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Paterno on Syracuse's A-list

9/4/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Joe Paterno has watched miles and miles of pre-game film in his life, but probably none quite like this.

Syracuse has invited the Penn State coach to attend the premiere of "The Express," a movie about legendary Orange running back Ernie Davis, on Sept. 12. The Nittany Lions play Syracuse in the Carrier Dome the following day.

So far, the Orange have not heard back from Paterno, as Donnie Webb writes in his blog at the Syracuse Post-Standard.

I, for one, would love nothing more than to see JoePa walking down a red (or in this case, orange) carpet surrounded by starlets and photographers. Would he wear the high-water khakis and the white socks? Go with extra dark tint on the glasses for a more Hollywood look?

This needs to happen.