Phil Sheridan: If spring training is a time for fresh hopes and new beginnings, it's also a reminder of passing time and the change it brings. Teams evolve. The first exhibition game is still jarring, though.
Phil Sheridan: When time does what it does, and the full measure is taken, Joe Paterno's legacy will be a fine and remarkable thing. It will be very close to what the great man hoped and dreamed it could be.
Phil Sheridan: When the full measure is taken, Joe Paterno's legacy will be a fine and remarkable thing.
Also: Bill Lyon on the rise and fall of JoePa, Rich Hofmann on his belief in Paterno, Bob Ford on the state of Happy Valley, Bernard Fernandez on Paterno as the last of his kind, and Mike Missanelli on his broken heart.
Phil Sheridan became an Inquirer sports columnist after covering the Eagles for seven years. He brings a seasoned and reasoned point of view to a landscape of frustrated fans. But Sheridan knows where they're coming from, being a Philadelphia native and a graduate of Temple University.