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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:56 pm

Title IX doens't even exist in your world?

And then everything you wrote?

Kill yourself, please.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Spin » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:10 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Title IX doens't even exist in your world?


It exists in all colleges. Even the ones not in the B10.

And then everything you wrote?


Is that the best you can do, Bostonian? Fuck. What a letdown...
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:11 pm

Can you tell me what shit DIII school took your blood so I can calll em?
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:14 pm

BTW: PLEASE WRITE TITLE IX AND WHAT IT DOES ON THIS BOARD, JUST ONCE
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Spin » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:45 pm

First answer wtf Title IX has to do with this conversation in the first place.

I thought the point was pretty simple. Most colleges can sustain a dozen or more sports without huge football profits. There's no reason the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania can't. Just because they're accustomed to JoPa's money making skills, I think the folks at PSU can figure it out.

Fuck even Tri-C can maintain eight sports without a Top 25 football program to pay the bills...
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby mattvan1 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:10 pm

Spin wrote:I know full well how D1 sports are paid for. In almost all cases, the football programs lose money. So how (in all but maybe a dozen programs) does a money losing football program cover the cost of the football program, let alone all the other god damn sports? Same with the D3 schools, they figure out how to pay for a bunch sports without millions of dollars in football revenue. Penn State can figure it out too.

And football is more expensive, you're paying out 85 scholarships, books, housing, each player requires a lot more equipment, higher premiums. More coaches. More staff. Then you have to transport all those people.

Crimony.


Wrong. In 2009, 68 of the 120 FBS school made a profit on football. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5490686

Besides, we're not talking about Wyoming; I thought we were talking about Penn State, which made over $50M (that's $50,427,645) IN PROFIT during the 2009-2010 season. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/30/the-most-profitable-colle_n_802810.html#s217317&title=University_of_Texas

Dude, just stop - you position cannot be defended. The more you type the more I know you're just making shit up.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:49 pm

FUDU wrote:Then what exactly are you suggesting by saying kill CFB, eye?


When you're done picking up all the candy from the pinata matt split open, can you expound on what exactly you think needs done to everyone else in CFB, b/c of PSU?
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Spin » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:00 pm

mattvan1 wrote:
Spin wrote:I know full well how D1 sports are paid for. In almost all cases, the football programs lose money. So how (in all but maybe a dozen programs) does a money losing football program cover the cost of the football program, let alone all the other god damn sports? Same with the D3 schools, they figure out how to pay for a bunch sports without millions of dollars in football revenue. Penn State can figure it out too.

And football is more expensive, you're paying out 85 scholarships, books, housing, each player requires a lot more equipment, higher premiums. More coaches. More staff. Then you have to transport all those people.

Crimony.


Wrong. In 2009, 68 of the 120 FBS school made a profit on football. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5490686

Besides, we're not talking about Wyoming; I thought we were talking about Penn State, which made over $50M (that's $50,427,645) IN PROFIT during the 2009-2010 season. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/30/the-most-profitable-colle_n_802810.html#s217317&title=University_of_Texas

Dude, just stop - you position cannot be defended. The more you type the more I know you're just making shit up.


Wow, that's a lot different from JB's article he cited last year...

You guys still don't get it. It doesn't matter how much money PSU football brought in. I don't know how to explain it any simpler. Maybe I'll put in in question form.

If the University of Akron (which lost money and a whole lot more on its football program the last three years) can sustain 18 scholarship sports in Division I without PSU attendance and TV, without the B10 cash, without bowl money, without the supporters, without anything else,

WHY CAN'T PENN STATE???
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Spin » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:01 pm

mattvan1 wrote:
Spin wrote:I know full well how D1 sports are paid for. In almost all cases, the football programs lose money. So how (in all but maybe a dozen programs) does a money losing football program cover the cost of the football program, let alone all the other god damn sports? Same with the D3 schools, they figure out how to pay for a bunch sports without millions of dollars in football revenue. Penn State can figure it out too.

And football is more expensive, you're paying out 85 scholarships, books, housing, each player requires a lot more equipment, higher premiums. More coaches. More staff. Then you have to transport all those people.

Crimony.


Wrong. In 2009, 68 of the 120 FBS school made a profit on football. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5490686

Besides, we're not talking about Wyoming; I thought we were talking about Penn State, which made over $50M (that's $50,427,645) IN PROFIT during the 2009-2010 season. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/30/the-most-profitable-colle_n_802810.html#s217317&title=University_of_Texas

Dude, just stop - you position cannot be defended. The more you type the more I know you're just making shit up.


Wow, that's a lot different from JB's article he cited last year...

Let me ask this question.

If the University of Akron (which lost money and a whole lot more on its football program the last three years) can sustain 18 scholarship Title IX DI sports without PSU attendance and TV, without the B10 cash, without bowl money, without the supporters, without anything else PSU has,

WHY CAN'T PENN STATE (with an enrollment 3x bigger)???
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby danwismar » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:41 pm

The way they "figure out" how to pay for it all is by using money from the general fund and charging other students who don't even participate (or maybe even care about) athletics large fees that inflate their college costs and their future student loan payments.

In an article I did this winter, I incorporated some good research done on Ohio schools and their athletics programs by the Plain Dealer. Turns out MAC schools are some of the most heavily subsidized programs in the country. Here's an excerpt (minus links) of the section that deals with this issue:

http://www.theclevelandfan.com/ohio-sta ... es-we-love

The vast majority of the athletic departments at the 120 FBS schools are not able to pay for themselves, even with these newer outside revenues supplementing traditional sources like game ticket sales. An NCAA report demonstrates that in the 2009-10 year, all but 22 of them operated in the red, with the average shortfall in the neighborhood of $10 million annually. The previous year just 14 of 120 schools kept their heads above water. In most cases that deficit has to be picked up out of university funds...from general revenues and fees charged to non-athlete students, while scholarship athletes ride free.

To put it mildly, this is not going down well with faculty and staff who are being asked to pinch pennies in the chemistry lab while the football coach takes a private jet to woo a 17-year old tailback five states away. I’ll try to demonstrate below with some facts and some numbers what all of us can sense in one way or another, even as we love us our March Madness and our fall football season...

The system is broken.

OSU is the Exception to the Rule

We’ll stipulate at the outset that athletics can add to the prestige and the aura of a school, and to a degree, can enhance the college experience of (some, but not all) students. It can help attract students to a school even if they do not participate in intercollegiate sports. These benefits are in most cases intangibles though, and are difficult to measure at all, let alone translate to dollar figures.

Rich Exner at the Plain Dealer has done some solid reporting on the finances of athletics at Ohio’s universities, and while his figures are based on data from the 2009-10 school year, little has changed since in terms of the percentages. Ohio State, with its $123 million athletic budget is one of the few schools nationwide to support itself without subsidies from the university or the government. Their Ohio neighbor schools though, are regularly tapping into general funds and student fees to support their revenue-poor programs.

Ohio University is among the most heavily subsidized schools in the nation, with $18.7 million of their $22.7 million athletic budget coming either from student fees ($16.4 mil) or other state or government funding ($2.3 mil). And there is pushback from other quarters within the university, as reported at Inside Higher Ed.

This nationwide problem is at its worst right close to home here in the Midwest. In fact, according to Inside Higher Ed, 10 of the top 21 most heavily subsidized schools are members of the MAC athletic conference. Even with athletic budgets 20% the size of the behemoth in Columbus, these schools need to get between 49% (Toledo) and 82% (Ohio U.) of their revenues from non-athletic department sources. Kent State (80%), Akron (70%), and Bowling Green (65%) are among the most subsidized departments in the country.

Not everyone has a 105,000-seat stadium like Ohio State’s, and not everyone has the rabid following that allows them to charge extra premiums for the privilege of buying season tickets like the Buckeyes can. But the University of Akron is sitting there with a beautiful new facility, and they still can’t draw flies.

Among BCS conference schools, Rutgers, at a 42% subsidy level, is among the least self-sustaining athletic programs, and its non-athletic faculty and staff want to know why athletic spending continues to rise anyway. A Bloomberg study revealed that the top 120 athletic programs in the country are averaging a 26% subsidy level. You’d think that sooner or later those unmeasurable and intangible benefits to the university are going to run right up against some cold economic reality. It’s starting to happen at Rutgers and Ohio U., and I’m sure at other schools too.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:09 pm

FUDU wrote:
FUDU wrote:Then what exactly are you suggesting by saying kill CFB, eye?


When you're done picking up all the candy from the pinata matt split open, can you expound on what exactly you think needs done to everyone else in CFB, b/c of PSU?


If you are really going to make a moral statement you have to kill the entire sport. Otherwise you should treat this situation as one where you trust peeps are learning.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:17 pm

This thread is shit.

Nobody gives a FUCK about Title IX.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Spin » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:18 pm

Thank you. Finally someone who can have a discussion about a topic without the trash talking and shit throwing.

I understand full well how students pay for the sports. I spent two years at Wayne College (UAk's Orrville campus) and then went tomain campus for the next three years, and my tuition almost doubled.

One primary reason, FEES. And they're not just for sports teams. I paid for exercise facilities and indoor swimming pools and the Student Union and dozens of other things that a non-traditional forty-something student does not ever use.

And they're not really there for the students, either, they are to show off during tours. "And this is our 200,000,000 square foot fitness facility with the latest equipment and climbing wall. You can come here any time. This is our Student Union, with cinema, bowling alley, billiards, and food stands, convenience store, and book store that will rape you blind every time you buy something."

So, when you go to a residential school, you are paying fees. I didn't mind the fees that let me park for free, and get in any sporting event free. If only you could just pay the fees for the shit you actually use.

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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:57 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:This thread is shit.

Nobody gives a FUCK about Title IX.


no argument, only SPIN is so dumb he brings up shit that involves it.

I'm really working to be good in this thread. Like.........
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Spin » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:06 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:This thread is shit.

Nobody gives a FUCK about Title IX.


no argument, only SPIN is so dumb he brings up shit that involves it.

I'm really working to be good in this thread. Like.........


YOU'RE the one who brought Title IX up, dick head. I was asking you what it had to do with the thread...


Re: Sandusky

Postby e0y2e3 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:56 pm
Title IX doens't even exist in your world?


Nice speeling, by the way.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:42 pm

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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:50 pm

In case you were wondering if the PSU trustees were interested in doing the right thing.

At this point, the hammer is going to have to be dropped from outside of Happy Valley.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Spin » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:55 pm

Madre Hill, Superstar wrote:In case you were wondering if the PSU trustees were interested in doing the right thing.

At this point, the hammer is going to have to be dropped from outside of Happy Valley.


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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:18 am

Two things are going to happen b/c of this, JoPa will not be considered a god anymore and Lee will not be considered THE devil anymore.

I can live with that.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby furls » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:07 am

Madre Hill, Superstar wrote:In case you were wondering if the PSU trustees were interested in doing the right thing.

At this point, the hammer is going to have to be dropped from outside of Happy Valley.


I cannot believe that they are even debating it and that is exactly what is wrong here. Do they really think that you can really separate the good from the bad during Paterno's time? That is fucking ridiculous.

There is nothing left of the good Paterno did.

I have never been an advocate of the death penalty for PSU, reading these comments from the PSU BOT just proves to me that the institution is not capable of taking care of this themselves. So maybe the NCAA does need to nuke them.... I don't know. Scary to me that anyone associated with this school wants anything but to put this behind them. Well at least they remodeled the PSU showers, that was an imporant step.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:35 am

BTW I will be making an appearance at Melt on 8/30. We should do a group get together.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:01 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:BTW I will be making an appearance at Melt on 8/30. We should do a group get together.


I'd be in for that. I'll even pick up some Nutella for you.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:21 pm

It would be an honor for you to have a grilled cheese sandwich with me.

I'm not coming.

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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby jb » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:17 pm

furls wrote:
All the stuff from your post is exactly why something must be done and it should be the university. Football is the GLUE of the community. It is everything. It is the power in that hamlet, on that campus and in the institution. It is not unlike Columbus with one significant difference, Columbus is a city; Happy Valley is not. There isn't anything going on there except football.

When you read the quoted stuff above it feels clear that people don't get it. The school needs to de-emphasize the football program (this coming from a guy that where Buckeye gear everywhere) or subject itself to the same corruption within the institution. PSU should gracefully bow out of NCAAF this year "to get their priorities straight" and the NCAA should let them, allow their players to transfer if they so desire (without penalty). The NCAA should then stay out and let this thing die. I don't know if anyone will be able to root for that school this year.



Going, going, gone!

What was written as a defense is actually rationale. PSU has no God Given right to be the institution it is if the gains were ill gotten. All the more reason to level-set it. The very reason the institution prosituted every value remotely connected to a higher education is the very reason that this piece was non-sense.

In essence, don't punish football or Penn State may be a lessor institution?

Plesae.

That University of Chicago place really screwed the pooch decades ago, didn't they?

Penn States atletic department can operate in the red and charge student fees just like the MAC qand be just fine.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby danwismar » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:07 pm

jb wrote:Penn States atletic department can operate in the red and charge student fees just like the MAC and be just fine.


Or maybe just dip into that $2 billion endowment fund (or whatever it is...that's the number I'm hearing thrown around)

On another matter...All the above talk about football programs making a "profit" has to be viewed in light of the fact that it then has to support all the other non-revenue sports. Hardly anyone is making money by the time women's rowing is paid for. Out of OSU's 125 million budget, they almost always finish the year within a million bucks up or down (less than 1%)...which (if up) is donated to the university, stashed in a building fund, or spent on debt service for loans for facilities.

I'd guess that Penn State's board will make a grand gesture...and soon...to self-impose some significant penalties. It wouldn't surprise me to see them suspend the 2012 season, multi-year bowl ban, etc. I think the board has acted fairly responsibly so far...by immediately firing all the principals...getting a thorough investigation done in a timely way, etc. I hope they'll follow through with swift and painful sanctions on football. (The decision to leave the Paterno statue up "for now" is not a good sign, however.)

Best line this week was a tweet by (I think) Albert Brooks..."Penn State has decided to leave the Paterno statue up...they've just decided to have him look the other way"

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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby mattvan1 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:49 pm

danwismar wrote:
jb wrote:Penn States atletic department can operate in the red and charge student fees just like the MAC and be just fine.


On another matter...All the above talk about football programs making a "profit" has to be viewed in light of the fact that it then has to support all the other non-revenue sports. Hardly anyone is making money by the time women's rowing is paid for. Out of OSU's 125 million budget, they almost always finish the year within a million bucks up or down (less than 1%)...which (if up) is donated to the university, stashed in a building fund, or spent on debt service for loans for facilities.


Indeed. Which was my original rebuttal to the curious logic of "go ahead and give PSU the death penalty because no one makes a profit on football". I mean if you want to apply a scorched earth approach in Happy Valley then fine, but let's not act as if that will not have a tremendous impact on all of the other varsity sports. In many many places it is football and hoops which are the vehicles to ensure that universities can be in compliance with Title IX.

As an aside, comparing Tri-C and Akron and PSU because they all have varsity sports is the same as saying Colt McCoy and Mark Sanchez and Tom Brady are all equal because they happen to play the same position.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby danwismar » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:59 pm

Wanna be sick? Read what Missouri coach (and former Kent Stater) Gary Pinkel had to say about Paterno at SEC Media Days

http://www.columbiatribune.com/weblogs/ ... greatness/
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Cleveland Transplant » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:15 pm

It's hard not to want to punish the community when stories like this are revealed:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/sto ... 56278226/1

I say, let the students/athletes transfer without penalty to other schools and then kill the football program for a few years. Maybe it'll put some perspective back into that school and community.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby scrambler » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:55 am

You people seem silly. What would ending Penn State football accomplish? So the SMU death penalty really cleaned up D1 football didn't it?? Yes, that's what you're saying? So 20 some years after the SMU death penalty it is a far cleaner institution D1 football. What would a multiple year disbanding of the program accomplish?? It would hurt a buch of kids needlessly is all it would do. As opposed to the catholic church those responsible were punished eventually. IT did take way too long and heinous activity by those in charge were widespread at PSU. I would be in favor of ending all D1 college football for 5 years which is what needs to be done. Ending 1 program will do nothing whatsoever. It will simply hurt a ton of kids....many of them legitimate students. Many of them not of course too, but PSU has generally done ok with graduation rates comparitively. And of course those books were likely cooked by JoPa the more you read about the guy.

This is our world. I feel sad that heinous behavior like this surprises me not at all. INternational bankers destroyed the world economy. From what I can tell none in America went to prison for violent aggressive crimes against the public. But they regulate things and set the laws so why would they go to prison?. OUr nation has been involved in genocides, mass murder, enslavement, aggressive invasions from day 1 and we all just yell USA, USA!! We're a hideous, evil nation from day 1 and we all think it's great (oh but we stopped the nazis so it's all good!). To see all this moralizing on Penn State is pretty self righteous. View the Gary Benz article today. "Great" and important people can do and get away with anything. NIxon didn't go to prison, GWB didn't go to prison. Obama won't go to prison (now legal for an American president to murder American citizens without any due process whatsoever). Laws do not apply to them. Joe Paterno was one of these alpha males that are above the law. We see it all the time. We live in a country where people think a guy who takes home 10.5 million needs to pay way less taxes and the guy who takes home 19 thousand needs to pay more taxes. "shared sacrifice" bitches!

But the solution to the Penn State situation is to punish a bunch of 18 to 23 year old kids, some who have been there 4 years. Every single D 1 football program is a cesspool but they nonetheless produce some good people as our cesspool of a country does all the time. The D1 programs are simply a microcosm of our nation. That's all it is. It's not like Penn State didn't have a model to follow on this, I'm not defending it at all, but who went to prison?? The pope, the cardinals,the bishops?? HEll no they didn't. Simply more "great" important alpha males. Ending the Penn State football program is treating a gun shot wound with a bandaid and poisoned aspirin.

And the fact of the matter is that nearly all of us put in similar situations as what went on at Penn State would have done the exact same thing. And we all know it. It's fun to be a keyboard hero though.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:54 pm

I hate to interrupt your meltdown in progress, but you do know those kids would have free rein to transfer anywhere they want, right?
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Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:02 pm

As for Gary's column, he's missing one very important thing: Out of touch alumni and boosters of the First Church of Saint Joe holding the spineless trustees balls to the fire. I can't imagine the BoT visibly wanting to keep that powderkeg at Beaver Stadium, but they're going to 'need' that endowment gravy train for all the incoming lawsuit settlements. Or so they'll say.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Spin » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:05 pm

mattvan1 wrote:As an aside, comparing Tri-C and Akron and PSU because they all have varsity sports is the same as saying Colt McCoy and Mark Sanchez and Tom Brady are all equal because they happen to play the same position.


You guys are missing the whole point.

Without football, they would need to find other ways to fund the other athletic programs. Certainly not easy, for a school that has been spoiled by all the football cash and JoPa's fund raising rolling in by the trainload.

But it's certainly not impossible to maintain those sports. And it doesn't cost much more to equip a women's softball player at PSU than it does Akron. Or pay their full ride. Bus travel costs to conference opponents aside.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby jb » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:51 pm

danwismar wrote:
jb wrote:Penn States atletic department can operate in the red and charge student fees just like the MAC and be just fine.


Or maybe just dip into that $2 billion endowment fund (or whatever it is...that's the number I'm hearing thrown around)



Beat me to that Wiz. You are spot on. But even throwing out the gazillion dollar endowment....

Again, 98% of universities operate robust women's athletic departments in complience with Title IX just fine without a 102,000 capacity stadium. Rough SWAG some 75% of D1 FCS & BCS AD's with FB do as well with women receiving scholarships. Do they operate in the blcak? hell no.

Guess what Penn State? Too damn bad.

I do fell sorry for a few fencers and men's synchronized swimmers but given the nature of what is at hand, collateral damage.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby jb » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:53 pm

mattvan1 wrote:As an aside, comparing Tri-C and Akron and PSU because they all have varsity sports is the same as saying Colt McCoy and Mark Sanchez and Tom Brady are all equal because they happen to play the same position.



Why?

Again, why does Penn State have some God gien right to not be Akron given what it did to protect the cash cow?

A: It lost that priviledge.

And Spi, screw ur spelling smack. And I feel dirty for agreeing with you.
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Unread postby jb » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:56 pm

scrambler wrote:You people seem silly. What would ending Penn State football accomplish? So the SMU death penalty really cleaned up D1 football didn't it?? Yes, that's what you're saying? So 20 some years after the SMU death penalty it is a far cleaner institution D1 football. What would a multiple year disbanding of the program accomplish?? It would hurt a buch of kids needlessly is all it would do. As opposed to the catholic church those responsible were punished eventually. IT did take way too long and heinous activity by those in charge were widespread at PSU. I would be in favor of ending all D1 college football for 5 years which is what needs to be done. Ending 1 program will do nothing whatsoever. It will simply hurt a ton of kids....many of them legitimate students. Many of them not of course too, but PSU has generally done ok with graduation rates comparitively. And of course those books were likely cooked by JoPa the more you read about the guy.

This is our world. I feel sad that heinous behavior like this surprises me not at all. INternational bankers destroyed the world economy. From what I can tell none in America went to prison for violent aggressive crimes against the public. But they regulate things and set the laws so why would they go to prison?. OUr nation has been involved in genocides, mass murder, enslavement, aggressive invasions from day 1 and we all just yell USA, USA!! We're a hideous, evil nation from day 1 and we all think it's great (oh but we stopped the nazis so it's all good!). To see all this moralizing on Penn State is pretty self righteous. View the Gary Benz article today. "Great" and important people can do and get away with anything. NIxon didn't go to prison, GWB didn't go to prison. Obama won't go to prison (now legal for an American president to murder American citizens without any due process whatsoever). Laws do not apply to them. Joe Paterno was one of these alpha males that are above the law. We see it all the time. We live in a country where people think a guy who takes home 10.5 million needs to pay way less taxes and the guy who takes home 19 thousand needs to pay more taxes. "shared sacrifice" bitches!

But the solution to the Penn State situation is to punish a bunch of 18 to 23 year old kids, some who have been there 4 years. Every single D 1 football program is a cesspool but they nonetheless produce some good people as our cesspool of a country does all the time. The D1 programs are simply a microcosm of our nation. That's all it is. It's not like Penn State didn't have a model to follow on this, I'm not defending it at all, but who went to prison?? The pope, the cardinals,the bishops?? HEll no they didn't. Simply more "great" important alpha males. Ending the Penn State football program is treating a gun shot wound with a bandaid and poisoned aspirin.

And the fact of the matter is that nearly all of us put in similar situations as what went on at Penn State would have done the exact same thing. And we all know it. It's fun to be a keyboard hero though.



What have you been doing with yourself, bw?
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:57 pm

scrambler wrote: And the fact of the matter is that nearly all of us put in similar situations as what went on at Penn State would have done the exact same thing. And we all know it. It's fun to be a keyboard hero though.


This is the stupidest shit i've read in a long time.

You know that because?

"It's human nature durrrrrrr!!!!"

Fuck off.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby pup » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:17 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
scrambler wrote: And the fact of the matter is that nearly all of us put in similar situations as what went on at Penn State would have done the exact same thing. And we all know it. It's fun to be a keyboard hero though.


This is the stupidest shit i've read in a long time.

You know that because?

"It's human nature durrrrrrr!!!!"

Fuck off.


Fuck I missed this statement. Must have been right after I dozed off reading his manifesto.

If you believe that, then obviously you would be OK covering for a pedophile. Which means your opinion on just about anything else is :loadof:
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby mattvan1 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:50 pm

jb wrote:
mattvan1 wrote:As an aside, comparing Tri-C and Akron and PSU because they all have varsity sports is the same as saying Colt McCoy and Mark Sanchez and Tom Brady are all equal because they happen to play the same position.



Why?

Again, why does Penn State have some God gien right to not be Akron given what it did to protect the cash cow?

A: It lost that priviledge.

And Spi, screw ur spelling smack. And I feel dirty for agreeing with you.


I am not arguing any point regarding Penn State, nor am I advocating for or against the Death Penalty. Just arguing with Spin about the economics of college athletics.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby mattvan1 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:56 pm

Spin wrote:
mattvan1 wrote:As an aside, comparing Tri-C and Akron and PSU because they all have varsity sports is the same as saying Colt McCoy and Mark Sanchez and Tom Brady are all equal because they happen to play the same position.


You guys are missing the whole point.

Without football, they would need to find other ways to fund the other athletic programs. Certainly not easy, for a school that has been spoiled by all the football cash and JoPa's fund raising rolling in by the trainload.

But it's certainly not impossible to maintain those sports. And it doesn't cost much more to equip a women's softball player at PSU than it does Akron. Or pay their full ride. Bus travel costs to conference opponents aside.


I agree with this. But what you wrote above is a bit different than "give them the Death Penalty because no one makes money on football anyway." That was my point.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby dmiles » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:03 am

I was just about to draw an analogy of the PSU situation to our arcane marijuana laws, and whether or not we are on the correct side with regard to Libya and Syria but scrambler scooped me.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby danwismar » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:34 am

FWIW, some numbers on Penn State sports revenues:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-2 ... lties.html

The Nittany Lions football program brings about $70.2 million in direct business to the state, of which $50 million benefited Centre County, where Penn State is located, according to an economic study commissioned by the school for the 2008-09 academic year.

In the fiscal year ending in 2011, the athletic department generated $116.1 million in operating revenue and posted a $14.8 million operating profit. The surplus helped pay for maintenance and building projects within the department.

If football’s revenue and expenses were eliminated from the budget, the university would have posted a loss of $29.1 million on $57.2 million of revenue, according to the school’s records. Penn State, with a undergraduate student population of about 37,000, would have to make up the difference or cut programs to pare its expenses.
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Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:06 pm

Emmert and Delany start rattling sabers and - surprise surprise surprise - the former chairman of the board of trustees quits the board entirely and the remaining trustees vote to take down the statue this weekend.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Spin » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:09 pm

mattvan1 wrote:
Spin wrote:
mattvan1 wrote:As an aside, comparing Tri-C and Akron and PSU because they all have varsity sports is the same as saying Colt McCoy and Mark Sanchez and Tom Brady are all equal because they happen to play the same position.


You guys are missing the whole point.

Without football, they would need to find other ways to fund the other athletic programs. Certainly not easy, for a school that has been spoiled by all the football cash and JoPa's fund raising rolling in by the trainload.

But it's certainly not impossible to maintain those sports. And it doesn't cost much more to equip a women's softball player at PSU than it does Akron. Or pay their full ride. Bus travel costs to conference opponents aside.


I agree with this. But what you wrote above is a bit different than "give them the Death Penalty because no one makes money on football anyway." That was my point.


Sorry if that's how I came off.
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Unread postby mattvan1 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:13 pm

Spin wrote:
mattvan1 wrote:
Spin wrote:
mattvan1 wrote:As an aside, comparing Tri-C and Akron and PSU because they all have varsity sports is the same as saying Colt McCoy and Mark Sanchez and Tom Brady are all equal because they happen to play the same position.


You guys are missing the whole point.

Without football, they would need to find other ways to fund the other athletic programs. Certainly not easy, for a school that has been spoiled by all the football cash and JoPa's fund raising rolling in by the trainload.

But it's certainly not impossible to maintain those sports. And it doesn't cost much more to equip a women's softball player at PSU than it does Akron. Or pay their full ride. Bus travel costs to conference opponents aside.


I agree with this. But what you wrote above is a bit different than "give them the Death Penalty because no one makes money on football anyway." That was my point.


Sorry if that's how I came off.


No worries. This is an extremely emotional issue. I probably over-reacted. That being said, it seems as if the biggest impediment to change is the BOT, which is apparently nothing more than PSU alums who are also JoePa sycophants.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:40 am

peeker643 wrote:I predict the statue comes down between 3am-5am on some Tuesday morning between now and the season's first game in Beaver Stadium.

And more likely between now and the date that students come back for fall semester.


I missed the day of the week but the statute came down this morning. Before students got back and under cover of darkness.

The Joe Paterno statue was removed Sunday morning from its pedestal outside Beaver Stadium, and it will be stored in an unnamed "secure location," Penn State president Rodney Erickson announced. Erickson also said the Paterno name will remain on the university's library.

Shortly before dawn in State College, Pa., a work crew installed chain-link fences to barricade access to Porter Road outside Beaver Stadium and covered the fence with a blue tarp.

The work crew then removed the 7-foot, 900-pound bronze statue by forklift and placed it into the lower level of the stadium. Erickson released his highly sensitive decision to the public at 7 a.m. ET Sunday.


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Unread postby jb » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:35 am

mattvan1 wrote:
Spin wrote:
mattvan1 wrote:
Spin wrote:
mattvan1 wrote:As an aside, comparing Tri-C and Akron and PSU because they all have varsity sports is the same as saying Colt McCoy and Mark Sanchez and Tom Brady are all equal because they happen to play the same position.


You guys are missing the whole point.

Without football, they would need to find other ways to fund the other athletic programs. Certainly not easy, for a school that has been spoiled by all the football cash and JoPa's fund raising rolling in by the trainload.

But it's certainly not impossible to maintain those sports. And it doesn't cost much more to equip a women's softball player at PSU than it does Akron. Or pay their full ride. Bus travel costs to conference opponents aside.


I agree with this. But what you wrote above is a bit different than "give them the Death Penalty because no one makes money on football anyway." That was my point.


Sorry if that's how I came off.


No worries. This is an extremely emotional issue. I probably over-reacted. That being said, it seems as if the biggest impediment to change is the BOT, which is apparently nothing more than PSU alums who are also JoePa sycophants.



A dysfunctional governance structure, and not just at state college. But that's a thread hijack.
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:45 am

This is good news

I hope after the dust settles, sanctions and penalties are handed out etc etc, they then move to take his name off the library, too

There is no amount of good he did that can ever be compared to the self-serving intersts of the cover-up

I hope too his name is removed from the libraray and every win in his career since Sandusky's release vacated

The CoB who was just forced out should also be investigated for being a pedo. Fat old ugly fuker sure looks like one

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Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:34 pm

Unprecedented penalties but not Death Penalty. They may be begging for death penalty per article. The sanctions will be announced tomorrow.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/22/us/penn-s ... l?on.cnn=1
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:35 pm

Sounds like the repercussions will be enormous...

Scholarships yanked by the dozens, no TV, no post season...

Stores, hotels, car repair shops, mom & pop restaurants yadda yadda

Home foreclosures, property devaluations, [possibly thousands of people jobless...

Sounds like the Haters are going to love it...esp jb

I suspect getting kicked out of the Big 11 will be next...
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Re: Sandusky

Unread postby jb » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:17 pm

peeker643 wrote:Unprecedented penalties but not Death Penalty. They may be begging for death penalty per article. The sanctions will be announced tomorrow.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/22/us/penn-s ... l?on.cnn=1


Read same. What is worse than the DP? Regional economic peril ?


What could this mean? No home games?

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