Comments on: As Nike sticks by a tarnished Penn St., others flee Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rhetttweets Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:30:10 +0000 Boycott Nike! Shut Down Penn State! The reason Nike won’t shut Penn State out is beyond belief. Still supporting this sickness is despicable.

By: anthony36pa Thu, 17 Nov 2011 18:58:12 +0000 I find it odd that the title of the article includes “others flee” but yet they cannot name the companies that are fleeing. It is only referencing another Wall Street Journal article making the same claim.

Then it again references a “tweet” about the removal of the Paterno statue which the Board of Trustrees has already denied has even been considered or talked about.

Did anyone watch the Penn State Nebraska game? Where over 100,000 gave support to the victims while supporting a team that has had nothing to do with the scandel. The fact is that it is more than appropriate to wear Penn State gear and support a system where thousands far outnumber a few bad decisions by a few personnel.

I to am an adult that was victim to childhood sexual abuse, am not a Penn State graduate, but am able to see the forest and not just the tress in this situation.

By: mipochka Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:48:43 +0000 You cannot just edit people out of history. What will remain is just a record of your attempt to do so, they will remain in memory.

This sounds like what people did in Stalinist Russia, cut people out of the newspapers who had just been purged. Penn State had such a severe Paterno cult, now they need De-paternoization (kind of like de-Stalinization).

It has to go deeper than just painting over pictures of the former leader. They have to have a real discourse about the role of football, the cult of coaches, of “State” altogether.

I’m saying this as a survivor of childhood abuse who was more tormented by the hatred directed at me by the enabler, that the sexual predator himself. My adoptive mother was the Paterno of my life, who kept her husband’s image spotless while blaming and tormenting me for what happened – for a lifetime.

I wouldn’t want to edit her out of my history – instead want more people to know what she did. Paterno helps understand her, too – she was a control freak, too, and anything that did not fit her image of our family was deleted. Claiming she did not exist won’t do. Claiming Paterno did not exist won’t work. Denial does not work, that’s the reason he was fired, after all.