Joe Paterno Penn State

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by island1fox, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    What say you ? Should he stay or should he go ??
     
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    If he knew about anything and If he didn't notify the proper authorities, then he should go.
     
  3. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Define "proper" authorities. From what I have heard(which isn't much) he turned it over to his superiors. What he KNEW and what he heard for someone could be two vastly different things.
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I was hearing things like B.Ball camps for 10 yr. olds who used the facilities and were sexually assaulted.....If that stuff is true, then the police are the proper authorities.
     
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Sadly, I agree.
     
  6. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I see a riot by 3 am, 11/10/11
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    They fired Joe ... sad times and such a terrible way for his storied efforts at Penn State to end.

    They would not have done this unless there was something there.
     
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I still see a riot, those college kids are fired up, CNBC.
    dont know the facts cant comment, see the anger.
     
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The Penn State pres. too.
     
  10. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Very very sad. He should have followed up when nothing occured after he told his superiors.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I love college football but something is wrong when the game becomes more important than the alleged abuse of children.
     
  12. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Dave, it wouldn't bother me one bit is there was never another college football game, team or coach, but that's just me. I agree with you when the abuse of children is involved, not much should take precedence.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This surprises me as I know how much football means to most Texans.
     
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    This is why you NEVER name a building, street, whatever after someone who is still living!!!

    Wish students cared about their studies as much as a game.

    This college's people in the sports program are no different that the priests who hid abuse in the church.

    It's just a game, not necessary for college education and certainly not more important than ruining youg kid's lives.
     
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Football. That's the one with the puck, right?
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It may be just a game but the money a top 25 FBS football team brings to their university helps that university offer the programs that it does.
     
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    If there were no sports in schools, the 'playing field' would be leveled and getting an education to get a real job would rank in the top 5 goals of students........One in a gazillion kids will play pro and make the really big bucks, but many more can get education in a field that will support them for the rest of their lives.

    Comraderie can be in the organizations and clubs of the school....there'll still be the elite, don't worry, they just won't be jocks.
     
  18. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Ahhhhh, but I am not most Texans.LOL It's not that I don't like football, can watch it and understand what is going on, just don't really care. I was a big Cowboy fan up until the fired Tom Landry, I gave them another year and couldn't stomach what they were turn the 'Boys into. Haven't watched football since.
     
  19. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Honestly why is there even an uproar over this? Sure ,tragically children were molested, but the fact that it wasn`t properly followed up on because of what it could do to the sports academic is no surprise. Name a school at all,college and High School, that hasn`t fudged something no matter how slight to cover for its athletes or their sports programs.
     
  20. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Oh I can understand the uproar but agree with most of the rest of your post. The uproar is that the sport, the coach, even the school it's self is not as important as protecting innocent children. That fact that it is hard to find a school that hasn't covered something up to protect the school, etc. Is a sad commentary on what we hold important.