Blogger unhappy with PSU student section:
[PennLive] Some Temple fans sitting behind me gave an explanation of why it might be happening. It seems that during Penn State’s visit last year to Lincoln Financial Field, some Temple fans sported cherry bomb shirts featuring ‘We Are’ on the front and ‘F**K You’ on the back with the Temple Owl in place of the ‘U’ with a one finger salute. In “Hump Day Hot Button”, a post on whizwit.com a year ago to the day, it was further clarified by blogs from Temple students that ‘f**k you’ is now considered an acceptable greeting for friends. It was also mentioned that not everyone participated in the chants or wore the shirts. I wasn’t there and I don’t know.
What I do know is that when a large majority of 20,000 students chants the ‘f’ word, it doesn’t sound like a friendly greeting. It’s not the norm for most people. It doesn’t sit well with the other 80,000 fans in the stadium that did not join in. It doesn’t represent the university very well either. The eyes of the world were already on that section yesterday for the Blue Out with its standout ‘S’ zone. To have our student section stoop to the level of other schools is unacceptable.
I’m not going to say this reaction has anything to do with the fact that a woman wrote this, but I kinda just did. Let us have some fun!
There is a student rivalry between Temple and PSU. Temple chanted “F-You Penn State” last year, and again this year, during Temple’s opening game against Villanova. They also added “Joe Pa is dead” chants during that game against Nova. So a little retaliation from us never hurt anyone. I’m sick of Penn State being held to a higher standard. It’s always Penn State that’s supposed to be the “bigger man”, and I’m sick of it. It’s bullshit. We’re always offending people.
I went up to Penn State for the game on Saturday, and didn’t
sit stand in the student section for the first time in my life. I heard the “F-you Temple” chants, sprinkled throughout the game, and I laughed every single time. Can we not get on our high horse and make a big fuss about every time a Penn State student curses or has a beer? It’s a student section at a football game, between two PA schools. It’s a “F-you” chant. Relax.
Nittanyville President, Troy Weller:
1 star for completely disrespectful and unncessary
5 stars the only thing a PSU and a Temple student have in common is—both students were accepted into Temple.