STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 22: A rosary necklace hangs from the name on the wall at the statue of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach, outside of Beaver Stadium on January 22, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85 years old, died due to complications from lung cancer. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
It was a week of slow news and ... well, news most of us wish would go away. The slowest week in sports -- the week of the MLB All Star Game -- was dominated by Penn State and the Freeh Report, a damning investigation into the university's handling of Jerry Sandusky's crimes.
This week's longreads won't be dominated by the Freeh Report necessarily, though. There's a little bit of analysis and a whole lot of other things. So gather 'round and get caught up.
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