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Did you remove the 1st 2 years of Ed's w/l??  Those were Dunn's fault.

Blame them on Dunn, that's irrelevant to the point I was making.  Our last 2 coaches were a combined 100 games below .500 in Big Ten play.  That obviously means it's a difficult job.

The reason why I am in Pat's corner is because he is recruiting Philadelphia and the state of PA with more success and his teams have been playing hard.  I'm willing to give him more time.   


You're right, it's Parkhill's fault. 

I thought we already determined it's this board's fault?  I mean, do you think Nebraska has a message board full of incompetent morons who know nothing about the sports?  No freaking way.  And look at the success Miles is having there. 

It's not rocket science.  Shut down this forum and we will make a final four within 3 years.

Hmmmm.....it's only weird if it doesn't work.

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Rutgers.  Their athletic department is a joke.  They are surrounded by many historically significant programs in northern Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia.  Their athletic department and football team is hemorrhaging cash.

You stole my entry.  I'd also add that they have an identity problem.  They call themselves Rutgers, but want to be known as the State University of New Jersey.  I think they should just change their name to NJSU and drop the Rutgers altogether.

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: Today at 01:12 PM »
I wonder if 200 profs objected. Another glorious move allowed under Spanier. He's a sick dude. Perverted.



Kid:

I offer you this challenge. Either offer some actual, tangible proof of this accusation, or shut the F up on this subject. And by actual proof, I mean just that. Proof. Not your opinion.

Is that speaker being the keynote speaker on campus not proof? If not, what is?

Kid, you should get a talk show on AM radio.  While I agree with a lot of your political points of view, I find you to be way too over the top.  This entire thing with the fake books is just plain silly.  It's meaningless.  Then you make the leap to Condi being hounded and Spanier being a pervert.  I don't understand why you bother to post here anymore.  Your contribution to the conversation is comic relief at best.

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even though the media itself had reason to believe Syracuse was harboring a predator for over a decade.

Add in that the media (ESPN) had a role in this.  They had the tape for years as well.  Don't discount that as a reason why the Syracuse thing didn't become a full blown scandal.

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I'm not sure that there is much substance to the FSU response. Granted, privacy regulations prevent them from defending themselves substantively, but the Times tried to get at the question of how effective the investigation was from the other direction -- talking to people not prevented from discussing it (victims and prosecutors) -- to get as much of the picture as possible.

Here's a stark view (I've seen others):

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/Why-did-Penn-State-hire-the-president-of-Football-Rape-Coverup-U.html


Unless there is reason to believe Barron knew anything, this is just more unnecessary piling onto an old story.  Seriously, everyone can be connected to some scandal by some degree of separation.  Franklin was the same.  If we only hire the "safest" candidates going forward, we are going to end up mediocre in every way.

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"Fighting back" without having the verifiable truth at our disposal would only have made Penn State's PR fate much worse than it already was.

Hindsight is always so wonderful.  Looking back, I would certainly change the way a few things happened (certainly would have handled Paterno in a much more humane fashion).  I don't think I would have changed much about the overall game plan though (Paterno still wouldn't have coached another game).  I wish the BoT had handled the Freeh report differently though.  Instead of simply accepting what were obviously opinions as fact, I wish they would have released a statement stating something like "The bot accepts all recommendations and will work to make them happen.  As far as opinions in the conclusions, we will examine each thoroughly, and handle individuals on a case by case basis".  Obviously, I'd hope they put out something more eloquent and more detailed than that. 

Now that we are where we are, I think the best course of action is to stay on course until the NCAA moves out of town.  Then it might be time to "fight back" a little -- at least in areas where the public would certainly be mostly on our side. 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Devin Foster to PSU
« on: Yesterday at 01:13 PM »
Yes, and PC sent out a welcome tweet.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Devin Foster to PSU
« on: April 15, 2014, 06:19 PM »
What does this have to do with Devin Foster coming to PSU?

Welcome to PSU Devin, where semantics often become more important than the actual discussion, at least on this forum.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: April 15, 2014, 06:10 PM »
These are not your father's football coaches.

Inaugural Herb Hand Pizza Crawl






Love it.  These guys know how to promote.  And I honestly think it come naturally to them.  I think they love doing all these crazy things they do and it's not just for promotion.

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OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: April 15, 2014, 10:56 AM »
There was a call in the Rangers game last night where the catcher recorded a force out at home, and then dropped the ball on the transfer when throwing to first, and the replay called the runner safe at home.   Complete Bogus IMO.  Washington argued the call and got tossed immediately (as you can't argue a replay call) but I would have done the same.  I think that's got to be the biggest "miss" so far, since it cost at least the run scoring on that play, and maybe more (I don't know how the inning ended)

So far I agree with Boston's manager -- this didn't take the human element out of umpiring, just put it in a different location.  If they don't start getting these reviews called correctly, then they need to get rid of it.  They reversed a call in the Pirates game last night, which I think was the correct call, but the replays on Root didn't show a definitive angle (the replay guy might have additional angles).  But it took 2.5 minutes to make that call.  In my opinion, that's too long.  Get it in under 60 seconds, or call it inconclusive and move on with the game.

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Besides, who cares?  I don't mind Pat stretching reality to promote his team. Not sure why this conversation has continued.

This is like the guy trying to claim that beating OSU twice was better than an NIT championship.  Nobody is buying it and there's no reason to be selling it.

I'd rather have a coach just tell it like it is.  "we defended from 2 really well, but need to improve on rebounding".  Was that so hard?
This is like the guy trying to claim that beating OSU twice was better than an NIT championship.

You're getting carried away.  The OSU over NIT claim was just ridiculous.  Pat's comment was a bit of an exaggeration, but it wasn't ridiculous.  What's ridiculous, in my opinion, is that we are making so much more of it than needs to be made.  Why does it matter that he made that claim?

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that's right everyone, he just defended Pat telling an outright lie and somehow blamed it on the fanbase.


That's not even near an "outright lie".   It's creative use of one particular statistic.

I'm sure when Thad Matta is hyping his team's defense, he talks about defensive efficiency.
When Chris Collins talks about his team defense, I'll bet he emphasizes effective FG%.
Tom Izzo undoubtedly refers to total FG% defense.
Tom Crean probably likes opponent's total rebounds per game.
Matt Painter's focus is likely opponents offensive rebounding percentage.
Fran McAfferty's point of emphasis is no doubt defensive rebounds per game.
Bo Ryan's take would be defensive rebounding percentage.

Each of the above are #1 in that category in the conference's defensive rankings.   So what if Chambers likes to hype his teams #1 in conference opponents FG% number?   It's certainly not an "outright lie".   It's a justifiable number. 

From the Big Ten Official Conference Stats.




Besides, who cares?  I don't mind Pat stretching reality to promote his team. Not sure why this conversation has continued.

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During the basketball season, this site had 19,000 unique visitors.

Which compared to football is nothing....

I was about to say that the times I've noticed, there are always way more guests viewing this forum than actual members. 19,000?  Never would have guessed.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: April 14, 2014, 06:07 PM »
Just got an email that confirms the $350 million was for athletics.

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OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:16 PM »
What does everybody think about the new "instant replay" rule??

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10305223/mlb-owners-ok-expanded-replay-2014

I like it. Instead of a foolish argument a manager calls for a replay!  Should be faster over all.
I love the fact that a replay judge in NY will overturn/review calls.  MUCH better than on field umps reviewing their OWN blown calls!
Finally a step in the right direction!   


Seems like Boston fans don't think much of it right now.  Gotta admit, I agree with them.  They were wronged at least once and maybe both times.

http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/_/id/10779701/boston-red-sox-manager-john-farrell-rips-replay-system

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:50 AM »
Think about all the costs to produce the Blue-White Game (security, ushers, parking attendants, stadium prep, etc.) and the revenue sources that the game generates (concessions, vendor royalties, program ads, etc).  I assume the BW Game is a significant negative on ICA's budget.  And, if so, should Penn State make a nominal ticket charge ($5?) to recover the costs of production?  Especially now that ICA is borrowing money from the University's general fund?

I'd hate to see a charge for something that has always been free.  I think that would turn off fans at this point. Franklin is trying to win them back right now.

If they make it $5, have a souvenir giveaway, or give a voucher for a hotdog and drink. Don't just charge for entry to the stadium.  That would be very bad.

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: April 14, 2014, 12:16 AM »
More climate change info. Penguins are dying off because it's gotten too cold where they live?  I'm sure there's an explanation for how global warming caused this too.

http://grist.org/list/this-project-has-rescued-more-than-800-endangered-baby-penguins-in-six-months/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=socialflow

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: April 13, 2014, 08:06 AM »
I thought that was over $2 billion. What's the $350 million?


That tweet might have had the number wrong.   There was an event at Pegula this evening celebrating the ending of the "For The Future" campaign and they revealed the final total there.


http://giveto.psu.edu/s/1218/images/editor/rotator/for-the-future-funds-raised-041214-no3.png


The photo in the tweet was in the Pegula. And the cards held up showed $350 million. Was that just one part of the $2 billion?  I saw somewhere that over $500 million were donated for undergrad scholarships. Maybe the $350 million was donations earmarked for something else?


Don't know.  None of the stories that I have read have mentioned $350M.  Maybe that's monies that were earmarked for athletics.


That's what I was thinking. I did see a list that showed the $102 million Pegula gift included in the $2 billion total.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:49 AM »
I thought that was over $2 billion. What's the $350 million?


That tweet might have had the number wrong.   There was an event at Pegula this evening celebrating the ending of the "For The Future" campaign and they revealed the final total there.


http://giveto.psu.edu/s/1218/images/editor/rotator/for-the-future-funds-raised-041214-no3.png


The photo in the tweet was in the Pegula. And the cards held up showed $350 million. Was that just one part of the $2 billion?  I saw somewhere that over $500 million were donated for undergrad scholarships. Maybe the $350 million was donations earmarked for something else?

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: April 12, 2014, 07:26 PM »
I'm just putting this here because hockey players were involved in the reveal. What campaign are they talking about that raised $350 million?

https://twitter.com/mikewierzbicki/status/454872724524249089

Penn State's "For The Future" campaign.

I thought that was over $2 billion. What's the $350 million?

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: April 12, 2014, 12:34 PM »
4* DT Adam McLean just committed to PSU.

All I can say is WOW!

And Skeeza thought LJ leaving would be a huge blow to recruiting that area. I think we are doing okay.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: April 12, 2014, 08:21 AM »
I'm just putting this here because hockey players were involved in the reveal. What campaign are they talking about that raised $350 million?

https://twitter.com/mikewierzbicki/status/454872724524249089

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Was named the Sullivan Award winner tonight

This is right up there with the Heisman when it comes to prestigious awards.


Wow. That's great news.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: April 11, 2014, 06:31 PM »
Just read that Gopher fans were "partying hard" in the streets following their frozen four win last night. What will they do if they win on Saturday?  They've won this whole thing before, so you'd think they would act more like they expect to win instead of like they just pulled the second miracle on ice.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Graham Woodward transferring
« on: April 11, 2014, 06:15 PM »
...yet now, after losing our starting PG, is seen as having too many flaws to be a big contributor going forward

Who is saying this other than Dean Wormer?  I think we all wanted him to stay, just like PC did.  Filter out Dean Wormer and you probably see a different conversation.


MJG,

Please point to the post where I said he had too many flaws to play at Penn State? 

Given that Woodward was unwilling to accept any role at Penn State but the starting pg role, I simply pointed out that he showed a little bit of a loose handle when challenged by defenders this year which means he probably isn't an ideal pg in the Big Ten.  Pat didn't ask him to handle the ball a whole lot, there must have been a reason for that. 

There was definitely a place for Woodward on this team because of his outside shooting ability, but apparently he wasn't interested in remaining at Penn State if he wasn't the starting pg. 



That's easy.  Right in this post -- the section I made bold.  You really are a troll dude.  Go away.

I didn't major in math at PSU, but saying he had a bit of a shaky handle against pressure is stating ONE flaw. A flaw that is a deal breaker at the pg position regardless of what else you can do.

I was accused of stating he had so many flaws that he couldn't contribute.  That means I stated multiple flaws.

So in your completely arrogant and inappropriate post which Tim will completely ignore, you demonstrated that you don't know the difference between a FLAW and FLAWS.

Flaw, flaws. Arrogant or just ignorant. You are the one bashing a player, not me.

I didn't major in English at Penn State, but stating a player has a "bit" of a loose handle against pressure would never be considered a form of bashing by anyone that has a generic understanding of the language.

You are really struggling with math and English.

You said he wasn't good enough to be a pg in the B1G.  Good try though.

Not only that, earlier you said he was the one guy on the roster you hoped would transfer if anyone was transferring.  Keep trying.

Then there was this beauty:

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Joyner found the box that the Graham Woodward Robot was delivered in last summer.  Apparently it stated on the box that the Graham Woodward Robot wants to be a starting pg regardless of the league it plays in and will transfer if it's not the starter.  The box also indicated that the robot might not have a good enough handle for the Big Ten, but that required further testing. 

How is that not at least an indirect slam on GW?  Might not have a good enough handle? 

We got what you are saying way back when you were CE. You haven't changed anything except who you are bashing.

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