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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:50 AM
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OMG. Check out this column by Jay Paterno:
"Because the value of a Penn State education is like a stock on the exchange. It is not a static value; our diplomas worth is only equal to the market strength of Penn States reputation in the here and now."

http://www.statecollege.com/news/columns/jay-paterno-pe...

Is this the coach's son?
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:55 AM
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1. Yes, I believe he is. n/t
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:59 AM
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2. interesting date on it...foreboding?
gotta wonder what JoePa's kid knew.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 08:00 AM
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3. Apparently he feels there is no line between PSU academics, football and criminal behavior. n/t
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 08:05 AM
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4. what a bunch of crap
he's brainwashed.....dumbass
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 08:10 AM
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5. Is he saying Penn State's too big to fail for the sake of the merit of the diploma?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:08 AM
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10. Seems so to me.
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:06 AM
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6. Yes.
Particularly given that the article was posted before the scandal broke. Clearly he is not respected.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:09 AM
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7. K/R, proud2BlifKansan, And Wow, this part is fucking creepy, real cultish:
:wow:

A BOND AMONG 570,000

The love for and loyalty to Penn State is a bond, an agreement even, among 570,000 living alumni we understand that what each and everyone of us does not only heightens the Penn State name for ourselves, but for 569,999 other Penn Staters as well. It is a code by which our alumni live.



Fuck that.

Teach students academics and social responsibility.

Period.
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NutmegYankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:42 AM
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9. That is common for many Universities
It's why the term Alma Mater is often used.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:24 PM
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13. It's a cult, alright.
The Culture of Football.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:05 PM
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15. Yes, very creepy.
Someone needs to make the football coaches read that code again.
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:07 PM
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17. If the administrators at Penn State were concerned about the school's reputation,
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 10:05 PM by Dawson Leery
they would have dealt with this problem back in 2002.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:38 AM
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8. I wonder if its his grandson--there is a picture and he looks awfully young.
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 11:40 AM
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19. No, its his son. He is a football coach at Penn State.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:17 AM
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11. JoePa's son...
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evrstrong Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:12 PM
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12. At least he mentions Penn State's outstanding commodity...
...completely separate from football:

"Truth be told, Penn State is a national leader every day. The universitys research has led to breakthroughs in everything from food safety to agriculture, from renewable energy to defense research. Penn States world-class researchers and prize-winning academics proudly impact my life and yours every day."

It's hard to pick up a magazine and not find an article based on a study done at Penn State.

I hope these studies do not lose funding.

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WhaTHellsgoingonhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:32 PM
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14. Bad analogy, Jay! Moodys warns Penn States bond rating...
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 01:32 PM by WhaTHellsgoingonhere
Moodys warns Penn States bond rating could be downgraded because of sex abuse scandal

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. A major credit agency warns that Penn State Universitys bond rating could be downgraded because of risks to its reputation and finances from a child sex abuse scandal.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/higher-education...

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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:01 PM
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16. Read some of his twitter postings.....especially before the #%*/ hit the fan....
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 09:02 PM by Pachamama
What an arrogant jerk...Guess his plwns for a 2nd Paterno stadium where he and dad play against each other isnt going to pan out.....look at his tagline too....

"I am the best football QB coach through osmosis and genetics money can buy. No experience required."

You cant make this up.....
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:10 PM
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18. Oh.....geez...
I am at a loss for words and feel quite nauseous after reading his tagline.
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