Joe Paterno actually did die. The passing of a legend is always tough, but I think I’d want to kick the bucket or buy the farm at this point. His best friend was Paul “Bear” Bryant retired in 1983 and when asked what his plans were he said famously “Probably croak in a week.” He died four weeks later and the reason that Joe Pa coached for so long was because he believed that retirement and getting out of the rigors of coaching killed his friend. Joe has now followed in his footsteps. I’m not a Penn State fan (Big Ten football is for pansies) but I always respected a man who made the game what it is today. We are not getting into the allegations against Penn State here, it’s time to acknowledge the passing of a legend. JoePa dead at 85, possible zombie.