Northwestern

#101      
In my 10+ years on this board, I'm pretty sure i've never disagreed with a statement more than this.

Yes...yes there is a too cruel. And this falls into that bucket.
I believe the key qualifying phrase was this: “If Northwestern is going to refuse the high road on this and instead attempt to lean into it”. If they do any more to lean into it with heads held high, a little mocking seems inevitable, especially if they can’t back it up on the field.

Hopefully they’ll get solid leaders to rebuild from scratch. Seems like a new AD is needed to clean house. The current guy is a wimp, clearly not up to the job. Northwestern Athletic Director Blasts Football Staffers for ‘Tone Deaf’ Shirts Supporting Fitzgerald. Oh dear, a verbal “blast”! Anyone who ever wore those tee shirts should be fired ASAP. They knew exactly what they were doing. They’re insubordinate. Make an example of them and send a message.
 
#103      

sbillini

st petersburg, fl
I thinking mocking the response can easily bleed into or be read as mocking what the victims went through. Best leave it alone. Rather show support for victims of sexual assault and not pick at that scab. JMTC.

that's exactly what i was about to say. You don't publicly and jokingly mock a rapist....not because of the rapist, but because of the rape victim. And all this is irrespective of what the rapist does/says.

It clearly demeans the seriousness of the issue.
 
#104      

pruman91

Paducah, Ky
What is abundantly clear to me is the lack of HONEST leadership that has come to the forefront at NU.......So many people are just trying to NOT be the scapegoat to this terrible situation......It is also very clear that Fitzgerald had to go as he seemingly condoned the hazing with a " I'm the head coach and it's my program and I can do anything I want " mindset that sometimes comes with tenure and a modicum of success on the field........

Lack of leadership has reared it's ugly head as it pertains to the upper level person's who were on vacation and tried to ride the storm out with the puny 2 week suspension given to Fitzgerald at the outset of this volcanic locker room melting point........
there's no way I will ever believe that Fitzgerald had no idea of what was going on behind the scene's and it is sickening that he might prosper with a settlement as a result of the infamous " lack of control " of what was happening every day at NU.......

The B$G2 needs to get it's act together and hand out some meaningful fines and suspension's to this situation as we only need to dust off the cobwebs of the past to what happened at PSU and MSU to realize that this crap goes on and we all suffer because of poor decisions by people who should know better as to what their responsibilities are and how they affect others with their failure to act appropriately and with conviction......

Finally , I would have the same opinion if this ever happened at UI.........This demeaning of young men and women has to stop before it ends up becoming life threatening............The things that happened at MSU with the nefarious trainer and at PSU with the assistant coach should have shaken the ground for compliance to the basic needs of accountability by people in charge......

This episode at NU is like the light coming on and all the cockroaches start running for an escape from the truth.......It sickens me that people who failed in their job end up with a slap on the wrist and the players who suffered the most will keep on suffering as time marches on.........

Where did our society go wrong in regards to people acting this way without it seems any moral understanding of what their actions do to other people.................I have an idea , but I will keep that opinion to myself for now........

JMHO............................
 
#108      
Some fantasy’s can’t be acted out. Just smile and enjoy it for what it is.
The twisted part of my soul reserved for future horcruxes indeed will smile at the thought. But imagining (and the earworm of that song in my head now) is as far as it will go. Got to take the high road nowadays, we were just burned last year with our own student letter in the Boys and Girls club basketball ticket snafu, and I'm still waiting to hear if any of the sports betting mess finds its way to Champaign.

As the old saying goes, "Better to stay quiet and be thought a fool, rather than opening your mouth and removing all doubt".
 
#109      
The twisted part of my soul reserved for future horcruxes indeed will smile at the thought.

As the old saying goes, "Better to stay quiet and be thought a fool, rather than opening your mouth and removing all doubt".
Harry Potter Applause GIF
 
#110      

altgeld88

Arlington, Virginia
What is abundantly clear to me is the lack of HONEST leadership that has come to the forefront at NU.......So many people are just trying to NOT be the scapegoat to this terrible situation......It is also very clear that Fitzgerald had to go as he seemingly condoned the hazing with a " I'm the head coach and it's my program and I can do anything I want " mindset that sometimes comes with tenure and a modicum of success on the field........

Lack of leadership has reared it's ugly head as it pertains to the upper level person's who were on vacation and tried to ride the storm out with the puny 2 week suspension given to Fitzgerald at the outset of this volcanic locker room melting point........
there's no way I will ever believe that Fitzgerald had no idea of what was going on behind the scene's and it is sickening that he might prosper with a settlement as a result of the infamous " lack of control " of what was happening every day at NU.......

The B$G2 needs to get it's act together and hand out some meaningful fines and suspension's to this situation as we only need to dust off the cobwebs of the past to what happened at PSU and MSU to realize that this crap goes on and we all suffer because of poor decisions by people who should know better as to what their responsibilities are and how they affect others with their failure to act appropriately and with conviction......

Finally , I would have the same opinion if this ever happened at UI.........This demeaning of young men and women has to stop before it ends up becoming life threatening............The things that happened at MSU with the nefarious trainer and at PSU with the assistant coach should have shaken the ground for compliance to the basic needs of accountability by people in charge......

This episode at NU is like the light coming on and all the cockroaches start running for an escape from the truth.......It sickens me that people who failed in their job end up with a slap on the wrist and the players who suffered the most will keep on suffering as time marches on.........

Where did our society go wrong in regards to people acting this way without it seems any moral understanding of what their actions do to other people.................I have an idea , but I will keep that opinion to myself for now........

JMHO............................

As the saying goes, Brother Pru: sunlight is the most effective disinfectant. Northwestern currently finds itself on the planet Mercury.

Just think of what goes on inside the institutions in society that are shielded from external scrutiny.
 
#111      
What is abundantly clear to me is the lack of HONEST leadership that has come to the forefront at NU.......So many people are just trying to NOT be the scapegoat to this terrible situation......It is also very clear that Fitzgerald had to go as he seemingly condoned the hazing with a " I'm the head coach and it's my program and I can do anything I want " mindset that sometimes comes with tenure and a modicum of success on the field........

Lack of leadership has reared it's ugly head as it pertains to the upper level person's who were on vacation and tried to ride the storm out with the puny 2 week suspension given to Fitzgerald at the outset of this volcanic locker room melting point........
there's no way I will ever believe that Fitzgerald had no idea of what was going on behind the scene's and it is sickening that he might prosper with a settlement as a result of the infamous " lack of control " of what was happening every day at NU.......

The B$G2 needs to get it's act together and hand out some meaningful fines and suspension's to this situation as we only need to dust off the cobwebs of the past to what happened at PSU and MSU to realize that this crap goes on and we all suffer because of poor decisions by people who should know better as to what their responsibilities are and how they affect others with their failure to act appropriately and with conviction......

Finally , I would have the same opinion if this ever happened at UI.........This demeaning of young men and women has to stop before it ends up becoming life threatening............The things that happened at MSU with the nefarious trainer and at PSU with the assistant coach should have shaken the ground for compliance to the basic needs of accountability by people in charge......

This episode at NU is like the light coming on and all the cockroaches start running for an escape from the truth.......It sickens me that people who failed in their job end up with a slap on the wrist and the players who suffered the most will keep on suffering as time marches on.........

Where did our society go wrong in regards to people acting this way without it seems any moral understanding of what their actions do to other people.................I have an idea , but I will keep that opinion to myself for now........

JMHO............................
Thank you. I have wondered this for years. It took a long time to get here, but I have ideas as well regarding how it started. Enough said for now.
 
#122      
NW backpedalling rapidly trying to keep new stadium alive. JMO why do they need new stadium if they are returning to 1-11 days (pre Barnett/Walker/Fitz)

Schill also wrote a letter to the Evanston community that the school is willing to modify its zoning proposal to the city along with a few other changes to the initial plan ahead of a Land Use Commission meeting.

- Northwestern is willing to reduce the number of concerts to six per year.
-The University won’t ask for the ability to host unlimited 10,000-person university events at the stadium.
-Limit community-based activities at the stadium and plazas to 60 per year