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Other Reports Are Wrong: Joe Paterno Is Still Alive

Joe Paterno is still alive

After being fired from Penn State in November former head coach Joe Paterno who was fired from allegations surrounding assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is now in what people close to him are calling serious condition.

“Over the last few days Joe Paterno has experienced further health complications,” the spokesman said Saturday. “His doctors have now characterized his status as serious. His family will have no comment on the situation and asks that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.”

Paterno is Division I Football’s all time Winningest coach and would’ve most likely have gotten a couple more if he wasn’t fired.

Paterno’s cancer diagnosis was discovered on November 18th, just nine days after being fired due to Sandusky’s sexual abuse charges. Since being notified of the cancer, Paterno has been getting treatment for the disease.

After hearing the news CBBSports.com would report that Joe Paterno had died, however Scott Paterno, Joe’s son, denied the reports saying, “CBS report is wrong – Dad is alive but in serious condition. We continue to ask for prayers and privacy during this time,’ Scott Paterno wrote on Twitter.

After hearing of the news from CBS, many people began posting facebook updates and twitter updates in the idea of saying rest in peace Joe Paterno, however they aren’t necessary as he’s still fighting.

CBSSports.com would later say that they got there information from Onward State, a Penn State blog. Onward State retracted its report, saying “We were confident when we ran with it, and are still trying to figure out where our process failed. We apologize sincerely for error.”

Onward State’s managing editor announced his resignation later on tonight.

Another one of Paterno’s sons, Jay Paterno, would tweet “I appreciate the support & prayers. Joe is continuing to fight.,” Jay Paterno wrote on his own Twitter account.

Since taking over Penn State 46 seasons ago, Joe Paterno won 409 games (The most in Division I Football history) two National Championships, three Big Ten Championships, as well as many other awards, and donated millions of dollars to Penn State University. However, his legacy will always, as for now be tarnished by the sexual abuse charges that his former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky performed.

As for if Joe Paterno is going to fight off his cancerous disease or of how much longer he has, there has been no word, however it has been confirmed that Joseph Vincent Paterno is still alive.

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Floyd Mayweather Wants A Fight And Calls Out Pacquiao

Mayweather calls out Pacquiao.

When Twitter began in 2006, it opened a new world of social media to everyone as within 150 characters; you say you’re thought or as they call it “tweet”. Over the last couple of years this new trend of social media has grown to the point where people’s tweets are gaining attention. For example take Arian Foster for example who tweeted a photo of his MRI of his hamstring on twitter or a tweet saying that kids were suspended for tebowing. You name it, you see it, you hear it, chances are it’s been tweeted too.

Well today on twitter Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. who was scheduled to go to Clark County Detention Center on Friday for 87 days had his sentenced delayed on Tuesday due to a scheduled fight between him and Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather plead guilty to a reduced battery domestic violence charge and no contest to two harassment charges, stemming from a hair-pulling, punching and arm-twisting argument with his ex-girlfriend in front of two of their children.

The tweets that Mayweather tweeted were, “Manny Pacquiao I’m calling you out let’s fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see,” said Mayweather in his first tweet.

He would then say, one minute later “My Jail Sentence was pushed back because the date was locked in. Step up Punk.”

Floyd Mayweather currently has 2,145,965 followers and most likely more to come after the news/tweets today.

Mayweather’s attorney successfully argued that the sentence should be delayed until June 1 so he could fulfill a contractual obligation for a fight at the MGM Grand, which he estimated would pour more than $100 million into the ailing Las Vegas economy.

So Mayweather is free until June 1st, however the fight on May 5th may not be against Pacquiao as it may be someone else such as welterweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and lightweight Robert Guerrero.

However, Mayweather doesn’t want Alvarez or Guerrero as you heard the man or if you want to get literal read the man, he wants Pacquiao.

As far as any news or response from Pacquiao or if he will fight on May 5th, 2011 at MGM Grand, there has been no confirmation.

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Roll Tide: Alabama Defeats LSU And Wins The BCS National Championship

They did it, the Alabama Crimson Tide are the 2011-12 BCS National Champions.

Coming into tonight and even before tonight’s game, many said that the Alabama Crimson Tide didn’t deserve to be in the National Championship game and that they weren’t good enough as they already lost to LSU earlier in the season 9-6. Many said that this game wouldn’t be a high scoring game. Many said that Alabama would get pounded by the Tigers running game. Many said that Alabama wouldn’t win, but come around 11:30 Eastern Time, the Alabama Crimson Tide were the National Champions.

Defeating the LSU Tigers 21-0, Alabama not only proved that they were the best, but they proved that they could score and stop the Tigers running game as they held them to 39 total rushing yards, 92 total yards, and most importantly zero points.

The Tigers offense crossed the 50 yard line once; they had five first downs, and completed two third downs. They just got out played and they [LSU] looked the team that didn’t belong.

It was a game of field goals in the first half as Alabama lead 9-0 at halftime and it continued in the second half as Alabama hit two more field goals of 35 and 44 in the third quarter. However it wasn’t until the fourth quarter with less than five minutes remaining until the first touchdown was scored when running back Trent Richardson would score on a 34 yard touchdown.

Richardson’s touchdown would pretty much seal the game as the Tigers with 4:36 left on the clock, down by three scores, with only two timeouts were pretty much done as they would suffer their first loss of the season.

This win would mark Alabama’s head coach Nick Saban’s third National Championship and would mark history as Saban’s BCS Title win tonight would make him the only coach in the new BCS era to ever win three National Championships.

It was a game that many said that Oklahoma State should’ve been in, but it was it game that Alabama showed that they deserved to be in by winning 21-0 and shutting out the former number one team in the Nation. Two words…Roll Tide.

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Sacramento Kings Center DeMarcus Cousins Demands A Trade

DeMarcus Cousins demands a trade.

With not even five games into his second NBA season, DeMarcus Cousins from the University of Kentucky and currently a member of the Sacramento Kings has demanded a trade.

In a statement released by the Sacramento Kings about the trade head coach Paul Westphal said this, “Whenever a new season begins, in any sport, there is great hope that everything will progress in only a steady, upward direction,” Westphal said. “As we all know, it seldom happens like that in this life! As coaches, we can only ask that our players do everything they can to improve themselves as individuals and teammates. If they do this with all their hearts, we live with the results.”

Westphal would continue onto say…

“Everything that happens on a team does not become known to the public,” Westphal continued. “This is how it should be. However, when a player continually, aggressively, lets it be known that he is unwilling/unable to embrace traveling in the same direction as his team, it cannot be ignored indefinitely.”

“DeMarcus Cousins has demanded to be traded. In the best interest of our team as we go forward, he has been directed by me, with the support of management, to stay home from the New Orleans game tonight.”

The Kings who had lost three straight after winning their home opener 100-91 over the Los Angeles Lakers last Monday night, ended their three game losing streak tonight 96-80 over the New Orleans Hornets.

The Kings starting big men stepped up in the absence of Cousins tonight, grabbing 19 rebounds (Center, Chuck Hayes and Power Forward, J.J. Hickson). As for the rest of the team they would combine for 41 rebounds and as for guard/leader Tyreke Evans, he would score a season high 27 points to lead the Kings to an 96-80 victory.

As for what’s next for Cousins, there has been no news to if he’s going to be traded or when he will return to the line-up. “I have no idea what the Kings are doing,” Greig told ESPN. “The fact that I’m just finding out about this announcement now speaks volumes about them.”

Cousins was drafted fifth overall in 2010 and was averaging a double-double this season with 13 points and 11 rebounds a game in just 27 minutes of play.

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