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Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
People are acting like JoePa got drunk one time and got in a car. That would be a very forgivable offense that wouldn't shatter his character.
This man gave a vote of confidence to child rape and Sandusky every day for years. Omission and indifference are the same as support in this case.
SIAP, and don't take this the wrong way, but who did not see this coming after the firestorm and his firing? I couldn't help but think he wouldn't survive much longer after the firing and controversy. Tragic set of circumstances.
BamaTusks said... (original post)What a shame! Just like Coach Bryant if true...died soon after leaving his post.
BamaTusks said... (original post)
What a shame! Just like Coach Bryant if true...died soon after leaving his post.
Sorry but I can't imagine Coach turning away from a child being molested. Just would not have been allowed. No way Paterno didn't know what was going on. Paterno won many football games, but he is a very small man in my eyes. There is no comparison to coach Bryant.
Joe Paterno, in many ways, reminds me of the tragic heroes of ancient Greek tragedies or Shakespeare. A great but flawed man, a hero to many, college football royalty, but with a tragic flaw in his character that ultimately leads to his tragic downfall. With the ancient Greeks...as with Paterno...the tragic flaw was usually hubris.
And this is whats so sad about the whole situation. It doesn't matter what side you're on. It doesn't matter what I think. His reputation (whether you agree or not) is tarnished forever and many children were hurt in the process. A lose, lose situation no matter what you think.
Everyone here arguing is exactly why the situation is a crappy one. No need to argue - people have already made up their minds based on their own life experience. Rant over...
RT @BryanDFischer: RT @markcviera: Dan McGinn, Paterno family spox at 8:57 p.m. on reports about Paterno's death: "Absolutely not true."
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