It all looked very promising for Penn State, but the university was startled to discover that one of Paterno's assistant coaches, Jerry Sandusky, was accused of having inappropriate relations with young boys through the charity he founded to provide at-risk youth with football opportunities.
As playoffs near, the 2011 Major League Baseball (MLB) season is wrapping up and once again neither the Nationals nor the Orioles will be playing October baseball. This time, however, there is hope for the future on at least one side of the beltway.
Coming off of a mediocre 6-10 season and dealing with so many uncertainties regarding the starting roster, especially in the offensive line, the game got DMV fans back into the football spirit. But even after the win, the team will still have a tough road to the playoffs.
After months of scrutiny and an ongoing investigation over the Buckeye football squad scandal, Jim Tressel's resignation brings an end to a great coaching legacy. It was the best way for Tressel to save face before things truly hit the fan.
Prior to the 2011 NBA season, people might not have predicted an Eastern and Western conference finals consisting of Heat-Bulls and Thunder-Mavericks, respectively. But the fact that different franchises are emerging is a great thing for the league and it provides high entertainment value for fans.
Most of the nation is on the Titanic about to hit the sports craze season iceberg and fall into the sea of Superbowl excitement. But there are those of us, however few, who seemed to have missed the boat. We are the spectators in an otherwise sports crazy world, and that's just fine.
Just a few months ago, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup was all that anybody could talk about. The spirit of unity that came with the tournament was fleeting; the minute the World Cup ended, the competition to become the next host country started heating up.
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