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Penn State's bowl: Atone deafness

The Nittany Lions' appearance in the TicketCity Bowl should never have happened

Originally Published: January 4, 2012
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Everyone did their best, but on a long day of college football it was evident that even the fastest, strongest players couldn't outrun reality. Maybe that was the lesson. Or that Life's Not Fair. Or that money talks but doesn't say much. Maybe the awkwardness and sadness of the TicketCity Atonement Bowl was supposed to provide a teachable moment, when we'd all turn to one another and mumble something about Second Chances. Or Just Deserts. I don't know.

I do know it's possible to ...

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