FULL DISCLOSURE: I just finished Paterno. Spoilers won't be included in this post.
I've probably read 10ish books about Joe Paterno, and 50 plus articles? And that's not counting god knows how many hours in Beaver Stadium, or at home watching the man, or paterno-centric programming. Needless to say, I don't feel like I learned a terrible lot I didn't already read/hear somewhere. But what struck me, and I was concerned going in, was that it was the first book I've read not about the living entity Paterno, but instead the decedent. It just feels more real, more hollow, and I went to the viewing. Maybe its just easier to compartmentalize some things.
I guess this echoes my concerns over the upcoming football season. Names on the jerseys, some guy in a hat as the new coach, NO GUIDO?!? It won't be the same. It might be better, it might be worse, but it'll never be the same. I've watched about 2.25 quarters of Steelers football with absolute apathy, I sincerely hope that doesn't carry over to Penn State.
I'm not even sure what I'm trying to say here. I guess the idea is to make a place to discuss the book, if people would like. Obviously, comments in this post may be spoiler filled.
Thanks for a stellar read, JoePos. Thank you sincerely for everything again, JoePa. Alea iacta est.