Posts Tagged ‘Theo Fleury’
As more and more facts arose last week from the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, those words kept reverberating through my mind.
How could a monster like Jerry Sandusky be allowed to prey on some of the weakest and most vulnerable in our society in the middle of an institution of higher learning? How could a graduate assistant coach not intervene and simply leave the scene of such a galling crime? How could a administrative structure and culture of silence – “Omerta”-like in its nature – exist in a major university which in turn allowed them to cover up such heinous behavior?
And how could someone like Joe Paterno – previously recognized as a paragon of virtue in the all-too-often un-virtuous world of intercollegiate athletics – essentially turn a blind eye to the point of complicity of his former assistant coach’s behavior?
And yet, sadly, I’d heard it all before. Read the rest of this entry »
Sean Avery and the New York Rangers are like an old married couple: They fight, they jostle, they separate, but in the end they always seem to come back to each other.
That’s why when New York recalled the agitating winger from American Hockey League affiliate Connecticut a week ago, the news came with little surprise.
“I’ve loved every game I’ve ever played for this team,” Avery told reporters after his first practice with New York, where he’s played parts of five prior seasons.
The feeling of affection is a mutual one for the Rangers, even though the sides have already parted ways on two different occasions. Read the rest of this entry »