Idiot fans of college football

A Miami fan runs onto the field and nearly messes up the play for his own team? That’s what happened last night and what’s more disturbing is that the fan actually made it onto the field. What happened to security? How come they didn’t prevent this idiot from getting onto the field?

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Who thought this was a good idea?

These Iowa fans decided to wear prison jumpsuits with “J. Sandusky” on the back to the Iowa-Penn State game. I have problems with people who poke fun at the whole Jerry Sandusky thing. There is nothing about it that should be made fun of and yet we have idiots doing this.

Fortunately these idiots were immediately escorted out.

Reactions to NCAA’s punishments for Penn State

Penn State football will never be the same.

I’m still digesting the NCAA’s decision on the punishments on Penn State. It wasn’t the death penalty, which is what I was hoping for, but it still is very severe.

Here are the sanctions the NCAA imposed on Penn State.

  • Fines: $60 million
  • 4-year postseason ban
  • Wins from 1998-2011 vacated
  • 5-year probation
  • Total scholarships capped at 65

Some have said that this is worse than the death penalty and in a sense, it is. But at least they are keeping football. But in reality, this will likely hurt any kind of hope for this program to be successful in the future.

Players can transfer immediately but regardless of what happens, so much of this program is now on a respirator now with these punishments. Financially, they will now try to survive with so little and that will affect the entire Penn State community, possibly a jump in tuition. Eliminating scholarships also goes along those lines.

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On-Field Annihilation for Off-Field Crimes? Why Penn State Football Should Not Receive the “Death Penalty”

Another blog post from a reader that highlights the same thoughts I have on the death penalty.

The Crossing Route

Last Thursday’s Freeh Report confirmed sickening allegations that Joe Paterno and other Penn State officials helped conceal the horrendous crimes of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Despite knowing the charges of sexual assault against Sandusky in 1998, head coach Joe Paterno, PSU President Graham Spanier, vice president Gary Schultz, and athletic director Tim Curley allowed him to continue bringing boys to Penn State after his 1999 retirement.

The outrage over these crimes is understandable; in a post Thursday, I advocated the removal of Paterno’s statue from Penn State’s campus (http://globalchillingsports.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/remove-the-statue-why-joe-paterno-is-no-hero/). While it’s difficult to determine the proper punishment for these awful, sickening crimes, I know what isn’t the correct course of action; the so-called “death penalty” of the NCAA (for those unfamiliar with the term, the “death penalty” refers to the forced cessation of a collegiate sport for at least one season, as well as lost scholarships and…

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Should Penn State get the Death Penalty?

They might need to take this statue down.

I remember reading, watching all the info I could this past year (thanks to ESPN’s “30 for 30”) on SMU’s death penalty situation. With a program to actually pay their student-athletes, that led to the football team rising to the top of the college ranks.

Obviously in college sports, paying the athletes is against the rules. Plus, SMU did this in hopes of taking their program to the top. That’s what happened. And when they got caught, the rightful punishment was the death penalty.

But with Penn State, the cry for a death penalty doesn’t make sense. At least the way I see it, it’s two totally different situations. What happened at SMU was done to gain an advantage on the football field. So the proper punishment was to take away football. But what happened at Penn State had nothing to do with what went on the football field, so why should we take away that?

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