Penn State Football

Joe Paterno: The Media's Overreaction on Both Sides of the Spectrum

STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 22: Candles, many burnt out, circle the statue of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach, outside of Beaver Stadium in the early hours of January 22, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. The community was reacting to news that Joe Paterno, who is suffering from lung cancer and who was fired in November in the aftermath of child sex abuse charges against a former assistant, was in serious condition. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Ivan GressleyContributor IJanuary 26, 2012

"You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose," Lou Holtz.

The quote above exemplifies what Joe Paterno was about.

The media strayed from this concept while covering and explaining everything about Penn State recently.

The last few months have been a roller coaster of overreaction filled with accusations of horrific actions, and currently, a coach’s legacy.

Since Paterno passed away, stories from politicians, faculty, former players and even everyday students filled the airwaves, social media and news networks.

In many cases, Paterno’s legacy gained momentum when he passed.

Those infatuated with Paterno learned something devastating this past Sunday morning.

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