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Remembering JoePa: No man leaves an uncomplicated legacy
Remembering JoePa: No man leaves an uncomplicated legacy

By the time anyone gets around to asking another person how he or she would like to be remembered, the answer is, almost assuredly, destined to be a footnote. The query makes sense only if that man or woman’s legacy is already shrouded in nuance and of some particular public interest. And it’s not like the answer will tilt the scales; not in the cacophony of chatter that crowds the internet. Yet when they erected a statue of Joe Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium on Nov. 2, 2001, they included the following quote: "They ask me what I'd like written about me when I'm gone. I hope they write I made Penn State a better place, not just that I was a good football...

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