Mark Sanchez has become almost immune to criticism through his first three years in the league. He’s won more road playoff games than any other quarterback and he’s barely 25, so he earns somewhat of a pass. But ask yourself, are the Jets any different in any of those playoff games if they have Kyle Orton, who has become this generation’s epitome of an average quarterback, at the helm instead? Probably not. The Jets would still pound the ball and rely on their defense to carry them to victory. Sure, Sanchez did an impeccable job of managing those games. However, you don’t spend the fifth pick in the entire draft on a quarterback that can just manage a game. By no means is Mark Sanchez looking like the franchise quarterback the Jets expected, and he is on the fast track to being labeled as a bust.
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Editor’s Note: Not everyday can you turn on CNN and find pundits talking college football instead of politics. The unraveling of the scandal at Penn State transcends sports. Within hours, Jerry Sandusky, Mike McQueary, and Graham Spanier have all turned into household names. On Wednesday night, as the situation at Penn State transgressed into the national spotlight, legendary head coach Joe Paterno was fired. Riots at State College then ensued at the culmination of the week that Penn State students and alums would love to quickly forget. S2S has a couple close friends that attend Penn State and witnessed the riots personally. I asked one of them to write a first-hand account of the riots, and he agreed under the condition of anonymity. For the record, the official stance of S2S remains that Penn State was correct in firing Joe Pa. However, since everybody on twitter/facebook is attacking PSU supporters, I figured I would provide a medium for which a Penn State student could defend himself and his peers.
Turns out, Happy Valley can get vicious. The Penn State campus was enraged on Wednesday night after it learned that its head coach for the past forty-five year, Joe Paterno, was fired. How enraged was the campus might you ask? There was enough anger to incite a riot that lasted over three long hours.
- Continue reading Happy Valley No Longer: An Inside Look on the PSU Riots