Wow. There is the off-season and then there is the off-off season! I never did have the pleasure of taking a class in Ramseyer, let alone visit the BR there. The building does give off a certain vibe though.
All they need to do now is win their conference tourney for an exceptionally weird year!
I appreciate your input, Mt. Nitt, and I agree that there was an attitude several generations ago that what happens in someone else's house is none of your business. I grew up in the 60's and remember conversations like that between the older folks. The adults knew that Bobby's dad was a drunk. They also knew that made Bobby's life miserable. But they also believed that interfering was none of anyone's business. In fact, interfering would have been considered wrong. While there would have been quiet discussions of how sad it was for Bobby, no one would have considered interfering a proper course of action.
It reminds me somewhat of the old school football coaches attitudes towards injuries - rub some dirt on it and get back out there.
I believe that the issue isn't that the older generations were callous or indifferent, it was just a lack of understanding. Today we have a much better understanding of the long term affects of football injuries and coaches can make better decisions for the players. The coaches of today aren't more caring than the coaches of yesteryear, they are simply better informed, and have more facts at hand.
In the same vein, if my parent's and grandparent's generations understood the true depth of psychological damage that an alcoholic can do to their child, my guess is they would have been far more inclined to find interference in Bobby's situation the better choice and in fact would have done so.
So what does this mini-rant have to do with the topic at hand? I believe the lack of understanding of the true damage done by abusers in a large part gave rise to what was described below - An institution's primary loyalty is to the institution. If the damage done by an abuser isn't thought to be that bad, covering up their actions or brushing it aside seems the better, easier, cheaper choice.
The good news is we have a much better understanding today of the long-term affects of football injuries, alcoholism, sexual abuse, physical abuse, etc. Individually we believe that interfering and stopping abusers is a greater societal good than allowing abusers their privacy. Institutions are waking up to the notion that addressing abusive situations early is the better course of action and actually allows the institution to thrive in the long term.
That's my two cents, and may all the victims at OSU, PSU, MSU, TTUN, the BSA and on and on and on find peace.
Thanks for the link! I remember watching it take off from DFW in 1979, I believe. Dayum, that thing was loud!! No wonder people living near airports bitched about it! Seriously at least five times louder than a regular airliner.
Nah. Eldon's teams could hit free throws.
Looks like Fox had good success with their Big Nooners so they aren't about to stop. This would easily be the best game of the weekend, so I would be surprised if it weren't at noon. Unless ABC takes the game of course. Which would suck.
I thought the Best Illusions of 2019 article was going to be about TTUN. I was wrong.
Joe gets to vote next year, doesn't he? That's one first place vote for Justin.
This. If we want the trophy, we have to beat two damn good teams regardless.
I like the idea of Wisky to the Rose Bowl. They are much better than Penn State.
The amazing thing is not only can we win the B1G, but we also have a chance to beat five other conference champions in the same year! Tell me when that has ever happened before.
I was wondering the same. That is an odd shade of whatever that is.
Wow- Nice catch.
PSU-Oregon in the Rose Bowl will be interesting.
Nah. I like beating the crap out of them.
Yeah, how about we beat TTUN first.
Good job spelling Tix's last naxe correctly. I always had a tough tixe with that one.
Dang! 62 Yard field goal for Wisky to end the half. Just wow.
Holy cow! Go Purdue!
Lol. We were thinking the same thing! Great minds . . .
The good news is no way in heck do they score 21.
The way I look at it, if we just win the next 6 games, we should be OK.
The frustrating part is the difference is less than the Cooper years.
Zzzzzzz . . . .