Monday, October 27, 2008

Penn State Riot After OSU Victory

Watching the various videos that were taken Saturday night following Penn State's win over Ohio State give me shivers, and not the same kind of shivers I get when I watch JoePa tribute videos, or moving Penn State victory montages, but shivers of fear, disgust, and anger.

Great, so we won a big game... let's celebrate by ripping down lampposts,  uprooting shrubbery, and closing down a main street.  We are... Penn State.  We are... a storied football program.  We have... been there before.  Why on earth do we need to act like we're some Division I AA school that just knocked off Michigan (last year, not this year of course)?  I'm not sure if it's the fact that the town is currently populated by a large percentage of students who don't know the history, have not experienced the winning, or what.... though one could argue that the past three seasons have not been too shabby.

Anyway, it's embarrassing as a Penn State Alum and even more embarrassing as a football fan who argues that his team is one of the best teams in the country week in and week out.  Fans acting like naive, never been there before idiots, after a big win just undercut this claim. 

Instead of property destruction, let's all start saving our money now and party on the streets of Miami in January.

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