So, where is the NCAA on rape? Do you hear anything? Wait, what? Crickets. That's all I've heard since the allegations against Jerry Sandusky and Penn State have come to light. Crickets. Did you hear about the assistant coach at Syracuse? ESPN had the story years ago and chose not to investigate. Now, ESPN is all over the whole pedophilia angle in sports. Way to go. The money that the overlords are making means more than upsetting the apple cart, it seems. After we take our collective showers to scrub off the stank from these horrifying crimes against our children, where do we go from here?
As a parent, I have often been accused of being too careful and cautious about adults with my children. As long as I can remember, we taught our children to never be alone with an adult, even if it is their own teacher. How horrible! What an incredibly pathetic mantra to pass on to our children. And yet, everyday since the Sandusky alleged rapes have surfaced, there are more disgusting details, new adult criminals charged in other schools or organizations, and we are all hearing the unseemly details. Just this weekend, a head of the AAU Boys Basketball organization is charged with sexual molestation when he was a coach. Do you know how many kids go through that system? Thousands upon thousands. So what do we do as parents? How do we balance a child's hunger and desire for sports and keeping them safe from criminals and sick minds? I don't have an answer. I really am at a loss.
Sidebars: The Amazing Race finale was totally anti-climatic. Letdown. Watching the episode of Homeland last night, we all needed xanax to get through it. Tim Tebow. Happy for him that he is such a believer, but do people really think God has time to help the Broncos win games? Enjoy your Monday, winding down to winter break.
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