Joe Paterno, the former Penn State head football coach of 46 years, died on January 22, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. He was 85. His legacy as the winningest coach in college football was tarnished by his inaction in a sex abuse scandal leading to his dismissal in November, 2011. He is shown in 2006 file photo in South Bend, Indiana. UPI/Mark Cowan
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New York Giants' Hakeem Nicks holds up a copy for the New York Daily News after the Giants defeated the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 winning the NFC Championship at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on January 22, 2012. The Giants will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on February 5. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith runs against the New York Giants in the NFC Championship at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on January 22, 2012. The Giants won 20-17. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes kicks a game winning 31-yard field goal against the San Francisco 49ers during overtime of the NFC Championship at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on January 22, 2012. The Giants defeated the 49ers 20-17 and will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on February 5. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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Baltimore Ravens placeholder Sam Koch (4) holds his head after kicker Billy Cundiff (7) missed a game tying field goal as the New England Patriots celebrate in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on January 22, 2012. The Patriots defeated the Ravens 23-20. UPI/Matthew Healey
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