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  • 07/17/2012, 02:45PM ET

Take I havent Heard on Paterno... Sanity?

Frank Pentangeli (138-393-25) vs BM. (65-17-11)
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Was Joe even coherent enough to understand what was going on in 1998? I know they paraded him out on the field like Bernie... but when is the last Paterno interview youve seen where he appears to be "all there"?

I dont think Ive seen one since the early 90s....


Joe was coherent, and completely sane.

He forwarded the information given to him to the people he thought would take care of it.

His life was football, and he only cared about football.

Was he old? Yes.

But he was still coherent.

I sometimes wonder if I have ever seen you appear to be "all there"?


I wasnt aware that Joe emailed anyone. The info I read said someone emailed on his behalf. That is exactly what I am saying.

Show me a clip or something of him since 1998 that would make him appear to not be being paraded around like Bernie at the party.

I dont think there is one.


Ok, since you asked me nicely.

[img]http://tinyurl.com/7xw7gs7[/url]

Joe looks pretty focused on football here. He doesn't look unkempt, deranged, aloof, distant, detached, withdrawn, or insane.

He looks like a guy who loves football.


It gives me a broken link


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July 17, 2012  04:37 PM ET

OH, GOOD GRIEF!!!

July 17, 2012  04:47 PM ET

"He forwarded the information given to him to the people he thought would take care of it."

And then talked them out of taking care of it.

July 17, 2012  04:52 PM ET
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How many times are you going to "argue" this, Frank?

your basic "one trick pony"

July 17, 2012  04:54 PM ET

Let lying dogs sleep.

July 17, 2012  05:17 PM ET

I disagree with right saying all Paterno cared about was football. Yes JoPa should have done more but Paterno did do lots of good outside of football. I am not saying that his good outweighed his decision to not look further into Sandusky, but he was not just strictly football

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July 17, 2012  08:29 PM ET

The family is in denial about his involvement, its understandable, but I the the report is actually what happened......He was like a God on the campus, I can't believe he didn't have all the power he needed to place a call to the police.....

July 17, 2012  10:39 PM ET

I never understood the reasoning of not wanting to bring embarrassment to the program in order to stop this horrendous crime. Had they done something immediately when they where informed and was vigilant in his action he would have been look as the good guy. Reasonable people understand that you can't control every action of those around you but to cover it up makes no sense to me. Seriously would any of you here thought any less of JoePa or Penn St had he called the police, had Sandusky arrested and fired from the staff the moment they found out? Bad things happen, people you trust will deceive you. All you can do is be your man and make the right decision.

JoePa was sane. He conducted interviews on TV and appeared to have the cognitive ability to know right from wrong. People can talk about all the good he did all they want but to me he was a bad man and I respected him. He fooled all of us. He knew children where being raped and did nothing all to keep his own name out of the dirt. Even continued to allow Sandusky on campus.

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July 18, 2012  12:27 AM ET
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I never understood the reasoning of not wanting to bring embarrassment to the program in order to stop this horrendous crime. Had they done something immediately when they where informed and was vigilant in his action he would have been look as the good guy. Reasonable people understand that you can't control every action of those around you but to cover it up makes no sense to me. Seriously would any of you here thought any less of JoePa or Penn St had he called the police, had Sandusky arrested and fired from the staff the moment they found out? Bad things happen, people you trust will deceive you. All you can do is be your man and make the right decision.JoePa was sane. He conducted interviews on TV and appeared to have the cognitive ability to know right from wrong. People can talk about all the good he did all they want but to me he was a bad man and I respected him. He fooled all of us. He knew children where being raped and did nothing all to keep his own name out of the dirt. Even continued to allow Sandusky on campus.

100% agree. Character is the things you do when you think no one is looking. JoePa sheltered a child molester, at least since 1998 and maybe longer. He thought/hoped no one would find out, but once we did, his true character was revealed.

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July 18, 2012  07:55 AM ET
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The family is in denial about his involvement, its understandable, but I the the report is actually what happened......He was like a God on the campus, I can't believe he didn't have all the power he needed to place a call to the police.....

Ya, because the DA, the police, and the child welfare agency did a great job of handling it in `98.

July 18, 2012  08:36 AM ET
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Ya, because the DA, the police, and the child welfare agency did a great job of handling it in `98.

Didn't see much about the ex-Fed calling out the PD for shoddy police work.

At the risk of sounding like an apologist, which I am not excusing Paterno for his inaction - he failed and deserves the criticism, the one significant flaw in the Freeh report was failure to hold accountable every line of protection up until the Administration level.

This tragedy went through decades of red flags and victims. Victims coming forth from the 70s now. Holy hell. Eyewitness reports, investigations, phone calls, DAs handling the case. These all happened long before it reached the desk of the PSU admin.

Yet all of these failures are pinned on a "Penn State culture". Lame **** excuse for the cops refusing to arrest an accused child molester while holding phone evidence.

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July 18, 2012  10:38 AM ET

A picture of a guy standing emotionless on the sidelines. Oh yeah, I'm convinced. Prove to me he's not thinking "did I leave the coffee pot on" in this picture.

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July 18, 2012  10:51 AM ET
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A picture of a guy standing emotionless on the sidelines. Oh yeah, I'm convinced. Prove to me he's not thinking "did I leave the coffee pot on" in this picture.

his shoes are tied...

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