Letter to the editor | Bring back ‘Sweet Caroline’

September 14, 2013 

If “Sweet Caroline” was written by Neil Diamond as a tribute to a young Caroline Kennedy and her parents after he saw a picture of her on the cover of magazine with her parents in the background, which it was. ...

If “Sweet Caroline” is sung at every home baseball game of the Boston Red Sox as a sign of solidarity by the fans for their team, which it is. ...

If “Sweet Caroline” was sung earlier this year by the fans of the New York Yankees in their first game after the bombing at the Boston Marathon as a tribute to the people of Boston, which it was. ...

And if “Sweet Caroline” can be sung on the steps of Congress by Neil Diamond himself to all the people of these United States at the Fourth of July celebration this past summer, which it was. ...

Why is it not possible for “Sweet Caroline” to be sung at home Penn State football games, as it was for years until it was dropped from the music list last year?

Maybe everyone attending the next game should just start singing the song a cappella as a show of support for our Nittany Lions — as we used to.

Carl Raup, State College

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