NFL  > General NFL  > Penn. State students censored from singing "sweet caroline"
August 28, 2012, 04:28 PM
How much more will the students from PSU have to suffer because of the actions of a few? Now they are banned from singing "sweet Caroline" at PSU football games. WHY? beacause of one line, "touching me, touching you" How arrogant and politically self serving are these PSU top brass? Well they covered up Jerry sandusky, that says it all I suppose!
Taking an old classic ny neil diamond and tuning it into a political whipping post is childish, rediculous, moronic, and borderline NUTS!
August 28, 2012  04:34 PM ET

Every student at PSU should be offered a free ride for the next 8 years!

August 28, 2012  04:39 PM ET

Every student at PSU should be offered a free ride for the next 8 years!

August 28, 2012  04:44 PM ET

August 28, 2012  04:44 PM ET

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August 28, 2012  04:58 PM ET
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That said, the students will do whatever the hell they want.

hopefully! Question authority is what I always say!

August 28, 2012  04:59 PM ET

they have been singing it for years, songs mean different things to different people!

August 28, 2012  05:01 PM ET

plus, neil diamond was rumored to be gay a long time ago! why ban the song now? GAY doesn't mean pedophile either!

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August 28, 2012  05:12 PM ET
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It's a crappy song and way overplayed. I mean it may be fine for an elevator somewhere but the sappy whoa-whoa-whoa doesn't exactly inspire a defensive stop. It isn't unique to PSU nor that entrenched a tradition. Good riddance. And PSU fans aren't victim of some hyper-sensitivity conspiracy here. It isn't like they're changing the Alma Mater or anything.

I guess you being a voting member of the grammys must make you an expert on quality music, and what station are you listening to you old fool, if sweet caroline is overplayed? I never said the fans were victims either, perhaps a reading lesson is in order as well as music!

August 28, 2012  05:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

It's a crappy song and way overplayed. I mean it may be fine for an elevator somewhere but the sappy whoa-whoa-whoa doesn't exactly inspire a defensive stop. It isn't unique to PSU nor that entrenched a tradition. Good riddance. And PSU fans aren't victim of some hyper-sensitivity conspiracy here. It isn't like they're changing the Alma Mater or anything.

Another proud grauate of Pheonix University I see! LMAO

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August 28, 2012  05:25 PM ET
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Yes, I have a very diverse background of musical interests.It is overplayed at sporting events. That is the context. So much so that it has its own paragraph in Wikipedia.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_CarolineYou said "suffer". Victims suffer. PSU fans are not suffering by the removal of this song.The point of this post is lost on me. You either:a) really like Neil Diamondorb) are looking for a weak excuse to take a shot a PSU

as I said I never claimed fans are victims, it's the student body once again being asked to **** up, Over the line touching me touching you, a direct link to the PSU scandal and sandusky, which is a rediculous stretch, especially for academics. I suppose if cal ripken liked little boys, would they stop the singing of Take me out to the "BALL" game? SERIOUSLY! WTF

August 28, 2012  05:30 PM ET

*smh*

August 28, 2012  05:36 PM ET

play it again sam!

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August 28, 2012  05:44 PM ET
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Of course they do. Still, there is a definite erotic tone to the song, no matter how tame, and the subject was an 11-year-old girl. I don't see how that isn't creepy, at least a little, and against the backdrop of Jerry Sandusky? I'm not one for censorship, JD, you know that. But this one? I see it.

That's nuts Jack. serious stretch too!

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August 28, 2012  06:00 PM ET
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Of course they do. Still, there is a definite erotic tone to the song, no matter how tame, and the subject was an 11-year-old girl. I don't see how that isn't creepy, at least a little, and against the backdrop of Jerry Sandusky? I'm not one for censorship, JD, you know that. But this one? I see it.

Jack,
remember last night whem Friday made an apperence at the wrong time,as we were discussing how the Cops 'accidentaly shot' 9 peeps as collateral damage?

Sandusky,took that University' legacy' too the gutter,after time has past[and hopefuly a lifer get's a shot at him?] Can speed up the healing process. So everyone can go on with thier lives.

It would heal alot quicker ifn he hung himself.

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