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Penn State reportedly planning Joe Paterno's exit

11/8/11 in NCAAF   |   metsfan710   |   400 respect

It was never a question of how, but when Joe Paterno would retire. The how had already been answered: as one of the greatest coaches that ever lived and an American icon. The “when” was always rhetorical. Ask any Penn State fan when they thought Joe Paterno would retire and they would reply with a smile “when he’s dead.”

Now it appears both answers are clear and will be answered in the near future. The New York Times is reporting that Paterno’s 46-season tenure will end “perhaps within days or weeks,” something that now makes sense. As the scandal surrounding former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky develops, it is hard to imagine Paterno lasting past this season.

But now Penn State is said to be planning Paterno’s exit, a day that seemed like it would never come. Many imagined Paterno’s last season to be a joyous one, filled with celebrations of the coach’s career and statues built in his honor. Many saw his retirement as one that would go down in history.

No doubt, Paterno’s legacy will go down in history, but his name will forever be shadowed by a dark cloud. Many believe that JoePa, a coach that always referred to his players as “his children” could have protected these children from Sandusky if he would have taken more action. After all, the saying goes “sometimes you do the most by not doing anything at all.”

It is a shame to witness one of sports’ greatest careers end like this, but it’s a far greater shame what is alleged to have happened to the eight boys Sandusky stands accused of molesting. When something like this occurs, actions must be taken and drastic changes must be made, even if that means the end of Joe Paterno.

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11/9/11   |   metsfan710   |   400 respect

derms33 wrote:

I loved this piece.. Well written and just an awesome read

11/9/11   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

Pant $hitter, aka Joepa, let this piece of garbage in the facilities just last week.  Happy Trails...Happy Valley, haha, yeah right

11/9/11   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

don' t let the door hit you in the a$$...like Sandusky likes to do

11/8/11   |   italysqueenie   |   1278 respect

Im not sticking up for Joe Pa cause I live here... Im stating the facts.. Trust me. we get updates every hour..!  but I am truly pissed on how the college was advised on how to handle things.. as I said. he did what he was told to do.... the thing thats wrong.. realy wrong.... is this is how it worked.....


someone saw it... told joe what he saw..(so now its on joes desk)then joe called his attorneys asked advice.. they gave it to him.. he did what they said to do (passing it on to the next two men)  and the President.. thinking it would be taken care of... and getting on to football and what not... They all were wrong in not going outside the college and reporting it to police...


thats why im mad...


they hadled it like the catholic church handled all the sexual acts with the priests and children... they wanted to handle and contain it within their walls   and of course that is wrong..



but in other words... he was reported to the police way back in the 90's and has had an open ongoing full out investigation on him (Sandusky) even the authorities didnt go to the school and have him step down and get away from the foundation, the college, or children........

so its even their fault. cause they knew... way back then...and thats only cause a victims mother got on Sandusky about it... she was truley the only one to tell police anything.....and truley I dont think she even did enough for her child.....!  I would have raised such a fuss, that It would have made him step down on his own.....!!!   then take him to trial for the abuse.....

11/8/11   |   metsfan710   |   400 respect

italysqueenie wrote:
Its sad that a fellow coaches debocal with the law and liking little boys can or just may make Joe Pa Retire.. I feel for him.. Hes a hard man.. Not known to play games.. or talk trash about the opposing teams.. this.. I know is gonna hurt him.. only in a sence that okay I cant take nomore of this Media bliss onSandusky and how much its effecting the team.. the college and the mindset needed to get down to business and that is Football....Joe Pa. followed protocall... he also contacted his lawyers to find out what advice they had, when he first heard.. then he proceeded on confronting the other two, then to the college president...he did what he was supposed to do..... but like I said.. Joe Pa is gonna end this season...but he wont resign.. he has no reason too.......

What's sad is that Joe Paterno turned his back to a friend and colleague raping helpless innocent little kids. He stated that he knew of the situation in 2002, so why was Sandusky allowed to be at the practice in 2007 with a little kid? The fact is JoePa should have done more to handle the situation..

11/8/11   |   italysqueenie   |   1278 respect

Its sad that a fellow coaches debocal with the law and liking little boys can or just may make Joe Pa Retire.. I feel for him.. Hes a hard man.. Not known to play games.. or talk trash about the opposing teams.. this.. I know is gonna hurt him.. only in a sence that okay I cant take nomore of this Media bliss onSandusky and how much its effecting the team.. the college and the mindset needed to get down to business and that is Football....Joe Pa. followed protocall... he also contacted his lawyers to find out what advice they had, when he first heard.. then he proceeded on confronting the other two, then to the college president...he did what he was supposed to do..... but like I said.. Joe Pa is gonna end this season...but he wont resign.. he has no reason too.......