Joe Paterno

  • Film

    June 18, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Sundance 2014: The Ten Best Films

    For Robert Redford, Sundance's opening day was a bummer. He woke up to learn the Academy had snubbed him for a (deserved) Best Actor nod for the sparse yachting drama All Is Lost, and had to spend his typically triumphant morning press conference swatting down questions about being sad. Luckily for ... More >>

  • Film

    August 28, 2013

    Brian De Palma and His Women

    The director on Passion's battles—and avoiding sequels

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    The Paterno Family's Self-Serving Report Is Right About the NCAA

    The rehabilitation of Joe Paterno's image -- which began with Joe Posnanski's white-washing biography, Paterno -- continues with Sunday's release of a 238-page report commissioned by the Paterno family and compiled by former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh. I've not yet read the report and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    The Manti Te'o Story Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder

    Just when you think it can't get any better, Roaniah Tuisosopo, the man who claims to be he sole perpetrator of the Manti Te'o fake girlfriend hoax, appears on TV with Dr. Phil. (The first part of the interview was aired Thursday, the second part runs today at the same time and channel. 3:00 pm CBS) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Tom Corbett's NCAA Lawsuit: The Biggest Sports Story of 2013?

    Though it didn't dominate the sports press during college football's bowl game week--and there's an irony for you--Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett's lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association may ultimately prove to be the biggest sports story of 2013. For those who don't recall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    GOP Super PAC Gunning For Shelly Silver -- And Why It Won't Make A Bit Of Difference

    A recently formed GOP Super PAC has Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver in its sights and says it will actively campaign -- and drop an estimated $1.5 million -- to see to it that he's not re-elected as Assembly speaker.The Super PAC -- which is being financially fueled by the group Americans for Real Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Joe Paterno Biography Defends Former Penn State Coach's (In)Actions In Sex Abuse Scandal

    For the last few weeks there's been rumors that Joe Posnanski's much discussed biography of Joe Paterno, which is published Tuesday, would contain a defense of the coach's actions - or lack thereof - in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. As it turns out, Paterno - that's it, the entire ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2012

    Penn State Orders Paterno Statue to Be Taken Down

    As the Sandusky controversy began to heat up last year, Joe Paterno, long-time coach of Penn State's football team and former god-like figure in college sports, testified in front of the court that he had no recollection or knowledge of the molestation charges set against his coaching sidekick, Jerr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Joe Paterno: Rest in Peace?

    Joe Paterno has now been gone a week, and it would be nice if we could simply honor his memory without reservation.  I can't. And frankly, it troubles me that so many want to bury Paterno's faults along with the man.   Maybe it isn't the time to talk about such things so close to his death, but wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2012

    Gingrich Wins South Carolina; Paterno Condition 'Serious'; Multiple Deaths in NYC Subways (UPDATED)

    Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary South Carolina yesterday. The former House speaker won 40.4 percent of the vote with Mitt Romney trailing at 27.8 percent. Rick Santorum came in third with 17.0 percent. In his victory speech Gingrich targeted "elites." He said: "The biggest thing that I take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2012

    Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno, 85, Dies

    ​After mistaken reports of his death last night Joe Paterno died this morning, the AP reported. Paterno was 85, and had been suffering from lung cancer. With 409 wins, Paterno had the most career victories among Division I coaches, according to the New York Times obituary, but was fired this p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2012

    Paterno Speaks To Washington Post About Sandusky Scandal

    ​Joe Paterno spoke out about the child sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky that cost him his job as head coach of the Penn State University football team in an exclusive interview with the Washington Post. "In hindsight, I wish I had done more," he told the Pos ... More >>

  • News

    December 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Larry King: "I Don't Miss The Kardashians"

    ​TV interviewing legend Larry King gets a Friars tribute Monday night at the Sheraton. In anticipation of that glittery gala, I turned the tables and gave Larry a grilling. Here's part two of our chat. Me: Hey, Larry. You're doing TV specials these days. What else?

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Support for Jerry Sandusky? Save Your Money

    ​As if the students who tore up the Penn State campus Wednesday night in tragically misguided support of Joe Paterno didn't do enough to hurt the university's image, now a former Nittany Lion player wants to organize "support" for ... Jerry Sandusky. Sam Stellatella, a Penn State lineman fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Jerry Sandusky's Book, Touched, Is Still on Amazon

    ​Unless you've been living under a rock without WiFi for the past 48 hours, even the sports unconscious will have heard the names "Joe Paterno" and "Jerry Sandusky." Last night's firing of Penn State head coach Paterno and school president Graham Spanier by the board of trustees over how the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Jerry Sandusky Sex Scandal Means Joe Paterno Will Be Remembered for Failure, Not Accomplishments

    ​A couple of hours ago, Penn State University announced that Joe Paterno's weekly Tuesday press conference was cancelled. It's probably just as well, since the Paterno camp had already advised the press that he would not be taking questions on his role in the sex abuse scandal -- and that's th ... More >>

  • News

    November 28, 2000

    Avoiding the Rush

    Can the Giants’ Kerry Collins Continue to Sidestep the Big Apple Media Blitz?

  • Specials

    January 4, 2000
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    December 21, 1999

    Game Misconducts

    College Football's Real-Life Top 25