Colum McCann, the Irish writer, once said, “I don’t believe the world’s a particularly beautiful place, but I do believe in redemption.” Patti Smith, the singer-songwriter, gave it to us like this, “Bringing good news is imparting hope to one’s fellow man. The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times.” Then Jim Sturgess, the famous film director, poured out a lil’ liquor for all the dead homies when he spit, “Love is such a powerful subject matter because it comes in so many different shapes and sizes. It’s about timing, fate, failure, redemption.”
Well playas…that very subject matter showed up in a place called Happy Valley that hasn’t been too happy for more than five years now. It surely was about timin’, fate and redemption! All it took was one play to set everything in motion. With 4:39 remainin’ in the ball game, Penn State blocks an Ohio State field goal and takes it to the house 60 yards to ultimately beat the unbeaten Buckeyes 24-21. Now we can officially move on from the JoePa recklessness and Sandusky travesty that has been the dark cloud hangin’ over the university and especially the football program ever since.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Even though the Nittany Lions have physically moved on because they are no longer on probation, which they never should have been and they’re twice removed from JoePa on coaches with great new coach in James Franklin. However, any time you hear the name Penn State all you can think of is how selfish JoePa was in literally sacrificin’ the safety of children for his own self gain in tryin’ only to win more games.
Y’all do realize that Paterno knew that his boy Sandusky was a freak for years and never did a thing about gettin’ that dun away from his program right. I don’t need to rehash all of that foolishness but you can pull to all up if you like. Joe was more concerned with winnin’ games than lookin’ out for kids.
It took a signature win to redeem the program out of the shadows of that very foolishness. Now James Franklin and the his football program can holler at recruits about how they’re one of the best teams in the Big Ten at 5-2 and 3-1 in conference play and say to a boy this mornin’, “Did you see us knock off the unbeaten No.2 Ohio State Buckeyes last night bruh? Did you see the excitement that you can be a part off? This is what comin’ to Penn State will allow you to experience!”
He can sell the success of “his” program and what’s goin’ on at Penn State right now!!! Not what JoePa did some 30 years ago. A blocked field goal may not seem like a big deal to you but inside the gates of Penn State it means EVERYTHING!! That very moment changed the perception of Penn State Football goin’ forward, especially for 16 and 17 year old recruits and the duns that have to play them. Every team remainin’ on their schedule is wide awake this mornin’! Like all the brothers and sisters are sayin’ regardin’ the police these days, “You better stay ‘woke’ when you’re playin’ them boyz from Happy Valley.” Why? Because they are for real.
Let me put it where the goats can get it. What people that have never played sports don’t realize is that confidence can create a monster in a split second. Beatin’ Ohio State the way that they did has given the entire program a shot of energy that you can’t begin to imagine will change the way people walk into the buildin’ with from now on. After JoePa ran the program into the ground with his selfishness nobody playin’ them since has taken them serious.
The first thing boyz thought about was the scandal, how the NCAA unjustly wrecked the program and tore the joint to pieces. Now wakin’ up to a win over the No.2 team in the country in dramatic fashion durin’ a white out in the stadium where everybody and their baby’s momma “bum rushed” the field like Public Enemy in 1986, it’s a brand new thought process.
Congrats Penn State for makin’ a boy respect you again because there isn’t a kid or a coach in that buildin’ that deserved to have that ugly cloud hangin’ over them. In my Birdman voice at the Breakfast Club, “Y’all better put some Repeck on my name and I ain’t gone say it no mo!” Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.
4) Birdman: noun – rapper and CEO of Cash Money Records that went off on the Breakfast Club Morning Show crew for disrespectin’ his name. so he walked into the joint and said “Y’all better put some repeck on my name and I ain’t gone say it no mo!”
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its REAL talk!