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 Post subject: Thoughts on Joe Paterno?
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2012, 4:03 pm 
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I'm starting this in the NPRC topics folder because even if it doesn't start out that way it's going to get a little controversial.

In case anyone missed it Joe died last night of complications from the lung cancer that he was being treated for. The question is, what are your thoughts about Joe? Was he a convenient scapegoat for the university and merely the most famous face of a system that failed on every level or was he fully guilty of allowing this to happen and is getting off too easy?


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PostPosted: January 22nd, 2012, 5:23 pm 
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SKrinsky wrote:
The question is, what are your thoughts about Joe? Was he a convenient scapegoat for the university and merely the most famous face of a system that failed on every level or was he fully guilty of allowing this to happen and is getting off too easy?


Both of the above. He was clearly sacrificed in the hopes that it would appease the people who wanted to delve deeper into the program. But he was also 100% guilty of allowing this to happen and to keep happening. He put the program ahead of the safety of the kids and that's reprehensible.


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PostPosted: January 22nd, 2012, 9:05 pm 
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RickB wrote:
SKrinsky wrote:
The question is, what are your thoughts about Joe? Was he a convenient scapegoat for the university and merely the most famous face of a system that failed on every level or was he fully guilty of allowing this to happen and is getting off too easy?


Both of the above. He was clearly sacrificed in the hopes that it would appease the people who wanted to delve deeper into the program. But he was also 100% guilty of allowing this to happen and to keep happening. He put the program ahead of the safety of the kids and that's reprehensible.

Thank-you for agreeing with me. Got in argument last night for saying this very thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Thoughts on Joe Paterno?
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2012, 11:17 pm 
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SKrinsky wrote:
The question is, what are your thoughts about Joe? Was he a convenient scapegoat for the university and merely the most famous face of a system that failed on every level or was he fully guilty of allowing this to happen and is getting off too easy?


He wasn't a scapegoat. It was his program, his assistant and he knew what was happening, yet did nothing about it. He was completely guilty and as the face of Penn State football he had to go. He got what he deserved. It's sad that it ended that way though, he did a lot of good things and ran a great program right up until the point where he didn't anymore.


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