Sweet Caroline is No More
Everyone knows that changes were coming to Penn State football this year, and the Altoona Mirror published a comprehensive piece today outlining some of those game day tweaks. This little nugget appears toward the end of the article:
The Mirror has now received confirmation that “Sweet Caroline” will not be included in the musical play list for Penn State games this season.
Of course, the once innocent lyrics “touching you, touching me” have drawn concerns from the people in charge of the so-called “Greatest Show in College Football.”
Don’t get me wrong — I’ve never been a fan of “Sweet Caroline” at football games, but the reasoning displayed here is hollow at best. Essentially, the now-Guidoless game day crew thinks Penn State students and fans can’t handle lyrics that don’t have any ulterior meaning at all.
First, the Blue Band changed the Gary Glitter song, and now Penn State is preemptively changing another popular gameday song because of a few potential Twitter trolls. It’s a brave new world.
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