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Deberg_1990
09-01-2012, 06:07 PM
"Touching Me.......Touching You......"



http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/28/no-sweet-caroline-at-penn-state-games-no-public-allowed-in-most-athletic-facilities/




Penn State football fans will no longer be singing "Sweet Caroline" while cheering on their Nittany Lions, according to university officials.

Neil Diamond's classic song, often sung at sporting events and particularly at Boston Red Sox baseball games, has been rotated out of the playlist for Beaver Stadium this year.

Chatter quickly began building on the State College campus and on social media platforms after the Altoona Mirror newspaper reported that officials were concerned about the lyrics to the song, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at the university, was convicted in June of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. He continues to maintain his innocence.

The song, said to be written about Caroline Kennedy, contains the lyrics: "Hands, touching hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you."

But those words, and the scandal, have nothing to do with removing the song from the game day playlist, Penn State spokesman David La Torre told CNN.

"Absolutely no song changes were made based on lyrics. This song has come up on the list in recent years because it happens to be played in so many other professional and collegiate venues and has no real origination here at Penn State," he said. "So while wholesale changes to what happens on game day are not in store, some 'updating' is going to occur, including the music playlist."

La Torre said the updating happened to include "Sweet Caroline" and noted that these changes happen "each year for both recorded music and the Blue Band," which plays at the games. The Altoona Mirror has recently updated its story to reflect that the choice was not made because of song lyrics.

While the playlist update may not be a result of the scandal, there has been one change that grew out of the Sandusky incident.

The numerous athletic facilities around Penn State will no longer be available to the public, a decision that Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers tells CNN was made as a result of several factors.

One of those factors was a recommendation made in a report to evaluate security and access to these facilities. The report followed an investigation headed by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, which found that several university leaders had "empowered" Jerry Sandusky to continue his abuse.

"Until this change we were the only institution in the Big Ten that allowed any members of the public to access our facilities," Powers said. "We are always concerned first and foremost about the safety of people on our campus, and permitting anyone to access the facilities without challenge increases the possibility of a safety concern."

The ice rink, natatorium and the golf course are the only places where the new policy won't apply. It will apply to the Lasch Football Building where Michael McQueary said he observed Sandusky involved in sexual activity with a boy in the coach's shower room.

Powers added that the school also decided that the facilities should foremost benefit the students, who in some cases paid fees to help them be built. She added that there are limited athletic and recreational facilities on campus and the school wanted to make sure students had access to the areas they needed.

"For all these reasons, it was in our best interest to update our policies in this regard," Powers told CNN.

DTLB58
09-01-2012, 06:11 PM
Maybe they should change the name of their stadium considering it's named Beaver....oh wait, no it's good. o:-)

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-01-2012, 06:12 PM
1. This will fix everything

2. **** you Penn State (no pun intended)

3. Neil is one favorite dorky music artist I left off my love list in your other thread

4. I'm glad they lost today


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Ace Gunner
09-01-2012, 06:14 PM
Good. That was a stinker from Neil.

mr. tegu
09-01-2012, 06:14 PM
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Dr. Facebook Fever
09-01-2012, 06:15 PM
Good. That was a stinker from Neil.

Die in a fire.

Bum bum bummm

Otter
09-01-2012, 06:25 PM
It's cool to bust on Penn State. Have at it boys.

I hope you wake up one day to find out one of your uncles is a perverted child molester and your whole family gets rag dolled by life for the next 10 years.

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-01-2012, 06:27 PM
It's cool to bust on Penn State. Have at it boys.

I hope you wake up one day to find out one of your uncles is a perverted child molester and your whole family gets rag dolled by life for the next 10 years.

LMAO

DTLB58
09-01-2012, 06:29 PM
It's cool to bust on Penn State. Have at it boys.

I hope you wake up one day to find out one of your uncles is a perverted child molester and your whole family gets rag dolled by life for the next 10 years.

:doh!:

Otter
09-01-2012, 06:30 PM
LMAO

ROFL

Ace Gunner
09-01-2012, 06:30 PM
Die in a fire.

Bum bum bummm

i'll be what i am.

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-01-2012, 06:30 PM
ROFL

:thumb:

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-01-2012, 06:32 PM
i'll be what i am.

Good for you.

Is that a chiefsfootball fan?

:D

Otter
09-01-2012, 06:32 PM
:doh!:

I'm a Penn State Alumni and just don't feel I should have to hold my head in shame because of something I had nothing to do with. Look at it from the other side.

But like I said, have at it.

Otter
09-01-2012, 06:36 PM
:thumb:

Well I'm certainly not getting into a smiley showdown with "Dr. Johnny Fever".

[taps out]

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-01-2012, 06:37 PM
I'm a Penn State Alumni and just don't feel I should have to hold my head in shame because of something I had nothing to do with. Look at it from the other side.

But like I said, have at it.

I almost asked if you or a family member went to Penn State.

Only a ruhtard would think that the whole school and everyone in it is guilty by association for what happened. I don't care if Penn State wins or loses and I certainly don't think it's a school full of bad people.

I'm just pissed they banned brother Neil!

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-01-2012, 06:39 PM
Well I'm certainly not getting into a smiley showdown with "Dr. Johnny Fever".

[taps out]

Heh I wasn't trying to start something.

Phobia
09-01-2012, 06:39 PM
I'm a Penn State Alumni and just don't feel I should have to hold my head in shame because of something I had nothing to do with. Look at it from the other side.

But like I said, have at it.

Was Jerry a large man? You know...

mr. tegu
09-01-2012, 06:43 PM
I'm a Penn State Alumni and just don't feel I should have to hold my head in shame because of something I had nothing to do with. Look at it from the other side.

But like I said, have at it.

Did you protest in the streets when Paterno was fired? Or in any other way defend the actions and lack thereof that occurred? If not any pressure you sense to hold your head in shame is self-generated.

Otter
09-01-2012, 06:48 PM
Was Jerry a large man? You know...

I'd make him hold his balls so they wouldn't make that gruesome slapping rhythm. I feel I was in charge the whole time.

Otter
09-01-2012, 06:50 PM
Did you protest in the streets when Paterno was fired? Or in any other way defend the actions and lack thereof that occurred? If not any pressure you sense to hold your head in shame is self-generated.

No. Graduated in 99 and haven't had much of any affiliation with the school outside of football games since.

mikey23545
09-01-2012, 06:50 PM
i'll be what i am.

A solitary man?

Frazod
09-01-2012, 06:51 PM
I think Caroline is safe - she's female.

Phobia
09-01-2012, 06:55 PM
I'd make him hold his balls so they wouldn't make that gruesome slapping rhythm. I feel I was in charge the whole time.

Awe man.... yuck. Yuck. I'm sorry I trolled now.

mikey23545
09-01-2012, 07:05 PM
Die in a fire.


Gonna make our own lightning

KCUnited
09-01-2012, 07:06 PM
That's outrapeous!

Otter
09-01-2012, 07:11 PM
It's cool to bust on Penn State. Have at it boys.

I hope you wake up one day to find out one of your uncles is a perverted child molester and your whole family gets rag dolled by life for the next 10 years.

For the record I wish this on no one just making a point and came out way too bluntly as is common with me.

Peace homos.

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-01-2012, 07:19 PM
Gonna make our own lightning

You did a fly over there... sorry.

mikey23545
09-01-2012, 08:25 PM
You did a fly over there... sorry.


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Ace Gunner
09-01-2012, 08:31 PM
Good for you.

Is that a chiefsfootball fan?

:D

solitary chiefsfootballfan:D

Guru
09-01-2012, 08:39 PM
Beaver stadium? Seriously. LMAO

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-01-2012, 09:36 PM
Beaver stadium? Seriously. LMAO

No threat there. Sundusky wasn't into that.

JASONSAUTO
09-01-2012, 10:32 PM
I'd make him hold his balls so they wouldn't make that gruesome slapping rhythm. I feel I was in charge the whole time.

Man that's a fucking great come back, I would rep you if I could.
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PGM
09-02-2012, 05:13 AM
Midgets also banned

The Iron Chief
09-02-2012, 07:40 AM
Beaver stadium? Seriously. LMAO

It was a sloppy attempt for a cover.. Cornhole stadium or Shaft stadium or... would've been to obvious.

Oddly I was driving the family thru the Penn state area approx an hour after the game ended on the way home from D.C and the streets were quiet and almost empty.
There were a couple of oddballs at the gas station I was filling at so I kept my boys close.....by close I dont mean in Penn state terms just within my reach of protection.
I'm not sure what they do after a loss but I think I know what they do after a victory.
After spending a few nights in D.C though it was comforting to know I didnt have to worry about keeping an eye out on the wife.


I kid..as said above it would be ignorant to hold everyone accountable.
But if you even once were at a rally in support of protecting those involved then.. Screw you...that is all.

BoneKrusher
09-02-2012, 08:49 AM
what did Caroline do?

kstater
09-02-2012, 08:59 AM
It's cool to bust on Penn State. Have at it boys.

I hope you wake up one day to find out one of your uncles is a perverted child molester and your whole family gets rag dolled by life for the next 10 years.

Pretty sure Id have the same reaction.

Predarat
09-02-2012, 10:31 AM
So good, so good, so good!

Pablo
09-02-2012, 10:35 AM
I'd make him hold his balls so they wouldn't make that gruesome slapping rhythm. I feel I was in charge the whole time.LMAO

Baby Lee
09-03-2012, 12:03 PM
That, and this morning's Carolla show, reminds me.

Can someone of that generation explain Gary Puckett and Union Gap?

Young Girl
Lady Willpower
This Girl is a Woman Now

I mean, the tunes are Awesome, but WTF?!?!?

Three, THREE!!! Billboard Top 10s about deflowering underage women.

htismaqe
09-04-2012, 09:07 AM
That, and this morning's Carolla show, reminds me.

Can someone of that generation explain Gary Puckett and Union Gap?

Young Girl
Lady Willpower
This Girl is a Woman Now

I mean, the tunes are Awesome, but WTF?!?!?

Three, THREE!!! Billboard Top 10s about deflowering underage women.

Hey baby you're a sweet young thing,
Still tied to Mommy's apron strings,
I don't even dare to ask your age,
It's enough to know you're here backstage...

Lemmy said that. :D

notorious
09-04-2012, 09:13 AM
"She's only Seventeeeeeeeeen, Seventeeeeeeeen!!!!!"

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Wow, just wow.

gblowfish
09-04-2012, 11:06 AM
They should play "Beat It" by Michael Jackson instead.

bevischief
09-04-2012, 11:11 AM
They should play "Beat It" by Michael Jackson instead.

LMAO

PGM
09-04-2012, 11:13 AM
They should play "Beat It" by Michael Jackson instead.

No....you....didn't.....

gblowfish
09-04-2012, 11:21 AM
Or how about this one???

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Baby Lee
09-04-2012, 11:38 AM
Or how about this one???

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displacedinMN
09-04-2012, 04:27 PM
Its a stupid song to play at a football game.

alnorth
09-04-2012, 04:32 PM
Very creepy song. Dude wrote it when Caroline was still a very young child. There were a lot of pedo anthems back in the 60's and 70's that would never be acceptable today.