If you care to look at his book as strict reportage, an objective, obdurate desire to report Joe Paterno’s view on life, liberty, and Sandusky, then he did his job. We can’t kill Joe Posnanski for playing it safe. And yet we can.
“The real (Paterno) was tough, and he wasn’t particularly nice all the time,” Posnanski said. “His players hated him when they played for him, but so many admired him and believed that he changed their lives.”
For NFL players with careers longer than five years, their life expectancy is less than 60. Maybe an incredible 40 beats an indifferent 80. That’s an important choice for us to make. But it is our choice, and it always will be.
Penn State’s trustees may not like the NCAA’s unprecedented sanctions against the university’s football program, but they say the alternative — the so-called “death penalty” — would have been worse.
Even with all that has been unearthed regarding the Penn State scandal, it is alarming to think that there are still many people throughout the country who are saddened and perplexed by the sanctions handed down by the NCAA
Joe Paterno’s statue went Sunday morning.
On Monday, the NCAA took the rest of Penn State’s tainted football program.
Many won’t understand the nuances of scholarship reductions, bowl bans and removing victories. The only thing they’ll see is that Penn State will be playing football this upcoming season.
With his statue no longer outside Beaver Stadium, late Penn State coach Joe Paterno has been dropped from his perch atop the Division I record books.
If the NCAA is sincere – and that can always be questioned – then the hammer must double as a guillotine, gutting Penn State football forever, or at least the contemporary equivalent.
Jerry Recco’s first update of the morning was more about losing then winning, beginning with the two local baseball teams, who between them couldn’t manage a win over the weekend.
After a weekend where both the Yankees & Mets were swept, Adam Scott bogeyed away the British Open and Joe Paterno’s statue was rightfully taken down, Boomer and Craig had plenty to talk about this Monday morning.
The family of Joe Paterno released a statement Sunday morning in response to the removal of the Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium.
The famed statue of Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium on Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach.
The NCAA are set to hand down ‘unprecedented’ penalties to Penn State and their football program.
Removing the statue of Joe Paterno is the right call. But like every lens that exposed some sickening dysfunction over the last ten months, this one had to be forced upon the warped sensibilities of Penn State.
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