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Temple Fans Present Offensive Penn State-Themed ‘College Gameday’ Signs

College Gameday came to Philadelphia for the much-anticipated showdown between then-undefeated No. 21 Temple and No. 9 Notre Dame. For those unfamiliar with ESPN’s flagship college football program, the event celebrates the featured college game of the week, and always includes a large congregation of hilarious signs typically aimed at mocking the opposing school or taking a jab at traditions, famous alums, etc. (think Rudy).

This past weekend featured some clever signs, but also provided a few ill-intending fans the platform to unveil rather distasteful Penn State themed signs for the nation to see during the ESPN broadcast. Here are three examples we found from this weekend.

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Yes, College Gameday is a chance to get creative and poke fun, but these joke do neither. What puzzles me more are not the signs themselves, but the fact that the signs were even displayed. College Gameday came to Philadelphia for Notre Dame vs. Temple, neither having anything at all to with Penn State. What’s more is that neither Penn State nor its fans instigated anything. It’s just a sad, forced attempt at humor, and it’s a trend that needs to come to an end.

But hey, at the end of the day, 39-4-1 does all the talking.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

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