Jimmy O'Brien

Jimmy O’Brien is a football and NFL Draft junkie, who went to Penn State to major in pigskin, only to learn that you were required to choose an actual academic course of study. Perplexed, he settled on a career as a writer, eventually (7 years later) earning a B.A. and Masters in English, and a Ph.D. in watching college football. He has written articles for the Pro Football 24x7 network of websites for the Steelers, Redskins, Ravens, and Eagles. His film work, featuring small school college players, can be seen on youtube at phillyjimmyphilms, and he can be found on twitter @phillyjimmy or online at phillyjimmy.com


Robert Alford vs Missouri & Lamar (2012)

February 11, 2013

Robert Alford vs Missouri & Lamar (2012)

Terron Armstead vs Jackson State (2012)

January 27, 2013

Terron Armstead vs Jackson State (2012)

Robert Alford vs Northwestern State (2012)

January 27, 2013

Robert Alford vs Northwestern State (2012)

Xavier Boyce vs Ohio, Howard, & Liberty (2012)

December 4, 2012

Xavier Boyce vs Ohio, Howard, & Liberty (2012)

Kejuan Riley vs UAPB, Alabama A&M, Bethune Cookman (2012)

November 23, 2012

Kejuan Riley vs UAPB, Alabama A&M, Bethune Cookman (2012)

Terron Armstead vs Alabama State (2012)

November 21, 2012

Terron Armstead vs Alabama State (2012)

Keith Pough vs Rutgers (2012)

November 8, 2012

Keith Pough vs Rutgers (2012)

B.W. Webb vs Maryland & Lafayette (2012)

October 23, 2012

B.W. Webb vs Maryland & Lafayette (2012)

Rontez Miles vs West Chester (2012)

October 21, 2012

Rontez Miles vs West Chester (2012)

The End Of The Innocence: A Penn Stater Takes One Long Last Look

October 9, 2012

NCAA Football: Michigan at Penn State

With God as my witness, I have a confession to make.  Regarding the atrocities committed at Penn State, the subsequent cover up, and the aftermath, I am guilty.  Maybe not to the extent that Joe Paterno, the athletic department administrators, and Jerry Sandusky are guilty, but I have blood on my hands.  I didn’t fully grasp my own complicity in the crimes until I returned for a football game this Fall.  There, amid the pomp and the pageantry, my mind kept drifting back in time, and the guilt began gnawing at me like a rat’s tooth on bone.

 

Remember when the days were long,

And rolled beneath the deep blue sky.

We didn’t have a care in the world,

With mommy and daddy standing by.

                                                                Don Henley

I entered Penn State in the Autumn (read more…)

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