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  1. Drew71 says:

    I don’t even know how I begin to feel about today.

    Three months ago I wrote – as an alum – that I couldn’t care less about Penn State football; that PSU had more important things to worry about.

    Then the penalties. That I generally support. (In fact, the Alumni Association’s rejection-denial disgusted me and I have now marked their emails as spam.)

    So now that they’ve been walloped, I’m feeling, well, support. Not angry-bitter-we’ll-show-em support. But rather the paying-price-to-society kind. Because if i accept the punishment, if I can’t support after they’ve been hammered, when CAN i support them?

    And yet. It still feels…soon.

    One thing I’m not going to do. I’m not going to lie to myself. Whatever I feel, when I feel it, I will acknowledge.

  2. radio wave says:

    Drew well said.
    As a OU grad, I expect a win today.

  3. Drew71 says:

    Yes. I’m sure you are right. One of them will win.

  4. JohninOshkosh says:

    Speaking as a non Penn Stater, I think most of us are really pulling for Bill O’brien. No one in the history of sports, perhaps, has ever had to prepare his team for a season quite like this.

  5. radio wave says:

    In all honesty, no way PSU should be a 6.5 favorite.
    Even without the defections, this isn’t a good team.

  6. JohninOshkosh says:


    Agree with you. Ohio has a good team. Won’t be surprised at all if they wim easily.

  7. JohninOshkosh says:

    Sorry trying to type
    and spell as a passenger in a moving car. *win*

  8. radio wave says:

    What is the line on the Wisconsin game?

  9. Macchamp74 says:

    I am Ohio grad. My 3 sons went to PSU. Really interesting game today. I have no idea how each team will react..Ohio to 100,000 fans and PSU to the 1st game in O’Brien era.

    DK: Fascinating dichotomy. Imagine what a win could mean for Ohio, regardless of circumstance.

  10. JohninOshkosh says:

    I haven’t seen any lines. Not sure any sport books posted one for the game.

  11. Bizrow says:

    We need one more lunatic to sign up


    Dejan’s Lunatics (ID# 362238)

    Password 1203

    Look for OU #53, Justin Haser today, I work with his Dad, he’s been talking about this game for months

  12. radio wave says:

    From a ohio point of view not a good start!

  13. radio wave says:


  14. radio wave says:

    Should have been 7.

  15. radio wave says:

    No kicker, no points.

  16. radio wave says:

    Game over!

  17. Drew71 says:

    Radio! I’m worried about you, my friend.

    Ok. So I am watching. Sitting in my friend’s brew pub (that’s a hint) watching the game. And I promised to share what I feel.

    Here it is.


    And that surprises me. I thought the juices would flow and I would start to root.

    Not nothing as in, they don’t deserve anything.

    Just nothing. Period. And honestly, I don’t understand it.

  18. radio wave says:

    I’m not sure how I would feel if it was my school.
    A sense of normalcy, a football weekend, a win probaly lifts spirits there.

  19. radio wave says:

    Lucky, but we’ll take it.

  20. TCB says:

    I find myself rooting for Penn State. The players, students and alumni deserve a return to normalcy.

    A very bad situation occurred but punishing the innocent does not help the victims.

  21. Drew71 says:

    Now. Now we have a game.

    No matter how much Radio wants to give it away.

  22. Drew71 says:

    But the game was already declared over so that doesn’t count, right?

  23. radio wave says:

    Stand up and cheer!

  24. Drew71 says:

    “Game Over” is kind of an odd cheer. But ok. If you say so.

  25. Drew71 says:

    “Painful” is another interesting cheer.

    Used it on my honeymoon.

  26. radio wave says:

    High school kickers, there’s a spot in Athens.

  27. radio wave says:

    As i said earlier, game over.

    DK: Congrats to RW. School’s biggest win?

  28. pattonbb says:

    if I was a PSU fan, I’d be proud of those kids, and the coaching staff. They’ll only get better, imo.

    DK: True, but the competition already IS better than what they just faced.

  29. Arriba Wilver says:

    Nah, they beat Pitt a couple years ago. :-)

  30. pattonbb says:

    Good point DK. Ohio isn’t Wisconsin, but they are a good team.

    I think PSU has a realistic chance to win their next 2 games. Never know what might happen after that. 6 wins isn’t out of the question. At least not yet.

  31. Drew71 says:

    Radio. I think you need a drink. Or a defibrillator.

  32. Bizrow says:

    I can hear my friend cheering from here.

    I hope he makes his wife drive tonight.

    Sad for PSU, but very happy for OU.

    Won’t be much work done Tuesday

  33. JohninOshkosh says:

    Hey RW: (sorry I wrote RF earlier):

    Congrats on the big win! BTW, UNI played well. Could have easily won!

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