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It's awfully hard to let go of JoePa

It might be about time for Joe Paterno to go. But somebody isn't ready to let him go. Story

Updated: April 16, 2008, 12:04 PM ET
By Michael Weinreb | Special to Page 2

If there is one thing that makes my girlfriend reliably sad, it is the sight of an old man eating alone in a restaurant. I've been thinking of this image quite often lately, now that Joe Paterno is again facing questions about retirement.

I should mention here that I once asked Joe Paterno a question about retirement. That was 15 years ago. Penn State had just finished its first season in the Big Ten, and I was a student-newspaper reporter; Paterno was in his late 60s. It seemed to ...

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