Jennifer Zelazny

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Quote for the Day

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This is a perfect quote that relates to just about everything and anything. After a bad day – I always come back to this. “Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.” -Joe Paterno Read more

Life

We Are…A Family

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Some people do not understand it, others think I/we are crazy, but losing Joe was hard. He was more than a coach, a public figure, and an educator...he was part of the family. Read more

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Doing the Right Thing – Giving Back

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I had been waiting for the call since November 9th, 2011 when everything started to unravel. I went over the conversation in my head over and over. Sometimes nasty – other times supportive. When I saw “Penn State University” on the caller ID last night as the phone rang I was not sure what I would say or how the conversation would go. I generally get these calls a few times a year by current students looking to raise money for the school. I have been donating money to Penn State since I graduated and look forward to talking to... Read More » Read more

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Feel Better Soon Joe Paterno

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There are few people that I admire more than Joe Paterno (Penn State’s head football coach). He inspired me when I went to my first Penn State football game when I was three years old, and he still inspires me today. During our last game in Wisconsin, one of the plays ended up on the sideline, coaches and players were knocked over, but nothing out of the ordinary…until I heard and saw Joe Paterno was among the people who got knocked down. Joe, the tough guy he is, stood up, and as soon as he did, his leg unnaturally hyper... Read More » Read more

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Coach of the Year: Joe Paterno

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Not surprising to me, but finally Joe Paterno gets the respect he deserves: Coach of the Year. Good job Joe. I never doubted you. PS. Happy birthday Joe Pa! Why I love Joe: he makes me want to be a better person. (from ESPN article): Now Paterno is in vogue again. Maybe more than ever. The doubters who cried for change, who thought Paterno was hurting the school by refusing to let go, have had to eat their words. But don’t expect Paterno to call out his critics. “To be honest, I really have never thought that way. It’s not... Read More » Read more

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A Real Class Act and Win #350

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Joe Paterno has once again shown the world that there is more to winning and losing…there is sportsmanship. On Saturday October 22nd, 2005 during the PSU v Illinois game, Joe Paterno reached another coaching milestone…win #350. After the first few minutes of this game, it was clear it was going to be a blow out. (28-3 after the first quarter; 56-3 after the second quarter). Not only did Joe Paterno put in his second and third string for the end of the second quarter, but also brought them in for the full second half…and in typical Joe Paterno style, he... Read More » Read more

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Way to Go Joe!

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Last year at this time, it was really hard to watch a PSU game…not becuase they would most likely lose, but because the sports announcers would spend a good chunk of the game discussing how Joe Paterno needs to retire. I was fed up and disgusted…but can you guess what story made the front page of ESPN’s college football page? Yup. “Seems like old times” We are 5-0 this season, and are going into the Ohio State v Penn State game with 7 straight wins…and we finally moved up into the top 25 rankings at #16. Go Penn State…and go... Read More » Read more