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Confirmed it myself as well. The poor rep sounded like she's fielded a few angry calls this morning. It's too bad Al Davis isn't with us anymore. I would lead a crusade to have him become our next President since we clearly are the outlaw brand in the NCAA's thinking.
"A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep"- Glenn Carson
The NCAA can go Eff themselves. The entire organization from Emmert on down. The audacity of them to pass moral judgment on an entire University for the actions of one monster and a perceived moral faults of 4 others is beyond reprehensible.
Who the hell are they to judge us? Who are they to tell US we have a football culture problem?
I'd like to know how many employees of the NCAA have had an affair, cheated on their taxes, stayed silent when they know others did something wrong? Eff them. They have no moral standing to judge the alumni, students, players, coaches or fans of Penn State.
I will never, ever forgive our BOT, Corbett, Louis Freeh, or the NCAA for the damage they've done to our University just to save their own asses. Corbett knew about JS for years! TSM knew about JS for years! Some members of the BOT knew about JS for YEARS! And none of them are held accountable b/c they blamed football. It sickens me the weakness our supposed "leaders" show in the face of adversity.
Cowards, every single one of them. None of them lifted a finger to stop JS when they could have. They can blame football all they want, but they must live with the guilt and shame of knowing what JS was doing and not doing a GD thing to stop him. I hope every single one of these weak minded cowards answers to a much greater authority than the NCAA when their time comes.
This post was edited by rck127 17 months ago
I just called and was told it was a "glitch" and they are working to fix the problem.
Dominate The State
Why do I get the feeling that this "glitch" is going to take roughly 5 years to fix?
Keeps getting better and better...
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
I think that the NCAA might have underestimated the backlash here and will pull back, at least when questioned. This was a pretty poor move from a variety of factors - no one was calling for the removal of gear and nothing in the sanctions, harsh as they are, actually makes PSU persona non grata to the NCAA. This is bullshit grandstanding, pure and simple, and is going to look hilariously childish to much of the American public that actually agreed with the sanctions.
A "glitch" that only removes PSU from the site...does Giger really believe the trash he writes?
I just called back and another lady told me that she's being told it's a glitch and also that it was intentional.
Ben Jones @Ben_Jones88
RT @CentreCountyRep: Representative's statement to us today. She said @NCAA sent email to them saying they won't sell #PSU apparel any more.
Giger is the biggest fool out there right now. He really can't put 2 and 2 together.
Haha.....how is a glitch intentional? Freaking NCAA!
At least we can all trust Ben Freaking Jones to get to the bottom of this...
The football fanatics site is this:
and lists PENN STATE: http://www.footballfanatics.com/COLLEGE_Penn_State_Nittany_Lions
I BELIEVE THAT THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE SHOPNCAA site which keeps referring to the Football Fanatics site (but I don't believe that they are affilitated) -- it may be that this site is a SPOOF site. NOTE: I ran a who is domain check and this site IS registered to the NCAA. http://www.shopncaasports.com/
I called the contact for the site at the NCAA (A very nice young lady who was unaware of what was going on) and sent an email to them at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know that I contacted the BBB.
Here is the email that I sent:
I just filed a report with the Better Business Bureau. It reads like this:
Description of Complaint:
1. I believe (although it looks legit) that this is a fraudulent website: http://www.shopncaasports.com.When you go to the contact page: http://www.shopncaasports.com/helpdesk/Contact or the Customer Service page: http://www.shopncaasports.com/helpdesk/Home - all of the information points you to another company: http://www.footballfanatics.com/ I called the Football Fanatics phone number and they are in NO WAY affiliated with the NCAA.com website. Which leads me to believe that the NCAA.com website is a SPOOF.
2. This all started when I was told that the NCAA website sold EVERY TEAM’S apparel and gear, and this was not the case. Penn State gear was totally missing. False advertising.
I would like to see the SPOOF websites SHUT DOWN, as they are dangerous and can steal innocent customer's vital financial information.
You want to REALLY piss of the NCAA?
Go vote for BoB for Coach of the Year: http://coachoftheyear.com
AND BLOW HIS NUMBERS THROUGH THE ROOF!
Apparently it's back up.
Maybe they thought no one would notice
At our Penn State Nittany Lions shop and Penn State Nittany Lions store you can get $4.99 3-day shipping on Penn State Nittany Lions gear. Only at the Official Store of NCAA Sports.
There is no doubt in my mind that the NCAA has an unpleasant date with karma upcoming. They have vastly underestimated the PSU program and fanbase.
The PSU administration may be inept, but we are the opposite.
At 10:30 a.m. it was an "intentional decision" to not sell PSU apparel on ShopNCAASports.com. At 11:30 a.m., it was a "technical glitch".
The NCAA is too funny.
I contacted Dave Joyner about 8am this morning about this. He responded quickly and said he was looking into it. Whatever you may think about him, I am sure that he contacted the NCAA.
similar to the "technical glitch" that upvoted every team except PSU slowly and consistently over a 5 hour stretch in the school colors ESPN contest. PSU was up by a ton and suddenly every school was getting multiple votes per minute leaving PSU in the dust. They had to shut it down and luckily still awarded the scholarship money to PSU in that one.
38m JoePa's Doghouse JoePa's Doghouse @RowlffDogg
BREAKING: Lane Kiffin actually bought all the PSU shirts on http://NCAA.com so he can blend in while recruiting players on campus.
Retweeted by Adam Breneman
Well stated. Thank you.
I emailed an NCAA spokeswoman asking for comment this morning. She referred me to a spokesman for Fanatics, which operates the site. I sent him the same question -- why isn't Penn State merchandise available? -- after the O'Brien conference, and received this response, as well as confirmation that it had since become available again:
"While converting to a new and improved operating system that all our e-commerce stores run on, we discovered a technical glitch that mistakenly prevented Penn State product from appearing on the NCAA Shop. We quickly realized the issue and restored all Penn State merchandise back on the NCAA webstore. Fanatics Retail Group apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused."
Take it for what it's worth.
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not true - at 10;00 when i called, they had a script they were reading from indicating they would not be having PSU merchandise on the website during the sanctioned period"
I think they got a backlash and then changed and said it was a "glitch"
F@#k the NCAA.
WE ARE! And we will always be...
Response from fanatics....firstname.lastname@example.org
We had an internal tech issue. The PSU product catalog will be on all sites tomorrow
Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
TO: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com, and added ESPN press for S&Gs
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:54:31 -0500
Subject: Penn State apparel pulled form NCAA shop???
Is this breaking news? Where is the PSU gear in the NCAA shop? I will never buy another thing with NCAA anywhere on the label. Again, Emmert and his cronies going above and beyond, and just in time for the holidays. This is an interesting way to solve an obvious culture problem. Solve through deprivation, demonization, and humiliation. #NCAABully. These tactics will only strengthen our resolve and push us further into isolation and this so called PSU against the world mentality. So much for openness and transparency, when the very actions of the NCAA will result in the opposite. But who knows, maybe that’s the NCAA’s strategy.
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