To be honest, I never really understood the point of taking win away from Penn State and Joe Paterno. Any time the NCAA takes wins away from a team for any reason, I think it is kind of ridiculous. Apparently because the NCAA says so, we are just suppose to forget about those games we watched and witnessed. That being said, to me the penalty was always just a way for the NCAA to target Paterno directly for what Sandusky did. Joe Paterno knew about Sandusky and this was just their way of saying they disapproved how he handled it.
Now I don't know what to think. Is the NCAA suddenly okay with what happened at Penn State? Are they now telling us to act like Joe Paterno handled the whole situation perfectly, just like they tried to tell us that those wins never happened?
Also it is really disturbing to see Penn St fans celebrate this ruling and the Paterno family release a statement saying, "a large measure of the wrong has been righted." WHAT?! Once again the Paterno family and members of the Penn State fan base are forgetting the victims and putting football first. The same thing that got them in trouble in the 1st place. The next thing to come, and it will be only a matter of time, is the return of the Paterno statue. Which again show completely no regard for the victims and their families.
Count the wins or don't count the wins, I don't care, but let's not celebrate this man like he was some saint. Was he a great football coach, sure but just remember this when you think about his legacy... HE KNEW WHAT SANDUSKY DID! THAT IS A FACT. He admitted to it in his grand jury testimony.
That is not the type of person that anyone should celebrate or admire. Instead you should question his morals and ask why he didn't do more to stop his friend Jerry Sandusky from harming so many innocent children.