For not doing nothing about this.
Jo Paterno Fired
Had to happen. What a freakin' tragedy.
All you need is one anarchist with a grudge against authority and a real loud voice...
Actually, all you probably need is one thrown beer bottle....
with all the OSU bs going down. hypocrite
He was moving to Tennessee because of the backlash he recieved for covering the scandal how it should have been covered.
Anyone besides me bothered by the fact that people at penn state are rioting over joe pa being fired over something as sick as this. Also once the board of trustees started taking questions, their first question is who will coach Saturday. Not anything about the kids or how they will strive to put their university back together
Where is this rioting that people keep referring to? All I see on TV are college kids milling around evrywhere.
Evidently, they just started tearing down lightposts and tearing it up a bit.
I could not agree with you more.
They're just a bunch of sad excuses for human beings.
PSU did the right thing.
im so sick of hearing about all of this
Because all of this coverage isn't about the families. It's about the fall from grace and the tainted legacy of a man who protected a pedophile.
Police in riot gear. Uh-oh....
And ESPN is telling an ABC reporter to "sit tight" in case anything happens. Yes, you're going to sit tight during a riot.
"Put on yo running shoes!"
Hide yo wife!!!
If the Board did not step in and fire him but instead let him coach this weekend or beyond, they would be seen as condoning conduct that may become subject to criminal prosecution. Worse, they would also be seen as putting Paterno's wish to end his career with some shred of dignity ahead of the crimes that were perpetrated under his stewardship of the football program. The Board did the right thing.
And the Board's action presages something that goes beyond Penn State and college football. I think that a major storm is going to break quite soon against big time college athletics. The ongoing media exposure of corruption, greed, and exploitation will be whipped into a firestorm by this scandal.
Kids not interested.
Maybe if someone tells them that cars used to get flipped in the 80's they would be all over it.
i thought same thing. a bunch of iphones and droids does not a riot make.
Joe Paterno is such a dick. He wouldn't even step down from coaching on his own accord after all of this had happened.
Hello Armani Reeves?
I am in this weird place where I am sad because of his legacy being just shredded because of this and yet disgusted because of the inaction on his part.
Just a sad week, most of all for the young men whose lives were tainted by a sick individual.
I'm in the same place you are. Step back and think about this phrase:
"Joe Paterno fired as a result of child sex abuse scandal"
On its face, that phrase is so fucked up it bends the limits of reality.
The situations is Fubar and no way to minimize the horror. Take a breath and act decisively. That is the way to cleanse the stench of scandal rather thant calling everything "an isolated incident."
i agree...talk about making heads roll. prez...ad...and iconic coach all gone. mcqueary shld b next
What happened to the Tim Curely and McQueary they should have fired when this all came out. With that being said the board did do the right thing in firing Joe Paterno.
The kids involved and their families have had to watch this 24 hours a day for several days now. Maybe, just maybe, this will help the story to die down and give them a moment's peace. I doubt it, but lets all hope.
Gregg Doyel is there:
As much as I love Joe Pa, if this scandal happened anywhere else in the country (like Ohio state) and Jim tressel was the coach, everyone on here wouldbe digusted with the idea of keeping him as a coach
from the championship trophy?
Wow his wiki page didn't take long to update
Mcqueary, while very gutless, was put in a very shitty situation... He was a twenty some year old man chasing his dream as a coach and also his livlihood. His future as a coach would be in jeopardy if he made a big deal of the situation. Obviously, he was being a big pussy in doing nothing. But lets not get all high and mighty and pretend like half the guys on here wouldn't have done the same thing. So you want to beat the shit out of a guy for being a coward? Why not beat the shit ouf of the pervert?
He was 28, for crissake.
can see why these guys never made it on the real news;
To preface, I'm somewhat ignorant when it comes to issues dealing with the higher-ups and the like withinin large institutions and companies i.e the who/what/hows of a group such as a BOT. My first question, is this whole "mess" something the BOT, or at least certain members, have known about, before this last week? I'm leaning towards yes. It seems the whole University has known about this for a long time, why would the BOT not? Many are calling for a complete clean-out of the AD and of many others associated with this case. It seems the BOT are the ones to commence said clean-out? But what makes the BOT any better and capable of doing so if they themselves have known about all of this?
Quite possibly I need to grasp this whole situation better and gather more facts than I now have. I however find it odd for us all to compliment, if you will, a committee who have also been somewhat responsible for the hush-hush of this situation.
Any cordial insight apprecatied.
should offer full scholarships to all of the victims, at the least. But i am sure they will want nothing to do with that institution for the rest of their lives.
He retracted upon learning the reason why. So he's just ignorant.
...And he decided to post a kneejerk reaction to a story he heard. Luckily nobody like that around here.
Perfect job for Tressel to take over.
Now's probably not the time to take shots at anything football related.
...But in a secondary concern I have is for how Paterno's health holds up to this stress.
Having his entire life's work sullied & ripped away due to a grave sin of omission, has to be rough on an 84 year old man.
And let me temper this by saying, I understand that the stress on the young men victimized is orders of magnitude greater.
But, I don't wish physical harm on Joe Paterno.