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Paterno & Innocent VIII Greatly Underrated

November 10, 2011

Joe Paterno & Innocent VIII Greatly Underrated. – J 🙂
Penn State coach Joe Paterno and Pope Innocent VIII greatly underrated. From recent email:
___ Again, following the example of the Romans seems advisable.
___ Joe Paterno should be distinguished from ordinary coaches. http://tinyurl.com/djh9s7
___ In the same manner as Leo the Great, Gregory the Great, and Nicholas the Great are distinguished from ordinary popes. http://bit.ly/sBnqrE
___ (Some are suggesting referring to John Paul II of happy memory as John Paul the Great.
___ (My candidate for such advancement is Innocent VIII. http://tinyurl.com/87ssk9s
___ (He  became my personal favorite when I learned that he was the first pope to publically recognize his illegitimate children.
___ (But the historical effect of his elevating birth control to a capital offense merits the title of Innocent the Great. http://tinyurl.com/6t5mu22
___ (The increased number of sons in aristocratic and upper middle class families led to a few nations in western Europe dominating half the world.
___ (There were insufficient positions at home for men of such lineage, so they went off and conquered the world.)
Pre-script from prior email.
___ For what it is worth, I firmly believe that Penn State ought to hold Coach Paterno in the same regard as the Romans regard the Pope.
___ The Coach may retire when he freely and willingly decides for whatever reason he deems important.
___ Otherwise the end of his tenure is to be determined by the Almighty.
Post-script.
___ Fire the Board of Trustees. “[Penn State] Students Flip WTAJ News Van at Riot 11/9/11 – YouTube” http://bit.ly/svk45x

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