Joe Paterno died this week. Joe Paterno coached at Penn State for over forty years. He has more wins than any division I football coach in history. The Penn State library bears his name. Joe Paterno was synonymous with Penn State. Penn State was synonymous with Joe Paterno.
Joe Paterno was fired barely two months ago over a scandal that took place on his watch. I have no desire to express an opinion about Joe or the school or their handling of that scandal.
I just want to point out that Joe died this week. To me it is no coincidence that a man who lived his passion for over forty years died the moment it was taken away.
What’s your passion?