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Joe Paterno has died...

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Yesterday all I could think of was that "Monty Python Holy Grail - Bring out your dead" skit.

I guess CBS actually had the scoop, just a day early.

Condolences to the Paterno family.

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Don't attempt to act like you know me by trying to judge my character. You sir are the one celebrating the death of a man that has given more to his community than most will in their life time.

All I'm saying is that it would be an extremely difficult situation to be in to hear, what was a rumor at the time, that your friend of 30 years was molesting children.

I certainly would hope that I would do more than what Joe did, but until you are put in that situation I don't believe there is a person here that can say for certain what their actions would be.

You sir are the one supporting a guy who was cool with child rape. I'm ashamed to be a fan of the same NFL team as you. If you don't know for a fact you would do everything in your power to stop a guy raping children you need to take a long look at what type of person you have become.

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can we change the thread title out of respect please?

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Just got an ESPN text update saying he passed.

Rest in peace.

Would love to see the Board of Trustees at Penn State charged with murder, but that's just how I feel. :(

I'm down with that if you'll let JoePa be charged with kiddie rape posthumously.

Both make just as much sense.

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Rest In Peace JoePa, I hate to see a great man go.

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And the thread title needs to be changed that's just sick

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Yep. A mod is being an asshole.

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RIP Joe Pa

Personally I think we're angry at the wrong person. Why not McQueary (sp), who didn't report it to the police himself the moment he saw it????? That's what I can't get over. It seems like the passing on of responsibility to me and Joe Pa had to take the fall for it for what he didn't do.

I'm not excusing the inability of him to follow up, rather I'm looking at the person who saw it, but only merely passed it up like he saw something minor and expect those above him to handle it. The whole situation is sad, but first I want to pay respects to Joe Pa.

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You sir are the one supporting a guy who was cool with child rape. I'm ashamed to be a fan of the same NFL team as you. If you don't know for a fact you would do everything in your power to stop a guy raping children you need to take a long look at what type of person you have become.

Read your last sentence. Realize you don't know the real details of the situation. Step away from your computer and go outside.

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It's sad that we will never get to hear his side of the story. I hope for his sake that he did not know as much as many fear.

Let his death be a reminder to people to never let personal achievement and glory blind you from making the right decisions. In life that is what truly matters....

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Meh. He was a sad old coot who held that program hostage for decades and will go down in history as supporter of a serial pederast. Let's all stop acting like his death absolves him of being a selfish weirdo who's inaction directly attributed to ruining dozens of young boy's lives.

Best tweet so far:

"Now he can watch over and protect Sandusky from Heaven."

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