And Emmert Stuck it In, Aided by Paul Surma!
Check out the email exchange below between former BoT Vice Chairman Paul Surma and former Penn State President Rod Erickson. Ohhhhh, yeah! Surma’s an asshole and pusillanimous Erickson is a wimp. Fortunately, he did not take Surma literally, but the statue is apparently not in Franco Harris’ basement. He’d have to move the Iron City tap for that to have been the case. (That’s a dumbass rumor that’s been flying around. Harris neither affirmed nor denied it, but ol’ Franco isn’t a good enough liar to lead one to believe that he’s actually covering up something.)
The NCAA sanctions were levied based on a bluff, a bullying, and a bend-over. Erickson was bluffed and bullied; he bent over and we all took it in the ass! That’s all coming out in the wash now.
This just in, from Twitter:
— wensilver (@wensilver) December 7, 2014
Mighty fine work, as always, Wendy Silverwood. Thanks for the tweet!
We’re seeing all the aspects of a conspiracy to take down St. Joe and the program. I can better understand the paranoia about that with every email that surfaces out of the impending trial.
I still don’t think it will matter a hill of beans in the long run, though. “Seeking the truth” has become an obsession for some, and a racket for others. I believe we wuz done wrong, but I also believe that time will be the only thing that serves to exonerate us completely. Time heals all woundz, but if you ain’t careful, time wounds all heels. Rubbing salt in the wounds is a real danger.
Nevertheless, the behind-the-scenes machinations by Surma and the BoT are interesting examples of how dirty things get. All part of the game, I fear, and when it hits close to home, it stings all the more, emphasizing the powerlessness of us mere mortals in the face of the mighty moguls of industry. Amen.
It’s enough to make a liberal out of ya!
(Nah, never happen to this here turkey. Don’t worry!)