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For the love of God, Joe

Posted on: May 15, 2008 7:18 pm

Please retire. Please? Before you die right there on the sideline?

I'm serious, and I'm not trying to be a jerk. Maybe I come off as a jerk. Big shock there. But in all sincerity, this latest medical issue is another sign that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno needs to resign before he has the ugliest ending in coaching history.

The guy is 81. He's getting frail of health, as so many people in their 80s do. There's nothing wrong with that.

My problem with Paterno is his hubris, his denial, that he could die right there on a Saturday afternoon, turning Happy Valley into the world's largest wake. Or maybe he's not in denial. Maybe he's very well aware of the possibility, and he doesn't care. Either way it's an ugly thought, a terrible idea, and it's certainly not something I want to happen.

But it could. Paterno needs to realize that, and realize how horrible that would be for everyone involved, and get out before it actually does happen.

Or someone above him -- there is someone above him at Penn State, right? -- needs to realize it for him. And force him out.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Joe Paterno

Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2008 2:09 pm

For the love of God, Joe

I've seen a lot uglier things than an old man dying on the sidelines at a football game.  I say coach to the death Paterno, die on the field if you want. 

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: May 23, 2008 3:41 pm

For the love of God, Joe

Hey Mush brains,

Like I really care what a dweeb like you thinks?

You place too much importance on yourself. Obviously you've never amounted to much in life.

You aren't even good enough to tie his shoes. And you'll never be good enough to even lick mine!

You obviously were raise without and character or morals. Only an idiot, like you would bash a  man as great as Joe Paterno AND also do their homework before they opened their mouth to prove to the world they don't know what they are talking about. The last thing anyone will ever accuse you of is knowing what you're talking about, especially Penn State and college football.

But I suppose you're real excited to have a whiner and scumbag for a new coach. You're just the thing thats wrong with the human race.


Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: May 20, 2008 7:14 pm

For the love of God, Joe

Why is it so hard for you to admit your coach is too old to be in football?

Gee, mush, your concern for us Penn Staters is touching. I can hardly see to type, b/c of the tears in my eyes caused by your love and interest in our well-being. What a human being you are! I hope you have a chance to read this message in between your research on curing cancer and flying to Asia to help with the tragedies over there.

I love you, man! (But you STILL can't have my beer!)

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: May 20, 2008 3:36 pm

For the love of God, Joe


Why is it so hard for you to admit your coach is too old to be in football? I told you he was a great coach and he will go down in history as one of the best if not the best. Dude you are way too nostalgic and you need to learn to move on. Based on your comments, I guess he can coach forever and you wouldn't care. You are ridiculous and it is obvious by some of the circumstances you are posting. Therefore, I am done with you because you are an idiot. Have fun with another 4-4 conference record.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: May 20, 2008 11:01 am
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Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2008 5:09 pm

For the love of God, Joe

Thanks to all of you who have shown support for Joe. The common thread that seems to run through your posts is that age should not be the determinant for when someone retires. That's a great message! Other cultures revere their elderly -- too often, we warehouse ours.

To the haters: If you don't know someone elderly, you will someday. When that happens, I hope your conscience reminds you of the posts you have made here, and forces you to treat those people with more dignity than you have shown here.

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2008 4:31 pm

For the love of God, Joe

I hope Joe Pa dies doing exactly what he loves . . . coaching football. We should all be so lucky.

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2008 4:15 pm

For the love of God, Joe


your hatred of greatness is showing again.

You remind me of those snot nosed Notre Dame dweebs at last years PSU / ND game at Beaver Stadium, that couldn't hold their pants from falling off their ass. To make it even more hysterical is when they tried to sneak in this big plastic garbage bag full of horse manure to throw on the Nittany Lion team. That's real Catholic class for you right there!!

What goes around comes around.

Nice lesson they got in that. When other fans alerted the security and they tried running, they tripped over their pants, the bag busted open and they covered themselves in horseshit!!! ROFL. Of all times not to have a video phone with me. THAT is one of the most memorable moments of college football in my entire life.

Was that you carrying that bag?

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2008 3:54 pm

For the love of God, Joe

Let's see- listen to Doyel or think about siding with a living legend football coach. Hmmmm? Each man has a right to decide when its time to give it up- whatever that it might be. We would have to assume that Penn State administration is completely inept and desires Joe to end his coaching in some tragic way. Hardly likely. Joe Paterno is a coach's coach to coin a phrase. I think I will let Joe determine what is best for him and his program. As each of us ages it is comforting to think that greatness and usefulness might not have some abitrary limit placed on our life. I say hurrah for Joe.

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2008 2:48 pm

For the love of God, Joe

He has to be healthier than Charlie Weis, and plenty other fat slobs waiting drop dead while choking on a chicken wing at halftime.

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