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Another fine addition to the Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium website is "The Joe We Know" film. Eric Porterfield produced this great film, and he is currently working as the Writer/Producer for the upcoming film "365 Days A Year In Happy Valley". If you haven't had a chance to view the film at one of the select locations here is the best advice that I can share with you, this is taken from the "FAQ" page of their website, "If you’re up for a private gathering with some folks at your local renovated, restored, or new six-plex movie theatre, there may be a way to noodle this into a meaningful program event – the film really is best appreciated on the big screen. The film will make you think. And it is a lot more interesting and fun to think with a group of friends.

If you’re interested in organizing a private showing, possibly in collaboration with your regional Penn State Alumni Chapter, blow the whistle, call a time out, and let’s chat."

Teams willing to huddle with others should contact

The Grand Experiment

And the film, “The Joe We Know”

Can one use sport to teach the core values in life? Can one use sport to blend physical toughness, mental toughness, and poise that will produce exceptional young men on the field of play, yet more importantly, in the journey of life? Can one be a focused student and a positive contributor to a championship caliber team at the same time? Can the personal accountability necessary to play a team sport be woven into positive daily habits that boys-turned-men use for a lifetime in their relationships, careers, marriages, churches, businesses, and communities? What a Grand Experiment!

Eric Porterfield "Producer/The Joe We Know"

The experiment is a platform for young men to build productive lives. It sets limits and boundaries. Within the boundaries, the attributes of respect, honesty, justice, hope, loyalty, courage, and love are taught, lived, and coached both on and off the field. In return, the students go forward to live by example the lessons of “The Grand Experiment.”

“The true impact of the experience is only known 10 or 15 years after a young man moves deeper into his life .”

Six decades since inception, Men of The Grand Experiment participated in the filming of “The Joe We Know”. Men, known and unknown, came together to share how Coach Paterno, his coaching staff, the Program, and college life at Penn State affected their lives. These experiences have produced a group of men who work to live all that is good in “Black Shoes, Basics Blues, No Names on the Jerseys.”

A wise man once said, “Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses”. Guess Who??