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Old 01-22-2012, 08:25 AM
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Rest in peace, Joe.

Old 01-22-2012, 08:30 AM
Location: Sango, TN
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Originally Posted by GradyBaaBaa View Post
Rest in peace, Joe.
If there is a God, and it judges us when we die, I hope Joe is judged fairly.

Whatever that means.
Old 01-22-2012, 08:35 AM
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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Originally Posted by 2nd trick op View Post
Reports have confirmed that Coach Paterno has been readmitted to the hospital, and that his family has been keeping a close watch. Those of us who have seen close often-elderly family menmbers through the strains of chemtherapy know how delicate these issues can be.

Regardless of the outcome, it shold be emphasized again that the "lynch mob" of assorted radicals and Adsolutely Politically Correct dilletentes who immediately descended upon Happy Valley in the wake of the scandal's breaking deserve just as thorough a scrutiny as the Penn State football program. And the same goes for the so-called "sports journalists" who immediately shifted the focus from the actions of one rogue coach to the program's "elder statesman", suppsedly under the misguided idea of "collective responsibility" and the "blame game" that so pervades the so-called "thinking" of the Far Leftists who eagerly helped to organize this pogrom.
How in hell is this seen as a left right political issue? A monster was on that campus doing horrible things to young children for DECADES. His behavior was apparently known to several important people, and they chose to do nothing to stop him, save for banning him from the campus, effectively saying we don't care what you do to those innocent children, just be sure not to do it here. And while I've not seen anyone say that Joe is as responsible as Sandusky, it's difficult not to think he should have done something more, and not to be sickened by the fact he didn't. Personally, I am more sickened by McQuerey, who apparently walked in on a rape of a boy in progress, and chose to walk away instead of immediately dragging that sicko off the boy. But that's not the point of this thread.

So tell me please, how you construe this as a matter of political differences.
Old 01-22-2012, 08:42 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Old 01-22-2012, 08:47 AM
Location: Indianapolis
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Default RIP Joe Paterno

Sad day for the Penn State football program Joe Paterno has passed away at the age of 85 from Lung Cancer.
Joe Paterno, Former Penn State Football Coach, Dies At 85 | Fox News
Old 01-22-2012, 08:48 AM
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He helped build a great University, far beyond just the football program. I think he let his love of the school and the game cloud his judgement but I believe he'll be judged positively when all is said and done. I wish his replacement the best, he's definitely moving up to a better program and hope he does the team proud. Rest in Peace, Joe.
Old 01-22-2012, 08:53 AM
Location: New Mexico
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Unhappy Paterno dead at the age of 85

RIP, coach...

His legacy will be his long record of succes, not the Sandusky scandal.
Old 01-22-2012, 09:08 AM
Location: right here
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RIP Joe...I hope your family will be able to pick up the pieces..
Old 01-22-2012, 09:13 AM
Location: right here
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I feel he died because he gave up..RIP Joe I hope now he has peace
Old 01-22-2012, 09:15 AM
Location: Here
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Lucky him. Now he doesn't have to be raked over the coals by our wonderful news outlets.

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