"The Joe We Know" film was presented in Baltimore tonight to 500 invitees along with 70 Letterman - including Franco, Lydell Mitchell and Lenny Moore. Tomorrow there is another 3 hour Franco/John Ziegler/Ray Blehar event in D.C.
The narrative actually is shifting. Go to John Ziegler's site - framingpaterno.com if you want the truth. Just like with our Sarah, John cuts through the media bias, lies, and incompetence and serves up the truth.
I don't trust the PSU b.o.t., I don't trust the PA AG's office, I don't trust the sitting Governor, I don't trust louis freeh, I don't trust the ncaa, I certainly don't trust the media (espn especially). If Joe were alive I would trust him though. You stand w/ louis freeh, I'll stand w/ Joe. I know who's honorable.
And yet Sandusky was given unrestricted access to young flesh.
Pedophilia State U. is trying to change its image? Why? Senior PSU officials (including Paterno) were happy enough to know what Sandusky was doing and not report him to the police. They knew and they let it go on for many years to avoid a scandal and protect the prgram. The thing that really bothers me about this affair is that the SMU football program got the death penalty because boosters got caught paying players but the PSU football program did not get the death penalty for this. Apparently the NCAA feels that having boosters pay players is worse than having senior university officials complicit in molesting little boys. Talk about skewed priorities.
Any school on probation should not have televised games or participate in BCS bowls.
It’s Ped State. It’ll always be Pes State, the stain will not go away. Little boys were sacrificed to the god of football, Paterno knew and it still went on.
I admire Franco Harris for his continued support of Joe Paterno and Penn State.
And, he is correct....the media-spun narrative is falling apart. Note that the media has really backed off the PSU story.
With the latest on the NCAA breaking its own rules and by-laws in their investigation of Miami, the whole view of their doings against Penn State are coming to a new light. Probably what Franco was alluding to....I am sure he is familiar with the Miami case
And, ESPN sat on the Bernie Fine Pedophilia case at Syracuse for nearly a decade....because many working at ESPN are Syracuse grads (many in the media are Syracuse grads). Their PSU reports are slanted....heck Penn St and Paterno owned them in football for years...
Joe should have run a clean program and not allowed perverts in the locker room
From the Immaculate Reception to the Immaculate Deception, huh, Franco?
The whole mess is stomach turning, Paterno stayed too long, he was surrounded by a bunch of hero-worshiping people who most probably knew he could no longer manage the entire program.
During the first part of the breaking story, I heard a sports reporter (don’t remember who) talk about trying to cover Penn State football. He said that he had covered many teams, big time college teams and had never had any problem getting into the football facilities. The exception was Penn State. He more or less said that it was so closed and secretive that getting near anyone in charge was near impossible.
That lead me to believe that Paterno was being covered 24/7 by syncophants and yes men & hero worshipers.
Paterno should have retired 20 years ago and this should be a lesson to all coaches. Paterno failed because he was too old, had his tail covered by people who believed he could do no wrong, nor needed to hear of any wrong being done.