So we don't completely crash BSD, here's a new open thread. From Phil Knight:
"I said I'm not asking your permission, I'm just telling you, i need someone to look up to. You're my new hero. His response was typical. He threw that left hand up and said "Ah, pshaw." In the 12 years since through four losing seasons, big bowl wins, 12 win seasons, through All-Americans, through players with criminal charges, with four-point students and players dismissed from the team for discipline, never once did he let me down. Not one time.
Conventional wisdom dictates that I would phrase it a different way. It would say in 11 of those 12 years he never let them down and those years outweighed this last year but nobody ever accused me of wisdom of any kind let alone conventional. In the year in question he gave full disclosure to his superiors up the chain to head of campus police and president of the school. The matter was in the hands of a world class university and by a president with an outstanding national reputation. Whatever the details of the investigation are, this much is clear to me. If there was a villain in this tragedy, it lies in that investigation, not in Joe Paterno's response to it.