Joe Paterno, it turns out wasn’t Mr. Magoo, blind and banging into walls while peripheral elements ran the show behind his formerly beloved back. No, it turns out Jerry Sandusky got more help from his head coach than you thought.
The disconnect between Jerry Sandusky and what happened and, arguably, the disconnect between his lawyer, Joe Amendola, and what happened before and during the trial mark the end of an unmitigated disaster.
Never again can any head coach of an athletic program assume a role so big, a face so imposing as Paterno’s, that it steers the policies and actions of an entire university.
Unless we’ve been dreaming about the ghastly revelations that swallowed Penn State and Jerry Sandusky over the last seven months, he’s going to prison for the rest of his life. Which raises a few questions…
A psychologist who looked into a 1998 allegation against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky told police at the time that his behavior fit the profile of a likely pedophile.
What are we, as a nation and a species, knowing that we’re branding the handling of these crimes as merely a speed bump on the road to immortality? To recall Paterno sans Sandusky is like talking Nixon without Watergate. They are essential to each man’s legacy.
Jay Paterno leaned over his dying father, gave him a kiss, and whispered in his ear. “Dad, you won,” he said.
A simple two-word message flashed this week on the electronic signboard outside Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center: “Thanks JoePa.”
The last of thousands of mourners have paid their respects to Paterno at a two-day public viewing for the legendary coach.
The highs and lows of any season can wear out a sports fan and this past Sunday, no matter which team you were rooting for, fans experienced an ‘emotional roller coaster’ of a day.
In light of the public outcry following the death of disgraced former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, Craig had a few things he wanted to get off his chest.
Final plans are in place to remember former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno, who was born in Brooklyn, died on Sunday leaving his fans with heavy hearts.
Just like Jay Gatsby, Joe Paterno fouled up a fine ending. And, in retrospect, the story was over long before the last page.
The circumstances surrounding JoePa’s firing make up the main part of the story today, but now is the time to evaluate a life, not just a part of that life.
Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano is mourning the death of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno.
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