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Jug Of News (07.24.12)

Welcome to our humble abode. Pull up a seat and grab a glass for a sip from today’s Jug of News. Hit the jump for the two main stories of the day yesterday: the Penn State sanctions being handed down, and Big 12 Media Days getting underway.

First, it must be noted again: there has never been a scandal of this magnitude in the history of college sports. Yet, there are Penn State message boards filled completely (or seemingly so) with fans in various stages of insanity, as regards yesterday’s ruling. I am not going to link them, as I’m not particularly interested in upping their page views even a bit. Suffice to say, I disagree with their point-of-view, and made that very clear in the article I wrote examining the sanctions that were levied yesterday. Those sanctions basically amount to the death penalty, though they are called something else, and are very much deserved. Hide a child rapist, and the punishment will (and should) be swift and severe.

The first day of Big 12 Media Days is in the books. There were several interesting storylines, but I found two more interesting than the others. First, Collin Klein’s recent marriage was discussed at some length. Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal, even wrote up an entire column about how Collin is balancing his family life with his sporting life.

And lastly, as I’m sure you remember, the Big 12 Media members have lost their collective minds, placing KSU at only 6th in their preseason poll. While Bill Snyder said all the “right” things about the snub, Tre Walker was a bit more candid about his feelings, when he sat down with GoPowerCat’s D. Scott Fritchen:

We’re going to make people wish, once again, that they didn’t put us at sixth in the Big 12.

Does anything else need to said about it, other than, “ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!?” I know I am.

CODA: Kevin Kietzman–and his son, Spencer–are lying liars, who tried to convince people that former K-State great Jacob Pullen is a serial criminal. Just keeping that little tidbit front-of-mind, in hopes that people will pressure them both into issuing a full retraction and an apology.


Some older stories, in case you missed them:

Meditations On The Dark Knight Rises, In Light Of Aurora

The Big 12 Media’s Preseason Poll: Statistically Breaking Down How They Put KSU 6th

Bill Snyder Laughed SO Hard…: Kate. (obscenity). Upton 

K-State Researchers Play Role In Discovery Of Higgs Boson “God Particle”

Kansas State Baseball In The Pros: July 17

Kevin and Spencer Keitzman Claim Jake Pullen Is A Serial Criminal

Spencer Kietzman: Cat Burglar

What Will The New College Football Playoff Look Like?

The Big 12 Is Better Without Missouri and Texas A&M

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