I'm not sure if I should post this in Sports or politics, but I'm posting it here because I think it's more of a discussion of what's wrong with American culture. I'm sure most of us have heard about how legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno was for all practical purposes an accomplice to child rape. But that's not what I want to talk about so much as discussing how THOUSANDS of Penn State fans have reacted. Instead of coming out in solidarity of the victims, they rioted to protect their chance at going to a bowl.
So, here's my question: how has American culture fallen so far as to value a winning football franchise above everything else? I wish I could say that this is a Penn State-specific problem, but we all know rapes and abuse of other students by football players and coaches goes unpunished all the time. What makes Penn State so notable is the case involved little kids.
Good article on the Daily Beast about how the fans have reacted:
PS - to everyone who argued with me about whether or not America is a rape culture, I give in. I was wrong - you were right. Any sane culture would have Penn State fans protesting outside Paterno's house.