Sorry, HAD to get this off my chest tonight: To all the Joe Paterno apologists out there, how many career wins does it take before enabling a child predator becomes okay? 200? Or maybe it's 300? Apparently, 409 is the magic number for you people. If Joe Pa had been a .500 career coach would any of you be defending his actions (or inaction as it turns out) after having been told that his long time friend and defensive coordinator was preying on little boys? Also, I wonder if Paterno's first phone call would have been to the school president and AD if McQueery, his football assistant coach, had told him that he had witnessed Sandusky sodomizing one of his grandsons in the locker room showers. Something tells me this whole sordid story would have had a VERY different outcome if that had been the case. And by the way, can someone please explain to me why not one reporter had the guts to put such an obvious question to the old geezer while he was still alive? Listen, I love sports as much as the next guy but there is NEVER an excuse for trading the welfare of a child for the illusion of purity of a sports program. I can't believe we live in a day and age when that ACTUALLY has to be said!!!! Joe Paterno may have done any number of commendable things during the course of his life, but his decision (yes, decision because this was no mistake) to turn his back while he knew young boys' lives were being irreparably destroyed FAR outweighs any good he may have done. Despite all the speeches about doing things the right way, going to class and earning a college degree; when Joe Paterno was put to the ultimate test, in terms of morals and integrity and what he stood for, he failed...MISERABLY! And no amount of wins can erase that.