Joe Paterno isn’t exactly a saint, but the legendary Penn State football coach has been an icon in our family for many, many years. Our ties to Penn State are long and deep (my father, my two older brothers and my wife, whom I met in State College, and I all have Penn State degrees) and our support for Nittany Lion football has been mildly fanatical since the late 1960s. Thus, as Penn State concludes a highly successful season, and Joe proves that like the sun, he’ll be back tomorrow, it’s nice to see articles like this one being written about the coach and team again.
Update: Joe has surgery. Details here.