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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gude View Post
    Oh, yes he was. Both.

    That's the point. You can be great but, we are still human; here's a reminder and a cautionary note.

    Sorry, but I don't think that winning football games makes anyone a great man. It may make him a great coach, but "greatness" as a human should actually improve humanity in some way.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gude View Post
    Ok, I am wrong.

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by MMDad View Post
    Sorry, but I don't think that winning football games makes anyone a great man. It may make him a great coach, but "greatness" as a human should actually improve humanity in some way.
    Virtually everyone who played and/or worked for Paterno speaks VERY highly of him as mentor, molder of men, leader, and freely call him a 'great man'. That is why this is so terrible. No one is saying "Oh, well. Joe was always a drunk, mean to his coaches and used up his players like farm animals..."

    You, nor I, have to think much of a football coach but, those who spent part of their lives with him think otherwise. A great number of folks.
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  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gude View Post
    Once again, a great football coach who let a cherished assistant and friend get away with molesting young boys is as bad as someone responsible for war and murder and destruction.

    I don't get where you are coming from, at all.
    I don't get where you are coming from. You want to leave that statue of praise for Paterno so no one will forget what he had a part in with Sandusky? I don't think anyone needs a statue to help them remember what happened let alone one of Joe marching proudly onto his "field of battle". If you need something to remind you, how about melting the statue down and make a plaque condemning all the people that had a roll in this, and with the rest of the metal, fashion it into a shaft and shove it up Sandusky's ass.

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by xobxdoc View Post
    I don't get where you are coming from. You want to leave that statue of praise for Paterno so no one will forget what he had a part in with Sandusky? I don't think anyone needs a statue to help them remember what happened let alone one of Joe marching proudly onto his "field of battle". If you need something to remind you, how about melting the statue down and make a plaque condemning all the people that had a roll in this, and with the rest of the metal, fashion it into a shaft and shove it up Sandusky's ass.
    We want the same thing, then. Just two different approaches. I don't object to yours.

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  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gude View Post
    Virtually everyone who played and/or worked for Paterno speaks VERY highly of him as mentor, molder of men, leader, and freely call him a 'great man'. That is why this is so terrible. No one is saying "Oh, well. Joe was always a drunk, mean to his coaches and used up his players like farm animals..."

    You, nor I, have to think much of a football coach but, those who spent part of their lives with him think otherwise. A great number of folks.
    Vicky Triponey is the exception. Female hysteria.

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by jetmonkey View Post
    Vicky Triponey is the exception. Female hysteria.
    Her words;

    That lens led me to believe that Coach really was a pretty remarkable man," Triponey said. "To this day, I think I may believe that. But I don't know, somewhere along the way, the pedestal got so high for the program. The Grand Experiment became such a perfect image - and a facade - that we didn't dare let on there were blemishes."

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    The school did nothing, did nothing, did nothing, and now they want to overreact to compensate. It's bull####.
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  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    The school did nothing, did nothing, did nothing, and now they want to overreact to compensate. It's bull####.
    You are totally correct. Hence the title of the tread.

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  9. #49

    I believe the sanctions

    Imposed will punish the wrong people especially the scholarships just require them to be used for academic achievement NOT football gorrilas. Yeah 60 million$ and no bowl games again who does that punish most of those responsible are long gone.
    No more splitting Uranium for fun and profit, retirement is cool so far....

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    The school did nothing, did nothing, did nothing, and now they want to overreact to compensate. It's bull####.
    If you believe the report, tons of people saw Sandusky playing naked grab-ass with little boys but were afraid to say anything because of things like the way that Vicky Triponey was thrown under the bus and run out of town on a rail for trying to discipline people related to the football program. The school did that

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