This image was captured outside of former Penn State football head coach Joe Paterno‘s home, showing what appeared to be a father and son (at least an older man and younger man) spending a few moments on one knee paying homage to the Penn State legend.
ESPN showed the video this morning, the first Saturday that Paterno is not involved with Penn State football in over sixty years.
Just when I thought Penn State fans were turning the corner… I can only imagine the conversation these two had walking up to Paterno’s home.
“Son, I know you might have heard some bad things about Joe Pa in the media this week.”
“Damn, liberal media!”
“But gosh darn son, he was one hellava football coach!”
Sidenote: This is a pretty shitty house for someone who is the highest paid employee at Penn State.
Updated: After Penn State’s game against Nebraska, Penn State fans will be holding a News Truck Tipping Contest followed by “OJ Simpson Appreciation Night.”
You are right, the praying is obnoxious. However, JoePa has a "shitty" house because he isn't concerned about living in luxury. He was perpetually underpaid compared to coached of other big-name programs and consistently donated money back to the school, thus why the library is named in his honor.
My thoughts exactly RideThePine. I am disgusted that these people are treating JoePa like a God. It's FOOTBALL people!!!! What the fudge is wrong with you??? He is a human being....a great coach...but a human being. He is not perfect as is evident by his inaction years ago when alerted about abuse charges. Children's lives have FOREVER been changed because of this scandal, and you are praying for the coach? PUHLEEZ. Like RideThePine said, you were probably the same type of people cheering for OJ as he fled in his white bronco, because, dare I say, there is NO WAY a great footballer could ever commit a crime. Scumbags is right. Who are the real victims here? Think about it for one second, and put your stupid football brain aside and use your heart to find the answer.
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Alright, the "shitty house" comment was maybe a low blow. I was just shocked to see his house from the outside looking a little run-down. And to your point about being underpaid compared to other big time coaches, Paterno is still making over 1 million a year and he has been the highest paid employee of Penn State for many years.
But no big deal now, I'm sure he will be retiring to a nice community in Florida soon!
Couldn't say it better than myself. Its the part of sports that I despise; if an athlete/coach wins, nothing else matters. Sometimes people need to step back and realize that there are bigger things in life and its just a game.
That's why most of this site is dedicated to pointing out the dumber things in sports...and hot chicks. haha