Penn State: End Your Season

Hoody Wayes's picture
November 9, 2011 at 8:25a

Perhaps nothing instigates anger more than, crimes against children.

How can Penn State continue to play football, this season?

Fears have been expressed for the safety of Joe Paterno and Mike McQueary, should they appear at the game in Happy Valley, this weekend. And what of those attending the game, in Beaver Stadium? What will happen in the stands?

Anger and outrage is growing. How can Penn State risk the possibility of public unrest amidst such large crowds, when playing its final two games of the year - on the road - in Columbus and Madison, Wisconsin?

Public safety trumps football. Penn State should forfeit its remaining games.


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Maestro's picture

Not a terrible idea really.  Can't imagine that McQueary will be on the sidelines and of course Joe Pa won't be.

vacuuming sucks

jenks's picture

I'm not worried about the game in Happy Valley, but I am worried about the games at OSU and Wisconsin.

theDuke's picture

this is exactly what Tressel knew. "Everybody thinks they KNOW BETTER than the guy sitting next to them. Just stay calm, and run Dave. It'll all sort itself out."


Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Just got an email alert that said he is retiring at the end of the season.

faux_maestro's picture

He announced it earlier today but the board of trustees just fired him.


JoePa announced that this morning without telling the university, in my opinion a big "up yours" to the board. The board gave him the final "up yours" though.

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

faux_maestro's picture

OOPS just realized that you posted that earlier today.

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

If this happened to the baselball team's staff would it be any different?  Would they stop the season?  I'm not sure that's the right thing to do to the players.  I would like to see the staff removed immediately, but I would feel kind of sorry for the players.  Maybe they should allow them to transfer out or something.

SilverBullets's picture

Guys I'm as outraged as anyone over this, but the thought that they would forfeit the season is ridiculous.

Who would this hurt the most?  The players and the fans.  Neither of which have been the least involved with the whole situation.  Hell, think of how relieved we all were when we finally got back to football against Akron.  Sure it would hit Penn State's bottom line, but here's guessing the whole thing hasn't been too helpful with donations.

I, for one, don't think McQueary or Paterno should be at another game, but forfeits don't really serve a function, at this point.



GoBlu's picture

The message it sends is that Penn State is more than football. 

Baroclinicity's picture

I see what you're saying.  But is this a football  problem?  I'm not saying either way... I just don't know.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I agree, I think the students and fans are the last ones that should be punished. Get rid of the coaches involved and finish the season. Imagine if you were a senior player on that team. Imagine being punished for something you didn't do, or even know about. I think the fair thing to do would be let the players and fans finish the season.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

There was a blog I saw, I think from John Feinstein, suggesting that PSU abandon their program, and for longer than the rest of the season.  I think that's extreme, because if you do that, you're punishing a bunch of people who had nothing to do with this - PSU football student-athletes, as well as the PSU fanbase and the coaches/trainers employed that weren't around the situation. 

Clean house.  Everyone who could've done something about it but didn't - goodbye.  Hammer everyone who deserves blame in the situation.  As for those who were not involved - this whole ordeal is bad enough as is for them.  It will be bad for a while.

Class of 2010.

GoBlu's picture

PSU scandal has made me so sick, I've even lost an appetite for college football altogether right now.  

Buckeyejason's picture

I agree GOBLU. This whole year has been meh anyway, but this scandal just makes it worse.


M Man's picture

It just makes me look forward to Nov. 26.  What should be a good game, returning the Big Ten Conference, for a day, to all of the sights and sounds that make us all lovers of college football.

By then, with any luck (well okay, a whole lot of luck) Penn State's season W-L record will be in ruins, Nebraksa and MSU will have lost, and Michigan-Ohio State will be just about football, and tradition, and winning a game.

btalbert25's picture

If more sponsors keep dropping out of their games that are televised, at what point do the networks and the Big 10 step in.  Thiis pretty unprecedented stuff here, but in all honesty we could see, in the near future, networks dropping Penn State games.  At that point don't they become a liability to the Big 10?  I know this is all extreme stuff here, but let's face it, Penn State's scandal is pretty disgusting.  A lot of people are outraged, college football fans and regular citizens.  Their program and University are in a lot of hot water right now.  I don't know how they can make it through with everything intact.

I feel bad for the players and fans, but that university deserves what's coming to them with the amount of people who knew, the power positions they were in, and the fact that they chose to ignore what happened.  It also seems that some were able to benefit from this tragedy which makes it even more disgusting.  Then to see the reaction the fans are having to this situation, it just makes you sick as an outsider looking in.