View Full Version : UPDATE: Joe Paterno has died (Jan 22)

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01-22-2012, 03:36 AM
According to wwcp, Joe Paterno is gravely ill and his family is going t the hospital to say their goodbyes. It is truly the end of an era.


01-22-2012, 04:24 AM
Thanks for starting this, I tried to find old thread.

There have been some tragic things this late fall and early winter.

What happened in relation to the Sanduskey thing, Penn State firing Paterno while he was trying to retire, and then him getting lung cancer is just tragic, tragic, tragic.

01-22-2012, 03:26 PM
Local news just reported that he died....more to follow.

01-22-2012, 03:31 PM
RIP JoePa. You will be missed.

Moderators can you change the title


01-22-2012, 03:33 PM
Paterno dead at 85 (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7489238/joe-paterno-ex-penn-state-nittany-lions-coach-dies-85-2-month-cancer-fight)

01-22-2012, 03:38 PM
:( It's a shame his legacy will be forever tarnished.

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01-22-2012, 04:44 PM
:( It's a shame his legacy will be forever tarnished.

:( RIP. I agree with Lacey as well. Everything together is tragic.

01-22-2012, 05:47 PM
RIP, Jo Pa. I kind've wish that he'd died at the start of the season, thereby allowing for mountains of well-earned hero treatment and accurate assessments of what he meant to the sport to spring from the media and fans to go into the annals ... before the horribleness exploded. :(

It seems that, yes, he did err in trusting that school officials had investigated thoroughly, and that he had to be fired. But I'm :( that his last few months of life had to be a so ugly and was witness to the dismantling of his legend and his and his school's honor.

01-22-2012, 06:20 PM
I agree with a poster on the State College site saying that the PSU Board of Trustees killed him. RIP, Joe Pa. They can't hurt you anymore.

01-22-2012, 06:40 PM
I found out this morning that Joe had passed away. Given the reports from yesterday, it was not totally unexpected. It almost seems like after he was fired, he lost his purpose in life, and/or his will to live. It must have been so difficult for him to be fired by Penn State after what he had done for the school, but he was total class in handling it.

Very few coaches have impacted their sport the way Joe Paterno did. I am sure he will be remembered for his accomplishments as a coach and mentor, and not for the one mistake (I still believe it was just an honest mistake) he made later in his life.

RIP Mr. Paterno.

01-22-2012, 08:02 PM
Wow, I'm on another website, not figure skating related, and I posted that he had died. The responses have been so hateful. They're trashing his entire life because of his poor judgement regarding the Sandusky sex abuse scandal. I totally think Joe Paterno should have done more but this should not be his defining moment.

01-22-2012, 08:13 PM
in part, I think that the pushing for the best coach ever, whether or not it is true, will cause a lot of this sentiment to surface. Particularly when there are posts that the Penn State Board of Trustees are the ones who killed him.

01-22-2012, 08:19 PM