Stupid beer throwing Pi Kappa Alpha frat boys make Penn State look bad

More is coming to light about an infamous beer throwing incident at Pi Kappa Alpha that has been covered by all sorts of media and blogs. Basically, some Ohio State fans in team jerseys got beers thrown at them by Pi Kappa Alpha “brothers.” I’ve seen the video and you can too if you would like, but I’m not going to embed it. Here is how the Collegian described the attack today:

Days after Penn State’s football loss to Ohio State, a YouTube video surfaced featuring several men throwing beer cans and yelling obscenities at two Buckeyes fans.

The rear of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, 417 E. Fairmount Ave., is seen in the video. The fraternity’s president, Brendan Wilson (junior-management), said he had no comment when reached by phone last night.

The YouTube account name of the user who uploaded the video was “crazysacc,” which is also the AOL Instant Messenger screen name of Pi Kappa Alpha Vice President Gaetano Sacco (junior-film).

Gee, how surprising the president won’t speak up. The brothers didn’t have any problem speaking up in the video, no? Does Sacco appear to possess the intelligence to attend Penn State or any other university? Uploading video of someone getting assaulted while cheering it on (presumably that is Sacco filming) doesn’t sound too bright to me.

Dan Victor of the Patriot-News has an interesting follow-up:

But the main person in the video was a visiting student from the University of Pittsburgh, said Bill Mahon, vice president for university relations. Mahon also said the two Ohio State fans in the video were visiting members of the same fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, and had stayed at the fraternity the night before without incident.

The 48-second video opens with booing and shouts of “We Are,” then turns to show two people in Ohio State jerseys walking away from an outdoor fraternity party while over a dozen objects that appear to be beer cans fly in their direction. A few of the objects hit the fans.

One person appears to push the two fans toward the exit, then later runs toward them and throws an object at one of the fans from a few feet away.

The camera operator then celebrates gleefully.

So, the main antagonist was from Pitt and that needs to be broadcast as much as possible. He will likely be charged according to WJAC. However, just because the biggest jerk of them all is from Pitt does not excuse the bad behavior of everybody else there, including the cameraman. Pi Kappa Alpha has embarrassed the university and should be strongly disciplined by the university and its national organization. If it were up to me, Pi Kappa Alpha would lose all university affiliation. The officers would also be face disciplined from Judicial Affairs. The Pitt jerk should be disciplined by his university as well.

Sure, this happens elsewhere, but that doesn’t mean it is okay to act like criminals because of somebody wearing the wrong jersey. Hopefully, Penn State will make examples of these idiots and we’ll see less of this kind of behavior.

By the way, here is the Pi Kappa Alpha preamble:

“For the establishment of friendship on a firmer
and more lasting basis, for the promotion of
brotherly love and kind feeling; for the mutual
benefit and advancement of the interests of those with
whom we sympathize and deem worthy of our regard;
we have resolved to form a fraternity,believing that,
thus we can most successfully accomplish our object.”

And the national organization’s vision:

Pi Kappa Alpha will set the standard of integrity, intellect, and achievement for our members, host institutions, and the communities in which we live.

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Blue White Roundtable: blah

Alex at The Nittany Notebook has this week’s questions.

1. After being embarrassed by Ohio State at home, where does Penn State’s program as a whole go from here?

The program goes on about its business, uninterested in changing anything. That isn’t what I want to happen, but it is what will happen. Oh and neither Daryl Clark or Pat Devlin will see many snaps at QB.

2. Following back to back poor performances, what do you see as Penn State’s biggest problem on defense?

It is hard to say whether the line or secondary is the biggest problem. Both have injuries, but I think the line is bigger problem. Having trouble stopping the run or apply pressure to the quarterback is harder to deal with than poor secondary play.

3. What happens against Purdue this Saturday?

A lethargic Nittany Lions offense goes three and out on its first possession. They rebound though and win. The offense wasn’t that bad last week and I expect it to perform well enough to win. I also expect the defense to bounce back and play up to its standards.

Lightning Round:

What bowl game does Penn State end up in?

Alamo

Who is going to be Penn State’s next verbal commitment?

Stefen Djordjevic. Really I don’t know, recruiting isn’t my thing.

Purdue score prediction.

Penn State 24 Purdue 20

The other gentlemen of the roundtable:

Black Shoe Diaries
Run Up the Score!
Nittany Notebook
The Nittany Line
There is No Name on My Jersey

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Joe Paterno press conference 10.30.2007

Here is the official Intercollegiate Athletics transcript and audio from Fight On State.

Seniors Jason Ganter, Pat Weber and Brendan Perretta were made available for questions.

Let’s hope that the obnoxious frat boys (Run Up the Score!)who were rude enough to throw beers at Ohio State fans and then stupid enough to put video of it on YouTube are charged with assault. They embarrass the entire university and diminish the value of my degree.

Look for a worthless press release from bad behavior-enabling IFC any day now, followed by a Collegian letter from some frat loser who argues that we should ignore frats bad behavior because of THON.

Blue White Roundtable will appear around noon.

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Free "taco" day

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Taco Hell Bell is giving out free tacos. Apparently, it has to with MLB somehow. I may go after work and before my flag football game because that would be the best decision ever.

Find a Taco Bell here, just don’t go to the Vienna Maple Ave. location since it was the site of Mister Donut back in the day. Replacing a Mister Donut with Taco Bell is unconscionable.

Of course, this begs the question of whether a free Taco Bell taco is overpriced.

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A brief history of the Verizon Center

Change on the VerizonThe Wash. Times
A good article about how the Verizon (nee MCI) Center got built and what it meant for its neighborhood and the District. Hopefully, the ballpark will bring similar success near SE.

Left unsaid is what the Verizon Center has meant to its tenants. It has certainly been good for the Wizards, but less so for the Capitals.

Speaking of the Capitals, they scored a touchdown and extra point last night in Toronto, beating the Maple Leafs 7-1. They chased the Leafs goalie in the first period and five players scored their first goals of the season. Alex Ovechkin had two goals.

The Wizards begin their season tomorrow night and have their home opener on Saturday.

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