Sunday, January 22, 2012

Good Bye, Joe

Reports are trickling in that Joe Paterno (85) has died of complications of his senseless firing lung cancer.

CBS Eye of College Football reported Saturday night:
Joe Paterno, the man who for decades was synonymous with Penn State football and was known by the college football world as just "JoePa", has died. Paterno, 85, had been receiving chemotherapy as part of his treatment for lung cancer, and complications from that treatment claimed the longtime Penn State coach's life on Saturday.

The Huffington Post is also reported his death on their site.

Fans were noting that 94.5 in State College was also reporting his death.

In the end, these reports were premature.  But according to MSNBC, Paterno did pass away this morning.
Sadly, the grim reports that dominated the college football news cycle beginning Saturday evening were a precursor to the inevitable but still numbing reality: a coaching legend has passed.
A family spokesperson confirmed to the Associated Press that Joseph Vincent Paterno has died at a State College hospital at the age of 85, just over two months after being diagnosed with a form of lung cancer.
A posting to Penn State’s official Facebook page read simply: “With great sadness we mourn the passing of Coach Joe Paterno…Few have done more.”
Paterno passed away at 9:25 a.m. ET Sunday, and the official cause of death was metastic small cell carcinoma of the lung.
Words cannot express my feelings right now.

God Bless the Paterno Family.

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