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No 'Sweet Caroline' at Penn State games, no public allowed in most athletic facilities
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Posted on 08/28/2012 12:12:38 PM PDT by matt04

Edited on 08/28/2012 12:52:17 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Penn State football fans will no longer be singing "Sweet Caroline" while cheering on their Nittany Lions, according to university officials.

Neil Diamond's classic song, often sung at sporting events and particularly at Boston Red Sox baseball games, has been rotated out of the playlist for Beaver Stadium this year.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: neildiamond; psu; sandusky; sweetcaroline
Sweet Caroline: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLPiYZrwAzU
1 posted on 08/28/2012 12:12:49 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Will the Penn State centers still bend over?


2 posted on 08/28/2012 12:13:39 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: matt04
Warm, touching warm, reaching out, touching me, touching you

Sure, nothing to do with Sandusky.

3 posted on 08/28/2012 12:16:34 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

This is a joke, right?


4 posted on 08/28/2012 12:16:48 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: matt04
I'll suggest revival of the old 1920's song Collegiate which was actually written and performed at Penn State by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians.

It is quite the catchy tune.

There is, however, one stanza which uses the word "Knickers" and sounds an awfully lot like the n***** word. Just to make the PC crowd go bonkers.

5 posted on 08/28/2012 12:16:54 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ladyjane

Nope.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 12:18:48 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

I read somewhere that when they were marching Sandusky into prison, the prisoners were singing Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” to him, with special emphasis on the part that shouts, “HEY! TEACHER! Leave them kids alone.”


7 posted on 08/28/2012 12:20:10 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: TigerClaws
Will the Penn State centers still bend over?

LOL Not in the shower.

8 posted on 08/28/2012 12:21:56 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: matt04

Guess this also means no more halftime tributes to Michael Jackson by the Penn State band.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 12:22:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: matt04
The song, said to be written about Caroline Kennedy, contains the lyrics: "Hands, touching hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you."

If this song really was written about Caroline Kennedy, that means the song (released in 1969) was written about a ten or eleven year old girl and, in addition to the lyrics cited above, contains references to filling up a lonely night with that girl.

As such, I think we should be at least as worried about Neil Diamond's predilections as Sandusky's.

10 posted on 08/28/2012 12:29:36 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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I don't know about other venues, but the funny thing is when they play it at Fenway the only words people know is the chorus. Otherwise the mumble in tune, and make fools of themselves.
11 posted on 08/28/2012 12:35:36 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Vigilanteman
I'll suggest revival of the old 1920's song Collegiate which was actually written and performed at Penn State by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians.

My father, a music teacher and church choir director, and my mother attended two music workshops conducted by Fred Waring at Penn State--the last one concluded about two days before he passed away.

Collegiate--Waring's Pennsylvanians (1925)

12 posted on 08/28/2012 12:36:27 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: matt04

13 posted on 08/28/2012 12:42:59 PM PDT by stormer
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This is just plain silly. Instead of the Nitany Lions, Penn State’s mascot should be a doofus.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 12:46:19 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: matt04
A few more suggestions:
15 posted on 08/28/2012 12:52:29 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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Way cool. As you probably know, Fred Waring is considered a national treasure here. In the same league as Aaron Copeland, Louis Armstrong and Art Feidler.

Maybe even a cut above Lawrence Welk. LW was a superb performer, but I don't recall him coming up with a lot of original stuff like the other three did, almost until the day they died.

16 posted on 08/28/2012 1:02:33 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: TigerClaws

“Will the Penn State centers still bend over?”

Yes, but only when there are guards present.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 1:19:40 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: matt04

Good times never seemed so good.

This current crop of officials seems as absorbed in public image as the last, discredited bunch.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 1:21:29 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: MAexile

I would say that is partially due to the strategic muting of parts of the song during the chorus.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 1:22:15 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Vigilanteman
One of the first songs I learned to sing as a small child was "Them Bones", aka "Dry Bones," a 1947 release in which Fred Waring and the boys subject the Delta Rhythm Boys' 1943 hit to a Spike Jones treatment, with lots of sound effects.

My parents told me that Waring would drive around State College, Pa. in a mid-1950's Cadillac.

20 posted on 08/28/2012 1:22:49 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: matt04

I presume songs by Queen and Village People and George Michael and Elton John are also off the table?


21 posted on 08/28/2012 1:27:22 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: stormer

But they play in “Beaver Stadium”.


22 posted on 08/28/2012 1:29:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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“Beaver” Stadium makes a happy valley! ;)


23 posted on 08/28/2012 1:35:14 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: MAexile
I don't know about other venues, but the funny thing is when they play it at Fenway the only words people know is the chorus. Otherwise the mumble in tune, and make fools of themselves.

Sort of like the Star Spankled Banner for way too many people.

24 posted on 08/28/2012 1:37:11 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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“But they play in “Beaver Stadium”.

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25 posted on 08/28/2012 1:38:15 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: Vigilanteman
And don't forget Chico Marx' wild rendition of that song in 'Horsefeathers'.

(...we're not in-ter-mej-ate...)

26 posted on 08/28/2012 2:17:29 PM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: matt04
The have substituted The Temptations hit "I'm gonna make you love me"...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sx9SqEZLYI

.."Every minute every hour, I'm gonna shower you with love and affection look out it's coming in your direction."...


27 posted on 08/28/2012 3:15:53 PM PDT by Mormon Cricket
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