I always see Cory Giger's name at the beginning of sports writeups and know that I am about to read something negative about Penn State.
Thanks to Neil Rudel for giving us something to tolerate when turning to the ''Mirror'' for our local team.
What does Giger have against our local team? He rips and tears at JoePa.
JoePa is the man. I don't care what anyone thinks. He made Penn State what it is.
You can't hate your team when they are down, and you sure can't jump on the bus when they win.
If you are a true sports fan, you know you win some and you lose some.
In last Saturday's paper, Giger once again started with the negatives. Oh and by the way, it took me five minutes to cut, copy, and paste the facts about how to watch PSU play Temple on Dish Network in our area.
Giger cried about not being able to view it and how it took him so long to get an answer from Dish representatives. Dish has alternate channels to view many other Big Ten games.
Yes they were on, and I watched it.
So instead of looking for something to nag about, write that they are 4-0. They are running scores up, Joe is opening things up, and when they win the Big Ten, hopefully Rudel writes that one.
I understand that PSU has its problems, but Giger could sometimes write good things about them, too!
Defending Big East decision
I am writing this in response to Ed Hill's letter that appeared last Sunday.
As I read his letter, I am in agreement with his belief that Cory Giger finds gloom and doom no matter what PSU does. But it goes from a letter about Giger to an all-out bashing of the Big East.
Why does Hill need to tell Pitt and Syracuse fans to ''get over it'' in his letter?
Giger's article in the Gameday section about Syracuse's decision to stay in the Big East was well written.Yes, Pitt, Syracuse and other schools, have made the decision to stay in the Big East. Maybe Hill was just trying to find a way to bad mouth the Big East (yet again).
Is the Big East the best conference in every sport? Certainly not. But no conference can claim that either.
Every school has success stories and some have more than others.
Hill shouldn't say Big East fans know what is best for Penn State when he stereotypes the Big East as being a weak conference with a low number of spectators.
Damian J. Branas
JoePa tenure hurts recruiting
I am a Penn State alumnus and a Penn State football fan since childhood. Therefore it pains me to write this.
It is a sad reality that JoePa has become a detriment to Penn State football recruiting. Until JoePa leaves the helm PSU, will have no promise of gaining the strongest high school prospects. Those interested fans who have seen The Rivals Top 100 prospects (updated August 2008) know that two Monroeville standouts, defensive back Corey Brown and linebacker Dorian Bell, are going to play for Ohio State.
What a shame!
With a dynamic new coach, Penn State could contribute to making the Big Ten relevant again. I am personally tired of the Big Ten being outclassed by the SEC, PAC 10 and the Big 12.
Come on, Penn State: Joe is an icon and a living legend, but it's time for a fresh face to take the helm.