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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jobu3, Jan 21, 2012.
I know it's going to be soon, but is he really dead?
I'm seeing conflicting reports. ESPN's crawl says he is in serious condition. There are a couple reports that he has died, but also reports that a spokesman has said that rumors of his death are not true.
He's still alive
Looks like it was a FOX TV station in Philly that reported his death prematurely.
Heard he passed from my brother in law who is formerly a PSU NL and is currently in sports information at a college down south. Apparently he was misinformed. Sorry.
Reports of Joe Paterno's death refuted by family - CBSSports.com
Typical media BS....they all want to be the one to say "You heard it here first".
The station should be closed prematurely... :scowl:
Yeah, unfortunate. The person who broke the "story" and their manager should be held accountable. Reminds me of the Don Henley song "Dirty Laundry".
he is dealing with lung cancer
Confirmed by his family at 10:00 this morning, dead at the age of 85. RIP, JoePa.
ESPN has confirmed. Joe Paterno, ex-Penn State Nittany Lions coach, dies at 85 after 2-month cancer fight - ESPN
Sad it had to end the way it did. RIP.
Get the widow on the set....we need dirty laundry!!
I'm not surprised it ended this way. Penn State had been his life, I'm not shocked that he did not last long after he lost that job. I know it's pointless, but I just wish he had retired maybe ten years ago. One thing I have learned is that it just doesn't pay to love anything of this earth too much. No one should be so attached to anything that we cannot let it go because the things we love can come back to hurt us and let us down.
The really ironic thing is the man deserves to be honored by PSU, but how can you honor someone that you have just fired? More importantly, why would the family want the university to honor Paterno when they went so far as to take Paterno's wife's gym membership away after the coach was let go?
According to one of the PSU trustees during an interview Thursday, he said Joe Paterno was fired as football coach but was still a PSU employee and collecting a salary from the university. I wonder why that was not mentioned before.
To me, the gym membership was an example of kicking someone when she was already down. If it had been me, it would have left a bitter taste in my mouth.
NOT THE GYM MEMBERSHIP!!!!!!!!!!AAHHHHHHHH!!11!!1!1111!1!!
She will proably follow close behind him. Studies show that the spouse usually dies within six months. Sadly. That poor woman had been though alot.