Mr. Paterno Heads to Chicago

The Big Ten football meetings get under way this week and the new radical octogenarian, Joe Paterno, is on a mission of sorts.

Two weeks ago, Paterno gave us some help passing the long days of May when he suggested that the conference should look to add a 12th team and the championship game that would come with such a move. It’s been the offseason of challenging the status quo in college football and Paterno was only trying to add some shake to the Big Ten, which has been taking a national beating, both on the field and on the internet the past few years.