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To the "Joe is dead, get over it, let's move on" crowd, save yourself the trouble and stop reading here.
ESPN published a story on the statement from the past chairs of the Faculty Senate on their front page, and for the first time Louis Freeh was forced to defend his report. PSU faculty are (rightfully) seen as level-headed, objective individuals whose accomplishments speak for themselves. To have them support the school, the athletic department, and to publicly support critical analysis of Freeh's report is a big deal and will matter to outside observers. We have to keep hammering away at this thing and not simply "consent" to Freeh's conjecture. The tide may eventually be turned in our direction.
Agreed. But what a friggin uphill climb.
What does this have to do with Joe? I'm pretty sure that Joe and his reputation are the least of their concerns. They are concerned about how the school's reputation is being affected, as we all should be.
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
Because they discredit the Freeh Report which is the document that charges Paterno, Spanier, Curley, and Schultz with executing a coverup.
I won't even acknowledge the next part of your post (as you make implications about how seriously I take the charges against the University as a whole that simply are not accurate) except to note I also addressed the "get over it, let's move on" crowd which encompasses more than just moving on from attacks against Joe's reputation.
I think you are smart enough to realize that this story became the story it was because of Joe Paterno. Anything that has the possibility to change the perception of Penn State would be a direct tie in with how Joe Paterno is perceived. Everyone here knows about The Citadel, Syracuse, Penn, Olympic Swimming etc. but no one anywhere else gives a shit about it. Why is that?
The lack of connection that you put between Joe Paterno and Penn State always surprises me.
If you had read their statement, you'd know it had something to do with Joe and the football program.
F the NCAA
F the BOT
I thought their statement was well reasoned and very welcome! It was great to see the academic side of PSU come out and acknowledge that they are in support of the university as a whole!
I don't understand where this Faculty Senate statement can take us. I agree that we cannot just move on because the whole community, university, alumni, and sports programs were unjustly punished from the NCAA.
I am 77% certain that PS4RS and all of the other outfits that arent going with the move (sweep it under the rug) on will become rebel groups.
PENN STATE FOREVER
Hallelujah! Thanks for posting.
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