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Poll: Should Penn State Suspend Its Football Program?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Azrael, Jul 4, 2012.


Should Penn State Suspend Its Football Program?

  1. No.

    69 vote(s)
  2. Maybe. But I haven't seen a convincing argument for doing so.

    16 vote(s)
  3. Maybe. Briefly. Symbolically. As an act of community.

    12 vote(s)
  4. Yes. Until the conclusion of all investigations.

    11 vote(s)
  5. Yes. Indefinitely.

    35 vote(s)
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  1. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Curious about everyone's feelings, since this thought recurs on all the Penn State/Sandusky/Paterno threads.

    Without regard to any NCAA intrusion or decision, should Penn State discipline itself?
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: Should Penn State Suspend Its Football Program?

    Why stop at football? Clearly the entire athletic dept was morally corrupt. I think they should shut down the entire dept for a few years and start from scratch.
  3. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    Re: Should Penn State Suspend Its Football Program?

    Without football how are they going to raise enough money to pay the victims?
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    They should not suspend the football program, but they should terminate every last PSU higher-up, coach or counselor who covered up or turned a blind eye.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    How are they going to heal without football?
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I agree Ace. And they should be terminated with extreme prejudice.

    The student athletes did nothing wrong, why punish them?
  7. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

  8. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Anything more is symbolism over substance.

    Sandusky is in prison for the rest of his life, Paterno is dead, both the president & AD are gone, all were essentially fired in disgrace, and they've hired an outsider to pick up the pieces.

    The principles who are involved in this are gone. Any further suspension/punishment would be little more than getting a pelt to make oneself feel like they were doing something. Anything else harms people who had nothing to do with it -- the new coaching staff, players who weren't there when this happened, et al. We also know from the SMU example that once a program is suspended -- especially a football program -- it's next-to-impossible to get it back to even a competitive level.

    Now, if NCAA rules were broken, there should obviously be NCAA punishment, but they've gone through quite a bit of disgrace as it is.
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Penn State will receive the Hester Prynne treatment for the next 20 years.
  10. dpfunk78

    dpfunk78 Guest

    Exactly. Assuming nobody who's still with the university is implicated when the remaining investigations are through, anything further from this point would just be a move to satisfy the angry. It wouldn't solve anything.

    PSU is going to be penalized plenty further when the lawsuits begin. There's no reason to take football away from the students, players and fans who have done nothing wrong.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    No . . . but the extra juice they played with LY after the initial revelations (which mistakenly left JoePa in the clear) has been dissipated, because that particular chip on the shoulder is no longer a valid piece from which to draw motivation. It will be interesting to view the on-field performances, this fall.
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't include the fans on that list.
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