Okay, so I am not a sports fan. In fact, I really dislike how much time and money our country puts into sports (and actors, but that is another post). However, I think the punishment for Penn State is a little over the top. The PEOPLE involved did a horrific thing. The people should be punished. I realize they represent Penn State, so I understand the school being fined, or something. But to have all the wins stripped from 1998 until 2011 is telling all those football players that they didn’t do their job and they didn’t win. They did win! Joe Paterno was a winning coach! You want to remove his statue, okay, but you can’t change the fact that he did an excellent job at coaching football! There are many football players that currently go to Penn State who are looking to the school to provide them with an education AND possibly help them with a future in football. These boys have already chosen Penn State. Now they are being told they can transfer elsewhere! It isn’t that easy to simply transfer colleges when you are dealing with sports. If they have a school scholarship, another school isn’t going to take over that scholarship. Penn State can’t afford to pay their football players to attend another University! Penn State is having to start fresh with so many new leaders at the school. That in itself will be a punishment and will take a long time to recover from. The PEOPLE will be punished! Let the students enjoy their college career and heal together! Let them rejoice in all the other wonderful positives the school has offered for many years and will continue to offer for years to come!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
I am not a band geek like my husband, but I do appreciate music! Our local high school has decided to NOT have a band director next year. They have a football team and lots of resources for a virtual PE class using the Wii and its add-ons, but no band!
I am so very grateful that I not only get to homeschool, but next year spend the time studying art and MUSIC everyday. My children will not have a homecoming football game to attend, or be on the prom court, but they will learn how to think and how to appreciate more than just text books with test!