1. You're right, we got FTM, my bad
2. I didn't attribute you saying they should levy the Clery Act, I am saying that if you think a death penalty for football would hurt the economy, try pulling funding from 25-30k students.
3. I certainly understand economics, at least tOSU and App State think so, according to my degrees. Yes, business would feel the impact but local food vendors? They play 8 games a year but those vendors are open 365 days a year, sure they make a killing but they'll survive. Apparel vendors? The University is under contract with Nike who makes a killing, I'm pretty sure they'll be fine. The B1G did just fine without Penn State circa 1995, that argument to me does not hold weight. I'm not trying to say there won't be an economic impact but that is a byproduct of lying, cheating, deceiving, harboring a child molester with university power.
I understand your points and I don't agree with them, but I do understand them. As much as I am calling for a death penalty, I don't think the NCAA is even going to investigate it, because of the social issues at hand.
What I am saying though, is if you are going to hand out sanctions to SC, tOSU, SMU, Bama,..all of these schools over the years, PSU should be no different.
What i think it comes down to fundamentally at least, the difference between our two viewpoints is I believe this is 100% a football issue that was created to protect the image of the football program and allow them to continue to win football games and operate as if one of their own wasn't molesting children in their facilities.
That equates to a competitive advantage to me. If they outed him in 1998. Paterno's reign is over shortly after, Penn State's entire image and brand takes a massive hit and EVERYTHING changes. They would not have been the same program, they would not have been afforded the opportunities to continue to grow their brand, to earn money, secure funding, to try and make penn state football what it is today.
I think that is where we differ, so lets agree to disagree. I see your points, just don't agree with them