Joe Posnanskiis a Senior Writer at the new venture Sports On Earth. Before that, he was Senior Writer atSports Illustrated, and in 2011 was named National Sportswriter of the year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame. He wrote about sports for theKansas City Starfor sixteen years and was twice named the best sports columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He is the author of four books, includingThe Soul of Baseball, the 2007 winner of the Casey Award as America's best baseball book. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family.
Today, September 1, 2012, Penn State played Ohio, and Joe Paterno's widowed wife Sue quietly slipped into Beaver Stadium and watched the first three quarters of the game from the family's suite. Even in the midst and the wake of the maelstrom that surrounded the end of Joe Paterno's life and legacy, life (and legacy) still go on. Joe Posnanski had an insider's view of the maelstrom based on the exclusive access to Paterno, his family, and friends that … more