Tag: Joe

Biden’s debate antics were smoke in mirrors

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As I think about last night’s vice presidential debate, part of me wonders if Biden’s goal wasn’t so much to win the debate but if it was to “not lose.” I think it’s tough to say who a clear winner was. I know many think that Biden dominated. But how? On what points did he articulate a better vision for America and actually talk Ryan down? 

No excuses for Paterno: legacy forever ruined

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This morning, the highly anticpated Freeh Report was released pertaining to Penn State University’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

For people who have followed this story, the findings were about as bad as they could have been. They were also not very surprising.

Death of Paterno; why it seemed like fate

There was always a sense of fatalism. Not that he would one day die, that’s an inevitably we all face. But for the serious fan of college football, I think that there was a thought that he was never really meant to live apart from the game. Even before the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke, I think that sentiment existed.
 
Joe Paterno died today.
 
He was the winningest coach in the history of college football, but for many years of that career, he was pursing the wins record of the famous Alabama coach Paul “Bear Bryant. When Bryant retired after the 1982 season, he was asked how he would spend his time and replied that he would probably “croak in a week.”

Rant – Penn State needs to stop criticizing and start supporting new coach

As Penn State has searched for a successor for interim head football coach Tom Bradley, they faced an uphill battle from the beginning. The program is marred in one of the biggest scandals in the history of sports and the new coach was going to have the unappealing task of replacing the winningest coach in the history of college football, Joe Paterno.