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InspiredLebowski 01-21-2012 06:22 PM

Joe Paterno dies
 
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It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe Paterno passed away earlier today. His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled.

He died as he lived. 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.

He has been many things in his life _ a soldier, scholar, mentor, coach, friend and father. To my mother he was and is her soul mate, and the last several weeks have shown the strength of their love. To his children and grandchildren he is a shining example of how to live a good, decent and honest life, a standard to which we aspire.

When he decided to forego a career in law and make coaching his vocation, his father Angelo had but one command: Make an impact.

As the last 61 years have shown, Joe made an incredible impact. That impact has been felt and appreciated by our family in the form of thousands of letters and well wishes along with countless acts of kindness from people whose lives he touched. It is evident also in the thousands of successful student athletes who have gone on to multiply that impact as they spread out across the country.

And so he leaves us with a peaceful mind, comforted by his ``living legacy'' of five kids, 17 grandchildren, and hundreds of young men whose lives he changed in more ways than can begin to be counted.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be made to the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania or the Penn State-THON, The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.
Family statement

Real Men Wear Green 01-21-2012 06:32 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
Football was truly his life. While the cause of death will technically be lung cancer losing his job and the way that he lost his job are what truly killed him.

NoGunzJustSkillz 01-21-2012 06:56 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
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Originally Posted by Real Men Wear Green
Football was truly his life. While the cause of death will technically be lung cancer losing his job and the way that he lost his job are what truly killed him.

:applause:

ballinhun8 01-21-2012 07:02 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
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Originally Posted by Real Men Wear Green
Football was truly his life. While the cause of death will technically be lung cancer losing his job and the way that he lost his job are what truly killed him.




This unfortunately is true.


It's funny cuz people always say, "its just a game, theres more to life".....but for some people, like Joe Pa, it really is/was his life.



Sad ending. If he goes soon may he rest in peace.

GOBB 01-21-2012 07:47 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
Wait so the cancer treatments is what he is suffering from?

InspiredLebowski 01-21-2012 08:56 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
he died, all over Twitter

GOBB 01-21-2012 09:03 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
He should have never got the treatments.

InspiredLebowski 01-21-2012 09:03 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
ok so hold up

the official family spokesman, as of 8:57 said the reports of his passing are "absolutely not true"

****in Twitter man

talkingconch 01-21-2012 09:04 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
RIP

talkingconch 01-21-2012 09:04 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
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Originally Posted by InspiredLebowski
ok so hold up

the official family spokesman, as of 8:57 said the reports of his passing are "absolutely not true"

****in Twitter man

according to cbs sports

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/e...56338/34497800

Sportscenter hasn't reported anything yet

InspiredLebowski 01-21-2012 09:06 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
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Originally Posted by talkingconch
according to cbs sports

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/e...56338/34497800

Sportscenter hasn't reported anything yet

I'll take a family spokesman's word over a media outlet

talkingconch 01-21-2012 09:07 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
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Originally Posted by InspiredLebowski
I'll take a family spokesman's word over a media outlet

Yep

Sarcastic 01-21-2012 09:09 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
RIP

InspiredLebowski 01-21-2012 09:21 PM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
CBS took the story down

The Macho Man 01-22-2012 12:07 AM

Re: Joe Paterno near death
 
Let's drink to his demise.


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