I continue to search in vain for a phrase that will improve upon “quick hits” for its inscrutability and allusion to drinking contest or quickie sexual affairs. This week, we’ll do Rapid Shots. Tequila?
Here, then, without further ado, are some Penn State football news items that are worthy of your perusal.
Wow, the New York Times did a whole story on how the Board of Trustees made the Joe Paterno firing decision! Read it and answer some of the nagging questions that were bouncing around your brain.
The Board of Trustees will meet Friday amid growing criticism of their rush to judgment about Paterno. (Does anyone care about Spanier anymore? Ever?) The York Daily Record has the story. Among issues that are scheduled to be decided is whether Steve Garban will continue as chairman. This one could be loud and long!
Do you know who all the members of the Board of Trustees are? The Centre Daily Times has a quick-hit list of them and their affiliations.
As you undoubtedly know by now, a gaggle of pissed off alumni are running for the BOT, among them former PSU player and current New Jersey freeholder Adam Taliaferro. By way of the Post Gazette, the Morning Call has the scoop.
Former Penn State and Steelers Hall of Famer Franco Harris is one of the big instigators behind the alumni insurrection, as reported by the Morning Call.
Franco will be holding another of his feedback meetings, called “Real Talk”, immediately following the BOT meeting on Friday, says the Daily Collegian.
Damage control emails between president Rod Erickson and the BOT reveal how sensitive PSU is to potential compromising of funding sources. The Patriot-News reports on this.
John Butler, a Philly guy, is the new defensive secondary coach under head coach Bill O’Brien. Bob Flounders of the Patriot-News blogs on Butler’s affinity for good Penn State defense.
A Nittany Lions fan from Connecticut is concerned that Bill O’Brien might countermand the Penn State tradition of not running up the score on opponents in a letter to the Centre Daily Times.
The Nittany Lions will be running out of the tunnel to a different tune next year. The Penn State Blue Band has decided to dump “Rock and Roll” because its British writer, Gary Glitter, is a convicted child sex offender. The Daily Collegian reports on this bit of political correctness. We have entered a new era of oversensitivity! ??? ???? ?? ????????
Well, that’s it for this week’s Rapid Shots. What it will be next week or even if there will be one next week, this Turkey does not know at the moment. ??? ???? One thing I do know is that all eyes and ears will be on what promises to be a tempestuous Board of Trustees meeting on Friday.
Michael H. Geldner says
Smack, pop, jab, whack, whip – all imply a quick hit of one kind or another. “Whack list” gets my vote.
The Nittany Turkey says
That implies that the author of the “whack list” is himself whacked out. Very good characterization of this Turkey.
However, Artificially Sweetened has spent far too much time thinking about it, resulting in her presenting to me this morning the proposed name “Sudden Impact.” In view of its connection to Dirty Harry, I will strongly consider it, too.