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Reader: Dropping the flag on the Joe Paterno shot

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People in sports bars across town were glued to TV sets last week, watching the latest development in the Penn State scandal. The news of the coverup -- and the longtime coach's subsequent firing -- inspired the quick creation of a shot to to commemorate this hottest of current events: the Joe Paterno.

But the situation was no laughing matter to a few commenters, including Sad:

We understand that you couldn't help yourselves with the last line. Child rape is so funny!

Another anonymous correspondent took it further:

I am a jokester, and a very open minded person. But your Paterno Shot article is in absolute bad taste. I am personally going to urge clients to not support Denver Westword, and will be also writing Village Media.

There were children injured in this story, and your insensitivity to the issue makes you just as bad as those involved.

To the showers.

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