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obaminated
Member
Sat Apr 07 22:22:53
I am disappointed IBTY didn't make this thread, it's his job to post things regarding HBO.

Anyways, this was a decent little flick that will piss off Rugian. It is pretty accurate and honestly spends time humanizing Paterno until the last line, basically.
Aeros
Member
Sat Apr 07 23:45:16
First rule of any institution.

Shit does not get better with age.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Apr 08 22:03:05
an innocent man

the film seemed decent except for a few unfair insinuations... like that hand-written thing about not wanting Sandusky using the facilities for Second Mile because of liability issues

that was almost certainly just concern of any injuries leading lawsuits
obaminated
Member
Sun Apr 08 22:20:41
He really wasn't innocent. I mean, that's the whole point, he was innocent in a legal sense but guilty in a moral sense. He knew about Sandusky but didn't do anything more than what was legally required because he was solely focused on his football program.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Apr 08 23:03:04
not clear he ever really knew, as his wife noted, why would he let Sandusky around his own kids

that last minute phone call was another unfair bit as they provided nothing on the caller's credibility, could've been Bobby Bowden upset at Paterno taking his record... plus even if true who knows how credible he sounded to Paterno at the time, he's probably heard tons of people talking shit over the years

and why would they go to Paterno & only Paterno anyway
obaminated
Member
Sun Apr 08 23:05:36
Well you missed the point of that wifes line, she is telling him with her eyes she knows he knew but was more focused on football. Thats why he has the dream sequence of him drowning in the pool, his kids couldve been victimized but he chose to look the other way.
Obviously the films opinion of paterno not definitively factual.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Apr 08 23:13:56
right, that's the actors

the real Paterno has real kids... i went to school w/ one, he wouldn't have let Sandusky around his kids

innocent man taken down by the media who wanted a big fish... it was clear the upper management people (& Sandusky himself) far more culpable yet most articles were "Paterno" headlines & photos
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Apr 08 23:33:07
so not completely disagreeing with you, i took his dream as him realizing he should've been paying closer attention... but that means he didn't know
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