Great men must stick together. Their greatness unites them—especially if, like Mike Krzyzewski and Joe Paterno, they've recorded a 90-minute nationally broadcast television special celebrating their mutual greatness.
The hour and a half long TV special is essential to the bond between great men and their greatness; it is the adult version of being blood brothers. Krzyzewski and Paterno made that pact this past June, in an ESPN segment with Rece Davis called Difference Makers: Life Lessons with Paterno and Krzyzewski. They sat in easy chairs in Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium and discussed their greatness together. Sometimes, Davis discussed their greatness for them; other times, emotional montages and taped interviews with members of their families discussed it for them. At the end, people in the audience had the opportunity to stand and ask further questions about what made these two men so great.