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Penn State to take down Joe Paterno statue

11/16/11 in NCAAF   |   metsfan710   |   400 respect

We all knew that the Sandusky scandal would forever cast a dark cloud over the storied career of Joe Paterno. Things have just gotten more interesting, however.

It is being reported that Penn State is expected to take down the statue of Paterno in the near future. Many reports indicate that Thanksgiving is the most likely time, as student will be on break. Taking it down on Thanksgiving will most likely be done to avoid riots, much like the ones that took place when Paterno was fired.  

The statue is 7-feet tall and stands outside of Beaver Stadium. It is a landmark at Penn State and one that fans take very seriously. I remember going to my first Penn State game ever and witnessing a woman scream at her child for “climbing on Joe Pa”.

I agree that it is terrible that Joe Paterno allegedly knew of the scandal and did nothing, or very little. I also think that this points to the fact that maybe this scandal goes much deeper than meets the eye. The only problem I see with this is that Penn State has been trying to sympathize by saying that the scandal "goes deeper than football." I agree 200%, but that is why removing the statue, what may seem to Penn State like a good PR move, is a bad one. The statue of Paterno was put up to acknowledge his accomplishments as one of the greatest coaches ever, not as an upstanding citizen. If the statue was for being a good citizen, by all means, take the statue down. By taking the statue down, however, Penn State shows that they are simply trying to save face and rid themselves of the scandal as soon as possible.

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11/17/11   |   italysqueenie   |   1278 respect

This is all hear say rumors....They need to approve it thru the councile and be voted on first.. besides.. the rumor was to remove it during Thanksfgiving break..while students were away and out of town...as not to prevoke any distruction..and angry crowds of students... but if they were to do that ..Why would they broadcast when they planned on removing it....Hummm...? Right..all rumors...!


Dispite what everyone thinks of Joe Pa now... dosent discredit the many years he put in to deserving that statue....! Joe Pa is Penn State.. as a matter of fact He put Penn State where it is now...half his money is in Penn State and without him.. the college wouldnt have as many backers as it does..  They just cant erase him from Penn State by removing his statue..



and time will tell....and how bout Franco Harris...!!!!!!    I want them to go after the people in Second Mile now!!!

11/17/11   |   psimissu2009   |   2 respect

well, if they're going to take down the statue.. they may as well tear down half of the library and the part of the spiritual center as well while they're are well.

11/17/11   |   scottcorless

We all know that an older woman that pursues a young man sexually is known as a cougar. Thanks to the news, we now know that an older man pursuing a young man is apparently known as a Nittany Lion.

11/16/11   |   italysqueenie   |   1278 respect

The word mastermind on cover ups for joe pa...?  no way.. I think all he was worried about was his job.. the students playing on his team.. game plns..upcomming games to be played.. how to prepare and stratagies on how to win...I truley it slipped his mind.. instead of taking a second take on a follow up on what is being done.. or what they plan on doing about what McQueary told him....


I dont condone it,, but also know it was neglect.. flat out simple neglect on Joe's Part...nothing more..!!!


Christ the mans in his 80's.. Im 40...mummbles..something.. and I forget things all the time...

11/16/11   |   Burrellfan1   |   24293 respect

NittanyJon wrote:
It would have nice if you had included a source, but this appears to be true. I am not an apologist for Paterno. Clearly he should have done more and the school was 100% in the right for firing him. Having said that, all of the facts are not in . This seems like a knee-jerk reaction to the situation. Can't we wait until the courts have decided things, whether this goes to trial or not?  Actually, it's pretty obvious the case will go to trial. Paterno was not arrested nor charged with any crimes. Sandusky was. If Paterno was the one and not Sandusky, then it would be a moot point. If the situation gets worse for Paterno, then we could revisit this.

 Paterno is not going on trial.  He has not been charged with anything.  People can say that he is the mastermind of the cover-up and that he was the one that supposedly paid off the district attorney back in 1998, but none of that has been proven.

11/16/11   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

I hope that they keep the statue.... even for as evil as Sandusky is, Joe DESERVES this statue for his accomplishments ON THE FIELD.  I know it's a cliche argument, but OJ is still in the NFL HOF.... I'm just sayin'

11/16/11   |   metsfan710   |   400 respect

Source: http://www.nesn.com/2011/11/report-joe-paterno-statue-to-be-removed-from-outside-penn-states-beaver-stadium.html

11/16/11   |   NittanyJon   |   244 respect

I take that back. USA Today confirmed  at 11 AM this morning, that Penn State has not had ANY discussions about taking down the statue. They interviewed Bill Mahon, VP of University Relations. Who is, heaven forbid, A SOURCE.

11/16/11   |   NittanyJon   |   244 respect

(Edited by NittanyJon)

It would have nice if you had included a source, but this appears to be true. I am not an apologist for Paterno. Clearly he should have done more and the school was 100% in the right for firing him. Having said that, all of the facts are not in . This seems like a knee-jerk reaction to the situation. Can't we wait until the courts have decided things, whether this goes to trial or not?  Actually, it's pretty obvious the case will go to trial. Paterno was not arrested nor charged with any crimes. Sandusky was. If Paterno was the one and not Sandusky, then it would be a moot point. If the situation gets worse for Paterno, then we could revisit this.