Nittany Lions in the NFL

It was cut-down to 75 day, and a couple of former Nittany Lions perished in the process.

Former Nittany Lion Traffic Cone Miles Dieffenbach didn’t make the Steelers.

Penn State turncoat Khairi Fortt got the ax in Jacksonville.

Also, Glenn Carson got cut by Arizona and Mickey Shuler got cut by Atlanta.

On the positive side, Jesse James is still on the roster in Pittsburgh. Matt McGloin  looked great doing fourth-quarter relief for Derek Carr at Oakland, moving the offense down the field very smoothly while going 9-11 with a touchdown and a two-point conversion. This followed Carr throwing a screen to the Cardinals for an 81-yard pick-six. Former Nittany Lion Traffic Cone Donovan Smith is still battling Kevin Pamphile for the starting LT spot at Tampa Bay. They’re currently listed as co-starters.

Gerald Hodges led the Vikes in tackles, and Mike Mauti saw some action. Sean Lee, the mainstay of the Dallas Cowboys defense, returning from injury, made three tackles.

The next day of reckoning will be Saturday, when NFL rosters must be chopped to their season total of 57 players. Good luck, Nittany Lions!

Minnesota AD Canned for Drunk Sexting

Norwood Teague Out as Minnesota AD

Norwood Teague
Norwood Teague

While we’re warming up for the season — Saturday can’t come soon enough! — I’ll stop and take note of one more embarrassing Big Ten high-profile resignation. University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague, 49, resigned as a result of a drunken sexting scandal involving coworkers. Penn State doesn’t play Minnesota this year, so our girls are doubly safe.

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s initial reaction to the revelation that Teague was sending naughty texts to babes was that he had been “overserved” alcohol. That implies that he thinks one must drink whatever one is served. Now, come on, who does Kaler think he is? Obama? He thinks the public is so stupid and naïve that they’ll swallow his puerile externalization and set him free? He should have fired the AD and sent him to AA. [Continue reading]