This is a great time of the year…we’re near the end of this looming smoldering summer heat, and NFL training camps are commencing throughout the league. As you guys know…I follow the Atlanta Falcons fairly close during the on & off season.
This season I have a concern that’s nagging me…like bad comb over on Trumps head.
I think this concern has much validity & is shared amongst other Falcons fans alike. The release of Curtis Lofton was a lofty & cocky move on behalf of the Falcons brass. Realistically this decision could come and bite the Falcons organization in the rear “but-pad”. The stoutness & aggressiveness that Curtis Lofton brought to the middle line back position was very consistent each season here. He was a great leader on defense; prolific tackler, he possessed great ability to read offenses.
I think Akeem Dent (this year) will lack all those tangible and intangible assets possessed by Lofton. I won’t go into X’s & O’s to justify my concerns, but I terribly feel this will be an epic mistake of major proportions. Which could cause the Falcons to either: (1) scramble during the regular season looking for a replacement. (2) Or the reluctance of replacing Akeem could cause them to miss the play-offs.
As always it just “My 2 Cents”!
I was listening, as I do each morning on my ride into work, to your show just now. You and Sandra were looking for a PSU fan/alumni who was totally disgusted with all that has been uncovered in the Jerry Sandusky atrocities.
You found one. I am an alumni – graduated in 1976 – and actually played basketball in the branch campus network and then worked in the athletic department on the main campus for 2 years in the intermural program in my junior & senior years.
I knew Jerry Sandusky – not well – but was around him quite a bit in the offices on a weekly basis. I had met Joe Paterno several times as well. I was friends with many of the football players they coached – a few were very good friends.
To say I was absolutely blown away by all that was uncovered would be the understatement of the century. The abuse that took place in PSU facilities – and then absolutely covered up and buried from all we know is beyond inexcusable. It was an unforgiveable evil – period. These were not “bad mistakes “ – these were decisions made over more than a decade to knowingly allow that bastard to do unthinkable things sexually to children. PERIOD!!!!!
While I am devastated by the penalties – just like any UGA alumni would be – don’t kid yourselves – I understand them and the emotional uproar that surrounds the Freeh report findings. I was not surprised – but I am devastated.
However – I don’t understand why Sandra thinks I – or any alumni who might share our feelings – would ever turn our back on the people, students and athletes who are now bearing the burden of those who committed heinous crimes. This is not their fault – far from it. It makes no sense at all to me for anyone to expect that if you are a rational, caring human being.
Once again – no excuses and no pity at all for anyone associated with the crimes and cover up – especially Joe Paterno. I am convinced he knew, I am also convinced he made no effort to stop anything. I still cannot understand why there is no record of anyone – including Joe – to sit down with Sandusky and ream his heart out of his body. Taking a baseball bat to his head would have been a great thought at the time. Joe is no hero in my eyes and the “great things he did for PSU” will now always be tarnished beyond repair in my eyes and heart.
Anyway – not sure anyone will ever read this but just wanted to go on record to let you know that we are out here.
Have a great day – enjoy the show – keep up the good work. Tell Sandra to give us a break – Home Team was right – everyone is piling on and it is a really horrible place to be under that stack of indignation right now.
A loyal listener
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