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)
A little bit of Penn State mixed with a whole lot of sports analysis. There's something for everyone this week.
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.
The Starting Five
The NFL fan experience is broken. We're here to help, though. Our SB Nation NFL bloggers throw their ideas into the ring in an effort to fix the stadium experience.
What did we learn from the Freeh Report? Joe Paterno should've gone to jail, and quite a few other things.
Penn State is going to get sued. It's going to be a confusing time, but we're here to help. Legal expert Bobby Bigwheel has analysis and some thoughts on what to expect next.
Loyalty in sports? If you only knew. Dan Grunfeld takes you on a journey to explain what loyalty really is.
It's time to meet the new guys. You know, the new guys in the SEC. Not those ones -- the coaches. Spencer Hall handles the introductions.
The Sixth Man
It's never too early to start thinking about college basketball. Even if it is July. So here's 99 thoughts on the upcoming season to get you ready.