Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno dead at 85

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

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    The Washington Post reveals.

    By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, November 18, 8:16 PM
    Curious timing to say the least.
     
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    Joe Paterno has cancer? Hell yeah! Oh it's treatable? Dammit.

    Joe Paterno can burn for all I care. I hope this is as painful as it can be for him. To hell with him.
     
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    Aka Joe Paterno needs people to feel sorry for him. THE BIG C!!!!! except it's treatable. I'm with Nitro. This is a pity story if I ever heard one. I, Timekiller, in no way believe he had or has any form of cancer. I believe this is simply to make people feel sorry for him in an attempt to seperate him from the monster he hid. Let's never forget WHO had the closet with the skeleton in it.
    Joe Paterno: Man, Coach, Legend, Lookout for child molesters.
     
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    Maybe he got it from blowing smoke up so many people's asses for so long.
     
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    NFLN just reported Joe Pa is "near death".
     
  6. False Start

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    Just reported he's passed. RIP Jo Pa. :(

    Edit, it was a BS report! What the hell? :wadepalm:

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    Glad it's false. In the meantime, I hope the pain is intense. He needs to suffer a while longer. I have no compassion whatsoever for that monster.
     
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    I hope he wins his fight if there is anything that should die it is cancer not Joe.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Having a father with it I don't like cancer whether the person is good or bad. It harms way to many good folks that I just rather see it go away then effect anyone anymore no matter who it is.
     
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    I like and respect the football coach that is Joe Pa may he RIP when his time comes, but Joe Pa the child molesting enabeler who turned his back on children being raped needs to be in prison and burn in ****.
     
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    Pretty much.
     
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    Realizing he has cancer, I think the last few months are killing him quicker than anything else. I think he regrets his actions and his part in the whole thing, but quite possibly for all the wrong reasons. No matter what his regrets stem from in his mind, to know he and Penn State has lost it all in such a relatively short amount of time could be (and probably is) killing him quicker than the disease.
     
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    Same here my image of the coach was shattered by the reality of the man. I won't celebrate his passing but I won't shed a tear either.
     
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    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday. He was 85.
    His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death.
    "He died as he lived," the statement said. "He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community."
    Paterno built his program on the credo "Success with Honor," and he found both. The man known as "JoePa" won 409 games and took the Nittany Lions to 37 bowl games and two national championships. More than 250 of the players he coached went on to the NFL.
    "He will go down as the greatest football coach in the history of the game," Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said after his former team, the Florida Gators, beat Penn State 37-24 in the 2011 Outback Bowl.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120122/fbc-obit-joe-paterno/
     
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    His tenure as the most successful coach in major college football history ended abruptly amid allegations he failed to respond forcefully enough to a sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant.
    http://www.cnn.com/
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    It's more than a sports story.
    See it's already been posted, but under the circumstances this is far more than a mere sports story.
     
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    It is still very sad IMHO not just him dying but the whole story. RIP Joe. I will never understand what trurly happened over there and why no one ever did anything. I don't have any other words but this story never had to be as big/bad as it is today if someone would have just said the word years ago. I'll stop now because posting/talking about it makes me angry.
     
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    My condolences to the Paterno family and wishes for peace in this time of mourning for their loved one.

    I reflect to my son predicting that Joe would probably would survive six months after the exposure and his role in knowing the molestations were allowed to continue.
     
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    A predictable ending to a sad collapse of a myth. I neither celebrate or mourn.
     

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