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"I wanted this book to be honest and true,"


While critics dubbed Posnanski’s book "toxic" before it even hit stands and the New York Times called it "the worst timed book in the history of the world," Posnanski said he wanted to do the best with his access to the Paterno family and with the story he was following. I have slowly been reading the biography over the last week or so. I am struck by what and honest man Joe was. "The Freeh report didn’t wait. People wrote and talked on television," Posnanski said. "Nobody waits. None of these people wait. It seems to me that when the question gets asked only to the person who actually talked to Joe Paterno, that it feels like the question is a little bit turned on its side."

Flounders: 10 fascinating sports facts revealed in Joe Paterno biography


More excerpts from the new Paterno book in an article by Patriot News sports writer Bob Flounders. I'm looking forward to reading the whole book when it comes out on Tuesday. Here's the next big quote to be taken out of context - According to Posnanski, Paterno put both hands on the kitchen table, looked Spanier in the eye and said, "You take care of your playground, and I’ll take care of mine."

A Plea to Joe Posnanski


As the obit in the fanshot titled "Posnanski" is referenced heavily in this piece, and I think it makes a good point, it should probably be acknowledged, at least.

MGoBlog Rips Joe Pa


Despite claiming to only write "about coaches who coach Michigan," MGoBlog's Brian takes some time to call the late Joe Paterno a "child rape enabler."

Paterno, SI Sportsman of the year, 1986


I started to re-read this yesterday, but had to take a break after it got too dusty in here.

Growing Up Penn State: The End of Everything At State College


"It is widely acknowledged that Sandusky's game plan was the difference, that he rattled Vinny Testaverde and Miami's impetuous wide receivers by devising confusing coverage schemes and instructing his defensive backs to hit Michael Irvin until he cried. The day after it happened, they played that game on a continuous loop in our high school cafeteria. It is still my favorite football game of all time, a metaphoric triumph of the unadorned hero over the flamboyant villain. I wrote a long piece about it for ESPN, and a portion of a book, that now rings completely hollow. I have the original video recording of it in my living room, and I have thought several times over the past couple of days about taking a hammer to it." - Michael Weinreb, on Grantland.com

JoePa, Tamba, a Little Hali, and a Camera Crew


"You're here to make him look good? It'll take more than four of ya!"

LaVar's Radio Show: Impressions, And JoePa In The Team Shower


Segment 14, third one down from the photo. Just listen.

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