Penn State Outlaws Playing of "Sweet Caroline" at Football Games

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Penn State University is doing all it can to separate itself from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, which has sent that pedophile to jail, resulted in unprecedented sanctions against the football team and led to new uniforms for the players.

How will the fans feel the effects of this sordid situation?

Penn State announced this week that it has outlawed the playing of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" at home football games, a single used as a traditional sing-a-long on campus for many years.

Track lyrics, as heard below, include the line "touching me, touching you," and... well... we don't need to explain why some might see that as inappropriate now, do we?

What do you think of this decision? Should Penn State ban the song?

 

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Nobody cares.
You can only listen to Neil Diamond so many times before his songs get sappy and stale.
To keep the fans entertained, the song list needs to be routinely updated. And there's nothing special about "Sweet Caroline" one way or the other anyway.