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Nebraska 17, Penn State 14; Crowd Chants "We love JoePa."
The New York Times ^ | November 12th, 2011

Posted on 11/12/2011 1:07:35 PM PST by KantianBurke

A last-ditch drive ends in disappointment for Penn State, which loses to Nebraska, 17-14. Not having any timeouts crippled the offense, which completed two passes short of a first down, including one with seconds left, but couldn't stop the clock.

This is a different Saturday in State College. Immediately after McGloin's final pass fell incomplete, the Penn State crowd cheered the team's effort: the cheering grew to a roar as the two teams again met a midfield, such as they did right before the game.

Again, as occurred several times during the game, there were chants of "We love JoePa." Interviewed after the game, interim coach Tom Bradley said that what Penn State has gone through over the last week is "unprecedented in the history of college sports."

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To: flintsilver7; keeper53
I really wish people would stop saying that everybody knew. There is zero evidence for this.

Keeper...the coaching staff knew as of 1998. The former sports editor of State College's newspaper says so (Bracken). Barry Switzer says so -- in context of how college coaching community is a "tight" group.

And here nobody would hire THE top defensive coach in the country who was only 55 when he became available.

Obviously, Sandusky had the football credentials; the public resume'. Some officials @ other schools were in the know beyond that. It's not to say they knew specifics; but they knew enough rumblings.

451 posted on 11/12/2011 9:45:15 PM PST by Colofornian (I’ve been amazed at some of the JoPologists and McScuses that have been surfacing)
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To: flintsilver7; KansasGirl
It was McQueary’s responsibility to go the police. Why did he involve a third party who had nothing to do with it? If he witnessed a murder, would he have gone to Paterno? He should’ve gone directly to the police. That’s generally what people do if they see a crime in progress, especially something as horrible as the forcible rape of a child.

Well, of course. (Which is why the people of State College were crucifying McQueary on regional talk radio Thursday/Friday...and why he's rec'd death threats -- some probably from Pennsylvanians)

452 posted on 11/12/2011 9:47:40 PM PST by Colofornian (I’ve been amazed at some of the JoPologists and McScuses that have been surfacing)
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To: buccaneer81

This was about fifteen years ago, but Miami of Ohio was one of the schools I looked at. I could not tell a difference between its level of gayness and that of Penn State, Akron, Kent State, Ohio, etc.

Actually, Ohio seemed a little gay.


453 posted on 11/12/2011 9:48:30 PM PST by WPaCon
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To: NittanyLion

And the guys who painted their chests “For The Boys,” right? Good Lord man, how disgusting is that?


454 posted on 11/12/2011 9:48:35 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: flintsilver7; linn37
Yes, they do. They also think the football team, who were pretty much all in junior high school when this happened, should be punished for the actions of a former coach.

How naive can you get, flintsilver?

The NCAA has a history of hitting the rewind button to find past violations and punishing present teams. Sometimes teams have had the number of scholarships reduced...to the detriment of future teams...who were in high school at the time.

Tell you what. Write a letter to the NCAA and tell them to stop that practice based upon your all-wonderful wisdom.

455 posted on 11/12/2011 9:50:20 PM PST by Colofornian (I’ve been amazed at some of the JoPologists and McScuses that have been surfacing)
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To: WPaCon
Actually, Ohio seemed a little gay.

If that makes you feel better, run with it...

456 posted on 11/12/2011 9:53:48 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Didn’t see it, but that sounds a bit tacky. Not disgusting, but tacky.


457 posted on 11/12/2011 9:58:48 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: keeper53
Is the loyalty to a football team, to a college, more important than 10 year old children being raped???

No it's not.. but I chance saying many of these people are suffering from an 'inability' to squarely face the facts... they simply cannot 'process this in their minds'.

Similar to members within the catholic church who could not imagine possible the Pope was protecting priests. Imagine if the pope had been "fired" what that would do!

458 posted on 11/12/2011 10:15:42 PM PST by caww
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To: NittanyLion

Are you really this depraved?

You are supporting people who raped children? Really?

Is this what people like you in this Country have come?

Penn State is a University, supposed to be a center of higher learning.

Had the ‘people’ at the game merely kept it about the game, then this thread wouldn’t be as it is now.

You seem to be the one with all the answers, so I pose this question to you.... If it were your son/brother/nephew, would you feel so proud of Penn State? Would you be defending these perverts, and yes I am calling Joe P a pervert. The Head Coach doesn’t know what’s going on in HIS locker room? Seriously?

They should all be brought up on charges. Yes, even Joe.


459 posted on 11/12/2011 10:28:16 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: WPaCon

So was it the word “boy-raper” “faggot” or “all” that you deemed abusive?


460 posted on 11/12/2011 10:29:18 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: stevecmd

The NCAA should ban Penn State from playing football ever again.


461 posted on 11/12/2011 10:30:06 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: petitfour

Bama fan here too, but I gotta admit if Saban was involved in something like this, he’d be dragged out of T town, and you know it.


462 posted on 11/12/2011 10:33:01 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: caww

Observation here:
The comparison to the Catholic church covering up sexual predators( and priests doing EACH OTHER) is a valid one.
Both are respected institutions that are more about self preservation than moral decency and the law.
Both are wrong.
An established religion for going against its BASIC PRECEPTS and vows, and a University for covering up one of its own-using the University’s good name to prey on children ON University grounds!
This display at a football game didn’t have to happen at all. Loudly supporting the WRONG side in this-at a game- was hideous! What if the opposing team had made a similar display AGAINST Paterno?? What would have happened if the Nebraska team had come out with bullseyes on their rear ends?
The game should just have been about football. The Penn State people brought their opinions on CRIME into it.
I’d like to see a massive demonstration AGAINST Penn State and everyone involved at every NCAA game! Equal time, you know.

Oh-and if the Pope is found to be covering up sexual predators in the Catholic church I would gladly LEAD the group that drags HIM and every priest involved out of the Vatican and into the Atlantic ocean!


463 posted on 11/12/2011 10:36:28 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: WPaCon

Here’s some questions you should spend some time pondering:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/2011/11/the-sandusky-case-four-questions-for-starters.html

One last time - your man-god is a scumbag. You PSU fans are child rape apologists. The coming lawsuits, convictions and testimony that will come out are going to make you blush that you ever worshiped those cretins.


464 posted on 11/13/2011 4:05:23 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

Make’em blush?
Maybe not. Don’t assume that.
There are MANY who agree with this perversity! They are OF it, either because they were victims once and have rationalized it as ‘normal’, or are victimizing others themselves and have rationalized it.
( An underlying factor is the FOOTBALL ABOVE EVERYTHING sickness that lumps otherwise decent humans in with perverts here. Something they-if they are honest- should examine)
At this point-IMO-anyone who can automatically take the side of the perpetrators and enablers in this sick, evil, scenario are members of the Sphincter Squad, Butt Buddies. I will categorize them as such forever.
There are only the victimized children OR the perverts who victimized them.
PIck a side. Live with the label.


465 posted on 11/13/2011 6:50:35 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Shadowstrike
Are you really this depraved? You are supporting people who raped children? Really?

Feel free to show me where I demonstrated any support for people who raped children. Find it, and post it. Because you'd have to be disingenuous or borderline retarded to interpret me statements in that way. Which are you?

Penn State is a University, supposed to be a center of higher learning.

Yes, I'm quite aware of that.

Had the ‘people’ at the game merely kept it about the game, then this thread wouldn’t be as it is now.

You're right - it would be about people like yourself criticizing the fans for totally ignoring the scandal.

You seem to be the one with all the answers

Do I? Not sure where I presented that or what would make you think that.

so I pose this question to you.... If it were your son/brother/nephew, would you feel so proud of Penn State?

I would be capable of recognizing that 1 man raped those kids, and from the facts as we know them another 5-10 people in positions of authority enabled him. As far as I am concerned, the maximum penalties allowed by law are too lenient for them. But I would further recognize that the remaining 500,000 alumni and 90,000 students have nothing whatsoever to do with it.

I would need a very limited mind indeed to conflate the two.

Would you be defending these perverts, and yes I am calling Joe P a pervert. The Head Coach doesn’t know what’s going on in HIS locker room? Seriously?

Show me where I've defended the perverts. Post the link, or retract the statement and apologize.

466 posted on 11/13/2011 6:53:04 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: ClearBlueSky
Oh-and if the Pope is found to be covering up sexual predators in the Catholic church I would gladly LEAD the group that drags HIM and every priest involved out of the Vatican and into the Atlantic ocean!

And, if the Catholics prayed for the victims at church, would you then state "The game mass should just have been about football religion. The Penn State Catholic people brought their opinions on CRIME into it."

Because that's the proper analogy with respect to the events at yesterday's game. I was actually there and spoke with people, and heard no support for what Paterno did (or more accurately, did not do). What I did see was anger at the way the trustees and media allowed this to develop. Don't confuse a few Paterno chants with support for his actions, because if you do you're getting it wrong.

467 posted on 11/13/2011 7:03:31 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: Jay Redhawk
He knew of Sandusky’s behavior since at least 1998, and he let the bastard go unpunished

He didn't let Sandusky go unpunished. He ended his career as a coach. The District Attorney, OTOH, did let him go unpunished. You know the 1998 matter was reported to and investigated by police, right?

Sandusky, btw, retained his office and access to university facilities as a retired professor, not a coach.

Football coaches don't get a say in the retirement agreements of faculty members.

468 posted on 11/13/2011 7:18:29 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Tribune7

One phone call from Paterno would have got Sandusky banned from the whole campus for life, and probably from all of State College borough. Instead, he was recruiting high schoolers for Paterno within the last few weeks.


469 posted on 11/13/2011 7:25:49 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Tribune7

“Football coaches don’t get a say in the retirement agreements of faculty members.”

Joe Pa, as you PSU fans creepily call him, was no ordinary football coach and you know it.


470 posted on 11/13/2011 7:29:01 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: jjotto
One phone call from Paterno would have got Sandusky banned from the whole campus for life, and probably from all of State College borough.

You actually believe that.

Instead, he was recruiting high schoolers for Paterno within the last few weeks.

No

471 posted on 11/13/2011 7:32:07 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Tribune7

Wow, an ‘educator’ in cya mode, what a surprise!


472 posted on 11/13/2011 7:34:45 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: buccaneer81; WPaCon

Add Iowa state to your list of fag factories. it’s a shame because they are an excellent engineering school.


473 posted on 11/13/2011 7:50:39 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: KantianBurke
PSU - Pedophile State University.
475 posted on 11/13/2011 7:55:22 AM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: NittanyLion

NO- because religion IS about right and wrong, morals, football isn’t. The only right/wrong in a game is dictated by the rules-and sexual activity and molestation doesn’t fall under any rules of any game I know of!
And before you ask0 I would have a BIG problem praying for the PREDATORS/criminals in church. That’s wrong there, IMO. You don’t pray for evil. You don’t understand evil. You eradicate it, you cast it out.
You do not defend a thing unless you are OF it.

And those who chanted FOR Paterno have taken the wrong side in this good/evil scenario. I didn’t say everyone present chanted for him.

Anger at how things were allowed to develop??!! Things regarding WHAT? CHILD RAPE! Pedophilia! CRIME. The ‘how’ isn’t as important as the ‘what’!So those fans think it is- and that’s reasonable? Do you think it is??

I wonder if there would be all of this understanding and rationalization if the fans on the OPPOSING side had demonstrated AGAINST Paterno? What if they had brought mention of a CRIME into a game?? Nice little chants, or signs,or anything bringing the ugliness of what happened into a game?

You know and so do I. The howls of ‘unfair’ and ‘keep football out of this’ would be deafening Ok-then WHO didn’t keep IT out of football??
If it is ok for one side its ok for the other-and there are a LOT of football games in the future where public opinion can be expressed in this matter. Are you ready for that? Are you ok with that?
Ready for the stigma? Ready for the ugliness of child rape to be brought out in every football game?
Cause that’s what can happen-BECAUSE some Penn State fans CHOSE to USE football as an opportunity to support the wrong side of this.

Oh, BTW, this whole conversation is ironic because I LOATHE football!


476 posted on 11/13/2011 8:07:40 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: keeper53

You gotta love these people getting into mental knots over this.
One the one hand ‘Paterno IS Penn State’!!
On the other, he’s JUST a coach, he’s not responsible, he knows nothing.
So he’s a ‘god’ who is helpless and clueless.
Convenient.


477 posted on 11/13/2011 8:10:24 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: ClearBlueSky

“You gotta love these people getting into mental knots over this.
One the one hand ‘Paterno IS Penn State’!!
On the other, he’s JUST a coach, he’s not responsible, he knows nothing.
So he’s a ‘god’ who is helpless and clueless.
Convenient.”

~yes, excellent observation! Very convenient!


478 posted on 11/13/2011 8:15:48 AM PST by keeper53 (PENN STATE-SHAME ON YOU-PoS supporters:examine your hearts)
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To: keeper53

479 posted on 11/13/2011 8:21:11 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: NittanyLion

I’m talking about at the end of the game. I even went back and rewound it because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing/hearing. The crowd was chanting P-S-U (I tried to make out if it was the student section or what but couldn’t) while the players were kneeling in prayer. I know what I saw. The only reason I took notice is because the players were kneeling in prayer right behind the media talking heads who were trying to interview coaches.


480 posted on 11/13/2011 8:21:50 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KantianBurke

Perfect!

:) great pic


481 posted on 11/13/2011 8:25:04 AM PST by keeper53 (PENN STATE-SHAME ON YOU-PoS supporters:examine your hearts)
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To: Colofornian

ESPN has been sickening in it’s coverage of this game, imo. Apparently, we are supposed to admire what Penn State has overcome..how tough this week has been for the school and community. It really is a disgusting display.


482 posted on 11/13/2011 8:25:58 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Colofornian

re: this post

(we’re on the same side) :)


483 posted on 11/13/2011 8:29:49 AM PST by keeper53 (PENN STATE, SHAME on you - PoS supporters : examine your hearts)
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To: keeper53

Go ahead and answer the questions I put to the other poster in #466, or retract your statement and apologize.


484 posted on 11/13/2011 8:30:18 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: KansasGirl
I’m talking about at the end of the game. I even went back and rewound it because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing/hearing. The crowd was chanting P-S-U (I tried to make out if it was the student section or what but couldn’t) while the players were kneeling in prayer. I know what I saw. The only reason I took notice is because the players were kneeling in prayer right behind the media talking heads who were trying to interview coaches.

Ahhh, yes. At the end of the game the crowd was indeed chanting that as the players left the field. In my view it was done for the following reasons: to salute the seniors as it was their final home game, to recognize the players' hard effort under difficult circumstances (that they did not create), and because it's standard practice which has existed prior to this week (the players exit right under the student section).

I caution you against reading into actions without understanding the history or context.

485 posted on 11/13/2011 8:34:19 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: NittanyLion

“from the facts as we know them another 5-10 people in positions of authority enabled him.”

You might want to up your numbers a tad there. Read the grand jury document. Draw some very simple inferences. Its going to be a blood bath. “Joe Pa” didn’t “lawyer up” on a whim.


486 posted on 11/13/2011 8:39:59 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: NittanyLion

NittanyLion,

I’m sorry that I offended you “personally”.

(Even though most of us are anonymous on FR.)

Still, I hope and pray that you examine your heart over what appears to be blind loyalty to a team and/or school.

(IMHO)


488 posted on 11/13/2011 8:42:19 AM PST by keeper53 (PENN STATE, SHAME on you - PoS supporters : examine your hearts)
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To: keeper53; NittanyLion

oops, wasn’t finished and accidently double posted.


489 posted on 11/13/2011 8:43:41 AM PST by keeper53 (PENN STATE, SHAME on you - PoS supporters : examine your hearts)
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To: ClearBlueSky
NO- because religion IS about right and wrong, morals, football isn’t.

Except when certain posters wish to conveniently link a football program to the actions of a few, in which case it is apparently about morals. But the minute the program attempts to make a statement supporting morality, these same posters will label it opportunistic and inappropriate. In essence, they're damned if they do and damned id they don't.

And before you ask0 I would have a BIG problem praying for the PREDATORS/criminals in church. That’s wrong there, IMO. You don’t pray for evil. You don’t understand evil. You eradicate it, you cast it out. You do not defend a thing unless you are OF it.

And no one was praying for / supporting any predators yesterday either. Arguments about whether you'd pray for God's intervention to change the hearts of predators can be best saved for another thread.

And those who chanted FOR Paterno have taken the wrong side in this good/evil scenario. I didn’t say everyone present chanted for him. Anger at how things were allowed to develop??!! Things regarding WHAT? CHILD RAPE! Pedophilia! CRIME. The ‘how’ isn’t as important as the ‘what’!So those fans think it is- and that’s reasonable? Do you think it is??

In essence, the near-unanimous views of Penn Staters are this:
1. Paterno appears to have known what went on and should have been fired
2. The Board of Trustees / PSU Administration's lack of comments early last week allowed the media jackals to direct all their furor at paterno.
3. This is due to the fact that the BoT and Administration is (rather transparently) attempting to divert attention from their own (in)actions
4. The BoT fired Paterno via a phone call, which reflects quite poorly on them
5. It is true at the same time that Paterno failed but also that he was unfairly targeted and ripped in this situation

As I mentioned before, it's important to understand the context before making blanket statements about actions.

I wonder if there would be all of this understanding and rationalization if the fans on the OPPOSING side had demonstrated AGAINST Paterno? What if they had brought mention of a CRIME into a game?? Nice little chants, or signs,or anything bringing the ugliness of what happened into a game?

We'll never know. No point in speculating either way.

You know and so do I. The howls of ‘unfair’ and ‘keep football out of this’ would be deafening Ok-then WHO didn’t keep IT out of football??

I don't agree. I could easily see it going in either direction.

490 posted on 11/13/2011 8:43:48 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: Alex Murphy
Thought you would be interested.
491 posted on 11/13/2011 8:44:57 AM PST by Hacksaw (I don't hate Mormons. Is that okay?)
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To: NittanyLion

“the near-unanimous views of Penn Staters are this:
1. Paterno appears to have known what went on and should have been fired”

So you admit that, AT THE VERY LEAST, Paterno covered up for a child rapist. And yet, as evidenced by the title of this thread, Penn Staters were chanting that they love him to say nothing of engaging in a full blown RIOT after he was fired! You people are coo coo for coco puffs.


492 posted on 11/13/2011 8:58:11 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: NittanyLion

[At the end of the game the crowd was indeed chanting that as the players left the field. In my view it was done for the following reasons: to salute the seniors as it was their final home game, to recognize the players’ hard effort under difficult circumstances (that they did not create), and because it’s standard practice which has existed prior to this week (the players exit right under the student section).

I caution you against reading into actions without understanding the history or context.]

The context was the players were kneeling in prayer. Say what you will, but it looked classless on the fans part.


493 posted on 11/13/2011 9:11:26 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KantianBurke

Thank You!
My last word on all of this- and how everyone I know feels( even football fans)- you’re a Stand Up or a Bend Over.
Trying so hard to be ‘fair’ to the adults in this, trying to rationalize and refocus so that they are the ‘victims’ somehow makes you a Butt Buddy. In theory or practice.
Now we’ll all wait as the ugly details emerge and see who ends up on Butt Buddy list.
Odious- and criminal.


494 posted on 11/13/2011 9:11:41 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: KantianBurke
Joe Pa, as you PSU fans creepily call him, was no ordinary football coach and you know it.

What is ironic about this is you think we deify the guy when you're the ones claiming he's omniscient and omnipotent.

495 posted on 11/13/2011 9:21:18 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Tribune7

Considering how in 2004 he was able to tell the University President, then requesting he retire, to mind his own business and thus retain his coaching job, that’s not too far off the mark. He was certainly “untouchable” which is ironic seeing what ended up causing him to get canned.


496 posted on 11/13/2011 9:29:50 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: jjotto
Wow, an ‘educator’ in cya mode, what a surprise!

You don't think that maybe, just maybe, that kid is pulling a hoax?

You really think that Sandusky, in the middle of the Grand Jury proceedings, went down to South Carolina last spring just to talk to this kid and without the coach, the AD or his father knowing about it?

Where are all the other students saying Sandusky approached them on recruiting calls?

I'm more than willing to throw JoePa under the bus but based on the Grand Jury report, the AG statements and his observed relationship with Sandusky since 1999, he looks clean for now.

497 posted on 11/13/2011 9:30:38 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: keeper53
One the one hand ‘Paterno IS Penn State’!!

Graham Spanier is Penn State, unfortunately, and I think he'll be for awhile longer despite his being fired.

498 posted on 11/13/2011 9:32:25 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: KansasGirl
The context was the players were kneeling in prayer. Say what you will, but it looked classless on the fans part.

And say what you will, I don't agree. From the perspective of someone who was actually present in the stadium, it appeared to be a nice gesture.

499 posted on 11/13/2011 9:45:19 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: NittanyLion

Exactly...it was a “gesture”.....symbolism-over-substance...empty.

A real “gesture” would have been Penn State canceling the game...sure they would have lost a lot of money....but it would have been more convincing.

Unfair to the players...yes....but any injustice done to them pales in comparison to the injustice done to those boys.


500 posted on 11/13/2011 9:47:00 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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