Found August 30, 2012 on TheMatadorSports:
Vince Lombradi once said “Winning isn’t everything—but wanting to win is.”  It seems longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, and Lombardi admirer, will forever be remembered as the coach who turned a blind eye to a defensive coordinator who turned out to be a serial child molester of boys all in the name of winning.  In Joe Posnanski’s new biography “Paterno” the author regales the reader with an inside look at the life of Penn State’s iconic coach.  With unprecedented access to Paterno and his family, Posnanski sheds light on Paterno’s legacy from the strong bonds, good and bad, developed with his former players to his seemingly lack of empathy surrounding the Sandusky scandal and everything else unrelated to football. Presumably, most readers will turn straight to the chapter titled “Sandusky.”  Unfortunately, there is nothing in this chapter that adds new light to what Paterno knew about the scandal.  What we do learn is Paterno and Sandusky had a rocky relationship and t

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