PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Hearing from news outlets he is very ill...prayers are with a great man and coach
Someone who works at the newspaper in state college says Paterno has passed away. And that numerous local doctors are confirming it.
Even after everything that has happened, it still pains me to see someone suffer from cancer. It's sad to see that his health has deteriorated this quickly.
It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
God bless Joe Pa
JoePa will always be special to me. Thanks for all the wonderful work you have done at PSU.
Not exactly the biggest Penn State fan, but I respect the man. He is a coaching legend. Thoughts with his family. Cancer sucks
If Denard Robinson isn't careful with spooning all that food into his mouth, he's going to end up lookin' like Whoopi Goldberg
:( RIP......edit. or not. conflicting reports. either way, sounds like its close. prayers go out to him. tough time.
Crazy....prayers go out too his family....not a PSU fan but....this has been a tough week for them....
He was the best.
Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Now reports are out saying he is still alive. Jay Paterno tweeted he is still alive.
I think this is a subject that would require a solid source when reporting information.
I said Jay Paterno tweeted the news. Pretty sure Joe's son is a pretty solid source.
Adam, I was referring to Dancorona's earlier post suggesting Paterno had passed, and failure to provide any kind of credible link.
Both Paterno sons tweeted he's alive. He's a fighter, that's for sure.
ahh i see. Sorry. Either way its a sad situation.
sorry, it was being reported by numerous websites...did you want me to source them all. and i dont look at twitter, so dont think i saw a random tweet and ran with it. i saw it on CBS sports. of course they all take the stories down now that the family has spoken, but like a lot of people on this site, i was just trying to spread news on what i saw. sorry if you were offended.
Heck, CBS Sports ran a crawler on tv announcing his passing this afternoon. Looks like a lot of credible places got bamboozled.
Yeah, he's such a great man. Who covered up child rape. I'm sorry but I don't give two @#$@#$ for Joe Paterno. Nothing he did in his life mattered once he started covering for his buddy while said buddy used PSU as a vehicle to assault children.
There is no sense celebrating a man's death so I wont but the world will be a better place without Joe, once that happens of course.
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
That's out of line, Brewsters. Put yourself in his shoes. A man you'd worked with and been close friends with for decades comes under scrutiny from a new grad assistant. He informed school authorities and it was their responsibility to tell the police if they found the the evidence credible. This isn't an accusation you make lightly, either. Even though Sandusky is guilty, if he was actually innocent, even being accused of this follows you for your whole life.
Paterno, in hindsight, made a mistake. However, saying the world is a better place is just ignorant. He affected thousands of men in an extremely positive way. He wasn't an evil man.
Over the line.
The world is full of kings & queens who'll blind your eyes & steal your dreams - it's heaven & hell - Ronnie James Dio.
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From PennStateFball on Twitter (what is the MLA format for Tweets?)
Brewster's, your an ignorant idiot with that post.
Wish you could be blocked from these threads. Over the line.
Def over the line....but I'm getting used toobover the line comments on here...beginning too realize why most sites have monitors that delete comments like this.....
gentlemen, although i do not agree with brewster to that degree, he has a legit point i wish we could seperate joe the coach and joe the person but we cant if this was a neighbor and not a beloved coach for over 50 years and he covered up child molestation on a massive scale, which he and the rest of the staff that was in the know did, we would persecute them. he may have done his duty per the university but not as a man. i refuse to speak ill of him in death but nor will i praise him my thoughts and prayers to his family plesent journey joe
Ya ok guys. I'm the bad one. Joe Paterno himself said he wished he did more. Accusatio s flew and Sandusky was allowed unfettered access to the program AFTER all of the reports were made and Joe wielded more power than anyone at that school. No one speaks up when this guy is still around the program for years? Joe Pa could have crushed this thing way early. The whole school screwed up. But go read his own words. The guy deserves no sympathy from me. Then again I dont like rapost enablers so I must be bad...get off your damned high horses. Im done here. Message me if you want to talk about this. Or keep posting how bad of a person I am. I care little.
For over 50 years, the guy helped not only players on his team, but charities, hospitals, and so many others in need. Labeling him a "rapist enabler" because of one isolated incident truly shows how ignorant you are. Yeah, he has regrets. He made a mistake. Who the hell are you to pass judgement? Never had a lapse in judgement or made the wrong decision? Maybe you are much better than Joe and everyone else in that aspect, but when you've also been responsible for the development and growth of thousands of young men and women and given of yourself as much as him, you can go ahead and throw stones. Until then, keep your comments to yourself.
While I find the whole Penn State thing abhorrent, I will never revel in someone's death.
Regardless of the man or the coach, he as a family who is grieving today and who loved him.
To them, my prayers go out and am very sorry for thier loss.
Sox, I have. I have had several lapses in judgement. I've over drawn my checking account, I've left my 'Check Engine" light on too long, I've locked my keys in my car. From a professional standpoint, I've cut corners to close deals and told people information based on rough assumptions of statistical date. I am a flawed man. I have, however, never failed to report a horrendous series of events. The fact that you don't label him a 'rapist enabler' shows how ignorant YOU are. I made my mind up on Paterno after reading everything that is out there about just how bad his mistakes were. Clearly you didn't and are basing your opinion off of emotion and feeling-and that is perfectly fine as well. But don't tell me what is right and wrong when you clearly don't educate yourself on the situation you are passing judgement of me over. The facts are there, friend. If you can stomach them read them. If you read what Joe Pa did and still don't hate him for it, then maybe I'm not the one with the problem.
Take your heads out of the sand guys. His legacy is destroyed. Rightfully. HE DID NOT STOP A RAPIST AND SAID HIMSELF HE SHOULD HAVE DONE MORE.
As we often say in sports, know the time and situation. Now is not the time, Brewster.
Brewster, we can agree to disagree. Saying you hate a man that has done as much as him is up to you, I guess. Not to say anything will make up for what happened to Jerry Sandusky's victims, but you can't put that all on Paterno. The incident McQueary saw was terrible, but in 2002 the boy never came forward and there was no concrete information. As I said, that is a serious allegation to make with no concrete evidence. Hindsight is always 20/20, and that's why Paterno has said he regrets not doing more. But the man did FAR, FAR more generous and wonderful things for people than harmful things. He has his demons that he dealt with. We all do. At least show some tact, though.
actually the only real questions for Joe Pa is did he trust the death of Jesus as the payment for his sins or didn't he. Did he repent of his sin and trust Jesus' death on the cross for payment of those sins and acceptted Jesus as Lord and Savior.
I agree with you 100%.
Sox, I can see where you are coming from. I'm not illogical enough to say "well you disagree with me, you must be pro child assault". Clearly I know that isn't the point you are making. I guess I'm basing what I say off of what I've read and seen out of this whole ordeal and I'm putting the blame at Joe's feet because of the immense power he wielded over the whole PSU program. There is absolutley no doubt that Joe Paterno lead an otherwise admirable life but for me, his one 'oh shit' undid 85 year's worth of 'that a boys'. That's my point. I am done discussing my stance on this issue. If anyone was offended, clearly that wasn't my intention. I do take this issue very seriously (as I trust all of you do as well) and when it comes to blame, there is a lot to go around. Perhaps some of us put too much or not enough on Paterno one way or the other.
It's a difference of opinions, you're right about that. I know you weren't trying to be offensive, it just came off wrong with the timing and all. Everyone does take the situation seriously, and I think none more serious that Paterno himself. You are right, he did wield a lot of power, but I think he was humble enough not to brandish it. Whether he had power or not had nothing to do with the decision he made at the time regarding a man that was a close friend of his for a long time (they worked together for over 30 years). I see where you are coming from, but saying "the world is a better place" just seems downright ignorant. The many did far more good than harm and his positive influence is felt on people throughout the country and probably the world.
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