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Great article on some things that went on behind the scenes last summer.
That's a heck of a story.
If winning was easy even losers would do it.
Mauti + Zordich = Legends
Wonder how many players from this team name their sons Charles Michael in honor of this team.
Awesome read. Thanks for linking.
There have been a lot of articles about the way this team stuck together, but this - for me - is clearly the best. Thanks for sharing!!
October 12, 2013. PSU 43 - UM 40 (4 OT). Unfortunately this fan wasn't around long enough to see it!
truly amazing and inspirational stories keep coming out of this season. just reading them continues to make you proud to be a penn stater.. can't wait to watch this team continue to fight and persevere.
This is a wonderful article- one of a few in a world full of sensationalism. I encourage everyone to send him an email thanking him for writing this------ his email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks a ton for posting...
I have been truing to figure out the charlie mike thing for awhile, since my brother got me this photo...
"People ask me why I stayed here so long, Look around, Look around, I stay here because I love you all" R.I.P. Joe - 12/21/1926-01/22/2012
That is my name on their tops and no one can tell me any different!!!!
The whole Rick "Hawk" Slater thing got started when O'Brien appeared on The Goon Show back in April. It was on that show that Keith Conlin suggested that Slater should come talk to the team. You can hear the conversation at the 30:30 mark of the show segment below.
Coach OBrien relaxes with Goon and Sweeney along with fielding questions from our listeners.
Way to go deep UncleLar! Thanks
"Charlie Mike" for new board tagline?
Amazing article. This really explains a lot about the dynamics of this team of 2012 and the special brotherhood of Penn State players. Keith Conlin who suggested the talk was a former player and the story behind Charlie Mike choked me up. That PSU meant so much to a former walk on that he wore his football belt to each mission is truly inspirational. Stories such as this are the real Penn State not Emmerts skewed impression. There is a reason why Penn State has the largest dues paying alumni association and over 500,000 living alumni and that doesn't even count the thousands of fans who are not alumni. Penn Staters like Slater are why I am Penn State proud.
SSome non psu fans dont get why we put 42 on helmets. Why we put 201242 on ri ng of honor for 8me win team. I get why they dont get it .... but this articcle could help outsiders see why. From rise and rally to an ot win vs wiscky we were indeed one team.
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