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Sue Paterno Is More Than Just A Pretty Face


It is often said that behind every good man is a good woman. While I disagree with that theory most of the time, in this case, it fits. Married to Coach Paterno for 47 years, Sue Paterno is not just some meek woman content to hide in her husband’s larger-than-life shadow.

She has served as a tutor to players, a host for recruiting gatherings, a counselor to concerned parents – and as a prodigious fundraiser, though for more than athletics.

“What I know about football,” she said, repeating a question during a recent interview with The Associated Press at the family home, waving her hand over her head. “I know offsides in football, and I think I know pass interference.”

Her lack of football knowledge notwithstanding, JoePa doesn’t know what he would have done without her.

“I think people don’t realize how much she’s done for this place,” the 82-year-old Paterno said in a separate interview at his office. “I’ve said many times that they won’t have any problems replacing me, but if they can find a coach’s wife like Sue, they’ll hit the jackpot.”

Here’s to another 47 wonderful years for the happy couple. However, I read the entire article and they left out one interesting tidbit about Mrs. Paterno:

Best blowjob in University Park. If she isn’t at your frat party, you might as well close up shop. Most people say the key behind her extraordinary and legendary talents is the softness of her gums.

I think I need to take a shower after that joke. Sheesh.

Sue Paterno more than coach’s wife at Penn State [Sporting News/AP]