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(Sports Illustrated)   Penn State trustees vote to take Happy Valley out of the Bronze Age   ( divider line
    More: Hero, Happy Valley, Penn State, Beaver Stadium, Joe Paterno, NFL Network, board of trustees, Kimberly Jones  
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6531 clicks; posted to Sports » on 20 Jul 2012 at 3:31 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-07-20 01:34:31 PM  
17 votes:
I heard they weren't tearing it down but moving it to the library where it can remind everyone to keep quiet.
2012-07-20 01:21:25 PM  
8 votes:
I was expecting them to just cover it up for 14 years.
2012-07-20 12:34:42 PM  
5 votes:

Krymson Tyde: sigdiamond2000: They better get the riot police and National Guard ready.

I hope ESPN or someone covers the removal/clash.

I'd love it if the kids in the physics department went all "Real Genius" and just reduced the thing to molten bronze with a big-ass laser
2012-07-20 04:38:40 PM  
2 votes:
2012-07-21 06:04:20 PM  
1 vote:

richard_1963: The Paterno statue should be relocated to one of the stadium's men's washrooms, to serve as the centerpiece of a large community urinal.

Or they could stick it in the shower, so it could stand there in silence, just like JoPa did!
2012-07-21 04:13:06 PM  
1 vote:
The Paterno statue should be relocated to one of the stadium's men's washrooms, to serve as the centerpiece of a large community urinal.
2012-07-20 07:07:05 PM  
1 vote:

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2012-07-20 06:02:07 PM  
1 vote:

I had Snu Snu: This situation already sucks and is a living nightmare for everybody involved, don't make it worse.

Yeah, its all a living nightmare, from the students who might not have football to Sandusky's actual victims. Just horrible for everyone involved.

Now if you'll excuse me, we're holding Perspective's wake this evening.
2012-07-20 05:11:44 PM  
1 vote:

sethstorm: birchman: If there is a hell, I sleep better at night knowing he's there.

Except he isn't.

Sethstorm, can you please answer the question I posed with all of the examples of fan behavior?

From the Penn State bowl game just for fun:
2012-07-20 05:02:38 PM  
1 vote:
Oh look, another PSU thread, more child-rape apologists. You're going where Jo-Pa already is.
2012-07-20 04:50:10 PM  
1 vote:

Weaver95: Rapmaster2000: Leave it to educate your students on what happens when an organization turns a manager into a god.

I became a god once.

But then I took an arrow to the chakra
2012-07-20 04:34:49 PM  
1 vote:
They should turn the statue so that it's looking the other way.
2012-07-20 04:16:49 PM  
1 vote:

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Still waiting on that citation too.

You waiting impatiently for a citation is proof of misguided anger....vanity....something something.
2012-07-20 04:16:10 PM  
1 vote:

gimmegimme: Soooo....when Yahweh leveled Sodom and Gomorrah, lots of innocent people died. When Yahweh flooded the Earth and killed everyone but Noah's family, lots of innocent people died. Which is it? Do you agree with your deity that some punishment of the innocent is a necessity or do you believe that your deity is a monster for punishing so many innocents?

You should take your show on the road, door to door.
2012-07-20 04:07:13 PM  
1 vote:

Ricardo Klement: I heard they weren't tearing it down but moving it to the library where it can remind everyone to keep quiet.
2012-07-20 04:03:04 PM  
1 vote:
Penn State Thread ™

**** Spoiler Alert ****

Here's what will happen in this thread:

Around comment 100 (about now) almost everyone will ignore the topic at hand and move to the following 10 talking points:

1. Rational Person will say "perhaps Penn State's football team should be shut down for a time, since the cover-up was due to the excessive amount of power people like Paterno had in the University."
1a. Penn State Apologist/Troll will rebut: "but innocent people will be harmed - the whole community relies on football."
1b. Rational Person will respond: "that's too bad, innocent people sometimes get hurt - lots of innocent Arthur Andersen employees lost their jobs, but the government still banned the firm from auditing public companies (effectively putting them out of business)"
1c. Penn State Apologist: "But the football players didn't do anything."
1d. Rational Person: "See 1b"
1e. Penn State Apologist: "But Football! Why are you blaming everyone rather than the PEOPLE responsible"
1f. Rational Person: "See 1b. And because institutions can create situations in which otherwise good people act in horrifying ways. The institution needs to be changed to avoid some other horrible situation being covered up. Also See 1b."

2. Penn State Apologist: "You're all just here to feel good about yourselves and form a lynch mob."

3. (Semi-)Rational Person: "We should just nuke Happy Valley from Orbit."

4. Someone will make a rape joke. Can't remember if they are supposed to be funny.

5. Penn State Apologist: "Y'all just don't understand Happy Valley and what football means to our precious snowflakes."

6. Someone Else: "Lawsuits will take of the program anyways."

7. Penn State Apologist: "Y'all just want to get back at the football players who bullied you in high school. Oh and, Too Big to Fail."

8. Someone Else: "Well this isn't really within the NCAA's jurisdiction anyway."

9. Yet Another Poster: "It's like the Catholic Church! And Michael Jackson!"

10. Troll: "Well it's just about defending gay sex, amIright!"
2012-07-20 03:55:32 PM  
1 vote:

Weaver95: So...all you PSU all seem to repeat the same things: don't punish the students, Paterno is dead/let it go, PSU football brings in a lot of money....

I've always wanted to ask you folks a question: how much pedophile/rape is too much? Because I'd really like to know where your limits are...see, to me - any amount of rape is evil. And pedophile rape is simply unacceptable under any/all circumstances. But you all seem ok with covering up a decade of pedo rape. so - what's the breaking point? how many lives destroyed? how many kids have to suffer before you say enough is enough?

Forget it, Jake. The only ones left by now are the trolls and remaining congregation of the First People's Temple of Saint Joe.
2012-07-20 03:36:13 PM  
1 vote:

FirstNationalBastard: I was expecting them to just cover it up for 14 years.

Ho-ly-crap. Nicely done, sir
2012-07-20 02:21:23 PM  
1 vote:

sweetmelissa31: doglover: Draconian is exactly what it is to hand out severe legal penalties to parties undeserving. He (the namesake of draconian laws) handed down death for everything from stealing to sloth.

Draconian? You guys can like build your own shrine to Paterno in your dorm rooms or something.

If you want to tell the ladies you'll be a great sexual partner and eventual father, you should definitely dedicate a corner of your room to a shrine to a man who facilitated serial child rape.
2012-07-20 01:28:56 PM  
1 vote:

sigdiamond2000: WTF Indeed: That's not enough. They need to tear the school down, brick by brick. It's the only way to make sure that the students who had no knowledge of the crimes are made to suffer for the few administrators that did.

Yep, nevar forget who the true victims are here:

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They'll think about JoePa each time they shave each others' chests and lovingly apply the paint to each others' abdomens.
2012-07-20 01:25:38 PM  
1 vote:
please stop feeding the troll.

2012-07-20 01:23:20 PM  
1 vote:

doglover: You know what? fark you, and fark Penn State. That whole farking town created a cult of personality that fostered this whole criminal conspiracy. The administrators and JoePa didn't cover up CHILD RAPE in a farking vacuum. The sickening behavior of the Penn State student population only reinforces that fact. They need to be beaten and whipped by the press and the NCAA, and the whole athletic department needs a multi-year ban from NCAA competition. People with athletic scholarships should be allowed to stay at Penn State with their original scholarship intact or be allowed to transfer to another program penalty-free.

Your tact and decorum does wonders to support your logical and informed opinions.

Tact and decorum must be maintained when discussing the systemic cover up of child rape, otherwise it might give drunk, frat douche college football fans a tummy ache.

And, really, haven't they suffered enough?
2012-07-20 12:13:00 PM  
1 vote:

WTF Indeed: That's not enough. They need to tear the school down, brick by brick.

It's the only way to be sure
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