Watching the celebration of Joe Paterno's 400th win Saturday, the only negative thing I saw way down here in Texas was the school president, Graham Spanier, trying to cozy up to Joe and Sue Paterno when Joe was speaking.
What a hypocrite!
This is the same school president who along with the athletic director, Tim Curley, tried to talk Joe into retiring a few years back. He threw them out of his house then as I hear it, and they ought to now bar them from attending home games.
This time he wanted to be sure he was in all of the pictures. The real meaning of a hypocrite was in full view, and he isn't even a Penn State graduate!
It's now time that people at Penn State start talking about renaming the place Joe Paterno Field or Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium, and it should be done now and not wait for him to die and not get to enjoy it.
When I was just out of the Marine Corps in 1968, I got to see a lot of Penn State games with my dad via media credentials from the Tyrone Daily Herald and the Huntingdon Daily News, thanks to Len Slother.
Back then Penn State needed all the press they could get. We took pictures for both papers and made almost every bowl trip before I moved to Texas in 1976.
I have one picture that I wish I had gotten autographed of Bear Bryant and Joe Paterno on the field the day Bear either broke or tied the Amos Alonzo Stagg record. It still hangs in my home office. Perhaps I'll figure out a way to at least get Joe to sign it someday soon.