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Old 07-23-2012, 02:09 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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This is the most serious situation to ever happen in college football. If SMU gets it for paying athletes, why not Penn State for covering for a child molestor?
If we dropped atomic bombs on Japan, then why don't we drop atomic bombs on Afghanistan? After all, the Taliban gave safe haven to a terrorist group that destroyed two of our tallest skyscrapers and killed thousands of people in the process. How come we haven't thrown any nukes in this scenario?

At this point I don't even care what happens to the football program anymore; I'm just tired of everybody talking about what "should" happen, because a) they have no more say in the decision than I do, and b) no degree of punishment will ever be enough for some people.

Come whatever may.

 
Old 07-23-2012, 06:33 AM
 
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The Penn State boards are going nuts. I know these fans didn't deserve to have this happen to them. But I think directing their outrage at the NCAA is dumb.
Don't forget, these are the same *people* that threatened and harassed the victims after they came forward. The ones that rioted over Joe Pa's firing. The ones that attacked the victims on forums including this one.

The ones that kept calling it a "witch hunt" and denied everything....

You know, if at the start of this mess they'd heard there would be no impact to the football program....they'd have just shrugged at reached for another beer. It's pretty sick.

I mean at least Paterno's family is still in shock and mourning and it's their dad they are defending so I cut them a little slack over their statements. But for people whose only dog in the fight is a football team? Wow.

I just thought of the new reality show....football intervention.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Now that the penalty has been officially handed down this is just a friendly reminder to try to keep the comments in line with the TOS. I only say this because this is such an emotional and explosive subject. Thanks everyone.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Can't believe no one has posted the penalties on here yet:

$60M fine
4 year bowl ban
Forfit scholarships (20 per year)
Vacation of all wins back to 1998

Severe, but needed.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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A 4 year bowl ban, 10 lost scholarships every year for the next 4 years, a $60 million dollar fine, and five years of probation plus vacating all of JoePa's wins from 1998-2011. I am semi-pleased with this punishment. If I had to give this a grade, it would be a B-.

I like the fine and the vacating of wins, but they went soft on the bowl ban, length of lost scholarships, and length of probation. I was thinking a 6-7 year bowl ban, 10 lost schollies per year over a 10 year period, and 12 years of probation in addition to the fine and vacating wins would have been perfect.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,6965116.story
 
Old 07-23-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Punishment seems reasonable.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Bright lights Baked Ziti
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$60M fine
4 year bowl ban
Forfit scholarships (20 per year)
Vacation of all wins back to 1998

Severe, but needed.

NCAA is sending a message. The $60M fine is probably the 1yr football revenue.
I wonder if the Big 10 will remove Penn State from the conference after this decision.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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Does the ban on Bowls imply a ban on national TV?
 
Old 07-23-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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Does the ban on Bowls imply a ban on national TV?
Trust me. In another year, nobody is going to want to watch this team on television. They'll look at Penn State vs Michigan in the TV Guide and say, "Hmmm. That Bowling Green vs. Alcorn State game is looking pretty good to me."
 
Old 07-23-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Does the ban on Bowls imply a ban on national TV?
I don't see why it would. They are two different things.
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