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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

USA Today's Michael McCarthy wonders aloud what I've been wondering, too: "Is Big Ten Network avoiding Penn State sex scandal?"; Matt Millen's p.o.v.


BigTenNetwork video: Former IU head football coach and current BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo and Dave Revsine talk about the latest news involving the evolving Jerry Sandusky sex scandal and cover-up at Penn State and the future of head coach Joe Paterno. Sports writer Pete Thamel of the New York Times appears on the program to confirm his report that Paterno's reign in Happy Valley is nigh, and that Joe Pa will NOT be back next year.




ESPN video: Matt Millen talks candidly to SportsCenter host Chris McKendry about Jerry Sandusky, a man he has known since 1976. November 8, 2011.
http://youtu.be/3bc4raMo4QU

"Penn State has to stop the train or face the train and that's what it is..."
-Matt Millen

USA Today
Game On blog
Is Big Ten Network avoiding Penn State sex scandal?
By Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY
November 8, 2011

The child sex abuse allegations rocking Penn State have dominated TV, with ESPN aggressively covering whether coach Joe Paterno will survive and national network morning shows weighing in on what's become a national and international story.

The TV network that seems to be tiptoeing around the scandal, so far, is the one billing itself as the "ultimate destination" for Big Ten Conference fans and alumni. Namely, the Big Ten Network (BTN).
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As if to buttress the reluctantly admitted fact mentioned in the article that the BTN is NOT a "24-7 news operation," which is to say that they are NOT really quite the resource that many Big Ten alums like myself wish they were, on Wednesday, they do not currently have a single LIVE program scheduled.

Everything is videotape, so nobody would think to turn there to see anything that is actually news Tuesday thru Thursdays.

According to their website, they did have a Special Report Tuesday night, one I missed, again, largely because they have so convinced everyone that they are not a full-service sports channel in the way we've come to accept it -and neither is CBS Sports Network for that matter- who would've thought to turn there?
Certainly not me.

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

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View of Rio De Janeiro from my room.

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"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." - Martin Luther King, Sept. 1962. #MLK I was a young kid living in #Memphis with my family that April night in 1968 when we returned home from a trip to #McDonalds and like so many nights before, I raced to the TV set in the living room to beat my two younger sisters to be the one who turned on the TV. As my parents walked in and settled down on the family couch, to see what was on TV, literally, within one minute, came the Breaking News that Dr. King had been shot elsewhere in the city. And the news only got worse as the night went on as news soon confirmed that Dr. King had died as a result of the assassination attempt, and soon there was widespread looting and violence in Memphis, the very things he had adamantly opposed. Eventually came the news that the city was under curfew, and sometime before midnight, because my family lived in a new-ish apt. complex that was on the same road as the nearby Armory, my parents and I and many of our neighbors watched in silence from the sidewalk/curb as tanks driven by members of the mobilized National Guard drove towards downtown Memphis, because the city's powers-that-be had decided that this would show the people who was boss. As my mother tells the story, one of my neighbors remarked on the irony of U.S. Army tanks being used to try to stop violence by Americans who were upset about the murder of a great man who had won the #NobelPeacePrize. It was the first time I remember ever hearing this strange word: #irony.

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When you leave but bring the spare key because it is yours to keep.

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2 0 1 7. I made new mistakes and old ones again. I learned things I didn't know and I things I had already learned the hard way but needed to repeat either way. I fell in love again and again, with the same man, and realized that is the way to do it. I stopped thinking life happened to me and started enjoying taking control of what tomorrow would entail. I wrote even when it hurt and I apologized even when they didn't. I almost gave up but woke up and stood up and spoke up and didn't budge and moved on and forgave myself for not always knowing what to do. I decided the most important thing is to be proud of who I become and to make sure she is someone to be proud of. All I truly have is the opportunity to be whoever I want to be, and knowing that is everything.

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I'm not the only poet in this relationship ❥

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The boyfriend of Mikaela -Malin and Jennifer's sister- wrote above: "Honey, you are my everything, my dream, my imagination, my reality, my future. Sounds like something that I would write to someone special -and have!
FYI: There are 10 photos below, including a rare one of yours truly!