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Joe Paterno has died...

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i can't believe anyone still watches that joke of a show.

hasn't been worth watching for years and years.

I just had it going in the background, wasn't really paying much attention.

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so is he dead?

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not yet. ask again tomorrow.

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not yet. ask again tomorrow.

Its like asking the Magic 8 ball

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Thanks for the scoop, stirs. Good grief.

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I remember listening to the radio when the whole Jerry Sandusky thing broke and Penn State students rioted when Joe was fired. They did an over under on if he'd live another year. I thought it was in bad taste, but when you take something so important to someone out of their life, they lose their fight to live. I'm sure this whole situation has put major stress on him and I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't make it another year. No matter what your opinion of Joe Paterno, the guy did a lot of good things that outweigh the bad.

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It would only be fitting in my eyes that those that are spewing so much hatred toward Joe would be put in a similar situation. It would be a very difficult position to be in, and I don't believe anyone really knows how they would react until they are put in that situation themselves.

Yes he made one big mistake by not following up on Sandusky, but he also has contributed far more to charities and his community than most people will in a lifetime. It's far too easy to overlook all he has done due to one bad decision, and it definitely doesn't validate all the evil remarks he is receiving from some on this board while he is on his death bed.

Really? You think you might be capable of hearing that little boys are being raped and being okay with it? It's terrifying that people like you are allowed to run free.

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I remember listening to the radio when the whole Jerry Sandusky thing broke and Penn State students rioted when Joe was fired. They did an over under on if he'd live another year. I thought it was in bad taste, but when you take something so important to someone out of their life, they lose their fight to live. I'm sure this whole situation has put major stress on him and I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't make it another year. No matter what your opinion of Joe Paterno, the guy did a lot of good things that outweigh the bad.

If the Sandusky story is true and it cetainly seems like it is, and Paterno turned a blind eye to it which seems likely, I'm sorry that outweighs everything he did for the good, and it's not even close.

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If the Sandusky story is true and it cetainly seems like it is, and Paterno turned a blind eye to it which seems likely, I'm sorry that outweighs everything he did for the good, and it's not even close.

Nobody's perfect. Take any great person in history and you'll find something they failed to do and probably aren't too proud of. The whole situation should have been solved when the shower incident was reported, something doesn't add up. There's probably a lot more to the story we don't know yet, so I can't say how badly they failed. It seems there was a cover up and I'd wager that lots of money came into play and law enforcement may have helped in keeping it buried. I just feel for all the opportunities Joe Paterno's work at Penn State has opened for students and the people he's had an impact on matter even when staring down this horrible story.

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So when he dies, do we bump this thread or start a new one?

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You think they would edit the title since he isn't dead yet.

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