The darkness closing the door #lastlight (Taken with Instagram at Horizon West Apartments)
Denver sunset (Taken with Instagram at Commons Park)
Intense volleyball for Greg and Taj’s b-day (Taken with Instagram at Commons Park)
The following is my response to a comment from this story http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/14/i-went-to-penn-state-but-don-t-pity-me.html by this guy — “There is a lot more to Penn State than Paterno and his child molesting buddy. It is a darn fine institution. But it could be better. A great place to start is ending the football program. Penn State could be the first big league school to ban it, it could serve as a model. Football has nothing to do with being a university” — and to all who would like to see PSU football banished into the ethers (or even banned for the year):
”I typically don’t get involved with the banter because, well, I find it mostly fruitless, but I do want to make a point regarding the notion of shutting down the Penn State football program.
I was a Penn State student athlete but not for one of the few money making teams. Athletics of all kinds have always been an integral part in the educations of students from middle schools on up, teaching respect, responsibility, discipline, focus, team-work and a plethora of other invaluable life skills. By supporting the notion of shutting down the PSU football program you are supporting the downfall of the more than 25 non-money making sports programs and those participating student-athletes that the PSU football program subsidizes. Not to mention the non-athletes who learn from (think kinesiology majors), enjoy, and support these teams, nor the incredible unknown ripple effect it would have on local State College and national businesses. Apart from the awful atrocities committed to those innocent victims of which there is no true sufficient punishment, I think it would be a real shame and of no value to attack and punish the current student-athletes and students who learn and gain so much from intercollegiate athletics. The changes that NEED to occur and that are occurring are at the administrative level and will be systemic. I ask that you give time for those changes to take place without hastily and emotionally sending the PSU football team to the chopping block so that you can feel marginally more comfortable sitting on your high horse.
Oh, and lastly, while the “down with PSU charge” is bubbling across the country, the PSU football team was raising over $100,000 for the 10th Annual Uplifting Athletes “Lift For Life”, supporting kidney cancer treatment and research. It was founded by my friend Scott Shirley and other former PSU football players. WE ARE…”