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2012-07-22 12:35:41 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

It's my estimation that every man ever got a statue made of him was one kind of sommbiatch or another.
Ain't about you, Jayne. It's about what they need.
 
2012-07-22 12:35:44 PM  
I'm setting my expectations low. The death penalty won't be meted out. NCAA loses more than it gains in that scenario.

NCAA will profit greatly off of any televised Penn State game this season, people will tune in who do not normally tune in because of all of the media attention. What better way to capitalize on this than by handing down an unprecedented punishment where all revenues that would normally go to Penn State via football are instead diverted either to the victims, a child abuse awareness program, or both? NCAA gets to look like the hero, righting a wrong, and Penn State gets to keep its' too-precious BIG TIME COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

Meanwhile not a single thing will have been done to address the real problem, the fact that BIG TIME COLLEGE FOOTBALL cultures move people to act in its' defense even when it means allowing child rape.
 
2012-07-22 12:36:23 PM  

zomega: The local economy is about to have a really harsh shafting. Hate it for the mom and pop stores in the area, it's going to hit them hard.


I feel a little less sympathetic for them considering what happened to the first victim. This is obviously a community problem as much as an institutional one, as the institution got the community to buy into the football program almost at a religious level. Not every single person in the State College area is to blame for blindly supporting their program, but when you have a community-wide misappropriation of priorities, economic impact isn't a viable defense.
 
2012-07-22 12:36:46 PM  

sethstorm: ..to you rabid activists.


Be happy I have no say in what the NCAA does, or come tomorrow morning the all time winningest football coach in NCAA Div 1A history would be Bobbie Bowden.
 
2012-07-22 12:36:47 PM  

consider this: All of this is moot anyways, word is out that the NCAA will not be suspending the football program. Nice to see that they have more common sense than a lot of other people.


Word is also out that the penalty may be such that they wish they got the death penalty.

/don't really care either way - it's football
//what matters is: will Penn State institute the kinds of institutional reforms (including but not limited to football) that will keep shiat like this from repeating.
///In reaction to removing the statue, one trustee said: "People want to kick Joe's bones, it's outrageous." Interesting.
 
2012-07-22 12:36:55 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: NeoCortex42: Mitch Taylor's Bro: The Kobe rape trial was the final straw for me; no more athlete hero worship. I admire what they do, but not who they are, because I do not know who they are.

I agree, for the most part. I'll make an exception for people like Cal Ripken, Jr. There are some athletes that can be a major player in the game as well as a class act outside of it. Nobody should be worshiped for the sole reason of being talented at throwing or hitting a ball particularly well. That has nothing to do with character.

I can appreciate the fact that he always showed up for work, and played the game very well, but not much more. Why? Because I don't know him. All I know of him is what I've read...and sports journalists are known to straddle the truth, with one foot in idolization and the other in demonization.

I mean, based on what I've read over the years, I kind of admired Joe Paterno for the way I thought he ran the Penn State program. Then, when a deeper truth is revealed, it all comes tumbling down.

So even Cal Ripkin Jr. doesn't get a pass from me. If for some strange reason we become BFFs, that may change. But I seriously doubt that will happen :-)


I admire Ripken a great deal. He has always done a lot for baseball. If I found out that he facilitated serial child rape, I would think he's a piece of garbage and that the Orioles should take down his statue.
 
2012-07-22 12:37:50 PM  

veedeevadeevoodee: consider this:

Yes, pointing out the severe economic impact local businesses would face if the football program is suspended for a year or more is dumb.

Hey, there's always Penn State basketball, baseball, swimming, wrestling, chess ...


If the university can't survive on academics, then it really shouldn't be a farking university in the first place.

If the town falls apart, remove the university's accreditation, and spend the money on a university that can run itself.
 
2012-07-22 12:38:39 PM  

consider this: What point is there in punishing the university or the football program? Fire everybody even remotely connected to this and move on with new leadership. There's no reason that the students, fans and community should suffer for this scandal.


Oftentimes the only treatment for cancer is to cut it out. The PSU football program, administration, and cult-like fans, and community are a cancer on decent society. They are not reasonable actors in this, so fairly drastic action must be taken. PSU earned this by endorsing child rapist(s? -there is an ongoing investigation for the Second Mile donors) for decades. They earned this. It's a pity these ignorant fools can not accept reality, but it is what it is.
 
2012-07-22 12:39:56 PM  

UNC_Samurai: This is obviously a community problem as much as an institutional one


Oh bullshiat it is. This is one of the stupidest damn things I've seen posted about this story. People being big fans of college football has not a goddamn thing to do with a few assholes deciding to turn a blind eye to what Sandusky was doing.

You want us to believe that the thinking of those in power was that if they went public with the information they had, it would have destroyed the football program. That's complete and utter crap.
 
2012-07-22 12:41:51 PM  

gimmegimme: Gonz: consider this: Yes, pointing out the severe economic impact local businesses would face if the football program is suspended for a year or more is dumb.

You know what? The more I think about it, the more I actually agree with you here. We should point out the severe economic impact.

I want businesses in State College to go under. I want to see people lose their personal fortunes. I want to see widespread economic devastation, of the type where the survivors pray that they be allowed to move to Detroit.

Maybe... just maybe... if we get that, then some of the people in Penn State would finally say "hey, maybe building a cult of personality around Joe Paterno wasn't the best idea, since JoePa was willing to do bad things to protect the program." Because, apparently, nothing else will get that message through their skulls.

I like your point. It's disgusting to read what some Penn State folks are saying because of their denial. That woman in the quote I provided earlier was wearing a Joe Paterno T-shirt even though Joe Paterno is a child rape facilitator. They don't get it. Instead of jumping on news vans to protest Paterno's firing, they should have been in front of Sandusky's house, letting him know what they think of him.


Thanking him for his awesome coaching of the linebackers? Cheering his love of children, and gifts to the community?

Hey, you said what THEY think of him, not a group of sane people.
 
2012-07-22 12:42:00 PM  

Wile_E._Quixote: Now if they could just remove Sandusky as permanently.

/...and some students are still defending him?
//Not even defending, just claiming he doesnt deserve this.
///They're right - he deserved none of these smears


FTFY.

Now if they could remove the rabid anti-Paterno folks as permanently and put them in a secure location away from the public. Wouldnt need to remove the statue at all.
 
2012-07-22 12:43:26 PM  

sethstorm: Wile_E._Quixote: Now if they could just remove Sandusky as permanently.

/...and some students are still defending him?
//Not even defending, just claiming he doesnt deserve this.
///They're right - he deserved none of these smears

FTFY.

Now if they could remove the rabid anti-Paterno folks as permanently and put them in a secure location away from the public. Wouldnt need to remove the statue at all.


Why aren't you an anti-Paterno activist? Do you support his actions in facilitating child rape and making sure the child rapist got a cash bonus and continued use of the rape facilities?
 
2012-07-22 12:44:51 PM  

consider this: UNC_Samurai: This is obviously a community problem as much as an institutional one

Oh bullshiat it is. This is one of the stupidest damn things I've seen posted about this story. People being big fans of college football has not a goddamn thing to do with a few assholes deciding to turn a blind eye to what Sandusky was doing.

You want us to believe that the thinking of those in power was that if they went public with the information they had, it would have destroyed the football program. That's complete and utter crap.


So what's the other choice? "They covered up to protect their donations"?

Saying penn state was covering it up to protect the moralistic illusion they had built around football, rather than penn state was covering up to protect their money, seems to be giving the benefit of any moral doubt to penn state.

/Joe Pa covered it up cuz he was worried about his paycheck.
//see?
 
2012-07-22 12:47:27 PM  

consider this: UNC_Samurai: This is obviously a community problem as much as an institutional one

Oh bullshiat it is. This is one of the stupidest damn things I've seen posted about this story. People being big fans of college football has not a goddamn thing to do with a few assholes deciding to turn a blind eye to what Sandusky was doing.

You want us to believe that the thinking of those in power was that if they went public with the information they had, it would have destroyed the football program. That's complete and utter crap.

the boy's extreme fear, along with anonymous threats delivered by telephone and letter after his name was linked to the investigation, set in motion elaborate plans by Clinton County, Pa., youth authorities to relocate the victim and his mother if their safety was put at risk.


Your attempts at trolling are finding about as successful as Courtney Brown's NFL career. Go back to using whatever alt got people in the Politics Tab more riled up.
 
2012-07-22 12:48:11 PM  
 
2012-07-22 12:49:09 PM  
consider this:

You want us to believe that the thinking of those in power was that if they went public with the information they had, it would have destroyed the football program. That's complete and utter crap.

dorrys.com

/ your fear betrays you ... fear that tomorrow, your beloved football program will get hammered with punishment the likes we've never seen
// oh, and [hemad.jpg]
 
2012-07-22 12:49:25 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Your attempts at trolling are finding about as successful as Courtney Brown's NFL career.


media.cleveland.com
 
2012-07-22 12:49:31 PM  

consider this: UNC_Samurai: This is obviously a community problem as much as an institutional one

Oh bullshiat it is. This is one of the stupidest damn things I've seen posted about this story. People being big fans of college football has not a goddamn thing to do with a few assholes deciding to turn a blind eye to what Sandusky was doing.



"When the first of Jerry Sandusky's victims came forward about his abuse, members of his own community called him a liar, in effect re-victimizing him. He first spoke of the abuse to school personnel who actually told him to think about the allegations he was making. The principal of his Central Mountain High School, Karen Probst, and vice principal Steve Turchetta discouraged the victim's mother from calling authorities to investigate.
Eventually, the victim was ostracized to the point where he had to transfer schools to get away from the bullying he faced. His classmates, teachers and community all claimed it was his fault that Joe Paterno, Penn State's football coach, was fired. They labeled him a liar and blamed him for the scandal. Telling a victim that you don't believe them is the worst thing you can do."

Link

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2012-07-22 12:49:51 PM  

sethstorm: Oftentimes the only treatment for cancer is to cut it out. This can be done by removing opponents of Paterno from any position of power or influence to cause extrajudicial things like covered-up statue removals. It's a pity these rabid fools that oppose Paterno (and oppose justice) can not accept reality, but it is what it is.


you're the one opposed to justice
 
2012-07-22 12:50:09 PM  

UNC_Samurai: consider this: UNC_Samurai: This is obviously a community problem as much as an institutional one

Oh bullshiat it is. This is one of the stupidest damn things I've seen posted about this story. People being big fans of college football has not a goddamn thing to do with a few assholes deciding to turn a blind eye to what Sandusky was doing.

You want us to believe that the thinking of those in power was that if they went public with the information they had, it would have destroyed the football program. That's complete and utter crap.

the boy's extreme fear, along with anonymous threats delivered by telephone and letter after his name was linked to the investigation, set in motion elaborate plans by Clinton County, Pa., youth authorities to relocate the victim and his mother if their safety was put at risk.

Your attempts at trolling are finding about as successful as Courtney Brown's NFL career. Go back to using whatever alt got people in the Politics Tab more riled up.


Sports: Like the politics tab, but with training wheels.
 
2012-07-22 12:50:33 PM  
Say whatever bad things you want about Penn State fans, but at least they support child rape a lot.
 
2012-07-22 12:51:02 PM  

jso2897: fonebone77: Joe reputation deserves to be destroyed. Everyone involved that covered it up should go to prison.

Having said that. You jackasses who are using this as a soap box to preach your disdain for sports and its fans are just as twisted as the PSU fans sticking up for these people. We get it. You hate anything but sitting around your local (non starbucks cause thats too mainstream) coffeehouse sipping your double sugar chocolate vanilla toffee coffee bashing everyone that is beneath you.

Actually, i think it might be possible to relegate sports to some reasonable middle ground, where it is the object of neither disdain nor adulation, but simply a fun, wholesome activity that we don't attach earth-shaking importance to.
But I suppose that's just crazy talk.


Which is what it is for the vast majority of fans. Sure, there are extremists, but there are extremists in everything. I get excited during games and i hate when my team loses, but thats as far as it goes. The expectation seems to be that penn state fans all should feel responsible and that is total bs in my opinion. Im an OU fan. Should i feel responsible for what barry switzer allowed some of his players to do?
 
2012-07-22 12:52:07 PM  

jaytkay: Say whatever bad things you want about Penn State fans, but at least they support child rape a lot.


True, true. If it's one thing that Paterno taught his men, it's that you need to have your priorities straight and keep the health of the institution above everything else.
 
2012-07-22 12:52:53 PM  
Dig up JoePa's bones and defecate on his chest.

Scumbag Joe - may you burn in hell.
 
2012-07-22 12:55:17 PM  

Vodka Zombie: PunGent: Vodka Zombie: PunGent: Yeah...I don't know about anyone else, but I wouldn't be defending the coverup of a death, either.

You've obviously never seen Road House.

Err...been quite awhile...remind me?

The end. Everyone's dead, and the cops ask if anyone saw anything.

No one did.


Ah, gotcha...in my defense, I don't think I've seen that all the way through since it was in the theaters...

Anyway, ya, covering up dead guys is OK in my book in very limited circumstances, how about that?
 
2012-07-22 12:56:40 PM  

gimmegimme: Why aren't you an anti-Paterno activist? Do you support his actions in facilitating child rape and making sure the child rapist got a cash bonus and continued use of the rape facilities?


I believe in this thing called justice, which was already served. You believe in an insatiable and rabid rage. Justice was served well before Penn State's president went all Meigs Field on the statue.

This covert & extrajudicial statue removal should cause some heads to roll until the statue is restored. If you want anything done, swap out the integrity with a large plaque of his more that good football record.

All this anti-Paterno stuff sounds like people are using every excuse under the sun to get back at PSU for some unrelated and insignificant grievance of their own.
 
2012-07-22 12:57:30 PM  
Rape Finger needed to be taken down. Now they need their scholarships taken away and the right to play for 5 years. That would be a start.
 
2012-07-22 12:57:34 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Your attempts at trolling are finding about as successful as Courtney Brown's NFL career.


alltheragefaces.com
 
2012-07-22 12:58:52 PM  

sethstorm: gimmegimme: Why aren't you an anti-Paterno activist? Do you support his actions in facilitating child rape and making sure the child rapist got a cash bonus and continued use of the rape facilities?

I believe in this thing called justice, which was already served. You believe in an insatiable and rabid rage. Justice was served well before Penn State's president went all Meigs Field on the statue.

This covert & extrajudicial statue removal should cause some heads to roll until the statue is restored. If you want anything done, swap out the integrity with a large plaque of his more that good football record.

All this anti-Paterno stuff sounds like people are using every excuse under the sun to get back at PSU for some unrelated and insignificant grievance of their own.


Justice? I don't remember Joe Paterno going to jail for facilitating child rape.

Why are you using the past tense with respect to "justice"? The Penn State administration is still going to be tried and will likely go to jail. The college and the Pedoterno estate have not yet faced their civil suits. Penn State fans are going to hear an awful lot of abuse for years to come.

You are in denial. Very little about this case is over and you're going to be "suffering" for a very long time.
 
2012-07-22 12:59:44 PM  

sethstorm: gimmegimme: Why aren't you an anti-Paterno activist? Do you support his actions in facilitating child rape and making sure the child rapist got a cash bonus and continued use of the rape facilities?

I believe in this thing called justice, which was already served. You believe in an insatiable and rabid rage. Justice was served well before Penn State's president went all Meigs Field on the statue.

This covert & extrajudicial statue removal should cause some heads to roll until the statue is restored. If you want anything done, swap out the integrity with a large plaque of his more that good football record.

All this anti-Paterno stuff sounds like people are using every excuse under the sun to get back at PSU for some unrelated and insignificant grievance of their own.


Let me ask you; what if Parerno has a losing record? Would you defend him as much? His record of helping thousands of football players become men has forever become tainted and washed away by the unforgivable blind eye he turned to those in need for the sake of "protecting the program"
 
2012-07-22 01:00:43 PM  

sethstorm: Wile_E._Quixote: Now if they could just remove Sandusky as permanently.

/...and some students are still defending him?
//Not even defending, just claiming he doesnt deserve this.
///They're right - he deserved none of these smears

FTFY.

Now if they could remove the rabid anti-Paterno folks as permanently and put them in a secure location away from the public. Wouldnt need to remove the statue at all.


You'd have a pretty small percentage of the public left. Outside of the Penn State area, there is no support for that position.
Society's main interest in "punishments" is the future deterrence of the behavior in question. Simply punishing a few guilty individuals in this situation does nothing. The program continues, the money keeps rolling in - and the lesson is, if you win, nobody cares. And there is no incentive for the next bunch in charge to not do the same thing.
I would rather give the message "Do, or conceal, these things, and your precious "program" will become history - you will have no honor, no glory - and no program".
That might serve as a deterrent. And deterring this sort of behavior is worlds of magnitude more important than preserving a sports program.
 
2012-07-22 01:00:54 PM  

jayphat: sethstorm: gimmegimme: Why aren't you an anti-Paterno activist? Do you support his actions in facilitating child rape and making sure the child rapist got a cash bonus and continued use of the rape facilities?

I believe in this thing called justice, which was already served. You believe in an insatiable and rabid rage. Justice was served well before Penn State's president went all Meigs Field on the statue.

This covert & extrajudicial statue removal should cause some heads to roll until the statue is restored. If you want anything done, swap out the integrity with a large plaque of his more that good football record.

All this anti-Paterno stuff sounds like people are using every excuse under the sun to get back at PSU for some unrelated and insignificant grievance of their own.

Let me ask you; what if Parerno has a losing record? Would you defend him as much? His record of helping thousands of football players become men has forever become tainted and washed away by the unforgivable blind eye he turned to those in need for the sake of "protecting the program"


I just love how sethstorm thinks "facilitating serial child rape" qualifies as "every excuse under the sun."
 
2012-07-22 01:01:04 PM  
The Penn State administration is still going to be tried and will likely go to jail.

Who's up on the block next? I am totally lost. Besides McQueary
 
2012-07-22 01:01:06 PM  

sethstorm: which was already served


Per the Freeh report, Paterno insisted football players be disciplined differently from all other Penn State students. That's a violation of a rather big NCAA rule. The athletic department went along with that, knowing full well it's against the rules. That's a lack of institutional control. And the NCAA hasn't dealt with that issue yet. Or any other NCAA rules infractions.
 
2012-07-22 01:02:09 PM  

gimmegimme: You are in denial. Very little about this case is over and you're going to be "suffering" for a very long time.


Ain't it the truth? Every time I empty my bottle of Tears of Impotent Rage, he fills it right back up. You want a shot? '12 is proving itself a good vintage.
 
2012-07-22 01:02:40 PM  

jayphat: sethstorm: gimmegimme: Why aren't you an anti-Paterno activist? Do you support his actions in facilitating child rape and making sure the child rapist got a cash bonus and continued use of the rape facilities?

I believe in this thing called justice, which was already served. You believe in an insatiable and rabid rage. Justice was served well before Penn State's president went all Meigs Field on the statue.

This covert & extrajudicial statue removal should cause some heads to roll until the statue is restored. If you want anything done, swap out the integrity with a large plaque of his more that good football record.

All this anti-Paterno stuff sounds like people are using every excuse under the sun to get back at PSU for some unrelated and insignificant grievance of their own.

Let me ask you; what if Parerno has a losing record? Would you defend him as much? His record of helping thousands of football players become men has forever become tainted and washed away by the unforgivable blind eye he turned to those in need for the sake of "protecting the program"


What, you think the fact that he murdered two people should overshadow OJ's 2000 yard season? The courts have taken care of OJ - ignoring his remarkable accomplishments is just ugly vengeance.
 
2012-07-22 01:03:14 PM  

WhyteRaven74: sethstorm: Oftentimes the only treatment for cancer is to cut it out. This can be done by removing opponents of Paterno from any position of power or influence to cause extrajudicial things like covered-up statue removals. It's a pity these rabid fools that oppose Paterno (and oppose justice) can not accept reality, but it is what it is.

you're the one opposed to justice


Justice was served in court. This Sunday was not justice.

Justice will be served by removing the people that removed the statue, completed by a replacement of the statue.
 
2012-07-22 01:03:24 PM  

jayphat: sethstorm: gimmegimme: Why aren't you an anti-Paterno activist? Do you support his actions in facilitating child rape and making sure the child rapist got a cash bonus and continued use of the rape facilities?

I believe in this thing called justice, which was already served. You believe in an insatiable and rabid rage. Justice was served well before Penn State's president went all Meigs Field on the statue.

This covert & extrajudicial statue removal should cause some heads to roll until the statue is restored. If you want anything done, swap out the integrity with a large plaque of his more that good football record.

All this anti-Paterno stuff sounds like people are using every excuse under the sun to get back at PSU for some unrelated and insignificant grievance of their own.

Let me ask you; what if Parerno has a losing record? Would you defend him as much? His record of helping thousands of football players become men has forever become tainted and washed away by the unforgivable blind eye he turned to those in need for the sake of "protecting the program"


I would hardly describe Paterno as a "great" coach. He had the same job for thirty years, that doesn't make him great. Hell, for the past couple of years it was pretty clear he couldn't really understand what was going on down on the field. They might as well have had dead uncle Bernie up in the booth if they wanted a figurehead.
 
2012-07-22 01:04:20 PM  

zomega: Who's up on the block next?


Curley and Schulz. I fully expect Curley's trial to be a comedy goldmine. Spanier by all rights should be indicted any day now.
 
2012-07-22 01:04:45 PM  

sethstorm: Justice was served in court.


Not for Penn State's rules infractions. Like violating the rule about treating all athletes equally with the student body.
 
2012-07-22 01:04:49 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: jayphat: sethstorm: gimmegimme: Why aren't you an anti-Paterno activist? Do you support his actions in facilitating child rape and making sure the child rapist got a cash bonus and continued use of the rape facilities?

I believe in this thing called justice, which was already served. You believe in an insatiable and rabid rage. Justice was served well before Penn State's president went all Meigs Field on the statue.

This covert & extrajudicial statue removal should cause some heads to roll until the statue is restored. If you want anything done, swap out the integrity with a large plaque of his more that good football record.

All this anti-Paterno stuff sounds like people are using every excuse under the sun to get back at PSU for some unrelated and insignificant grievance of their own.

Let me ask you; what if Parerno has a losing record? Would you defend him as much? His record of helping thousands of football players become men has forever become tainted and washed away by the unforgivable blind eye he turned to those in need for the sake of "protecting the program"

What, you think the fact that he murdered two people should overshadow OJ's 2000 yard season? The courts have taken care of OJ - ignoring his remarkable accomplishments is just ugly vengeance.


If he murdered two people during the middle of said 2000 yard season, fark yes. Wipe that biatch clean.
 
2012-07-22 01:04:50 PM  

sethstorm: WhyteRaven74: sethstorm: Oftentimes the only treatment for cancer is to cut it out. This can be done by removing opponents of Paterno from any position of power or influence to cause extrajudicial things like covered-up statue removals. It's a pity these rabid fools that oppose Paterno (and oppose justice) can not accept reality, but it is what it is.

you're the one opposed to justice

Justice was served in court. This Sunday was not justice.

Justice will be served by removing the people that removed the statue, completed by a replacement of the statue.


Why do you use the past tense with "justice," considering all of the legal and NCAA problems the college is going to have for years, if not decades?
 
2012-07-22 01:07:35 PM  

consider this: NeoCortex42: The reason for punishing the program is that it's not just the individual people that made this happen, but also the idea that the program should be placed above all else.

That idea has nothing to do with the students, fans and community. A kid who worked their ass off to get a scholarship to play football shouldn't have that taken away from them. A business owner who relies on the dollars brought in by football fans flooding the area shouldn't lose out on that revenue. A fan that likes to root for his team shouldn't have that enjoyment taken away from them. Fire everybody, levy fines and then let them move on and prepare for the 2012 football season. Because, really, who cares that a few kids got raped by an old man and the university power structure covered it up to preserve all the stuff I just talked about. It's football, guys!


FTFY
 
2012-07-22 01:09:28 PM  

pd2001: "When the first of Jerry Sandusky's victims came forward about his abuse, members of his own community called him a liar, in effect re-victimizing him. He first spoke of the abuse to school personnel who actually told him to think about the allegations he was making. The principal of his Central Mountain High School, Karen Probst, and vice principal Steve Turchetta discouraged the victim's mother from calling authorities to investigate.
Eventually, the victim was ostracized to the point where he had to transfer schools to get away from the bullying he faced. His classmates, teachers and community all claimed it was his fault that Joe Paterno, Penn State's football coach, was fired. They labeled him a liar and blamed him for the scandal. Telling a victim that you don't believe them is the worst thing you can do."


That, right there, is probably one of the things the NCAA is going to consider most in their punishment. They are rather big on evaluating the culture within AND surrounding an athletic program, and looking at how toxic things currently are at Penn State with regards to the school and the community, it's going to be a brutal punishment. And, they kind of deserve it.
 
2012-07-22 01:09:43 PM  

UNC_Samurai: zomega: The local economy is about to have a really harsh shafting. Hate it for the mom and pop stores in the area, it's going to hit them hard.

I feel a little less sympathetic for them considering what happened to the first victim. This is obviously a community problem as much as an institutional one, as the institution got the community to buy into the football program almost at a religious level. Not every single person in the State College area is to blame for blindly supporting their program, but when you have a community-wide misappropriation of priorities, economic impact isn't a viable defense.


FTA: "The child's identity spread rapidly through the community, the psychologist said, making him and his mother the target of harassment - and ultimately threats of harm - by locals upset that Sandusky had been dismissed from the school."

See, quotes like that tend to move me from the "I don't give a f*ck about college football" camp into the "turn college football stadiums into mass graves for the fans" camp.

/yes, I have a teensy problem with over-reaction
//why do you ask?
 
2012-07-22 01:10:37 PM  
I'm pretty sure that if this happened at my alma mater a few of the more resourceful chemistry students would have have melted it down with thermite several weeks ago.
 
2012-07-22 01:10:40 PM  
 
2012-07-22 01:12:01 PM  

Freak: Penn Stater's losing their minds.


One of them compared this to the French Revolution.
 
2012-07-22 01:14:36 PM  

veedeevadeevoodee: Play Of The Week FLASHBACK ... 2006 ... Joe Paterno poops his pants (video)


What are you doing here? Seriously, why are you on FARK right now, when you could be posting this fantastic material on some PSU message boards? You could cause some myocardial infarctions, get people's heads to literally explode!

JoooooooooPaaaaaaa!*POP*
 
2012-07-22 01:15:08 PM  
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