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PSUJIM85 said... (original post)James A Beaver.....I like Joseph V. Paterno Stadium better.....and I am a Bellefonte native....
PSUJIM85 said... (original post)
James A Beaver.....I like Joseph V. Paterno Stadium better.....and I am a Bellefonte native....
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October 12, 2013. PSU 43 - UM 40 (4 OT). Unfortunately this fan wasn't around long enough to see it!
"Penn State officials, in an attempt to get the family of Joe Paterno to sign away its right to sue the school, offered to rename Beaver Stadium after the late coach, The Patriot-News has reported, citing a source close to the family."
The only place on campus Paterno cared to bear his name has already been honoring his contribution for more than 10 years. It's the library where Paterno and his wife donated millions.
"I like your head, it's a good look." - James Franklin, to a bald reporter asking a question.
I still don't see how the family can file litigation and win under "wrongful termination".
If the story is accurate, it appears that somebody is worried about it.
While I feel Joe deserves to be honored, I don't think renaming Beaver Stadium is what he would have wanted.
I find it cool that while other schools name stadiums/practice facilities after coaches, at Penn State, Paterno's name adorns a Library. Really symbolizes what Joe was all about- Success with Honor.
I think the stretch of Curtain road between Porter Rd. & University Dr. should be renamed 'Paterno Way' so the busses will approach the stadium taking the 'Paterno Way' before every game. JMO
"Joe Paterno's the greatest college football coach ever" -Urban Meyer cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2012/01/urban_meyer_calls_joe_paterno.html
I like a lot of these ideas, but I'm partial to "Grand Experiment Boulevard" connecting the library to the stadium. "Paterno Way" is great too.
I doubt none of us would be on this board if it was not for Joe, no matter what some are saying. The man deserves to be honored in a HUGE way. People need to stop acting like he does not deserve this. Those of you who disagree with me are in denial..you are a PSU football fan because of Joe Paterno.
This post was edited by paupacklion 2 years ago
...and if you're not down with that, then I got 2 words for ya.."suck it!!"
He was a coach and a humanitarian but there is a point where the mourning becomes a bit much.
He was not a god. He was a man. He died. It's time to move on. At what point is it enough for some people? Might as well name it Paterno State University, rename all the street signs and make every street stop at 409
Not my point. My point is it is fine for people to honor him as long as they feel they need to. For me, I payed my respects at his gravesite and would support the stadium renamed or whatever the family feels would be appropriate. I have moved on and am in full support of BOB, but I would not be a fan without Joe's work.
So you want to give the family cart blanche to do whatever they want because you feel he was "wronged"?
I don't get it - what about BOB? What about the rest of the University? What about those that came before him or will come after him; whether it be humanitarian or coach? People are diminishing the works of others because of one man they felt got wronged.
What person's road is going to be renamed? Because if you rename Curtin or Beaver or another road you're taking away from them. If you rename University Ave you've just dictated that Paterno State University is how he's viewed by the masses.
who cares how were viewed by the masses? we are penn state, we stand together in times of trouble. we stand behind obrien, but renaming the stadium does not mean the whole university is "paterno state university," it means just that we renamed the stadium after the most influencial person in the history of the football program
OK, so then you're fine with placing James A. Beaver in less regards than Joe Paterno? So much so that you're taking away something given to him for all he did for his country, his state and the University?
That's fine - just so we're clear. You want to put a man that coached some football ahead of the 20th Governor of Pennsylvania? Put Joe, a football coach, ahead of a war hero (wounded numerous times in action)? Put Joe, a guy that gave some of his salary back to his employer, back to a man that loved his country so much gave up his leg.
Joe Paterno was not a god , as so many people viewed him. He was a man, that coached some football games and made sure some kids got their education. No more...no less.
This post was edited by FireJayPa 2 years ago
And you ducked my question.
You said and I quote , "For me, I payed my respects at his gravesite and would support the stadium renamed or whatever the family feels would be appropriate."
So ,are you saying, you would want to give the family cart blanche to do whatever they want because you feel he was "wronged"?
It's a simple yes or no question
It's not a crime to admit you are a PSU football fan because of Joe...let out your inner demons!!
I think you meant that question to be for me..no I am not saying he was wronged...mistakes were made. No doubt about that. I just feel he made the program what it is and he should be honored for that, but only if his family believes it to be appropriate.
At what point is it enough? I don't know. Let them start 1st and go from there. Renaming a road or a field after Joe is the least they could do. You (many) may have tired of Joe and wanted him to retire years ago. I get that. But don't let that cloud your judgement now. He most certainly is not and was not a god, but he did so much for that school, town, and state…no amount of thank yous and sign changes could even begin to repay him. The way they kicked him to the curb is something I will never forgive or forget.
With all that said, they do need to decide on something, do it, and move on. It can't drag out.
dude your all over the place. were talking about a football program not a country/state. a football stadium represents a football program, not a state... dont even pull the whole "20th goveror of PA" s***. our current governor is a piece of s*** so being a governor doesnt grant you god status... this is a football decision based on who made a bigger impact on football, that is all, no more no less
Should the family have carte blanche? I believe the family is in a better position to know what Joe would have wanted vs his fans. I believe Joe would have been embarrassed to have the field or the stadium named after him. Let the family decide or at least have some serious input.
How can you honor the man by dishonoring his wishes?
This post was edited by Sawyer 2 years ago
Contrary to what the media has portrayed Joe as, he was a humble man. A humble and contrite man would never even mutter a word about naming anything after him. I think naming the field after Paterno is an appropriate honor as all of his great deeds for the university wouldn't have happened without he being a football coach. JMO.
Here is the actual petition. To date 58,651 people have signed it.
Agree 100%. I dont think i will sign the petition, simply because I like the stadium the way it is. I much prefer the stretch of Curtain to become "Joe Paterno Way."
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