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I was at Penn State in the late 80s Long before I got there it was known as a football school I didn t care for Penn State I attended because I was paying for my education on my own and it was the only school I could afford that offered my program I never drank the Happy Valley Kool Aid It was a big school in a small town and if you weren t there to study engineering, agro or football, you were just wasting your time.Anyway, if you followed the Sandusky stories in the newspapers, you have I was at Penn State in the late 80s Long before I got there it was known as a football school I didn t care for Penn State I attended because I was paying for my education on my own and it was the only school I could afford that offered my program I never drank the Happy Valley Kool Aid It was a big school in a small town and if you weren t there to study engineering, agro or football, you were just wasting your time.Anyway, if you followed the Sandusky stories in the newspapers, you have already read this book I didn t discover anything new It WAS a good book and well written and if you somehow managed to miss it the first time around, the book will fill you in nicely.It ends before Sandusky s trial and it s obvious the book was rushed to print to capitalize on the scandal while still fresh I don t bleed blue and white The football players I came into contact with were entitled and arrogant I m heartbroken that little kids got hurt but not surprised Protect the king JoePa and football at all costs was the attitude at PSU and I truly believe all the stories A lotpeople beside Sandusky should be in jail (((FREE))) ⇝ Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, and the Culture of Silence ↡ The shocking details chronicling how a beloved coach and esteemed university became enmeshed in one of the worst scandals in US sports historyIt s a scandal that began in a place called Happy Valley But it s not as happy as it once was, as the child sex abuse charges against a longtime coach and the conspiracy of silence surrounding the allegations have rocked America and Divisioncollege sportsThe shocking stories started to pour out after the November arrest of Jerry Sandusky, a former coach under the Penn State football legend Joe Paterno Sandusky had been Paterno s top lieutenant for thirty two years He was also the founder of a charity, The Second Mile, that devoted itself to helping disadvantaged youth It turns out Paterno was told about an incident involving an underage boy showering with Sandusky in the football locker room, but reported the incident to school officials rather than the policeThe numerous boys in Sandusky s program who have come forward told a grand jury lurid stories of a sexual predator who stalked and abused them, sometimes even in the showers of Penn State s football complex In Game Over, journalists Bill Moushey and Bob Dvorchak investigate claims of a startling cover up within the Penn State hierarchy that attempted to protect its football legacy, quite possibly at the expense of disenfranchised childrenGame Over is filled with the shocking details of how a culture built around one deified coach with a glorious vision to have success with honor fails to act in the best interests of the most vulnerable University president Graham Spanier has been consumed in this firestorm along with Joe Paterno himself in what spiraled downward into the worst scandal in the history of college sports I would have to liked to see some source notes there are none and the authors could ve used a couplemonths to clean things up a bit That being said the book is a decent overview of the tragic happenings that occurred at Penn State over the last two decades The Harrisburg Patriot News won a Pulitzer for their coverage of the scandal and their outstanding work is readily available online. Lower end of three stars, mostly due to the timing than anything else I found the story horrifically intriguing, but left disappointed that it was published before the case was resolved In a country that doesn t really focus on American football, I didn t know anything about this story, and picked this up thinking it would be a full report on what happened, start to finish Alas, I needed to turn to Wikipedia to get the conclusion Two other comments 1 The picture on the front is Paterno A Lower end of three stars, mostly due to the timing than anything else I found the story horrifically intriguing, but left disappointed that it was published before the case was resolved In a country that doesn t really focus on American football, I didn t know anything about this story, and picked this up thinking it would be a full report on what happened, start to finish Alas, I needed to turn to Wikipedia to get the conclusion Two other comments 1 The picture on the front is Paterno As someone who didn t know either of them, I assumed the man on the cover would be Sandusky, the man who s name is in the title Poor choice 2 the book is repetitive in places, recounting victim stories and circumstances we d touched on earlier This makes sense now I realise the book doesn t cover the resolution gotta make up a reasonable page count somehow In sum I did find the book interesting and revealing, but I can t help but feel they should ve waited until the trial was over Heartbreaking It was a good glimpse into an organization Penn State that values an insular existence but showcases how that can be problematic when a monster is unleashed in your midst.The book made me feel like Joe Paterno was a pretty good guy with his stances on leadership and encouraging so many of his players to think beyond the football field That being said, many of our lives are defined by the one choice, for better or worse It is unfortunate that Joe s legacy is overshadowed by thi Heartbreaking It was a good glimpse into an organization Penn State that values an insular existence but showcases how that can be problematic when a monster is unleashed in your midst.The book made me feel like Joe Paterno was a pretty good guy with his stances on leadership and encouraging so many of his players to think beyond the football field That being said, many of our lives are defined by the one choice, for better or worse It is unfortunate that Joe s legacy is overshadowed by this terrible event, but it was his inaction that led to this situation.This showcases that when those in leadership do not empower those below them to do the right thing but rather focus on maintaining their image and the illness that perpetuates I m not sure how to take the lack of notations, so I m going to assume this is highly editorialized It s also not particularly well written, either Seems rushed to print maybe It s a shame that someone seems to have capitalized on the tragedy of such a scandal and spendstime talking about the glory that is Penn State and it s tragic downfall then on the rot in an environment where such a thing can go unnoticed and unreported for so long Hopefully stories like this help break the co I m not sure how to take the lack of notations, so I m going to assume this is highly editorialized It s also not particularly well written, either Seems rushed to print maybe It s a shame that someone seems to have capitalized on the tragedy of such a scandal and spendstime talking about the glory that is Penn State and it s tragic downfall then on the rot in an environment where such a thing can go unnoticed and unreported for so long Hopefully stories like this help break the code of silence for institutions like Penn State, the Catholic Church, et al Laboriously detailed story of the rise of Coach Paterno, financial program success of Penn State football and the culture that valued the university football program s reputation above outing the sexual abuse of young boys by long term coach Jerry Sandusky.Chilling events from the first knowledge of abuse and subsequent unexpected resignation of Sandusky, to the abuse and silencing of victims, witnesses and whistle blowers that continues to this day.Left me troubled for days Laboriously detailed story of the rise of Coach Paterno, financial program success of Penn State football and the culture that valued the university football program s reputation above outing the sexual abuse of young boys by long term coach Jerry Sandusky.Chilling events from the first knowledge of abuse and subsequent unexpected resignation of Sandusky, to the abuse and silencing of victims, witnesses and whistle blowers that continues to this day.Left me troubled for days Great read following the culture that allowed a man such as Jerry Sandusky to do the things he did There are always accomplices in a decade long assault and this instance is no different When boys as young as 10 get assaulted there is no gray area period Hopefully Penn State has learned a valuable lesson from all this. I liked the style and how intense it got at some points I was a good read, but written before the dust had settled While they sidedwith the victims, understandably, they also gave Jerry and his lawyer a voice.