Thursday, July 5, 2012

Name's the same

Here in Baltimore, we are fortunate to enjoy the work of Gerry Sandusky, who is a radio play-by-play announcer for the Ravens, the evening sports guy on Channel 11, and the son of John Sandusky, who spent 43 years in the NFL as a coach and player.  Gerry "With a 'G' " is a good man from all accounts; I remember seeing him at a yard sale once and he seemed friendly.  He knows a lot about football.

A lot of people who don't know a lot about football think that somehow he is either the same person as, or somehow related to, the heinous hell-bound Jerry Sandusky, the vile creep who coached at Penn State and soon will find himself in less commodious accommodations than his big house in State College PA.  See, he'll be going to the Big House, ya know?

Gerry.  Good Guy.
CNN did a story about how people continue to send hateful messages to Gerry with a G, confusing him with Jerry with 45 convictions.  People can be confused easily; see the election returns from 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000 and 2004.  But in the CNN story, the ironically-named Christian H from Connecticut says, "At first glance I thought it was him (sic). In my mind Sandusky is a sick animal and shouldn't be here," said the 21-year-old who did not want his last name used because he feels bad about what he wrote on Twitter. "I definitely feel for the guy. I respect his work in sports, but he needs to change his name because people are going to keep messing with him."

It's my opinion that Christian H should change his name to something like Judgmental H.  He really thinks that respected sportscaster Gerry Sandusky ought to change his name just to avoid confusing gozzleheads who don't know Gerry from Jerry? He doesn't have to change his name, Christian, but you should think about changing your level of information.

Jerry. Human Filth.
And while I'm on the Penn State story, I have to say I am sorry for the many people I know and like a whole lot whose school has been so sullied by this. But I also have to point out that while Jerry Sandusky was the evil caitiff in all that ineffable abuse, there now come to our attention emails sent among the college brass, the topic of which was how best to cover all of it up.  It seems that there was a plan to report Jerry's heinous deeds, a plan derailed once beloved, folksy, lovable, simple man-of-the-people Joe "Joe Pa" Paterno stuck his nose into it.  Man of the people, he was.  Man of the children being buggered by his assistant, not so much.

And for those who always holler about government spending and waste of tax money: Penn State is a state school.  It's in the name and everything. Those people sitting in plush offices tapping out emails about how to prevent Jerry's sick little predilection from being made public were doing so on taxpayer computers on taxpayer time in a tax-paid building.

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