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  1. Say it ain't so, Joe

    That wouldn't be the first time people would be forced to shower while an oily, bronzed figure watches over them. But honestly, I think that is a terrible idea.
  2. Say it ain't so, Joe

    Oh . If this Syracuse thing ends up the same way Penn State did, I just might call it a day on sports fandom. I don't want any part of that. Unfortunately there may be more. First the US gymnastics, now Syracuse - it seems that this Penn State scandal has encouraged other victims to speak up. At this point, it is highly likely that more incidents are uncovered as time goes on.
  3. Say it ain't so, Joe

    3-Help more children with their "three-point stance"
  4. Say it ain't so, Joe

    No I am not trolling or ribbing you guys! All I can say is that I have always loved Joe Paterno and like I have said before, until you have been molested then you have no right to throw stones at people when all the information has not been released. Heck, Paterno has not even had a chance to talk to the media about this. Let the man have his say and I will be happy. I hate this for the children! I hate this for the families! I hate this for Penn State! I hate this for Joe Paterno! I pray for everyone involved! Ok, I get it. I'm going to go get raped by a pedophile and then come back and share my opinion with you, since that is clearly the only way you'll listen.
  5. Say it ain't so, Joe

    He was bigger than the school up until they had the balls to fire him. Case in point: The media cares more about JoePa than Sandusky because JoePa represents Penn State. You won't hear Sandusky's name at all until after all of the JoePa rioting and controversy has passed.
  6. Say it ain't so, Joe

    Paterno is and was not ever a pedophile! No, he just enabled and protected a pedophile, giving that pedophile a place to rape kids. He did not enable...he told his boss that a graduate student was put in an uncomfortable position..that is called following the chain of command. He did not break any law, yet you people throw him under the bus. Could he have done more? Sure. But to say that he is a pedophile is absolutely ridiculous. Until you have been in this type of situation, I feel that people should keep their mouth shut. are you that naive? you think Joe Paterno had a boss at Penn State? (other than the Trustees) That's laughable. Joe Patero ran that campus. His title was Head Coach not Athletic Director And? This man was the most influential figure in State College. A title means nothing when a man has such a reputation as JoePa's. He had the power to report this and he failed to do so. He is most certainly not a pedophile, but he enabled one.
  7. Say it ain't so, Joe

    Paterno is and was not ever a pedophile! No, he just enabled and protected a pedophile, giving that pedophile a place to rape kids. He did not enable...he told his boss that a graduate student was put in an uncomfortable position..that is called following the chain of command. He did not break any law, yet you people throw him under the bus. Could he have done more? Sure. But to say that he is a pedophile is absolutely ridiculous. Until you have been in this type of situation, I feel that people should keep their mouth shut. Is anyone calling him a pedophile? From what I've read and heard, this is not the case.
  8. Say it ain't so, Joe

    I hope they lose this weekend and the stands are half empty...I hope the college never recovers from this! Wishing hate upon an innocent group of people is never a good thing. These players deserve more than this. To the stands being half-empty, I agree wholeheartedly.
  9. Say it ain't so, Joe

    It's a pathetic celebration of ignorance. These poor dumb kids will look back on this years later with much shame and regret. To be fair, those students are likely celebrating the legendary career of a great football coach. It's not like they are holding up signs that say "We Support Child Rape!". This is just a knee-jerk reaction to the firing of one of the best coaches in the history of college football. I still am appalled by the inability of college students to think before they act.
  10. Say it ain't so, Joe

    Who in their right mind would want to be apart of that mess? Off-topic, but who else is upset by the 13-year-old-girl-ification of grown men thanks to the 140 limitations of Twitter?
  11. Say it ain't so, Joe

    I can't believe that those people were actual reporters. What ever happened to sticking to the facts?
  12. Say it ain't so, Joe

    No, Paterno himself thought he'd be allowed to finish out the year by making that little announcement. The board of directors saw through that maneuver. That's the best thing the University could have done in this situation. It is good to finally have someone man up and put an end to this chain of cover-ups and people turning the other cheek. Joe Paterno was a great coach. It is difficult to see arguably the most influential coaches in the college football world retire. That has nothing to do with what he didn't do, and for that his legacy will be scarred.
  13. Say it ain't so, Joe

    Twitter always seems to know what's up right before it is officially announced. I should check it out sometime. I don't mind when JoePa is axed, as long as it is before Saturday's game. The quicker they get rid of those involved, the quicker Penn State can move on. Remember, they are leading their division and still have a chance to win the B1G Championship. Having JoePa stick around is only serving as a distraction.
  14. Say it ain't so, Joe

    That's pretty dumb. Obviously, the athletic department needs to completely clean house, it will be a travesty if JoePa coaches another down this season, and PSU football should probably take a year off IMO, but shutting down the athletic department permanently is stupid. That would put people out of a job who had nothing to do with the scandal, and punish athletes in sports that weren't involved. Never mind. Just read it. It'll change your mind about this (especially victim 2 and 1). I read it and I don't agree that Penn State needs to shut down its athletic department permanently. The report was certainly very disturbing, and don't get me wrong - Sandusky and the staff that allowed this to continue need to and will get punished. But shutting down athletics for good is not fair to the athletes who had absolutely nothing to do with this scandal. Clean house, start anew. That report obviously stirred up the emotions of many, but try to continue to think of this rationally. Additionally, a personality on sports talk radio (*ducks*) mentioned the B1G Championship trophy that is named after Joe Paterno. What are the chances that his name is removed from that? I would say that it is a pretty B1G possibility. Oooh, leather-bound! Just the way he likes 'em. I didn't think it was possible, but that comment makes DexterMorgan's comment earlier is this thread seem tame.
  15. Say it ain't so, Joe

    That's a tad disrespectful to the innocent players and victims, don't you think?
  16. Say it ain't so, Joe

    And THAT is why I don't think there's any excuse to make for JoePa...He kept coming on campus (working with kids) and Paterno (at best) just pushed the allegations to the back of his mind. At first I tried to defend JoePa, saying that he did the right thing by reporting it early on. But the various reports of Sandusky being on campus with little boys makes me sick. With State College being the tight community that it is, there is absolutely no way that JoePa didn't know about Sandusky being on campus.
  17. Championship Games and Alternate Uniforms

    The Texas Rangers are wearing their blue alternates tonight for Game 1 of the World Series. EDIT - ninja'd
  18. Championship Games and Alternate Uniforms

    Also of note in that exact picture is the Indians' alternate navy jersey.
  19. Unpopular Opinions

    If yauger72 loves the Flyers jerseys WITH the off-color nameplate -- apparently believing that it is unpopular -- then why does nash61 think everyone seems to love them?
  20. I'm curious about this. How is the Big East Basketball Tourney going to work out, now? Top 3 teams get byes to the semifinals, other 14 teams play 13 round-robin games each to decide the #4 seed in the semis? Bonus points to anyone who can name all 17 Big East teams. I'm convinced at least 5 of those teams are just in the conference for the sake of having a large conference.
  21. Arena Rafters & Banners

    Picture of the Day.
  22. Unpopular Opinions

    This is just a random question I thought of, but I think it could be answered easily here: Do people outside of this forum really pay attention to detail in uniforms? For example - Do they really care if the stripes on the helmet don't match the stripes on the pants? Or do they really care if the Seahawks look like uni-tards? The reason I ask this is because whenever I talk about uniforms around other people outside of CCSLC, they usually can talk to me about jersey-color and helmet logos, but they get kind of peeved at me when I mention the sock stripes. It is very hard to explain over the internet.
  23. Unpopular Opinions

    That's not an unpopular opinion. Everybody loves Oregon uniforms, especially the more recent 100,000,000,000,000-Combo Set.
  24. Unpopular Opinions

    Very. Although, hating all-white football unis may not be as big of a stretch as all-grey road unis. I disagree with your opinion, but they are unpopular. EDIT - Didn't see your edit. I think fining teams for not wearing NOBs is going a bit far, but every team except the Yankees should wear NOBs.
  25. The Pointless Realignment Outpost

    This is one of the changes that would actually benefit the league. It would balance the schedule, eliminating the AL West/Central team's complaints that they dont play Boston or New York enough times. It also allows for more equality within the standings, so teams like the Angels or Twins (as examples) don't make the playoffs because they are in weak division. I'd sign onto this if I were Bud Selig. Unfortunately, I don't think there will be any drastic changes within the MLB any time soon. Punch9