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I think that everyone needs a theme song and that everyone should be given free rolls of toilet paper when they get their taxes back.

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Joe Paterno, Ike Turner, and the Trouble With Legacies
 It’s easy to blame social media for bringing out extreme reactions on all sides of a controversial figure or issue, but another casualty of the social networking age is our collective memory of past as prologue. 
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good:

Joe Paterno, Ike Turner, and the Trouble With Legacies

 It’s easy to blame social media for bringing out extreme reactions on all sides of a controversial figure or issue, but another casualty of the social networking age is our collective memory of past as prologue. 

Read more on GOOD→ 

Joe Paterno's true legacy

A man is more than his failings.

I learned a lot about Paterno when I wrote a story about him in 1986 for Sports Illustrated. I’ve learned a lot about him since. He was a humble, funny and giving man who was unlike any other coach I ever met in college football. He rolled up his pants to save on dry cleaning bills. He lived in the same simple ranch house for the last 45 years. Same glasses, same wife, same job, for most of his adult life.

He was a man who had two national championships, five undefeated seasons, and yet for years he drove a white Ford Tempo. In 46 years as a head coach, he never had a single major NCAA violation.

He was the only coach I’ve ever known who went to the board of trustees to demand theyincrease entrance requirements, who went to faculty club meetings to hear the lectures, who listened to opera while drawing up game plans.

He was a Depression kid who wouldn’t allow stars on helmets or names on jerseys. And he hated expensive tennis shoes.

He’d see a player wearing Air Jordans and say, “It’s not the sneakers, Kid, it’s the person in them.”

THIS AMERICAN LIFE: BACK TO PENN STATE

In the wake of the recent news, listeners have contacted us and tweeted about the show we did two years ago at Penn State, #1 Party School. We listen again to some of those stories, with new interviews recorded this past week, as Penn State fans and loyalists try to make sense of the actions of Coach Joe Paterno and school officials.

in hindsight, the title for this book (published in 2001) couldn’t be more fitting.

in hindsight, the title for this book (published in 2001) couldn’t be more fitting.

Sandusky case just latest of Penn State's failings

Rene Portland was the women’s basketball coach at Penn State for 27 years, from 1980 to 2007, and during her tenure she defined winning on the court, guiding the Lady Lions to 21 NCAA tournaments, a Final Four and more than 600 victories. She also earned two national coach of the year awards.

But Portland cemented her legacy off the court, with her unbending efforts to expel lesbians, or anyone who associated with them, from her team.