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Anybody Pregaming for Costas Tonight?

There's about a half hour left until Costas revisits the Freeh Report (depending on OT, which seems possible). We'll undoubtedly hear a more accurate and honest depiction of what truly happened in 2001, as well as the overall Sandusky situation. I expect Costas to still be critical of Paterno's actions, and ultimately will leave his opinion open, pending further information to be learned at a later date.

So why the need to pregame? Because of the impending reactions which will undoubtedly come from everyone with a soapbox to stand on. And just because Costas felt compelled to truly vet the Freeh Report and relevant information does not mean others will feel compelled to do so. The lawsuit on behalf of the Paterno family (and the other parties involved) will be met with the same scorn and condemnation that we've dealt with for the past 18 months. Tomorrow will bring about the same knee-jerk response fueled by emotional outrage and faux victim support that we've grown accustomed to. And if my day is already going to be ruined, I might as well be hungover.

I don't really think there's much to be said that we haven't covered extensively already. It's again an 'us' against 'them' situation, however this may help with the few that exist somewhere in the middle ground. So I ask, what's a realistic goal to take from all of this? We know what the ideal goals are; the immediate removal of all sanctions, the restoration of the wins and the NCAA reimbursing Penn State for money already paid (which I would like to see immediately put towards helping to fight child abuse). But the chances of that are slim-to-none.

I guess the real question is whether or not this is even worth it? Yes, I want the truth. No, I'm not an advocate of moving on. However, all this accomplishes is to put the story back in the public sphere where there will undoubtedly be an overwhelming animosity towards Penn State and the Paterno family, and still no progress has been made. That truth we seek still evades us and likely will for some time. The lawsuits are just starting and will undoubtedly drag on for the foreseeable future. So tomorrow morning, we'll wake up in pretty much the same place we were in today, only it'll be talked about once again. Regardless, cheers to anyone joining me in the pregame. We're still Penn State and that can never be taken away.

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