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Movement aiming to rename Beaver Stadium in coach's honor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 01/26/12

Posted on 01/26/2012 10:42:23 AM PST by Wolfie

Movement aiming to rename Beaver Stadium in coach's honor

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- One Penn State University student sees it as a tribute on a scale that would fit the man.

Another believes it might help repair the damaged relationship between the state's flagship public university and the family of its legendary late football coach.

Still another said simply this about why the university ought to rename all or part of Beaver Stadium for Joe Paterno.

"Yankee Stadium is the house that Ruth built. Beaver Stadium is the house that Paterno built," said Anthony Sardella, 21, a Penn State senior from Albany, N.Y. "I think it's very appropriate."

In the days since the 85-year-old coach died from complications of lung cancer, interest among alumni, students and others has surged in putting the Paterno name on either the 107,000-seat stadium or its football field, which together became a national sports landmark thanks to America's winningest major college football coach.

(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: psu

1 posted on 01/26/2012 10:42:27 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie
Still another said simply this about why the university ought to rename all or part of Beaver Stadium for Joe Paterno.

"Yankee Stadium is the house that Ruth built. Beaver Stadium is the house that Paterno built,"

That makes no sense whatsoever. The Yankees never renamed their stadium "Ruth Stadium".

2 posted on 01/26/2012 10:45:59 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: ConorMacNessa
All that changed when he became exposed as an enabler of the pedophilia of Jerry Sandusky

He did no such thing. Not to rehash this again, but I suggest you do some research and you will discover Paterno was the ONLY person to report Sandusky to those who should have done something about it. Paterno was a coach, not a detective.

It will be interesting to watch how Gov. Corbett (AG during the investigation) and those indicted fair when the final investigations are done.

"False Assertions by the Grand Jury turned the Press and Public against Joe Paterno and Penn State"

4 posted on 01/26/2012 11:12:56 AM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: Wolfie

part of the ongoing campaign here in Pennsylvania to deal with the zillion things we have which are named “Beaver” (drawing chuckles and snide remarks from all of yinz in other states...)


5 posted on 01/26/2012 11:13:18 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ConorMacNessa

“All that changed when he became exposed as an enabler of the pedophilia”

I not a Penn State fan but that statement is BS.


6 posted on 01/26/2012 11:17:02 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6
They interrupted Rush for the funeral. Unbelievable.
7 posted on 01/26/2012 11:29:44 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: traderrob6

beaver stadium? Hah...haha...


8 posted on 01/26/2012 11:30:11 AM PST by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: Wolfie

In his last interview a couple of weeks ago, Paterno stated that:

1. He didn’t know anything about the 1998 accusations against Sandusky. Nobody has disproved that statement. Hard to do something when you don’t know.

2. He didn’t make Sandusky head coach because Sandusky was too busy with the 2nd Mile charity, which Paterno didn’t have a problem with, but he felt that Sandusky was too distracted with charity work to be a head coach of a Big 10 football team. Again, no indication by Joe Pa that he knew Sandusky was up to anything.

3. The 2002 incident was after Sandusky was gone from the team. It was, according to Joe Pa, the first time he’d heard such accusations. He did not witness the act, and he reported it to the proper authorities.

I’m still waiting for proof that Joe Pa knew or should have known something. All I’ve seen is speculation, accusations, and subjective projection of woulda/coulda/shoulda and very little proof.


9 posted on 01/26/2012 11:50:34 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Free Vulcan
“proper authorities”? The police? Or just someone at the university?
10 posted on 01/26/2012 11:55:40 AM PST by enraged
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To: Free Vulcan

Fair assessment.


11 posted on 01/26/2012 11:56:46 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: gman992
beaver stadium? Hah...haha...

Jerry Sandusky certainly wasn't a beaver fan.

12 posted on 01/26/2012 11:57:46 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Unfortunately, once Joe was fired, I knew he wouldn’t be around long enough to testify against Sandusky, and reveal for all to see what he knew, and what he did.

Now that he’s dead, I’m afraid they’ll pile on Joe, knowing that a dead man can’t defend himself.


13 posted on 01/26/2012 11:59:50 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Wolfie

14 posted on 01/26/2012 12:00:48 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: enraged

No, he reported it to the university, as he was supposed to do. He didn’t witness the act and had never, according to his words, heard of any such accusation against Sandusky to that date. Sandusky was also not in his employ at the time and Paterno had no direct authority over him.

After that Sandusky was banned from banned from bringing children to campus and his keys taken away, removing him even further from Joe Pa’s circle of influence.

What I’m saying here is for me to pile on Joe Pa I need more than what I’ve read to this point. Anyone here is welcome to bring actual PROOF to the table for all of us to read and decide.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 12:06:28 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: DainBramage

Ah, the oooold joke: “Ward, don’t you think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night”


16 posted on 01/26/2012 12:18:36 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: ConorMacNessa
All that changed when he became exposed as an enabler of the pedophilia of Jerry Sandusky. He's not a role model for young men, and the university, in my opinion, should not honor him by renaming its football stadium for him.

Total BS... PSU should name the field JoePa. He was a role model...the library at PSU is named for him (he donated the money). What other coach has a building for learning named after them?

If you don't know what you are talking about STFU!

17 posted on 01/26/2012 12:36:40 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (http://www.metropcs.If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Wolfie
Pedobear Stadium?

Weasel Stadium?

Yellow bellied sap sucker Stadium?

Butt-crack Stadium?

Which would be the most appropriate name for the stadium for Pedo State?

18 posted on 01/26/2012 12:38:52 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Free Vulcan
In his last interview a couple of weeks ago, Paterno stated that:

1. He didn’t know anything about the 1998 accusations against Sandusky. Nobody has disproved that statement. Hard to do something when you don’t know.

2. He didn’t make Sandusky head coach because Sandusky was too busy with the 2nd Mile charity, which Paterno didn’t have a problem with, but he felt that Sandusky was too distracted with charity work to be a head coach of a Big 10 football team. Again, no indication by Joe Pa that he knew Sandusky was up to anything.

3. The 2002 incident was after Sandusky was gone from the team. It was, according to Joe Pa, the first time he’d heard such accusations. He did not witness the act, and he reported it to the proper authorities.

I’m still waiting for proof that Joe Pa knew or should have known something. All I’ve seen is speculation, accusations, and subjective projection of woulda/coulda/shoulda and very little proof.

all true...

19 posted on 01/26/2012 12:39:46 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (http://www.metropcs.If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: WayneS

They can name the rear entrance for Jerry Sandusky.


20 posted on 01/26/2012 12:41:13 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Free Vulcan

I think in that type of situation, I’d call the cops myself and not leave it up to someone else.


21 posted on 01/26/2012 1:22:53 PM PST by enraged
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To: Free Vulcan
I’m still waiting for proof that Joe Pa knew or should have known something

...I have always been a JoePa fan, but if he could not process what McQueary told him (which is basically what every JoePa defender is hanging their hat on), then he was too old and out-of-touch to remain head coach. Yes he told his superiors (a week later?!), but he saw Sandusky continue to use the Penn State football facilities - he didn't do anything to prevent the debacle that eventually came to the University and the assaults that continued to happen.

No one is charging him with a crime - but he deserved to be fired.

22 posted on 01/26/2012 1:23:34 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: ghost of nixon

“No one is charging him with a crime - but he deserved to be fired.”

Why, what did he do specifically that violated University protocol?


23 posted on 01/26/2012 1:50:23 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6
Seeings as how University protocol was to let numerous reports of sexual activity between Sandusky and minor males go unremarked and unreported as DECADES went by with Sandusky parading a bevy of young boys through the halls of Pedo State - apparently Paterno did NOTHING not congruent with Pedo State policy.
24 posted on 01/26/2012 2:18:04 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: traderrob6
what did he do specifically that violated University protocol?

you typically don't fire football coaches for violating protocol - it's usually because your football program isn't performing well. However, in Joe's case, the entire University was in a grave crisis, including the football program - bottom line, it was going to cost multi-millions in lost contributions, lawsuits, possibly even affecting enrollment.

Joe may have met the minimal legal requirements, but the requirements for a man in that position of responsibility are much higher than that - it simply has to be for an institution that large - and I say that from a practical, not a moral standpoint.

25 posted on 01/26/2012 2:20:02 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: allmendream

“Seeings as how University protocol was to let numerous reports of sexual activity between Sandusky and minor males go unremarked and unreported as DECADES went by with Sandusky parading a bevy of young boys through the halls of Pedo State - apparently Paterno did NOTHING not congruent with Pedo State policy.”

Perhaps the University “higher up’s” did but Paterno did what was proper at the time, report the incident and let, those who’s responsibility it truely was, investigate.

His only issue was he didn’t follow up.


26 posted on 01/26/2012 3:45:37 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Wolfie
Still another said simply this about why the university ought to rename all or part of Beaver Stadium for Joe Paterno.

What about the showers?

27 posted on 01/26/2012 3:58:29 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: Free Vulcan
1. He didn’t know anything about the 1998 accusations against Sandusky. Nobody has disproved that statement. Hard to do something when you don’t know.

And I totally beilece Eric Holder when he says he knew nothing abou "Fast and Furious". I mean, I can't disprove that statement.

28 posted on 01/26/2012 4:02:11 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Enter Louie Freeh to do damage control as he did post Waco, Oklahoma City and heaven knows how many other ‘situations’. This must be far bigger than just Penn State. Too much damage control.


29 posted on 01/26/2012 4:16:58 PM PST by codder too
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To: traderrob6
Yes, for a DECADE. Apparently they knew enough to mention children - but saw him parade around “at risk” youth that he was the HEAD OF A CHARITY FOR for the next decade.

Paterno knew what those children were “at risk” for. For over a decade. At least.

30 posted on 01/26/2012 5:21:13 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: traderrob6

Dude you know what he did.


31 posted on 01/26/2012 5:29:12 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: Neverforget01; traderrob6
Gentlemen, subsequent to your responses to my post I did in fact do further research as a result of which I have come to the conclusion that my comment was inapposite.

I apologize for my rush to judgment based on insufficient facts and withdraw my earlier remark.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
32 posted on 01/27/2012 4:53:02 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

“inapposite”

Like that word.


33 posted on 01/27/2012 4:59:28 AM PST by traderrob6
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