Thursday, July 12, 2012
Comment of the Week
In response to the rabidly pro-Penn State tweets posted earlier today:
"As a Penn State graduate, let me assure you that many who go or went there are just as disgusted with this whole mess. The mistake you are making is saying that it is almost cult like. I lived in State College for 7 years and can affirm that the 'We are…Penn State!' crew is a cult and you have to look at them in that way. It’s going to take years to deprogram them from thinking that it wasn’t possible for Paterno to do anything wrong. I would say that they are all still in the first stages of deep denial and that belief in the almighty JoePa is trumping intelligence. Even the devotion I’ve seen in fans of some of the big Florida colleges pales when compared to Penn Staters, though you may get close in Texas. Paterno had been sold as a man of principle and character for so many years throughout Pennsylvania and beyond that it has become an article of faith. Even I first thought 'There’s no way he could have known.' when the story first broke and I really give no fucks for the football program. I quickly got beyond that when the façade was pulled back and the whole stinking mess was exposed. I'm really not trying to make excuses for these kids, but they have been more or less brainwashed since birth. Then again, they may just be assholes.
Thanks for the comment, Matt. As usual, you've just won a brand new Chrysler Cordoba and you can pick it up at Morty's office.