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Harsher in Hindsight: The reference to Joe Paterno holding the record for wins by a Division I coach became this very quickly due to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. note Sandusky was a former assistant coach on Paterno's Penn State staff who was charged with dozens of counts of child sexual abuse. Paterno was accused of covering up Sandusky's actions. A week after Paterno broke the record, he was fired by Penn State as a result of the scandal, and he died shortly afterwards.
Ho Yay: Alex and Sammy occasionally have their moments, as does Alex with Thad, mixed with a dash of Foe Yay.
Thad has a definite fascination with Alex's genitals, becomes extremely upset when Alex will not pat him on the ass and swallows a used condom full of Alex's spunk. Yeah, definitely some Ho Yay / Homoerotic Subtext going on there!