Of course these are mostly Michigan and Michigan State fans. I simply don’t buy that. There will be more than 100,000 people in Happy Valley for the game. The bottom line is this is college football and people root for their school no matter what. If a coach were involved in a sex scandal at Michigan the Big House would be packed with 110,000 people and there would be 76,000 at Spartan Stadium if the same happened in East lansing.
We always ask for others to act above board when we are not willing to do the same.
Look what happened Tuesday night. Penn State students showed up at head coach Joe Paterno’s door step and gave him a rousing display of support. They still believe in him. College head coaches are kings. They rule the schools they coach. They make more money than the college president and they often are the faces of the universities.
It is time for Joe Pa to move on for more reasons than this sex scandal involving his old defensive coordinator. But until that happens he is the king of Happy Valley.
Many people defend their programs. If the Detroit News or Free Press ran a story about sexual scandal at Michigan most Michigan fans would initially want to shoot the messenger than look into the accusations. They see big blue rebounding and they don’t want to see that derailed.
What should penn State fans do this weekend? They should show up and enjoy the Nebraska game, just as you would if it were your school.