that was once a heated rival of Penn State. The next time you see a gray/graying-haired individual in Penn State appareal, ask them to tell you about when Pitt was relevant.
There's a Bad Moon on the Rise Andre Rison had a very colorful career both on and off-the-field. He was one of the NFL's premier receivers of the 90s, and gained notoriety outside of the sport when his mansion was burnt down by the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez of TLC fame. Now he is heading back to Michigan State to finish his degree and will help coach up Sparty's receiving corps as a student assistant coach.
#DoWorkPat Willamsport's Isaiah Washington is not the type of player Penn State would typically get any interest from, let alone gain a commitment.
Despite receiving interest from big time programs such as Syracuse, Notre Dame, Indiana, and Villanova, he ended his recrutiing process by choosing the Nittany Lions, who have struggled mightily over the years.
"The entire program made me want to stay local. It was the best place athletically and academically for me. A big part of it was academics. I'm an honors student with a 4.0 grade point average. Academics mean a lot to me."
However, thanks to the tireless work of Pat Chambers, Penn State has a landmark recruit that is ready to make things happen at the next level. Washington seems destined to be a fan-favorite of Nittany Nation. Welcome aboard, Isaiah.
From ESPN Columnist to Cell Phone Kiosk Employee Deadspin won the internet last week by uncovering the bizarre story of how an ESPN columnist was actually using her position to operate as an internet scam artist. ESPN quickly relieved her of her duties, and she now apparently works behind the counter at an AT&T store in Corvallis, Oregon.
"The Thing" Updates In an interesting development, the prosecution has changed the date of the shower incident witnessed by Mike McQueary from March 1, 2002 to February 9, 2001. The snafu has given the Curly and Schultz defenses more ammo to get their clients' charges dropped. Sara Ganim also reported that prosecutes mistakenly revealed the names of the Sandusky accusers. In related news, Kenneth Frazier, chair of the Board of Trustees Special Investigations Task Force, recently gave an update on the investigation headed by Louis Freeh.
RIP Maurice Sendak Long before any of us read Black Shoe Diaries, we read the classic children's book 'Where the Wild Things Are.' Thank you Maruice Sendak for teaching us how to let our imaginations run wild.
Because Laughter is a Key Component of Mental Health... Those last two segments were downers, so here is a sketch from the late great Chris Farley that is always good for a laugh.
YOU LIED TO ME!!!