This piece originally appeared in the March 1982 issue of Inside Sports. It is reprinted here with the author's permission. »
University of North Carolina coaching legend Dean Smith died at his home on Saturday night at the age of 83. According to a statement released by his family, Smith died peacefully while surrounded by his wife and five children. »
Pro tip for anyone trying to make sense of a scandal. If the person at the center of it starts claiming that "the media" are persecuting them, it's usually (though not always) a solid bet that they are patently full of shit. It's the equivalent of shooting the messenger and then claiming self-defense.
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Observations that Paterno's health — body and mind — have declined noticeably should be heartbreaking. So why aren't we as sad about it as we ought to be? »