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Posted on 07/13/2012 12:55:16 PM PDT by PA BOOKENDS
I have to say, Im disappointed and a little concerned by the reaction of some of my freeper friends to the Sandusky / Penn State scandal. Full disclosure: I graduated from PSU in 1970. Am not a member of the Alumni Association, have been back for, maybe, 5 games since 1970. Very much on the periphery of all things Penn State.
For the class of 70, the JoPa phenomenon (JoPa hadnt even been coined, yet.) hadnt materialized. Nevertheless, living in Pennsylvania, one could hardly be oblivious to the success of the football team or Paternos philosophy. We were happy to see someone who was not only successful, but successful with honor and class.
And this is what brings me to this vanity. So many of you seem to resent that very notion. You apparently held so much animus toward Paterno BEFORE ANY OF THIS EVER CAME OUT, that the very second it hit the fan you couldnt wait to jump on the down-with-Joe bandwagon. Some of you exhibit so much glee at Joes downfall that you come very close to behaving as you accuse him a willingness to throw a few boys under the bus if it can bring down JoPa & Penn State. Why do you take such joy in seeing a mans lifework GOOD work - destroyed?
That Joe couldnt, perhaps, live up to the ideals he espoused doesnt make the message any less worthwhile nor does it repudiate the good that he did do. In every sense, his life is the classic story of a Greek tragedy something the Brown English major would understand!
And to those of you who are so cock-sure of how you would react in any given situation, it is with trepidation that I say: I hope you get the chance to find out.
Only a moron, or a piece of crap could write what you just did. Joe didn’t live up to his ideals? Joe Paterno was a vile and loathsome creature who facilitated another, even more vile and loathsome creature. He didn’t just make a mistake. He did evil.
I had no opinion of Joe Paterno prior to this scandal. Now, I hope he rots in hell.
Do you believe in homosexual adoption?
What are his good works? I assume donating cash to PSU and probably to the library. What else is there?
Hey, Adolph liked kids and dogs.
When one compromises with evil, evil wins.
So much for honor and class...
He is scum who only cared about HIMSELF.
We were happy to see someone who was not only successful, but successful with honor and class.
Grow up and face the facts.
"You are what you tolerate"
Armpitball coach, a National Hero! Let’s build him monuments.
Mr. Bookends, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Those are the facts. I don't think anything more needs to be said about the man's “legacy.”
Note to self: If I ever wake up with an irresistible urge to convince the entire FR that I’m a complete a**hole - write an vanity like this.
You’re probably just upset that the cover-up was unsuccessful (Sis-boom-bah!).
You owe me a keyboard. You'd think I would have learned after 14 years not to lurk with a mouth full of Coke.
I am in Georgia, have no concern for Penn State nor Paterno. Could care less if they win or lose every game. But I am sure of one thing-—if I was told of anyone, be it coach, teacher, parent, anyone, I would report it and stay on it until I knew the problem was being taken care of. I have a son and a grandson and I can’t imagine the horror the boys and the parents are going through. This cover up made me sick as I read about it. I wish his wife would be put in a cell beside him because she is guilty of covering it up too.
Sorry if you feel the people on here are glad the mighty Penn State has been soiled. I would be willing to bet not many feel that way, they are probably parents and grandparents like me that learned 18 plus years a man molested young boys, people knew and nothing was done.
Penn State needs a Scorched Earth Policy set in place.
I was one of the wait and see people on this. I waited. Didn’t like what I saw. Those who first slammed Paterno were correct.