Al Pacino, Hoo-Hah, has signed on to play the tarnished coach. And folks, the word tarnished is being generous.
As a community or otherwise service, this column will help cast the rest of the film. Thinking outside the box, as they say.
A big decision of course is to select the person who will play Jerry Sandusky. My vote is for Bill O’Reilly. He has flirted with improper sex in the past, justifies everything he does and is perfectly comfortable in front of a camera. Add some large teeth, and deal is done.
Mike McQueary. .. Hmmmm. The guy who would be perfect to portray him will hopefully be given 25 years to life. Yes, James Holmes, the Aurora Movie Theater Shooter.
What to do….?
Just take an actor with a large physique and give him an orange wig.
Oh Mr. McQueary: Next time you see someone in even a questionable scenario with a young boy, or girl, TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY AND PROTECT THE CHILDREN. If you feel threatened, call the police.
Another significant role is Mrs. Paterno. We need an actress who can say, convincingly that her grandchildren are more important than the countless boys who were abused. This column will leave filling that part to the casting director.
Joe Paterno. If only he had taken the correct, Christian, moral, kind and human action that weekend. When he was told Sandusky had been seen showering with a young boy. At Penn State. All he needed to do was report the former coach to the authorities, both college and police, and ban him from the locker rooms until the end of time. If the school acted too slowly, then Paterno needed to lead.
If only Paterno had cared enough to seek out the frightened boy that everyone seems to have ignored, except sadly, Sandusky. If the coach and the University, working together had tried to help those who had been victimized. How about diverting some of the millions of dollars generated by college football and creating a fund to support children dealing with sexual abuse?
If JoePa had done the bare minimum to be included in the human race, his statue would still be gracing the campus grounds.
Let’s be real. If Paterno had stood up, the commonwealth would no longer be named after William Penn but have the new appellation of Paternovania.