First I had to get new seats.
Now we have a new head coach. And mostly new staff.
And now the Blue Band is apparently going to do away with Rock & Roll in the pre-game ceremony.
What’s next? Will the band march slowly onto the field in single file, playing a funeral dirge? Will we change the name of the Lion Shrine to the Lion Mausoleum? Is it even possible to drown my pain in a pint of Peachy Paterno anymore? Is nothing sacred? Next you’ll tell me we’re changing back to pink and black colors and we’re going to put NAMES on the uniforms! Instead of the Nittany Lions we could be the Farmin’ Amish!
And why is the Blue Band doing this?
‘Rock and Roll’, also known as ‘The Hey Song’, was written by British glam rock artist Gary Glitter in 1972. Glitter is a registered sex offender, and was convicted of possession of child pornography in 1997. He was convicted again in 2005, for obscene acts with minors.
Are you kidding me? Seriously, how many fans out there even KNOW that? I’ll take Scandalous Trivia for $200, Alex.
Will Sandusky, Ohio change their name because of all this . . .
Thanks to the Nittany Turkey for the comic relief video.
But change is what it is and it’s coming our way, like it or not.