Anonymous asked: Then just how do you expect Penn State to honor Joe for all of his monumental FOOTBALL accomplishments, then??
Personally, I would say not at all seeing is how all of those wins in no way shape or form are more important than all of the lives that have been affected in an EXTREMELY negative way by the events that went down while Paterno was head football coach.
But I also understand that I am not a Penn State fan, student, parent, alumnist, or supporter, so my opinion would be differnet from those affiliated with the university.
So here is my suggestion: pole each and every player, student, parent, alumnist, and coach of Penn State, and ask them if they think that Paterno deserves to be honored. If you get a 75% vote saying yes, put up a plaque in the players’ locker room. That way, it’s out of sight out of mind for the new admissions, new recruits, and those who have been affected by the tragedy. And any coach or player that decides to acknowledge the plaque can, and any who doesn’t, doesn’t have too.
But the statue has to go, and any public acknowledgement of anywhere NEAR that size must never be built in it’s place.