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Archive: January, 2012


Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 10:40 AM
A couple of lingering questions about Joe Paterno's Washington Post interview: 1. WHY WAS JOE SO EAGER TO TALK? According to the Post's Sally Jenkins, after their lengthy session on Thursday, Joe wanted to extend the session into Friday even though he would be in the hospital that day. Clearly,... Read more

An unpleasant view of Paterno

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 1:40 PM
The first thing you notice about about Sally Jenkins' Washington Post interview with Joe Paterno is the accompanying photo. In it, Paterno -- his sweater slightly askew, his hair barely combed -- looks more dissheveled than I've ever seen him. He also looks almost exactly like his late mother, who... Read more


Thursday, January 12, 2012, 9:43 AM
A study released Thursday by the web-research group Poll Position found that 43% of Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Oh really? Then how do you explain the failures of all those other NFL players... Read more

The Haunting of Joe Paterno

Saturday, January 7, 2012, 2:43 PM
Perhaps it was just me who was struck by the coincidence. There are elements in the background of new Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien that not only bring to mind one of the more meaningful episodes in his predecessor's career but which would intrigue a dramatist -- or a psychiatrist. And I'm... Read more
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Reporter Frank Fitzpatrick, a 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist, is covering his eighth Olympic Games and has yet to win a medal in anything except caffeine consumption. He has also been the beat writer for the Phillies, Eagles and Penn State football. Reach Frank at

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