R.I.P. Joe Paterno

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by moreluck, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    check the sports thread.........under Jopa
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Rip Joe Pa
  3. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

    Who cares he will be remembered for covering for a child rapist!
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I certainly hope not. The man devoted the greater part of his adult life to a sport that he loved and to an institution in which he became an institution.
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Agreed, but people will remember the end more than the whole.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Which would truly be a shame as the man was a legend.

    You have to wonder if that topic came up while his family was at his bedside.
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I admit, I know little about him.
    Was he sick or old, or did these allegations help put him in the ground?
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Yes (lung cancer and broken pelvis), Yes (85) and Yes (stress). Had he died last year, he's have gone out fabulously!!
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    This is a huge reason why you never name anything after a person until they are dead. ....not roads, not buildings, not parks. You don't know if their slate is clean until they are not adding to it anymore.
    I would be upset if my kids were attending Orinthall James Simpson High School !! (Made up)
  10. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I remember seeing an interview with him several years back where the reporter asked "do you have any plans to retire? You know you cant coach forever." To which JoPa replied..."your'e just saying that because nobody has ever done it yet."

    It is sad that his career ended the way it did. I always hoped that one day his team would win the BCS championship by one point on the final play of the game, and at that moment he would blow an aneurism and drop dead right there on the sideline as the game clock hit zero.

    He made a horrible mistake by not pursuing the allegations of child rape, and I am sure that mistake haunted him up until his final moments. I hope he is at peace now.
  11. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    O.J. . . . what is he remembered for ?
    Too bad because he was the greatest RB I ever saw.