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2012-08-29 07:49:59 AM
Boo Hoo
 
2012-08-29 08:20:37 AM
If I were a PSU supporter, the last thing I'd want is a deeper investigation into the Sandusky mess.
 
2012-08-29 10:11:03 AM
Thats funny, I bet the 10 year old boys Sandusky was raping in the ass were kind of "butt hurt" too.
And Penn State's senior administration knew about it and covered it up for 15 years.
 
2012-08-29 11:02:50 AM
I'm still waiting for the "Sandusky boy brothel" to be revealed.
 
2012-08-29 11:05:58 AM

Babwa Wawa: If I were a PSU supporter, the last thing I'd want is a deeper investigation into the Sandusky mess.


and we are done here.
 
2012-08-29 11:06:03 AM
This can't be real.

Are these people serious?

Can't be. This has to be some internet fiction.
 
2012-08-29 11:06:06 AM
Tough call. If I'd been a prof there for twenty years, didn't give two shiats about football (and let's face it, there's tons of profs like that at every school) and knew damn well I gave players no preferential treatment I would probably be pissed and want to say something about it. Then again if I were a prof I'd probably be pretty smart and realize that the public sentiment was against any kind of defense in this matter and I'd realize I was just pissing into the wind anyway.
 
2012-08-29 11:06:33 AM
You said butthurt twice.

/You must like butthurt.
 
2012-08-29 11:20:53 AM

Babwa Wawa: If I were a PSU supporter, the last thing I'd want is a deeper investigation into the Sandusky mess.


Also considering the NCAA had the votes needed to drop a 4 year death sentence on PSU football, trying to pick a fight with the NCAA seems ill advised.
 
2012-08-29 11:22:45 AM
If they wanted to advertise that the faculty isn't too bright, that is one way to do it. So if you were weighing the 2 sides of the coin: Hmmmm. Academic accreditation or the scandal? Well, despite the scandal, at least the king's ransom I'm paying for a sheepskin must represent the nurturing of a staff of ivy tower elitists who can bestow upon me the good fortune of being offered a high paying career as soon as I get out, right? Right?
*crickets*
 
2012-08-29 11:23:39 AM

JohnBigBootay: Tough call. If I'd been a prof there for twenty years, didn't give two shiats about football (and let's face it, there's tons of profs like that at every school) and knew damn well I gave players no preferential treatment I would probably be pissed and want to say something about it. Then again if I were a prof I'd probably be pretty smart and realize that the public sentiment was against any kind of defense in this matter and I'd realize I was just pissing into the wind anyway.


If I was an innocent professor, I'd want sanctions that didn't affect academics. I'm not a sympathizer; I think Sanduskey should rot in jail along with anyone else who knew about his actions. I think that basing sanctions off the Freeh report which didn't interview key witnesses at the request of the prosecution is shady as hell. I know it's not a trial, but the defense should get to say their part, or the NCAA should at least make their evidence available.

Elfich: Babwa Wawa: If I were a PSU supporter, the last thing I'd want is a deeper investigation into the Sandusky mess.

and we are done here.


No, we aren't. Any true PSU supporter would want all the facts to come out so that the guilty can be punished but the innocent can continue educating how they are supposed to. Only a PSU football program supporter should be against a deeper investigation.
 
2012-08-29 11:25:13 AM

Babwa Wawa: If I were a PSU supporter, the last thing I'd want is a deeper investigation into the Sandusky mess.


You do realize that the Freed Report did not show any on field violations, which is the only thing the NCAA can legislate. It also didn't take into account the charity where a the majority of crimes were have rumored to take place. You also can't seem to grasp the idea that while those connected to Penn State are outraged at the actions profiled in the Freed Report, they are also insulted at the insinuation that the entire PSU school is filled with people who support pedophiles.

It's almost as if guilt by association is the hallmark of ignorant people who feed off the outrage such associations infer.
 
2012-08-29 11:27:03 AM
"Not only are these assertions about the Penn State culture unproven, but we declare them to be false," the statement said. The signers include former engineering professors Richard G. Cunningham, who led the faculty senate in 1967-68, and Jean Landa Pytel, who led the group in 2010-2011.

Oh really? And you declare that on the basis of your exhaustive investigation which involved knee-jerk reactions and pulling things out of your ass?

Sounds like a pack of quality educators right there.
 
2012-08-29 11:30:55 AM

Babwa Wawa: If I were a PSU supporter, the last thing I'd want is a deeper investigation into the Sandusky mess.


as i'm not a psu supporter i would probably enjoy this. then maybe the ncaa could do the right thing and drop the death penalty on these ass-clowns.
 
2012-08-29 11:36:15 AM

WTF Indeed: they are also insulted at the insinuation that the entire PSU school is filled with people who support pedophiles.


Maybe if they weren't screaming loudly about how the treatment of said pedophiles and the people who protected them is unfair, they wouldn't have that problem.
 
2012-08-29 11:37:35 AM
The faculty leaders took special issue with the NCAA, saying it jumped to conclusions in finding the school had a long history of putting football over academics. The former teachers said they had hundreds of years of collective experience at Penn State and had never been asked to change grades for athletes or approve of phantom courses or majors.


"Well yeah PSU covered up a child molester and let it continue for at least 10 years but probably a lot longer so the football program wouldn't look bad but WE DIDNT CHANGE ANY GRADES OKAY?!??!?"

Good argument you guys got goin on there. Shame if somethin happened to it.
 
2012-08-29 11:38:32 AM
Fark this "adjective noun is adjective" meme.

/and Penn State
 
2012-08-29 11:39:58 AM

lacrossestar83: Fark this "adjective noun is adjective" meme.

/and Penn State


Shiatty memes are shiatty.
 
2012-08-29 11:41:59 AM
FTA: Freeh defended his work Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press. Addressing specific criticism that his team did not interview Mike McQueary and other key witnesses, Freeh said his team respected requests by state prosecutors to rely on their grand jury testimony. McQueary is the graduate assistant who saw Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, in the shower with a boy in 2001.
"We did not interview him; that was at the request of the attorney general," Freeh said. "Some of the people we normally would have interviewed, we were asked by the prosecutors not to do so."

Weren't some of the early issues from the state AG office? Like they had evidence and didn't pursue prosecution? So we want to fully rely on a report wherein the scope of the investigation is limited by a party that was involved in the scandal? It doesn't seem odd that people with state power had ties to Second Mile and may have influenced the decision. Nope, it's all about football.
 
2012-08-29 11:51:38 AM

qorkfiend: Maybe if they weren't screaming loudly about how the treatment of said pedophiles and the people who protected them is unfair, they wouldn't have that problem.


Again, the professors were complaining about the NCAA sanctions against the school. The NCAA's focus is solely on-field play and the violations of their rules about who can play. Even members of the Freeh group said their report had nothing in it that should lead the NCAA to levee sanctions against the program. What the NCAA did was play the PR game, they took an investigation that wasn't their own and did not investigate violations of their rules and used it to levee sanctions against a school.

A proper NCAA investigation that results in sanctions takes months to years. The NCAA took a calculated risk that if they did a proper investigation as ordered by their bylaws they could spend months and find no NCAA violations that merited the sanctions the public demanded. Instead it chose a path that gave the public what it wanted, but left it open to the stories like the one here.

Basically, the NCAA reenacted the scene in Blazing Saddles where the governor is told of the bombing of Rock Ridge.

"We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!"
 
2012-08-29 11:56:13 AM
Amazing how these wonderful intellectuals get angry about it now. I'm sorry, did the news of the penalties just hit them?

In addition, referring to the Freeh report as a report "based on scant evidence", just shows that every one of them chose to keep their heads in the sand and not actually read the damn thing.

// Thanks for coming
 
2012-08-29 11:56:31 AM
Richard G. Cunningham

Where's Potsie?
 
2012-08-29 12:01:44 PM

WTF Indeed: qorkfiend: Maybe if they weren't screaming loudly about how the treatment of said pedophiles and the people who protected them is unfair, they wouldn't have that problem.

Again, the professors were complaining about the NCAA sanctions against the school. The NCAA's focus is solely on-field play and the violations of their rules about who can play. Even members of the Freeh group said their report had nothing in it that should lead the NCAA to levee sanctions against the program. What the NCAA did was play the PR game, they took an investigation that wasn't their own and did not investigate violations of their rules and used it to levee sanctions against a school.


Yup.

The whole "We're fining you $60 million but you cannot take it out of athletics" thing is BS and shows the NCAA doesn't care about academics at all (but we all knew that already).

That's what the profs are pissed about.
 
2012-08-29 12:03:43 PM
I saw a fantastic bit on ESPN regarding Penn State Football, and how the only 9 players "abandoned ship", and how the team is pulling together through this tough tragedy.

It brought a tear to my ear to think of these brave students, so bravely weathering this terrible ordeal they have had to go through. I thought to myself, "Thank God these kids have the University to selflessly look after them. They're learning some valuable lessons here."
 
2012-08-29 12:15:49 PM
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2012-08-29 12:25:18 PM
"We stand very strongly behind our report," Freeh said.
 
2012-08-29 12:30:53 PM

skrame: JohnBigBootay: Tough call. If I'd been a prof there for twenty years, didn't give two shiats about football (and let's face it, there's tons of profs like that at every school) and knew damn well I gave players no preferential treatment I would probably be pissed and want to say something about it. Then again if I were a prof I'd probably be pretty smart and realize that the public sentiment was against any kind of defense in this matter and I'd realize I was just pissing into the wind anyway.

If I was an innocent professor, I'd want sanctions that didn't affect academics. I'm not a sympathizer; I think Sanduskey should rot in jail along with anyone else who knew about his actions. I think that basing sanctions off the Freeh report which didn't interview key witnesses at the request of the prosecution is shady as hell. I know it's not a trial, but the defense should get to say their part, or the NCAA should at least make their evidence available.

The Freeh Report WAS the defense saying their part.

 
2012-08-29 12:31:28 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]


You stay classy, Buckeye fans.
 
2012-08-29 12:33:34 PM

born_yesterday: I saw a fantastic bit on ESPN regarding Penn State Football, and how the only 9 players "abandoned ship", and how the team is pulling together through this tough tragedy.

It brought a tear to my ear to think of these brave students, so bravely weathering this terrible ordeal they have had to go through. I thought to myself, "Thank God these kids have the University to selflessly look after them. They're learning some valuable lessons here."


I can't imagine what those lessons might be. How to destroy your own future in order to support the shell of a football team that institutionally condoned child rape?
 
2012-08-29 12:33:50 PM

meanmutton: antidisestablishmentarianism: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

You stay classy, Buckeye fans.


I dunno. I thought it was funny.

/psu alum
 
2012-08-29 12:36:48 PM

Meatschool: meanmutton: antidisestablishmentarianism: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

You stay classy, Buckeye fans.

I dunno. I thought it was funny.

/psu alum


I'm sure this is just the beginning of the trend, not that I condone it.
 
2012-08-29 12:37:29 PM
In other words, they are just starting to figure out what recent Penn State graduates are learning every day now - any mention of Penn State on your resume/CV is poison. Hiring managers, like your humble poster here, are seeing 20 to 30 resumes for good paying jobs in this economy. The cut from say 20 down to the 3 that we're actually going to interview is not a long process. Even trivial issues like a misspelled word can get your resume sent to the bottom of the pile. Associated with a discredited institution? Plonk. Bottom of the pile.
 
2012-08-29 12:39:45 PM
I bet Lasaga and Hiroshi Ohmoto sogned on to the complaint too.
 
2012-08-29 12:57:02 PM

crazytrain: In other words, they are just starting to figure out what recent Penn State graduates are learning every day now - any mention of Penn State on your resume/CV is poison. Hiring managers, like your humble poster here, are seeing 20 to 30 resumes for good paying jobs in this economy. The cut from say 20 down to the 3 that we're actually going to interview is not a long process. Even trivial issues like a misspelled word can get your resume sent to the bottom of the pile. Associated with a discredited institution? Plonk. Bottom of the pile.


You are, of course, aware that judging an applicant's ability based upon how a few people (not directly involved in the kid's education) handled Sandusky, not the quality of the academic program from which they graduated, doesn't make you a good hiring manager, right? It just makes you an asshole.
 
2012-08-29 12:59:57 PM

Meatschool: crazytrain: In other words, they are just starting to figure out what recent Penn State graduates are learning every day now - any mention of Penn State on your resume/CV is poison. Hiring managers, like your humble poster here, are seeing 20 to 30 resumes for good paying jobs in this economy. The cut from say 20 down to the 3 that we're actually going to interview is not a long process. Even trivial issues like a misspelled word can get your resume sent to the bottom of the pile. Associated with a discredited institution? Plonk. Bottom of the pile.

You are, of course, aware that judging an applicant's ability based upon how a few people (not directly involved in the kid's education) handled Sandusky, not the quality of the academic program from which they graduated, doesn't make you a good hiring manager, right? It just makes you an asshole.


Agreed. This is the first time i think a PSUer could claim they are being unfairly punished. Hoping it is a troll.
 
2012-08-29 01:01:23 PM
Crazytrain, please allow me to add the that if you were simply commenting on a potential trend in hiring, and not your hiring practices specifically, I apologize for calling you an asshole.
 
2012-08-29 01:01:36 PM

ha-ha-guy: Babwa Wawa: If I were a PSU supporter, the last thing I'd want is a deeper investigation into the Sandusky mess.

Also considering the NCAA had the votes needed to drop a 4 year death sentence on PSU football, trying to pick a fight with the NCAA seems ill advised.


The NCAA would not only lose the ensuing lawsuit, that kind of thing may well break them entirely.

Meatschool: You are, of course, aware that judging an applicant's ability based upon how a few people (not directly involved in the kid's education) handled Sandusky, not the quality of the academic program from which they graduated, doesn't make you a good hiring manager, right? It just makes you an asshole.


This is true, but most people, including most Farkers, just want to see the PSU football program go down. They don't give a rat's ass about actually punishing those responsible.
 
2012-08-29 01:12:02 PM

WTF Indeed: Babwa Wawa: If I were a PSU supporter, the last thing I'd want is a deeper investigation into the Sandusky mess.

You do realize that the Freed Report did not show any on field violations, which is the only thing the NCAA can legislate.


Completely false.

ANYTHING (whether on the field or not) associated with Intercollegiate Athletics the NCAA has a charter agreed to by the NCAA member institutions to Legislate, Investigate, Enforce, etc. The Universities give the NCAA this power...not the other way around.

Recruitment violations, Educational eligibilty, Institutional control, improper student/athlete benefits, etc...these are all policed by the NCAA and are not "on field violations".

/Continue making up more stuff
//And being a jackass
 
2012-08-29 01:13:01 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: Meatschool: meanmutton: antidisestablishmentarianism: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

You stay classy, Buckeye fans.

I dunno. I thought it was funny.

/psu alum

I'm sure this is just the beginning of the trend, not that I condone it.


Well you can't be absolutely sure if it's a trend or not, but if it is be sure to wait until you tell someone.
 
2012-08-29 01:30:19 PM

Coach_J: WTF Indeed: Babwa Wawa: If I were a PSU supporter, the last thing I'd want is a deeper investigation into the Sandusky mess.

You do realize that the Freed Report did not show any on field violations, which is the only thing the NCAA can legislate.

Completely false.

ANYTHING (whether on the field or not) associated with Intercollegiate Athletics the NCAA has a charter agreed to by the NCAA member institutions to Legislate, Investigate, Enforce, etc. The Universities give the NCAA this power...not the other way around.

Recruitment violations, Educational eligibilty, Institutional control, improper student/athlete benefits, etc...these are all policed by the NCAA and are not "on field violations".

/Continue making up more stuff
//And being a jackass


Naw, let them run with that.

Forget that 4-year death penalty crap and boot PSU from the NCAA completely.

Justification: none of us want your sex offender school, facilities, students or faculty around our schools, facilities, students, and faculty.
 
2012-08-29 01:35:38 PM

JohnBigBootay: Tough call. If I'd been a prof there for twenty years, didn't give two shiats about football (and let's face it, there's tons of profs like that at every school) and knew damn well I gave players no preferential treatment I would probably be pissed and want to say something about it. Then again if I were a prof I'd probably be pretty smart and realize that the public sentiment was against any kind of defense in this matter and I'd realize I was just pissing into the wind anyway.

--

Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world - "No, you move."


--some pedophile enabler
 
2012-08-29 01:37:23 PM
From the comments

Let's be clear....it's not Sandusky;'s acts that caused the sanctions...it's the Penn State administrative organization that didn't stop it. Sandusky had his day. He's in jail (hopefully becoming an all-star wide receiver) for the rest of his life. The next issue is the way the entire Penn State community handled the problem. And that was wrong. And if you support their actions, you fall into that catagory, too. Please look at the facts.

One of the most rational comments on the subject I have heard, except for the prison rape part.

WTF Indeed: Babwa Wawa: If I were a PSU supporter, the last thing I'd want is a deeper investigation into the Sandusky mess.

You do realize that the Freed Report did not show any on field violations, which is the only thing the NCAA can legislate. It also didn't take into account the charity where a the majority of crimes were have rumored to take place. You also can't seem to grasp the idea that while those connected to Penn State are outraged at the actions profiled in the Freed Report, they are also insulted at the insinuation that the entire PSU school is filled with people who support pedophiles.

It's almost as if guilt by association is the hallmark of ignorant people who feed off the outrage such associations infer.


Actually the NCAA can legislate lack of institutional control. I think turning a blind eye to a member of your football program raping little boys, or a person who acted as an emissary for your to your program and used the facilities to rape little boys and lure victims, to protect the program constitutes a lack of institutional control. Don't you think so? 

And another thing, nobody is claiming that PSU is a school filled with people that support child rape. People can support the sanctions against the school and not think that everybody that ever attended or worked for PSU supports child rape. That is something that you PSU apologist that don't think anything should happen to the school even though the administration was complacent in covering up the rape can't understand.
 
2012-08-29 01:37:35 PM

crazytrain: In other words, they are just starting to figure out what recent Penn State graduates are learning every day now - any mention of Penn State on your resume/CV is poison. Hiring managers, like your humble poster here, are seeing 20 to 30 resumes for good paying jobs in this economy. The cut from say 20 down to the 3 that we're actually going to interview is not a long process. Even trivial issues like a misspelled word can get your resume sent to the bottom of the pile. Associated with a discredited institution? Plonk. Bottom of the pile.


That's a win/win. Who would want to work for a company with hiring practices that capricious anyway? The management & HR are most likely totally incompetent through and through.
 
2012-08-29 01:38:16 PM

you have pee hands: Who would want to work for a company with hiring practices that capricious anyway?


Someone who needs a job.
 
2012-08-29 01:43:38 PM
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'Perhaps you feel you're being treated unfairly?'
 
2012-08-29 01:57:03 PM
Another thread that's great for farkying dipshiats.

I admittedly live in State College. I want to see the total truth come out even if it is sickening. I believe the administrators who failed to act should be prosecuted. I believe that Joe did what was legally required but completely whiffed on his moral obligations - even if, as claimed, he didn't really understand what he was being told he should have demanded someone look into the issue completely because he had the power to do that. (I find that excuse thin - he was planning to become an attorney before coming to work for Rip Engle so he was not an idiot)

What I do not agree with is punishing the current players as there was NO competitive advantage gained. Don't give me the "damaged reputation" argument. Had Sandusky been kicked off campus entirely and investigated (and prosecuted) in 2001 no one would have thought anything more about it even though there were apparently properly investigated allegations from 1998 because those allegations *were* investigated by law enforcement. It is almost as though the dipshiats in charge didn't learn anything from Watergate OR the Catholic Church. (And further lacked the moral fiber to protect children above all else)
 
2012-08-29 02:01:18 PM

slykens1: Another thread that's great for farkying dipshiats.

I admittedly live in State College. I want to see the total truth come out even if it is sickening. I believe the administrators who failed to act should be prosecuted. I believe that Joe did what was legally required but completely whiffed on his moral obligations - even if, as claimed, he didn't really understand what he was being told he should have demanded someone look into the issue completely because he had the power to do that. (I find that excuse thin - he was planning to become an attorney before coming to work for Rip Engle so he was not an idiot)

What I do not agree with is punishing the current players as there was NO competitive advantage gained. Don't give me the "damaged reputation" argument. Had Sandusky been kicked off campus entirely and investigated (and prosecuted) in 2001 no one would have thought anything more about it even though there were apparently properly investigated allegations from 1998 because those allegations *were* investigated by law enforcement. It is almost as though the dipshiats in charge didn't learn anything from Watergate OR the Catholic Church. (And further lacked the moral fiber to protect children above all else)


This isn't snarky, but what do you think is an appropriate punishment? I don't get why we never hear this complaint when schools lose scholarships for smaller violations, but i hear non-stop now how the players shouldn't be hurt for something they didn't do?
 
2012-08-29 02:03:27 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]


At least they spelled it right, unlike LSU
 
2012-08-29 02:05:25 PM

Dr_luckyz: I don't get why we never hear this complaint when schools lose scholarships for smaller violations,


You obviously don't actually read those threads or pay attention to any of the coverage of those incidents.
 
2012-08-29 02:10:37 PM

slykens1: Another thread that's great for farkying dipshiats.

I admittedly live in State College. I want to see the total truth come out even if it is sickening. I believe the administrators who failed to act should be prosecuted. I believe that Joe did what was legally required but completely whiffed on his moral obligations - even if, as claimed, he didn't really understand what he was being told he should have demanded someone look into the issue completely because he had the power to do that. (I find that excuse thin - he was planning to become an attorney before coming to work for Rip Engle so he was not an idiot)

What I do not agree with is punishing the current players as there was NO competitive advantage gained. Don't give me the "damaged reputation" argument. Had Sandusky been kicked off campus entirely and investigated (and prosecuted) in 2001 no one would have thought anything more about it even though there were apparently properly investigated allegations from 1998 because those allegations *were* investigated by law enforcement. It is almost as though the dipshiats in charge didn't learn anything from Watergate OR the Catholic Church. (And further lacked the moral fiber to protect children above all else)


How can you punish a program without punishing the student-athletes? You can't. How can you punish the athletic department and insulate the academic programs from financial liability? You can't. This is what you sign up to when you create an academic institution that contains an athletic program so big that it becomes the focal point of the university. In the Freeh report it even states that they didn't report Sandusky because of a culture that wanted to protect the reputation of the program and university as a whole no matter the cost. It's nice to see that these professors and yourself are proving that report to be true.
 
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