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Very appropriate to have this public meeting. There's been a lot of discussion about culture. Penn State culture was best exemplified by students who turned out last November at candlelight ceremony. We need to move forward.
I make it unanimous in endorsing Erickson. We are SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE HIM. Blowjob juice running down his cheek.
Outside Lubrano and McCombie, everyone approves.
Black Shoes. Basic Blues. No Name. All Game.
Someone from Penn State needs to open a public dialouge to challenge the NCAA regarding the "culture" problem and how 6 years of bad football is going to correct this problem. There is no evidence whatsoever regarding the motives of the people who covered this up, other than the janitor who has demensia and was afraid to come forward with what he saw. What was the reason he was afraid to pass this information on? And the only clue to the motives of those in power was the "humane" email which suggests that it had little to do with football. Out of all of Freeh's "conclusions" deciding that this cover up had to do with a football first culture is the most irresponsible.
More than just football
thanks for vote of confidence. time to move forward. We need to focus on core missions. I admire our alumni. "We're gonna be fine."
Peetz closes with:
"addressing emotional component of what has happened. many of us don't agree with how PSU is characterized by the press. think about why penn state is or was so special. for me it was my experience as a title 9 athlete. for you it might have been in the lab, thon, etc. it probably hasn't changed much since november. the board and leadership team to address freeh report and consent decree. upcoming meeting in august--will be open to public. we need to get back to our main mission. we need to move forward as a community. I'm extremely confident that the passion can help us move forward. We appreciate you joining us."
I guess my last penny has now traveled to PSU. I will not donate another penny. They all rolled over.
WE ARE! And we will always be...
I am so torn. I can't fathom donating money to a University when it's run by a spineless group that has allowed such extortion to take place without a fight. Yet I care so much about the University, the students, and yes, the student-athletes.
I applaud Lubrano and McCombie for not caving to the pressure. It seemed that Joel Meyers conceded the fight in his closing remarks. I hope that it was just ambiguous wording and that's not the case.
I need a shower after dat
Suck It Emmert!! and "Sorry for not being sorry for being a Penn Stater" - Philafan
If the talks with the NCAA went down like they said they did then what would you have done differently?
Let them do that. Penn STate takes their ass to court for coercion and blackmail.
They just pissed on the PSU community and didn't have the decency to call it rain. I am ashamed.
Then when we lose...
Look, I don't like the BOTs actions either - but you need to remember the real villain the aftermath of Jerry Sandusky's horror show. It is NOT the Board of Trustees. I honestly believed they acted in what they felt was the best interest of Penn State University - and so did Erricson. Louis Freeh was recommended to them by the Gov. of Pennsylvania. They had no idea he would bungle the thing up by writing that awful editorial, which the nation used to blast Penn State and everyone associated. If he had left that editorial out, then I doubt we see much backlash from the report. Because no one in their right mind would have lept to those conclusions he screamed out during his presser and editorial, based on the evidence he published.
The other villain is the NCAA. They put our President and BOT in a completely illegal situation, and gave them no out. None. They had the choice of the guillotine or a dose of slow acting poison. Even if they fully knew the NCAA was fully illegal, they knew that we would still have the Death Penalty and it would have taken the courts a while to figure out what to do - and during that time we wouldn't have had a working football program. No players, no coaches, nothing.
I believe Erickson made the correct choice. Support the University, but also support any and all efforts to take down the NCAA. That NEEDS to happen if we want a normally functioning collegiate athletic competition.
This post was edited by appoo 23 months ago
Just playing devils advocate here, but what does that accomplish? One of the problems we had with the sanctions was that it punished the wrong people. Not donating to penn state only punishes the current students and faculty, just like the NCAA did to our football team, right?
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