The way their fanbase, students, ex-players, and Paterno himself and his family have reacted to this causes me to have no sympathy for them what so ever. The only person I have any sympathy for was the lone student in the mob the night of JoPa's firing who called the demonstration "disgusting" and that Joe had to go. QUOTE=HokieNC;384089]their frustration, but I mainly find the majority of postings on their message boards(rivals and scout) to be pathetic and despicable.[/QUOTE]
Many can't seem to grasp the [mental image?] of the heinousness of the crime. Sandusky didn't grab boys by the arm and jerk them around, or push/slap them to make them obey, he performed an almost unimaginable act on them. To understand that and either cover it up or turn away is almost as unimaginable for me. Beyond belief. Many still have to come to grips with the truth, I'm afraid. Shouldn't require the dismantling of a major university, but the culture definitely has to change.
"That's some catch, that Catch 22!" - Capt. Yossarian
This is not a few people covering up an isolated incident
Penn State, Joe Paterno, Mike McCreery, the Board of Visitors, the DA all knew and they turned a blind eye for over 10 years. d. uring the time, the monster continued molesting over 20 boys.
Could the same thing happen somewhere else? certainly. But the Penn State program is corrupt to its core. Penn State fans should be falling on their swords, not defending the program. It's all a lie and it is over.
there is no redemption for that.
"'I couldn't report the rape. It would've been like going up against The President.' and if that was the culture at the bottom, I cringe at the thought of it at the top." Or something like that was stated by the guy who did the PSU report. I'm sure there was grandstanding but when a former head of FBI uses the "cringe" in response to the reaction of a janitor to seeing a PSU coach rape a kid for fear of reprisals against him and his family, it *WASN'T* even close to just 3 people making bad decisions. The program caused it and they should be crucified for it.
Is PSU any different than any other school? Dunno, I sure bet 90% out there would have at least had the pedophile make an "early retirement" decision after another coach sees him touching a little boy.
If they're PSU students then they can go on and get a great degree w/o ever playing FB again. Or they can play for 4 years in front of 100k+ fans every week and still be a god on campus at PSU, everything but win a conf title or play in a bowl. Yeah, there's a punishment that just doesn't think at all about the kids in the program. <tic>