Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog



Viewers Report Mixed Feelings About ESPN’s ‘The Paterno Legacy’

ESPN’s “The Paterno Legacy” premiered Monday night and analyzed the rise and fall of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

Throughout the film, viewers took to Twitter to express their thoughts and opinions. Some say the documentary was done well, others didn’t see the point of it, and many were just tired of hearing about the same scandals and backlash more than 10 years later. Regardless, it’s clear that E60’s production didn’t move the needle for Penn Staters at large.

For many, it was particularly emotional to relive the Sandusky scandal and the fall of Paterno.

There were quite a few viewers who questioned why Paterno was even getting the attention. A popular belief is that neither he nor his legacy deserves to be in the limelight anymore.

On the other hand, there are still folks who remain loyal to Paterno and continue to support him to this day.

While the documentary seemingly offered an inclusive look at Paterno’s legacy at best, there were plenty of viewers who didn’t have a problem with it. Some even went as far as to praise ESPN for producing the film.

Check out our staff’s review to learn more about the successes and failures found within ESPN’s “The Paterno Legacy”.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Gabe Angieri

After a four-year career with Onward State, Gabe is now a college graduate and off to the real world. He shockingly served as the blog’s managing editor during the 2022-23 school year and covered football for much of his Onward State tenure, including trips to the Outback Bowl and Rose Bowl. For any professional inquiries, please email Gabe at [email protected]. You can still see his bad sports takes on Twitter at @gabeangieri.

Reflections & Memories From Happy Valley: Ishaan Kalani’s Senior Column

“Penn State has been more than just a place of academic pursuit for me. It’s been a melting pot of experiences, lasting friendships, and personal growth.”

Penn State Alum Tommy Viola Taking Lifelong Love For Baseball Into Minor League Role

“I’m living my dream. All I ever wanted to do was work in baseball.”

Matt McGloin Advocating For Students, Honoring Paterno Family Legacy In Board Of Trustees Campaign

“Where I’m at today in life and all that I have is because I had the opportunity to be a student-athlete at Penn State University. For me, this is how I give back to school that’s given me so much.”

Follow on Another Platform
Other posts by Gabe

My Way: Gabe Angieri’s Senior Column

“By taking a step-by-step journey through a Frank Sinatra classic, I’m going to tell the story about how I went through these past four years ‘My Way.'”

Penn State Hoops’ Jalen Pickett, Seth Lundy Earn NBA Combine Invites

Four-Star Offensive Tackle Garrett Sexton Commits To Penn State