and two or more of them are bad.
i mean seriously he was just as good this year
and two or more of them are bad.
this a.m., the conference call that took place between trustees was all about forestalling action by the NCAA, and whether taking the statue down was a step that might ameliorate forthcoming sanctions. Much as I think that the statue needed to come down, I agree with those saying this looks more like desperate reaction by a school anxious to stop the bleeding than part of any careful, concerted effort.
EDIT: Maybe BILG (just up above me with the long, thoughtful comment) is right: the sooner the U starts to face up to reality the better, and this is a strong symbolic first step.
Anyone know what Bo's record was against Patterno? Link would be great if you have one, googled for awhile and couldn't find it.
I don't think the teams met until the 93 season, could be wrong though.
1993 was the first meeting between the schools. That was also PSU's 1,000th game, which we spoiled.
(We fortunately played our own 1,000th game against Minnesota in '92, a comfortable 50-point win.)
Pittsburgh article discusses Bo's complaints about PSU being admitted into the conference. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19891228&id=wtNRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZW4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=1616,8885275
Thanks for the link. I especially liked another story on the page following the story you mention, about McMurtry where he discusses why he decided to go to Michigan over some of the more pass-happy schools.
Guh the people they interviewed on ESPN and BTN are really not helping. The lack of perspective is just sickening.
Also I've never agreed with Howard Griffith more. Spot on by him.
"In the state of PA, you are required to request a utility markout prior digging below ground.The removal of the statue required a markout request because they used jackhammers to dig below ground.
The purpose of the markout request is to know the locations of underground utilities before digging so that you are less likely to inadvertently damage them, which may compromise public safety. The utility locations are marked on the ground with spray paint by each utility company prior to digging. The request must sent 3 business days (not including weekends) in advance of digging to allow utility companies time to respond. Thus, the request would have needed to be sent in by last Tuesday at the latest. The markout request must state the purpose and location (i.e. Paterno statue removal at Beaver Stadium)
I’m guessing they didn’t send in the markout request. If they did, word of the statue removal would have probably gotten out before the statue was removed. You also might have seen spray painted marks on the ground in the general vicinity of the statue representing underground utility locations. The photos I’ve seen don’t indicate any such marks.
Below is an explanation of the law…
I know this may seem like a minor technicality some people, but I think its ironic given the supposed new direction of transparency and law abiding."
It's a pity he didn't read further into this, because it is an even thinner straw than this guy at BSD realizes. This law is basically the same as "Miss Dig" here in Michigan, and I have to guess that PSU owns much of its internal infrastructure as the University Of Michigan does. The FAQ for Pennsylvania's law says - as ours does here - that private utilities will not be marked and are the responsibility of the utility owner. Being that they put barriers all over the place, if they did mark their own equipment or if the base was free-standing and did not require earth to be broken will undoubtedly spark furious debate among the PSU faithful at BSD for days.
I think you underplay the threat of some company sneaking in late at night and burying fiber or some trunk line for phone system directly under a 900 pound statue. Plus it's right next to a massive stadium that draws (or is that drew) crowds in excess of 100k. When I look for accessible places to bury infrastructure, I always look for those two things.
BSD's commentators are so petulant it just makes me want the NCAA to drop that much larger of a nuke.
The last few times they tried firing a popgun the recoil nearly snapped all their necks.
So many people over there have proven themselves to be total idiots the past few weeks. If they can't dig underground, they should just take a wrecking ball and take off the upper half of his body.
Amazing how a community can continue to miss the point so consistently and enthusiastically.
Ask an Ohyoan about Tressel sometime.
Jesus if the BSD moderators had a shred of dignity left they'd delete crap like this. Embarrassing. Please god, never let my own shock over losing a hero ever make me this pathetically delusional.
That institution is part of the B10.
and mint commemorative medallions with proceeds going to the victims and child support/advocacy groups."Storing" the statue sounds like the thing is coming back some day.
I think they should leave the blank wall up with a small plaque about what happened and the dangers of allowing athletics to overcome the needs of people. That would be JoePa's true legacy and recognizing it in a similar fashion would be a big step for Penn State.
Given the circumstances surrounding Penn State and considering some of the other issues that have popped up as of late throughout the NCAA, does anyone else get the feeling we may be hearing of other violations/cover-ups over the next year or two?