(Happy Valley and Blacksburg have something in common. They are both surrounded by miles and miles of not much of anything except mountains.)
Nevertheless, I hope Penn State wins the ball game tonight, because I am a Joe Paterno fan.
He is one of the few really classy coaches in American College Football.
Kansas had a seven-point lead going into the final seconds of the game.
Penn State scored.
And went for a two point conversion. And this was back when the field goal was king and taking the safe choice was the common choice. Penn State went for two–almost unheard of in those days.
And made it.
After the game, the interviewers asked Joe Paterno why he had his team go for two. Now, I can’t remember his exact statement–it was many years ago. But it was something to the effect that
“Ties aren’t fun. This game should be fun.”
I hope Penn State wins tonight.
(If you don’t understand what “go for two” means, go here.)
(Link fixed. Thanks.)