View Full Version : Joe Paterno has passed away

01-22-2012, 08:16 AM
JoePa has passed away this morning according to ESPN its Breaking news right now. He lost his battle after discovering he had lung cancer.


01-22-2012, 08:36 PM
Somewhat fitting he won't see a season of Penn State football go by without being at the helm. Wish all the best to his family, it's been a tumultuous 6 months, hopefully they can find closure for their father.

I was surprised how the media reported his cancer as "treatable." I mean, I guess all forms of cancer are treatable, but small cell is about as bad as it comes. 2 year survival is 2% with metastatic disease, mean survival is 6 weeks. Chemo is a palliative exercise, not curative.