Unfortunately, Gram, there is a worship of the Cunt Paterno and his program by players and supporters that demonstrate that sports are, indeed, a cult.
This goes beyond mere "laundry worship" or the sort of nonsense I satirize about myself [Underwear worship.--Ed.] SHUT UP! Where people "live through" "My Team" where it is "WE won" and all of that. This is akin to the findings from the seminal When Prophecy Fails that when a cult has a challenge, it weeds out the doubters and the "true believers" become stronger.
Pats Fans and Sports Dudes joked that Brady would have only been suspended two games if he broke his cell phone on his wife's face. Ha! Ha! Deflategate being the painful waste it was, "just for ifs," some wondered what would happen if a Sports Hero[Tm.--Ed.] like, say, Brady did abuse his wife.
Sadly, there would be defenders. "Gisele's always showing herself off!"
Then we have seen a similar case: Ben Rapesherburger.
I have to give credit to the Sports Dudes who declared it was easier to ignore/excuse/obfuscate what happened with "Big Ben" because there was no video--unlike "Ray Ray." This allows True Believers to make these excuses, pretend there is "another side" or "the girl asked for it."
There were some "Ray Ray" fans who when they only saw the video of him dragging his fiance out of the elevator, imagined she "did something" to justify what he did.
There is no Penn State video. Yet we have e-mails that the Cunt you quote conveniently ignored which proved is fucking well did know. But an e-mail is not video.
To answer my rhetorical: IF there was video of "Big Ben" or, say, Brady beating his wife or doing a Adrian Peterson on one of his kids, you would find far less defenders, but you would still find them.
With this cushion of willful ignorance--"how do you KNOW she didn't ask for it?!! STEEL CAN'T MELT JETS!!! WAKE UP!"--cultist can then feel persecuted. THAT really drives fans/cultists. You HAVE [Stop shouting.--Ed.] to be important/right if "everyone is against us!"
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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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