Paterno 400th win

Paterno's 400th Win, Nov 6, 2010

This print (above) WE Win was on the scoreboard. The other side of the scoreboard said 400. Dr. Bundy had told me the Blue Band was spelling out 400 if we won the game. I hightailed over to the press box area and all the photographers had left (presumably to photograph "up close and personal"). I was the only person on the top of the press box and also no one that I know of has the panoramic equipment that I do. So, this should be the ONLY image at the 50-yd line showing the entire stadium. This is when the clock had just stopped and the team was running onto the field. (Click on image to see expanded version).

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Paterno 400th win

This piece is exactly the same as the one below. My client had Coach Paterno sign his tickets and he gave me permission to frame them so people could see what they look like.

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Paterno 400th win

This is a composite of several images meticulously double matted and framed with 8 different cuts and a black mahogany frame. One is the panorama, one is Coach Paterno in the tunnel before the game, and one is information from the jumbotron (which can be seen in the panorama, 2 pins, title plate and the tickets. The two tickets were added and a white rectangle was etched around the entire piece to "bring together" all the parts. See detail of framed corner.

Entire piece is approximately 16" high x 40" long. This creation is priced at  $349 with a $40 shipping charge. I have three left and am reducing price to $309.00 plus the shipping cost. I can also leave at Lions Pride store in State College, if you order by Wednesday or Thursday AM at the latest. This is a beautiful keepsake for any Penn State family.

Framing detail cannot be shown as detailed on the web as I would like. The real piece in your hand is spectacular. I can still ship for Christmas.

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Paterno 400th win

As the game progressed, I positioned myself to capture the evolving sunset in the west sky. I was not disappointed. This happened 5:52 into the third quarter during Penn State's drive towards the North endzone for another score. Eleven seconds later McGloin hit Derek Moye with a 36-yard pass for a touchdown. See this image framed.

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Paterno 400th win

Thirteen-yd pass for touchdown to Royster 11:38 on the clock with McGloin's fourth TD pass and his 5th consecutive drive for a touchdown since entering the game in the first half. This ended up being the final score of the game. (Click on image to see expanded version).

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Paterno 400th win

Before each game, it is customary for head coaches to meet the opposing coach for a brief chat, talk to players and oversee the team before the battle. This image captures coach Paterno looking over the troops approximately 20 minutes before kickoff. (Click on image to see expanded version).

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Paterno 400th win

Matt McGloin, the walk-on from Scranton, PA who was not courted by any Division I colleges always wanted to play for Penn State. He was given an opportunity to come as an ‘invited” walk-on. A walk-on used to be the type of player who just showed up at the university and walked onto the team. When I was here in 1961-1964, that is basically what you did. Currently, those who want to play football and are not recruited players who “try-out” with approximately 100 other hopefuls and the team keeps a few because they show some promise. A recruited walk-on is a player who is marginally recruited, but not really expected to make an impact. He pays his own tuition and practices with the foreign team (the team that imitates the upcoming opponent). It is not glamorous and really not much fun. This is the fellow who entered the game for the LIONS and when it was over he had engineered five unanswered touchdowns and led the Nittany Lions to an improbable come from behind victory and handed Coach Paterno his 400th career win. (Click on image to see expanded version).

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Tom Mairs, 215-884-5250, lionphoto@verizon.net