Parsing Paterno

1/28/2012

It occurred to me while watching the memorial service for Penn State football coach Joe Paterno that he confounded me in death much as he did in life…

…What transpired in the last three months in the life of Paterno is as grotesque and perverse as it is shocking and improbable. The speed with which each development emerged deprived us of the time needed to sort it all out. The earth quaked with news that Paterno protege Jerry Sandusky was indicted on charges of serial child abuse. The aftershocks, no less stunning. Paterno knew. Paterno retires. Paterno fired. Paterno has cancer. Paterno dies…

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Ed note: This article is cross-posted at EERNationB12 an excellent fan resource for Mountaineers and sports fans in general.

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