Penn State scandal, JoePa and the football/college town complex

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  1. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mrs. Pollitt's Pre-school and Kindergarten
     
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  2. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    But were you a starter?
     
  3. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Which is sickening.
     
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  4. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In Freeze Tag and Capture The Flag, yes, because I was fast as hell.

    Not in football, though. :(
     
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  5. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    How much were your NIL rights worth. :p
     
  6. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nothing. We weren't even Div III, so we had no visibility. Plus, Lost Cause Mythology was starting to creep into interscholastic Capture The Flag in the South, so most sponsors were appropriately treating it like radioactive waste.
     
  7. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I get that extra attention isn't always a good thing, but I sometimes think HS and college ball don't get the ink they deserve. HS is literally the last level where family and friends converge on game day. The whole community should be involved.
     
  8. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    "Who were you lookin' for?
    What was the name?
    You can probably find him at the football game.
    It's a small town,
    Y'know what I mean?
    It's a small town, son,
    And we all support the team."

    (James McMurtry)
     
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  9. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Friday nights in my hometown used to completely revolve around the football game. I kinda miss that feeling of being in the stadium with a significant percentage of the entire town. Other than County fair week and the June Alumni weekend parade, it was about the only time the entire community was all together in one place.

    I say this as somebody who hated living there and would never in a million years move back. For people who actually LIKE small town living, it's gotta be a fantastic feeling.
     
  10. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal

    Boola Boola, Boola Boola
    Boola Boola, Boola Boola
    boola boola, boola boola
    boola boola, Boola Boo!
     
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  11. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I didn't quite get that uobringing myself (there were five high schools in my hometown), but the 12K muni stadium waa SRO every Friday night, whether it was two city teams or one city team and one out of town.
     
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  12. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I grew up in a town of around 4000 people in a county with just about 10,000 people; so there wasn't much else to do.

    Only one HS in my hometown--I think that makes a difference.
     
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  13. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know how it is now, because I'm old and my time around my HS was a long time ago; but football was an insane deal at my HS, even in a decent-sized city with over 50 high schools. The annual regular season game with our biggest rival used to be billed as the highest-attendence regular season HS game in the U.S., averaging 35k. But despite being brought up in that, it still creeped me out a bit. When large numbers of people voluntarily group together and irrationally support something that doesn't really mean anything, it scares me, because the next thing you know, they're marching together and chanting about how some minority group has to go, or at least ignoring when one of their own covers for a child rapist.
     
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  14. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I'm 60. Figured you weren't any older than that, sorry.

    There's no reaaon it has to fo that far. I posted in thisbthread years ago that for all his other faults, I don't think Bear Bryant wouldnhave tolerated a pedo on his staff. The proximiry of colleges to large cities where this kund of thing happens...
     
  15. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not (59). But since I'm a lot older than HS age, *and* don't live anywhere near my hometown, *and* all the friends I still have from that era have moved on too, I just don't know how the culture is anymore.

    Probably. Or at least would have made sure that the cops were taking the situation seriously.
     
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  16. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Lemme tell you about football/futbol/futebol/fussball/calcio then. Although I don't think thered be as much child rape since they're not in Central PA
     
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  17. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You don't have to. Sometimes supporters disturb the ******** out of me too.

    But, for all the disgusting and horrific shit football supporters have done, at least they don't support covering for a child rapist like PSU fans do.
     
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  18. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Having said that Mason Greenwood didn't rape a child.And tbf,it is club management who have a far more reprehensible position.
     
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  19. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought Greenwood was exonerated. Is that not true?
     
  20. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He pressured the vic to drop charges. There's audio of him,but I'm not putting it here.
     
  21. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I was a starter for the Penn State quiz bowl team, yes.
     
  22. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    then you are a totally different person than you seem to be online.
     
  23. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I'm the same person online that I am in real life. I played for Penn State between 1999 and 2001. I was often the top scorer. We rose to #5 in the country at one point. I spent more time with Sandusky than Paterno. I defend people that I know in real life. Any further questions?
     
  24. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    You don't "Play" on you Scholar's Bowl team, and you're not a "top scorer". It's not a position, like point guard. You're a member of your Scholar's Bowl team. and you answered the most questions. Quit trying to make "core" academics a sport

    Oh, he ********ed you, too?
     
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  25. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I always saw Sandusky in bookstores, after he was carried off the field after the 1999 Alamo Bowl. The indictments and convictions obviously changed my perception of the man.
    I liked playing NAQT quiz bowl, though I'm long retired.
     

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