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Playing for Paterno: One Coach, Two Eras . . . A Father and Son's Recollections of Playing for JoePa Hardcover – September 15, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (September 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600780008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600780004
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,118,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are many father-son stories in sports, but it's not often that both a father and a son played for the same college football coach. That's the case with Charles and Tony Pittman: both played for Joe Paterno at Penn State, one in the late 1960s and the other in the early 1990s. Paterno once said that, in order to judge who a college team's best players are, you need to check back in 20 years to see what kind of men they became. In the first chapter, "Meet the Pittmans," we learn how father and son took the winning attitude learned at Paterno's knee with them into business. Not only do the Pittmans chronicle their own careers on and off the field but they also pepper the book with exciting anecdotes about the Nittany Lions and about the amazing coaching career—more than 40 years and counting—of the man they call JoPa. An inspiring story of loyalty, attitude, and integrity. Wilkens, Mary Frances

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"People always come up to me and ask me which one of my football teams was the greatest. I tell them to ask me 20 years after my last one plays so I can see how many CEOs, teachers, doctors, or lawyers they go on to be." --Penn State coach Joe Paterno

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Louis M. Bernieri on February 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover
There's a lot to like in this book about two great athletes and people and about the legendary coach that nurtured both of them. My personal history makes me biased: I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and when I was in high school, idolized Penn State and the powerful team Charlie Pittman played on. I also have had the great privilege of being one of Tony Pittman's high school coaches at Phillips Academy.

What stands out for me in the book is the way Paterno has created a top level football program whose athletes actually go to college to learn and who earn their diplomas. Charlie and Tony are prime examples of the many wonderful student-athletes who have been a part of PSU football.

This father and son duo have not been successful in their athletic and professional lives, they have been successful in life. Their intelligence and integrity are inspiring...ditto for Joe Paterno. The book gives us a glimpse into the minds and hearts of three people who have made the world a better place to live in.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Claudine Seitz on July 23, 2013
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Funny how what you read in the media is different then in sourced documents. I would recommend this book to any true Penn State fan. You're not going to get this story from the media.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Corbs on December 19, 2012
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A very good book,it teaches others lessons of sports and the business world. Now I'm a true Penn State fan!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe Cribari on December 10, 2012
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This book is a great read for any sports fan, business leader, student or individual wanting to know how to get the most out of life. Joe Paterno was the real deal. He cared about his players, school and family day-in and day-out. The picture unjustly and painted of him by the ignorant, misleading, erroneous, and vile media, plus the average citizen that has limited or no knowledge of who this man really is and what he accomplished as a teacher, leader and then football coach is unbelievable. Did he make a mistake; yes, was it intentional or a cover-up, I think the proof so far has not been presented.

Thanks JoPa!
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