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Author Topic:   Tribute Thread for the Recently Passed Greats
crashfrog
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Message 158 of 882 (649338)
01-22-2012 2:59 PM
Reply to: Message 157 by hooah212002
01-22-2012 1:15 PM


Wrong Thread, Hooah
You're looking for "Tribute Thread for the Recently Passed Gits."

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crashfrog
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Message 160 of 882 (649370)
01-22-2012 8:59 PM
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01-22-2012 3:09 PM


Re: Wrong Thread, Hooah
Isn't everything a coach does basically "off the field"? He wasn't out there on Beaver Field throwing touchdowns as coach, right?

I just don't see how you can celebrate Joe Paterno for the way he cultivated and guided and protected young men in a sports program and then overlook his incredibly disgusting and craven failure to protect young men in a sports program.

It's like saying that we should choose to recognize Francesco Schettino for what he did as a captain, and not what he did as the person in command of a seagoing vessel. Joe Paterno's responsibility to protect people from Jerry Sandusky precisely came from his position of authority in Penn State sports. You can't just set that stuff aside to evaluate his legacy because that is his legacy, as much as turning Penn State football around is.

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crashfrog
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Message 162 of 882 (649466)
01-23-2012 3:18 PM
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01-23-2012 12:10 AM


Re: Wrong Thread, Hooah
Like I said, I am acknowledging his coaching ability because he was a football coach. How he handled his team other than in his capacity as head ball coach comes for a different life synopsis.

You're still missing the point. His capacity as head coach was why he was supposed to protect young men from being raped by Jerry Sandusky. That's something that coaches are supposed to do, every bit as much as they're supposed to train football teams how to win games.


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crashfrog
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Message 206 of 882 (667564)
07-09-2012 3:25 PM
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07-08-2012 8:49 PM


Re: So long Ernie
He's copiloting that big Airwolf copter in the sky. Er, wait.

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