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'Sweet Caroline' gone from Penn State playlist
WTAE ^ | August 27, 2012

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wtae.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Sports
KEYWORDS: pennstate; sandusky

1 posted on 08/27/2012 1:36:12 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Did they replace it with “Sweet Billy” ??


2 posted on 08/27/2012 1:39:27 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What a bunch of sick minded dopes we have running schools.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 1:39:46 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Replaced with The Village People’s “YMCA”?


4 posted on 08/27/2012 1:41:34 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
So you stand by for decades while an old pervert rapes kids and then get all sensitive over a song!!!! Gota admit.... that Neil Diamond ...pretty hard core!!!
5 posted on 08/27/2012 1:43:32 PM PDT by ontap
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So maybe the victims need to sue Neil Diamond. s/


6 posted on 08/27/2012 1:55:03 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

and the song was about an underage Caroline Kennedy!


7 posted on 08/27/2012 1:56:20 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Speaking of College Football, the “For Newspaper Only” documents will be out tonight!


8 posted on 08/27/2012 1:57:31 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I take it we won’t see the Penn State Marching Band doing this halftime program again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h55NcaVjcEI


9 posted on 08/27/2012 1:58:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


10 posted on 08/27/2012 1:59:01 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Jerks! I’m a DJ as well as a square dance caller. I use this stuff all the time.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 2:01:02 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


12 posted on 08/27/2012 2:01:02 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What about, “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road” ?


13 posted on 08/27/2012 2:06:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I suppose no “Shower me with your love” either.


14 posted on 08/27/2012 2:11:52 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: jessduntno

Academia holds the silliest, lame-brained idiots there are. Over-educated, insulated and useless.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 2:13:17 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He said it was written about Caroline Kennedy. She would have been about ten at the time. I’d drop it too


16 posted on 08/27/2012 2:16:16 PM PDT by Figment
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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,,,


17 posted on 08/27/2012 2:16:16 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Okay, that’s stupid.


18 posted on 08/27/2012 2:17:42 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: allmendream

“There is someone, following you,

“Turn around, look at me........”


19 posted on 08/27/2012 2:20:22 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: elcid1970

How about “Shower the people you love with love”?


20 posted on 08/27/2012 2:21:32 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I didn’t get the connection from the headline but once the article reminded me what the lyrics were I LOL’d.


21 posted on 08/27/2012 2:30:48 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: massgopguy

I almost wish we’d have a pedophile scandal here so that Pitt would stop playing it too.

Almost.


22 posted on 08/27/2012 2:48:53 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dfwgator

Ours used to play Amazing Grace before games but I hear they’re doing away with all traditions this year. If they can change the school song then I’m sure this hymn is out this year, too.


23 posted on 08/27/2012 3:43:20 PM PDT by bgill
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To: jessduntno

This from a school whose president (at the time) vowed to make it the “friendliest” campus in America for homosexuals. Seems like Sandusky picked up on that and ran with it...


24 posted on 08/27/2012 3:45:42 PM PDT by nuvista (Obama-care - you think that arrogant Marxist "cares" about you?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I nominate this song as the substitute. {;^) /sarcasm
25 posted on 08/27/2012 3:57:33 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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26 posted on 08/27/2012 5:18:20 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: servo1969
Here's the thread about the song. I still say creepy.
27 posted on 08/28/2012 7:23:53 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Missed link. Here it is;

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1928390/posts


28 posted on 08/28/2012 7:25:11 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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With the NCAA stripping all those wins and now weighing taking away the bowl trophies PSU has accumulated since '98, the Blue Band oughta wanna try Sir Paul's "Take It Away". Or maybe "They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa".

Seriously, this looks like a scandal they'll still be talking about 50 years hence.

ff

29 posted on 08/31/2012 4:51:55 AM PDT by foreverfree
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