Finally - unlike Rich Foust from Troy, Ohio, and David Winters of Altoona - someone from Ohio State's trustees, Terry Jurgen, saw and admitted guilt and troubles in Ohio State's value systems.
Indeed, all sports fans should re-evaluate their priorities of intercollegiate competition.
Foust, in the spirit of Johnnie Cochran, chooses to blame Penn State fans and Penn State for coach Tressel cheating and lying about it. Yes, it's like blaming Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson for O.J. Simpson's heinous actions.
As far as abuse, Ohio State is the top venue in the Big Ten for drunkenness, verbal abuse and vulgarity. I've quit going to Columbus for games because of the extreme vulgarity of the Buckeye fans. I've been there, seen it, heard it and my nephew and his wife and 6-month-old daughter were sworn at and abused verbally at last year's game at Columbus.
Both are four-year varsity letterwinners at Penn State, and their crime was to be wearing blue and white in support of their alma mater.
As far as Winters' letter, North Carolina is not in the Big Ten, and I believe almost all of its violations and punishments were last year and not today's news. Don't condemn the Altoona Mirror for reporting this year's news.
You should be retrospectively searching yours and Ohio State's values that breed this atmosphere of the end justifying the means and winning at any cost. Maybe Gordon Gee, Ohio State's president and Athletic Director Gene Smith should be doing the same thing - owning up to Ohio State cheating and Tressel lying - instead of blaming everyone else but the guilty.
Columbus not fun to visit
In reply to the letter recently by Rich Foust of Troy, Ohio, the man needs to get his head out of the sand.
I am a Penn State season-ticket holder since 1966, been to nearly 400 games all over the country along with 20 bowl games (all the major ones). I have been to every Big Ten Stadium, and when the question, "who do you dislike most, for whatever reason?" comes up, the answer is always Ohio State.
Why? The answer is almost always treatment of visitors by the fans and the university itself (lousy seats). Even Indiana, which is not a football school, doesn't like the Buckeyes. That is bad.
My wife and I went to Penn State's first three games at Ohio State and because of the taunting and foul language directed at us, we swore we would never go back - and we haven't.
So you see, when Ohio State got caught recently lying to cover up the crap pulled by Terrelle Pryor and his buddies, and the "holier than thou" coach, Jim Tressel, it's no wonder people laugh up their sleeves and snicker.
It could not have happened to a nicer bunch.
Busch 'had it coming'
I am writing concerning the Richard Childress-Kyle Busch confrontation.
I have to agree Childress crossed the line. However, I agree with his actions.
After the amount of equipment Kyle has damaged, he had it coming, and who better than Childress to deliver the message?
Many think Childress got off easy. I agree with the decision from NASCAR.
I am not a Kyle Busch fan. However, I feel he is one of the best drivers today. He can drive anything and come out a winner.
I feel Kyle got off easy for wrecking Kevin Harvick's car on pit road at Darlington last month. The probation and $25,000 fine mean absolutely nothing. There were NASCAR officials and pit-crew members on pit road whose lives were endangered by his actions. I feel he should have been docked at least 10 points for his actions.
At Pocono, he was docked six points for something he had no control over. So I feel Kyle is the one who got off easy. I was also glad to see Kevin throw a punch at him.