CBs had definitely listed him as deceased on their site briefly tonight I saw it too
Originally Posted by JoesterVT
they, like everyone else are saying he is in "serious" condition...but I suppose being dead is pretty serious. Is gonna happen...maybe it already has...just waiting for a major outlet or ESPN to crawl it...
I don't know about that. I mean, I see what your point is, but at the same time.... well, i don't know because if you told me I was dying in an hour, I at least wouldn't have some unresolved child molestation cluster hanging over me, and I wasn't unceremoniously dumped from my job 2 months ago, and haven't spent the last 2 months wondering why the hell the world suddenly turned against me. So I think its contextual. I don't accept the notion that nobody goes to their grave without regret. Or shame, especially if the event is recent. PLUS... everyone is different. No accounting for what some people would think about or focus on in their time of dying. Many describe it as freeing, but.... I don't know how many of those people had the hideous scourge of pedophilia attached to them -- albeit in Paterno's case indirectly. I mean, that is a HELL of a thing to have even REMOTELY associated with you, agree? IT's pretty much the worst thing there is. People design chemical weapons, get paid to kill (snipers, assassins, etc.) and frankly, pedophiles outweight even THOSE horrible occupations. I don't think his post is dumb at all. Seems to me a person could be mightily bothered about how they'll be remembered, while on their deathbed, since into death all you take with you is the knowledge of how you'll be thought of, not your money, wins or anything else. It's the words == what people will say, how they will think, that carries on. All his money and all his power can't protect his name now. And that could well be a heavy subject on his mind.
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