The Story Behind the Headlines!!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007, 6:11 pm

So I quickly check my stats today and notice that I’m getting a number of hits from a site called The Daily Item, which seems to be a newspaper of some sort serving Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. A writer named John Finnerty wrote a piece about how there’s a blog out there calling for Penn State QB Anthony Morelli to be benched, and then he writes,

Of course, not everyone is blaming the poor quarterback. There are even some wondering the unthinkable: “When is Paterno Going to Retire?” Interesting note: These raving screeds were written after the Michigan game. These guys have not gotten around to sharing their thoughts about the Illinois game

The "When is Paterno Going to Retire" post was, of course, written by me. But–and here’s the thing–while I wrote it, Mr. Finnerty didn’t READ it. Because if he HAD, he would’ve learned that the Paterno I’m saying should retire isn’t Joe, but JAY Paterno. Rather a difference, yes? I would say that Jay Paterno leaving Penn State is something that Nittany Lion fans find VERY thinkable.

I wrote that headline in a deliberate attempt to be provocative, and while I’m glad to see that it worked, I hoped that people who’s eye was caught by the title would actually read the post. Oh, what a silly boy I am.

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2 Responses to “The Story Behind the Headlines!!”

  1. donkeypuncher Says:

    How about them Illini!!!!!


  2. Drizztdj Says:

    It is time for college hockey yet?

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