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Joe Paterno has been known to hurl an insult or two at his players to motivate them. Often the barbs are of the ethnic nature. Nevertheless, the Penn State coach has been especially at ease with this year's team and it seems to be working as the Lions opened their season with five wins.

This morning's story had to be tamed down a bit for our aged newspaper crowd, but for my online homeys here's one quote from safety Anthony Scirrotto that didn't make the cut because it could be deemed offensive. I'm going to go on the assumption that everyone here can take a little ethnic humor.

"He doesn’t really bust my chops," Scirrotto said of Paterno. "I might get a little dago, guido thing here or there. But I’m used to that stuff now."