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Not a clip, but a magazine.



Middle of a firefight, a young troop yells, "I'm low on ammo; somebody throw me a clip for my M16!" A senior sergeant yells back, "M16's use magazines, not clips." An M1 rifle used a clip of eight rounds; an M16/M4 uses 20 or 30 round magazines.

The point is obvious: What BSD staffers have offered -- twice -- is a magazine, not a clip. Yeah, it's great to come here and get new articles and insights every few days, but for truly hardcore Nittany Lion football addicts, the magazine is something to look forward to.

Or maybe not. A week left in the fundraising effort, and only 56% of the way to the target. The revised target, may I remind you, since the funding for the paper mag was not achieved. Like good tacticians, the BSD team dropped back to its second line of defense, and decided to offer an e-mag. Not as good for us old geezers who still like the tactile feel of paper, but far better than nothing at all.

But, apparently not enough feel the same way, as it appears the e-mag will suffer the same ignominious death as the proposed paper mag. Maybe the lack of funding is due to an anti-cult backlash. After all, publishing a magazine devoted exclusively to Penn State football speaks of a culture problem, doesn't it? (We will conveniently ignore that fans of other teams have published similar periodicals -- no culture issues there!)

I've been accused of trying to impose my will on BSD; in this particular case, I plead "Guilty" and throw myself on the mercy of the court of public opinion. I want a magazine that delves into my beloved Lions -- I'll glad carry the stigma of cultist in order to get it. How about the rest of you?

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