Paterno (2018)

by Travis Normand
May 24, 2018

For those who may be unaware, the film titled “Paterno” has officially been released and can be seen on HBO and/or, as well as Prime Video. I have posted the official trailer below, as well as a link to both the film’s page and its Wikipedia page.

I have not yet seen the film but caught about 20 minutes of it earlier this month when staying at a hotel. I would have watched the entire film right then and there, but unfortunately I had to run out to a conference. The small portion that I was able to see has me very intrigued and dying to watch the film in its entirety. I don’t have HBO, but if I can watch it on, I will do so in the near future and post my thoughts here afterwards.


The following synopsis is from the film’s page on

Paterno centers on Penn State’s Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno’s legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of institutional failure in regard to the victims.

Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Al Pacino (HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack; Scent of a Woman) stars in the film’s title role. Paterno is Pacino’s third HBO collaboration with award-winning director Barry Levinson, having starred in You Don’t Know Jack, which earned Pacino a Golden Globe for Best Actor and an Emmy for acting and Levinson an Emmy for directing. Pacino also starred in the title role in HBO’s Phil Spector, which Levinson executive produced. Levinson directs Paterno from a script by Debora Cahn and John C. Richards.

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College Football Documentaries/Movies

by Travis Normand

(1)  365 Days:  A Year in Happy Valley (by The Porterfield Group, LLC)

(2)  The Joe We Know (by The Porterfield Group, LLC)

(3)  Ole War Skule Movie ( or

(4)  SEC Ready (by TexAgs Films at

(5)  Breaking Tradition: Ride for the Brand (by Wellborn Road Productions – to be released Fall 2015)

(6)  The Burning Desire (by Texas A&M 12th Man Productions)

(7)  Aggies: The True Story of Texas A&M

(8)  We’ve Never Been Licked 

Know of any others?  Please let me know in the comments below and I will add them here.

LSU, The Movie – Coming Fall 2012!

by Travis Normand

It is always fun to see what college football programs come up with to promote the upcoming football season.  I found this LSU video today at  As you will see, it is made to appear as if the 2012 LSU football season is the next big “blockbuster” movie of the year.  I have to admit, this is one of the better “preview” videos I have seen.

LSU Football 2012 Trailer