EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRAS Penn State Remembered: Connections #52

     In 2008, Penn State played USC in the Rose Bowl — and lost. I recall that game was never close and Joe Paterno stayed in the Press Box because of a leg injury caused by the collision with a football player while coaching from the sidelines during a football game earlier in the season. I must say it was a thrilling experience to watch the game from the USC sidelines. I now understand why spotters play such an important role, it’s difficult to view the action because the center of the field is elevated to allow for drainage after a rainstorm.

     At the conclusion of the football game, I was able to get into the tunnel area beneath the Rose Bowl. I happened to be standing near the Penn State locker room as Joe Paterno came out of and sat down in an electric cart and was driven away. Little did I, or anyone know, what Joe was hiding from the rest of the world.

     Looking back, Jerry Sandusky was there, too, and I get the creeps thinking about him and my proximity to this evil man.

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Patern...

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno on the sideline during warmups in 1996.. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s now July 31, 2012, and USC can play in Bowl games once again.

Penn State football has been heavily penalized. The Los Angeles Times printed a story today that Silas Redd, a junior, who rushed for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns at Penn State last year, is joining USC.. He will be eligible to play immediately for the Trojans, who are thin at running back.

     I have season tickets and plan to attend all of the games this season. It will be a great relief for me to scream my brains out for USC, and be able to forget about my responsibilities connected with supervising the delivery of the feature film “Atlas Shrugged Part ll,” which opens in theaters nationwide on Oct. 12, 2012.