Coogs to Aid Penn State's "Healing Process" in TicketCity Bowl

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Get ready for child-rape questions, Coogs.
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One of the more ridiculous things to come out of the entire appalling Penn State child-rape scandal is the notion of football as part of the Healing Process.

The Healing Process, which must be capitalized, is a complicated procedure that apparently eases the minds of the program's fans by, we guess, letting them think about football instead of a legendary coach and an administrator enabling serial child rape.

And now the UH Coogs get to take part!

The Coogs had their hearts set, of course, on a BCS bowl, but Kevin Sumlin got outcoached, the team got outplayed and UH lost the CUSA title game Saturday. So instead of a thrilling trip to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl, it's an über-meh schlep to Dallas for something called the TicketCity Bowl.

Normally that would be disheartening, but now, at least, it means UH gets to play a part in the Penn State narrative.

If we had to guess, we'd go with either "moment of silence" or "ribbons on jerseys" in honor of child-rape victims everywhere (without any official mention of Penn State).

Coog players should be prepared to answer media questions on the matter, if only because the only questions bored reporters assigned to the TicketCity Bowl will be interested in asking will concern a) Penn State's child-rape scandal, and b) How does it feel to choke away a BCS bowl.

Our prediction for UH players' well-trained answers? A) Mumbling about feeling sorry for all child-rape victims, but "We're just here to play football"; and B) "Disappointing." (They might try to add something about being happy to at least play in the TicketCity Bowl, but that could be difficult to pull off with a straight face.)

Whatever happens now in a season no one really cares about anymore, Coogs, welcome to your cameo roles in the Penn State scandal.

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Winston Haut
Winston Haut

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Penn State University is reassessing the role of its giant football program in the wake of a child sexual abuse scandal that has led to criminal charges against a former assistant football coach and the ouster of iconic head coach Joe Paterno.http://wdcpost.blogspot.com/20...

missdixie
missdixie

I guess waiting for the investigation to be COMPLETED - you know, so you can find out exactly WHO did WHAT and WHEN - is not how Texas does things. Convict 'em all, hang 'em high, and who gives a rat's a$$ whether or not you know the full story as yet. Not needed in Texas, evidently. One only need look at your execution rate to know you don't care if someone might be innocent and unjustly convicted. Empathy is sorely lacking. Your cavalier dismissal at the student reaction to the situation at the school is also telling. Personally, I will wait until the evidence is presented as to who knew what, when. That's usually how it works.

Sam S.
Sam S.

Some of you are quite pathetic, insensitive, and more a part of the larger problem than you think. Pull your heads out of your back sides and have some compassion for all the victims in this horrific and sad state of affairs. Say what you want, but the players no more committed these crimes than you!!

Tunnel Mole
Tunnel Mole

Poor Coogs! Losing to a team that doesn't even use eating utensils and now having to be jammed in to this frottagefest.

cxf
cxf

Ped State's road show for victims of sex abuse is souring in irony, and by the time bowl day rolls around, most would agree that Ped Sate would be the last institution we'd want framing the dialog around child sex abuse. Hell, it's the institution that enabled felony sexual assault of a minor, for many years on end.  For UH's sake, that's another distraction, I'd like to think this time the team can hopefully ignore.

Shawn Moore
Shawn Moore

Yea...The only thing that's going to get raped are the Cougars who have no business playing in any bowl.  Just like every other Texas team we play, Penn State will take care of business in the land of big stuff and little brains (AKA Texas), as we always do.  We R Penn State....Fu&k Texas.

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

Still not as bad as Coogs - NC State ...

As for Penn State, they should have shut the damn program down immediately. I'm betting that the knowledge and ROT goes from top to bottom in the coaching staff and administration for that program.

Craigley
Craigley

Rivals has this ranked at the #5 bowl in the country.  Check out how many un-ranked teams are in bowls and y'all will all agree.

Themarlinman
Themarlinman

Losing when you put out your best effort is one thing but not even showing up is something totally different. U of H on the national stage with everything on the line, Heisman, BCS Bowl, Millions of Dollars for the school, national respect and recognition, POOF, gone in an instant. The Cougars need to look at the Texans, a team that plays with passion, intensity and heart.

Wyatt
Wyatt

"the Texans, a team that plays with passion, intensity and heart"

This still sounds weird to me, not used to it yet

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