Nike CEO: ‘Joe Is My Hero’

(WSCR) Nike Chairman Phil Knight spoke Thursday at the funeral of Joe Paterno.

Below is the a portion of the transcript of his speech, provided by DeadSpin.

“So I do not follow conventional wisdom. Joe is my hero. Every day for 12 of the last 12 years, but it does lead me to this question: Who is the real trustee at penn state university?

In periods of stress and grief, you say things that surprise you. When I came back from mass on Sunday, Penny said, “Heather called. Joe has passed. The first words out of my mouth, way out of sequence and typically self-centered, through the tears I asked, “Who is going to be my hero now?” It’s a question everyone in this arena should ask, and I do not have an answer for you, but I can tell you this much — That old hero set a standard that will live forever.”

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  • Rusty

    Joe was my Grilled Cheese.

  • MadCityMac

    Looks like I’m buying adidas and Reebok from now on…

  • been banned

    I’ve been banned unless this comment appears. Apparently if you dont tow the company SCORE line you get banned. Who would have known they’re that Pravda like over there.

  • Jim


  • Glenn

    Go to the loa angeles cbs station, they printed more of what Knight said. It might change your opinion. They did not print the above comments

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