Skip to comments.'Sweet Caroline' gone from Penn State playlist
Posted on 08/27/2012 1:36:05 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Penn State's home opener on Saturday will be missing a game-day staple: "Sweet Caroline."
The Altoona Mirror reports that school officials decided to remove Neil Diamond's sing-along hit from the Beaver Stadium playlist because of lyrics that include: "Hands, touching hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you."
Officials decided the song could be awkward in light of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal.
The 1969 anthem is a tradition at many sporting events. The Boston Red Sox play it at every home game.
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Did they replace it with “Sweet Billy” ??
What a bunch of sick minded dopes we have running schools.
Replaced with The Village People’s “YMCA”?
So maybe the victims need to sue Neil Diamond. s/
and the song was about an underage Caroline Kennedy!
Speaking of College Football, the “For Newspaper Only” documents will be out tonight!
I take it we won’t see the Penn State Marching Band doing this halftime program again.
Perhaps instead of banning a harmless song they should take a moment to consider the harm political correctness has done to the reputation of the school and the possibility that the hesitance to report homosexual activity was one of the offshoots of the PC movement.
Jerks! I’m a DJ as well as a square dance caller. I use this stuff all the time.
Didn’t Neil supposedly write that about Caroline Kennedy who was underaged at the time? If so, I can see why Penn State might want to rid themselves of that song in light of recent developments.
What about, “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road” ?
I suppose no “Shower me with your love” either.
Academia holds the silliest, lame-brained idiots there are. Over-educated, insulated and useless.
He said it was written about Caroline Kennedy. She would have been about ten at the time. I’d drop it too
Sweeet Sandusky! Boom boom boom
Goodtimes never felt so goood!
Sweet Sandusky! Boom boom boom
hmmmmmm i can see why maybe they dont wanna play it,,,
Okay, that’s stupid.
“There is someone, following you,
“Turn around, look at me........”
How about “Shower the people you love with love”?
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