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So what happens now at Penn State? After the Sandusky verdict and the Freeh Report, it's pretty safe to say that State College is rotten to the core and has been for a long time. Is there anything more pathetic than someone trying to argue that Joe Paterno should not be judged solely on this disgusting cover-up? Those people are seriously terrible. Oh, you don't want Joe's precious goddamn statue torn down? That's cute. You're right, though, before and after every football game until the end of time, all fans should be reminded about fucking kids in the ass. Yep, everyone needs to be constantly aware of those sexy mental images. Just rip the fucking statue down already. Take the Paterno name off of everything on campus. Hell, someone give Bobby Bowden a job again just so he can get that wins record off of Paterno's resume. Until Penn State and their fans COMPLETELY disengage from JoePa's bullshit, then they will never disassociate from the guy that enabled a predator for well over a decade and HELPED PUT YOU IN THE POSITION THAT YOU'RE IN TODAY. Who gives a fuck how many libraries he built? Those were built with blood money.
I think that the evidence is overwhelming that Penn State is the definition of 'lack of institutional control'. Everyone at the top of the school's food chain put a fucking football team over the well being of innocent children. So what do we do with the football program? Can the NCAA do anything? Should the NCAA do anything? Is the Death Penalty a viable option? Why punish those that had nothing to do with the heinous crimes committed years ago? Would the school punish itself beyond the hundreds of millions of dollars that it will pay out in civil suits? Now that the awful details are hopefully over, the penalties that are coming are very interesting.
I've always been on the side of not punishing the present for the sins of the past. I always felt that what the NCAA did to USC was absurd. Rob Bolden may be a god awful QB but he had nothing to do with any of this garbage so why should he take the fall for what a dead guy and other criminals did? But why would anyone care about kids that bought into the Paterno bullshit anyway?
Well, hold on, I'm getting ahead of myself here. Let's just assume that the NCAA has the stones to come and levy a punishment on Penn State even though it is dicey at best that they would even have jurisdiction to do so here. But for the sake of the post today, let's say that Mark Emmert wants to wield his power. Stephen A. Smiff was on Sportscenter this weekend screaming about how Penn State needs to shut down the football program for five years. My first reaction to that was something along the line of "this guy is cray cray". After thinking about it for awhile though, I don't think that that is too much to ask.
Penn State obviously has a ton of ill will toward itself right now (and it is well deserved). Fixing the reputation and righting all of their wrongs needs to be the #1 priority in State College. Having a distraction in the form of a football program that is a constant reminder of what happened is not going to help.
Five years may be too much, but I think that I would be pleased if they shut the doors on Beaver Stadium for the next two years. This is not a football story. It's a disgusting social injustice story that involves a football team. Football is not what is important here. Yes, the players and coaches will be victims here so you just let them transfer without having to sit out a year. There, that problem is solved. If they can play at Penn State, then they can play almost anywhere.
Like I said earlier, I don't really know who can do what here and I'm not sure that anyone really wants to step up before they have to. In theory, I would like to see the school be proactive and stop the football team for a little bit just to get their priorities straight. So that is G$'s call: shut it down for two years. Those that piss and moan about it are people whose opinions don't matter anyway. SMU paid players to play for them. That is small potatoes compared to fostering a culture of child rape, isn't it?
Before I go, is it a dick move to call out Sue Paterno? You know good goddamn well that her hell-bound husband told her about Sandusky and she didn't do shit about it either. Wouldn't you think that SuePa knew about that stuff all along, too? My guess is that the idiot Paterno boys didn't know, but Sue had to.
In conclusion, put Sue Paterno on trial and send her to prison. She is just as guilty as her maggoty husband. I hope that Penn State goes bankrupt from all of these lawsuits. They deserve it. But for now, I'll settle on the football team going away for awhile.