How Michigan Stadium’s Seat #109,901 Resembles God

The University of Michigan’s football stadium — the Big House — has a seating capacity of 109,901, making it the largest such stadium in the country. But what’s up with that extra 1? Wouldn’t 109,900 seats just make more sense? Turns out the extra seat was installed during a 1956 renovation… or was it? It’s [Read More...]

One More Comparison Between Penn State and the Catholic Church

One question a lot of people are asking in the wake of the Penn State scandal is: Why didn’t anyone who knew about Jerry Sandusky‘s crimes go to the police? Mark P. McKenna has a theory about it — and it connects to the Catholic Church: … I have significant doubts about what an associate [Read More...]

Penn State’s Scandal Cannot Be Prayed Away

Charles P. Pierce‘s Grantland piece on the Penn State Child Raping Scandal may be the most powerful article yet about the crimes that took place — and why prayer, moments of silence, and playing football are the wrong solutions: It no longer matters if there continues to be a football program at Penn State. It [Read More...]

How the Pre-Game Prayer at Penn State Should Have Gone

If you were watching the Penn State vs Nebraska football game yesterday, you witnessed the scene before the kickoff: That was a pre-game prayer for both teams led by Ron Brown, an assistant coach at Nebraska. Lord, we know we don’t have control of all of the events that took place this week, but we [Read More...]

The Catholic Church Responds to Joe Paterno

For anyone who sees parallels between Penn State officials not reporting Jerry Sandusky to the authorities and the Catholic Church ignoring the pedophiles within its own ranks, Scott Stantis states the obvious: [Read more...]