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The Internet Reacts To John Donovan’s Futility

It is a difficult time for Penn State football, and the folks are not happy about it. With this weekend’s narrow defeat of an inept Army team, tensions are beginning to heat up within the fan base…and within our Facebook comments as well.

One of my favorite pastimes during my tenure at Onward State has been scrolling through our Twitter mentions and Facebook comments. Sometimes I see our readers decorously engaging in thoughtful conversation, sometimes I find a kind compliment or two on one of my photos, and sometimes I even find an excuse to go jump on a trampoline!

Other times, however, I am aghast with the scorching hot takes that our commenters are spewing in their assessments and critiques of all things Penn State. No one is safe in comment section, and this week it looks like James Franklin and John Donovan have become the primary targets of our commenters’ fiery scrutiny due to a lackluster performance of Penn State’s offensive scheme.

So, in case you missed it, here are some of the very best comments after this weekend’s game:

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Hey now, Kimberly, I for one am pretty content with Franklin and “his stuff.” Donovan on the other hand…

Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.39.37 AMScreen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.36.34 AMScreen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.17.57 AMScreen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.32.10 AMScreen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.37.05 AMWhelp, it looks like the #folks have spoken, Donovan. Also it’s called proofreading Mike. C’mon man.

Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.51.58 AMGoing from giving Donovan a break, to taking the names off the jerseys, to comparing Franklin to JoePa, to calling for a (hopefully metaphorical) scalp-hunt against the coaching staff in 2-3 years, to bringing back Tom Bradley as head coach (who is currently the defensive coordinator at UCLA), to preventing Jay Paterno from re-entering the coaching staff, to firing Sandy Barbour…yikes, hopefully no one falls into this trap…

Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.51.58 AMThomas noooo!

Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.51.58 AMOh no, this isn’t good…

Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.51.58 AMRod Dietz Mr. Dietz, CHILL!

 Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.49.36 AMWh…what…??

Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 10.56.25 PMCouldn’t have said it better myself Kent!

Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 10.58.50 PMUnpopular Opinion of the Night goes to…

Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.37.37 AMC’mon Laura Strobl, BE POSITIVE!

Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.34.59 AMWow. That is one #hot #take, Beatriz. Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.35.45 AMMaybe stick to teaching spanish then, Beatriz.

Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 11.58.32 PMSLIIIIDDDDEEEE, KAREN!

Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.28.44 AMWow! So polite! Thank you Tom for being so kind and respectful on the internet. Ya know, this gives me hope about the future of our comments. Maybe one day all of our commenters will learn to get along and engage in thoughtful discussion…

Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.26.19 AMScreen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.25.46 AMOops maybe not. Never mind.

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About the Author

Alex Bauer

Alex graduated in Spring 2018 with a degree in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and minors in Finance and Psychology. He was a first generation Penn Stater from Cheshire, Connecticut along with his two sisters. His favorite things are dogs, coffee, and dogs that shoot hot jets of coffee out of their mouths.


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