(03-18-2017 04:49 PM)Dr. Isaly von Yinzer Wrote: You are basically describing how sanctions work and how they have always worked everywhere. Are you suggesting that no program should ever be sanctioned?
Let me turn that right back around at you: are you suggesting that by placing a massive sanction upon one school/athletic dept, one time, that extreme penalty will scare all other schools into falling in line, forever??
Didn't work. (SMU)
Doesn't work. (Penn St, UNC, Baylor, ... there will be more)
(03-18-2017 04:55 PM)Dr. Isaly von Yinzer Wrote: I think they were just trying to do something to assuage the outraged general public.
No no, it was far less noble that that. It was a naked power grab.
Believe me, the NCAA would love
to be thought of as an enforcer to be dealt with, rather than the accountant sitting behind a desk that it currently is.
(03-18-2017 04:55 PM)Dr. Isaly von Yinzer Wrote: Once you get involved, then you have to go all the way. You have to make it abundantly clear that nonsense like this cannot be tolerated in a civilized society.
I won't disagree with that viewpoint.
I'll instead take the viewpoint that they never should've been involved, in the first place.
(03-18-2017 08:31 PM)Dr. Isaly von Yinzer Wrote: what is the point of having a lack of institutional control rule if you're not going to invoke it there?
Sorry Dr., but I just can't abide by such a faulty opinion.
That's zero different than saying "Well jeez, we've got all these intercontinental nuclear missiles ... when are we gonna fire off one of damn things?!?"
You never fire it. That's the point.
(03-18-2017 08:31 PM)Dr. Isaly von Yinzer Wrote: They didn't do that because they hate children or condone child rape. They did that to protect the image of their football program, and by extension that university.
In other words ... a few individuals at the top decided to perform the crime of a cover-up.
The motives for their cover-up were the same motives as every cover-up in history. The only point of a cover-up is that you are trying to protect a person and/or organization, not because you believe the original crimes were justified.
So what is your point??
(03-18-2017 08:31 PM)Dr. Isaly von Yinzer Wrote: When those students rioted and tore apart that beautiful little town, who are they doing it for?
They were sadly confused young people. Nothing more.
And they were doing it solely for Paterno. An individual.