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Orange Bowl appeal goes beyond Bowden-Paterno

Both Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden see the FedEx Orange Bowl as an opportunity to validate the season.

Originally Published: January 2, 2006
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- It was one of those classic grandfatherly moments.

Joe Paterno was talking about his 14 grandchildren, had mentioned baking Christmas cookies and coloring Easter eggs when a reporter wanted to know more.

"Do you hide the eggs?" he asked.

"Do I what?" Paterno asked, cupping his hand around his ear.

"Do you hide the eggs?" the reporter repeated.

"Do I buy the eggs?" the 79-year-old responded, again wrong.

"No -- do you hide the eggs," the reporter ...

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