This is my humble attempt to imitate great writing by Mike.
I have watched and read the debate over Joe's future and the search for a new coach. There is one thing that I think everyone should remember. For me, at least, watching PSU football is the greatest thing next to sliced bread. Especially those early September games, when the weather is still nice, the beer is flowing, and the grill is firing. We are privelaged to have such an amazing environment to watch great football in.
Now, I may get lambasted for saying "great" football, but thats what I really think it is. Until recently, Penn State, maybe just on the surface but who cares, has been the leader in decent and educated football players. Why you may ask if you have been living in a hole for 40 some years. The reason is Joe Paterno. It actually pains me to read posts by some people who out and out insult and disrespect him. Yes he is grouchy and a little arrogant, but who isn't?
I guess my point is this. In twenty or thirty years, are you going to tell your kids/grandkids about that 10-1 season where we beet OSU and Michigan, or how many bowls we went to, or how many national championships we won. No, not in this what have you done for me lately society. You are going to tell them you had the privelage to watch a legend coach. A man known for his generousity and character as much as he is known for his coaching. Don't be so quick to sweep him out the door is all I am saying.
Thanks Mike for such a great site.....