- Feb 11, 2018
I agree that how one perceives things is important.Not sure if it was a compliment or not. I guess it’s how you look at it. When he continued with Iowa being the right choice, that to me kinda insinuates that PSU is an easy choice for a kid to make but not the right choice….which imo he couldn’t possibly know yet…even with his own kid since he hasn’t even stepped on any campus yet and has no idea how things will turn out there. If it was a compliment, I think it was a backhanded one…
Not the first time I’ve seen Hawk fans jumping on this idea as well but here’s a comment by pml_dad in regards to Kolby Franklin…
“I'm extremely excited for any young man wise enough to choose T&T when PSU is the easier choice. That's a kid already bought in in my book.
So, Is this one a compliment to PSU as well?
The quoted response is about how I would think a Hawk fan might run with the earlier statement. I take its comparative use of "easier" as implying Iowa is also an easy choice just not as easy. An HR fan post that throws some shade PSU's way, mild as it seems to be to me, shouldn't surprise anyone.
Regardless, I don't believe that is what the Dad intended, and I won't find him guilty by association. I really don't believe the Dad was throwing any shade. And I wouldn't expect the Dad to try to correct any poster who misinterprets him.
First, I see the Dad's comment as being supportive of his son's choice. Second, I see the Dad's words as being geared to Hawk fans (a bit of catering to his audience).
We all have certain inaliable rights, which include pursuit of happiness through our choices and actions. I believe the Dad is supporting his son's pursuit of happiness, and that is realy all he's doing.
After the 2023 NCAA championships, I hope I continue to hear PSU wrestlers say something like "Achieving your NCAA championship dreams at Penn State isn't easy, but choosing to pursue them at Penn State should be the easiest choice. Come to Penn State and win championships. It's what we do!"