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The Right Reverand Rodney Erickson -
"Since the BOT has outlawed the playing of 'Sweet Caroline' over the Beaver Stadium loudspeakers due to the lyrics 'touching me...touching you' for having meaning too close to sexual connotations; I am proud to announce that ALL sexually-based words will be removed from everything Penn State."
"My first action is to remove 'Blue' references from the band. From now on it will be known as the 'Penn State Marching Band'. Furthermore 'Beaver' stadium will be renamed 'The Football Stadium'. I have asked this message to be posted here for further suggestions and renaming candidates"
However, Sweet Caroline is no longer part of the Penn State Football Show and for the reasons indicated.
This post was edited by psufankc63 23 months ago
October 12, 2013. PSU 43 - UM 40 (4 OT). Unfortunately this fan wasn't around long enough to see it!
I guess the "touch of Blue" name will go as well since the word touch is outlawed by the PoA, President of Apologies.
Beaver Canyon to be renamed Leadership Void.
This is a joke right?
PENN STATE FOREVER
I thought it was. It better be.
You would think its a joke but lately there have been some dumb decisions made by our "leaders", (word used verrrryyyy loosely).
It's amazing that we even have to wonder if the bot would do something like this. It should be obvious that this post was meant as a joke, but because of our 'leaders', who knows.
" Lion is a feline, a slang term for a feline is pu$$y... I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone in the world, for using the nickname the Nittany Lions that past 100 + years knowing what we now know about the potential for slander of the word Lion. Effective immediately we will simply be called the Mount Nittany's"...
Two days later:
" I apologize, someone on my staff just informed me that "mount" can be viewed as a sexual explicit term... I would like to apologize on behalf of the faculty, alumni and students for any time, anyone has used the term "mount" here at Penn State... from this point forward that big hill over there will be referred to as "the big hill near campus"... again, I would like to apologize to everyone for anything we have ever done."
" We will be taking suggestions for a new, non-sexually perverse nickname via an online poll conducted by ESPN... The nickname with the most votes will be the official new mascot for the Pennsylvania State University".
Am I the only one not upset that they won't play Sweet Caroline at the game? The song isn't that good and it doesn't make sense. Plus it's the most overplayed song in terms of sporting events in the country. I'm actually happy they aren't playing it for whatever reason. Play a song that's actually good and original!
Dominate The State
Adding to the bans, we can no longer play "Zombie Nation" out of respect for the guy who had his face eaten.
I'm fine with not hearing that song at a football game. What I'm not fine with is that they once again created another PR disaster with their stupidity. Pull the song from the rotation, fine. But why would they announce this reason for doing so? Anyone who has read why they pulled it has been laughing at us since yesterday.
"A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep"- Glenn Carson
McKee Street is to be renamed Rodney Way. The entrance of Sunset Park will have a giant statue of Erickson and Emmert shaking hands.
What the hell, one more.
Shortlidge Rd and Bigler Rd will be renamed Average Avenue and Regular Rd. The bot doesn't want freshman thinking of penis size when asking for directions around campus.
I hate that song. its annoying in every way possibly and I am thrilled that we decided to discontinue that song.
BacardiBuckeye: "But in all honesty I like Penn State, I want to see Penn State do good that's why I check this board everyday." 4/2/14
Rename the Forum building so that there are no implications to the Penthouse story section.....
Yeah, I'm with you on this one, and I am also looking forward to not singing "Touching me, Touching You" because if I'm being honest, it would make me think of the JS debacle. Down vote me all you want, but I'm just being frank. I'm also not in the mood to take any more punches from people I work with about those lyrics in the song.
...or poking the Nittany Lion with pointed sticks through the holes of a cage.
"PSU a 3 to 4 win team" - New-era, September 2012
And all the "PED", for Pedestrian, have been removed from signage and yellow cross walks under stadium.
No PED X ING painted, all was painted out last weekend.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by mgd99 23 months ago
This!...why not just stop playing it. The announcement was just more fodder for the mob!
To me, it's not the song specifically. It's just the aspect of the crowd all getting involved in a song and being loud. I enjoy that aspect of it.
No one will be allowed to utter the phrase, "That's what she said." on campus or in groups associated with the University.
Every time the BoT makes an announcement they make all Penn Staters look like a**es. Here,s a idea for the BoT shut up.
Oh! No more Gary Glitter music at Beaver Stadium (convicted of Child Porn). Who's Gary Glitter? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompl9-8U8lE
Just another hockey anthem cross-over to CFB!
If you think that the BOT is sensitive over the "touching me...touching you" lyrics of 'Sweet Caroline", wait until they get a clue about Gary Glitter's prison term in Britain for Child Porn violations!!
Oh! And with respect to Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" song, it was written and released in 1969 as a 'tribute'(?) to JFK's daughter Caroline, who was 12 years old at the time. Methinks Mr. Diamond's lyrics truly are questionable given the subject matter. The wife thinks he's "creepy"!
What would the world think if we played this song after each win?
sorry, made me chuckle
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