Day: November 9, 2011

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Up In Flames: Tiger Woods vs. Joe Paterno

In your book, which one of these leading lights crashed and burned the hardest?

Tiger Woods: Crazy Cablinasian…Top of the world golfer…marries blond baby-sitter…goes porn star crazy (Winning, Duh!)…loses sponsors…pays dick & a ball in settlement…gets injured…loses tournaments…gets smack-talked on the golf course by guys he could fold in half…then turns apologist for racist caddy.

Joe Paterno: Crazy Coachin’-casian…Top of the coaching world…lifetime achievement awards out-the-wazoo…Happiest Man in Happy Valley…coached with broken leg…grand legacy of achievement…9 years (minimum) of silence…failure to report most egregious crime known to society…Mussolini-esque failure to notice own failings…disgraced retiree.

Your vote for most precipitous fall from grace?

 

More on Sandusky to follow. Check out TSF on the Moral Imperative in Happy Valley.