Did you know what that was all about? I didn't, until a couple of months before the "winningest coach" statue was erected in front of Penn State's Beaver football stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. It's now gone.
Prior to the late Joe Paterno's recent achievement as the "winningest coach" in college football history, the "winningest coach" was Eddie Robinson of Grambling State. There was speculation that Penn State didn't blow the whistle on pedophile and child rapist Jerry Sandusky until Paterno had nailed the number for the "winningest coach" in college football history.
The fact that a black man held the honor apparently could not be tolerated, much as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky cannot tolerate the reality of a black president of the United States.
Because the NCAA took away Paterno's wins from 1998 to 2011, Robinson is still the "winningest coach" in college football history with 408.
Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden is again the "winningest coach" in major league college football with 377 wins.
There are the numbers.
To Penn State administrators and coaches: Reflect upon all of the pain and suffering endured by those boys. Was it worth it?
To Senator Mitch McConnell: Is it worth it? Is it treason for you to tell your fellow Republicans to defy a black president and his fellow Democrats, block their job-creating initiatives and tax relief for the middle class, and not help the people of the United States recover from the worst recession in 80 years? We'll see come November, won't we?