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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”.

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Gabe is a senior majoring in journalism and is suddenly Onward State's managing editor. He grew up in Lindenhurst, New York, and has had the absolute misfortune of rooting for the Jets, Mets, and Knicks. If you want to see his bad sports takes, follow him on Twitter @gabeangieri and direct all hate mail and death threats to [email protected]

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