A Paternover is a college football term originating from the Penn State Nittany Lions. The teams propensity to turn the ball over to the opposing team during crucial games is unherald. Named for Joe Paterno the teams coach for 40+ years.
Tub: "Did you see the 2009 Rose Bowl Game?"
Vent: "Yeah PSU made some serious Paternovers at crucial moments."
Tub: "Give Joe a break, he is 80+ and couldn't turn over an omlette with his bum hip."
Vent: "Yeah, but his teams Paternover ratio is way too high. We Are Penn State!"