College GameDay (UM/PSU 10/21/17) Sign Ideas Diary

Submitted by JWG Wolverine on October 15th, 2017 at 3:04 PM

As mentioned and announced on the board yesterday, ESPN's College GameDay will be coming to the Michigan game in Happy Valley this coming weekend. I am aware that many fellow MGoBloggers are attending the game, and therefore some may go represent at College GameDay. I figured it would be smart to create a thread to post ideas for signs!

Although there are legitimate fears that the offense could once again buckle under national pressure, Saturday will be the day to put all of that aside and cheer our team on, and make fun of Penn State, who more than deserves it!

I made this a diary so it will stay visible longer for easy access and reference whenever people choose to make their sign throughout the week!

Make sure to clarify whether you are going, and whether you will be using that sign or not, so we don't steal or duplicate signs. 

Go ahead, begin brainstorming!


JWG Wolverine

October 15th, 2017 at 3:07 PM ^

I'll start it off with...

"JoePa Knew"

No need to clarify whether I'm going or using this one or not, as many can agree that we need as many duplicates of this sign as possible!

However, I would like to warn people who use this to bring a backup sign, as they could confiscate this one. Or, avoid actually entering the barricades and hang out outside of it with a pole to make it visible.


October 15th, 2017 at 3:46 PM ^

I say this as a PSU fan who has lost patience with the "Paterno Loyalists" portion of my own fanbase.  Many of them are a bunch of skunks.

But I'm not sure that you're really scoring points either.

It's a classic college football setting: two top-tier games in the middle of fall, with big stakes (chances to win a B1G Championship and make the playoff) on the line.  Celebrate that instead of getting in a pissing match with a skunk.


October 15th, 2017 at 9:50 PM ^

Your takes are usually pretty level. That said, the fact that myopic, pathetic and ridiculous Paterno apologists exist in your fanbase (In great numbers and I know this as Temple alumnus, believe me...) I can't support this narrative.

Penn State football should have been stricken from record, Beaver Stadium razed, JoePa's statue symbolically torn down and discarded. Indeed, your "fans" should have been discussing next week's matchup with Moravian College in Bethlehem.

At a bottom line, there can never be anything to celebrate for Sandusky's victims (covered up by an administration that worshipped Paterno's myth and the bottom line. Penn State fans should celebrate nothing.


Everyone Murders

October 16th, 2017 at 9:50 AM ^

I have typically respected the stances you've taken here, but I think you're missing the point of "JoePa Knew".  Your school decided that it would be a good idea to have a Joe Paterno fellating video during the 2016 Temple game.  Your school recently had 200 lettermen petitioning to bring back a statue of someone who aided and abetted the rape of children over the course of decades.  Your school has a large group of JoePalogists (TM) who want to white-wash his history of overlooking Sandusky's disgusting activities.

And until Penn State as a university owns its past, PSU does not get a seat at the table of "classic college football".  It will remain "Abetted Child Rape U" in the minds of those who put institutional responsibility ahead of Ws and Ls when it comes to matters as fundamental as the protection of children.

I've written repeatedly that I feel bad for PSU alums, faculty, and fans who had nothing to do with this atrocity and have not gone into denial or white-wash mode.  But so long as PSU wants to celebrate Joe Paterno (as recently as last season!), the cost of doing so is getting called out on that bullshit.


October 16th, 2017 at 4:15 PM ^

This is the correct answer.  It's a statement of fact conveniently ignored by a good portion of that fanbase.  No idea if it would be confiscated though - no vulgar words or anything but who knows with ESPN.

I would find it amusing if it was confiscated given that about a quarter of the signs on GameDay are some kind of coach slander that is completely made up, but you can't have a sign with an outright statement of fact.

Why didn't this program get the death penalty again?

Everyone Murders

October 16th, 2017 at 9:53 AM ^

That's really raw.  By which I mean, spot-on and I hope someone uncorks this.

BY THE WAY, the way to get a message like this out is to be strategic.  Bring a sign with something sorta funny on one side, and a very thick Sharpie.  Then write this out, monitor ESPN on your phone for your short window of opportunity, and hold that sumbitch high until they escort you out.


October 17th, 2017 at 5:50 PM ^

When our coaches have sleepovers with recruits they become student-athletes not victims./witnesses for the prosecution.

(edit) Sleepover with recruits:

  UM= student athletes

  PSU= felonies