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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
 
Comments

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:00 am
 

Joe Paterno

I'm sorry Joe Paterno's health problems are inconveniencing you.

I fear more that Paterno would turn out like Bear Bryant -- who coached his last game two weeks after announcing his retirement, and died four weeks after that.

Ultimately, Paterno will make his own decision, without pressure from Penn State's administration, alumni, or curious bystanders such as ourselves.  Most of the rest of us get to make that call without outside interference -- why not him?




Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2008 11:40 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

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

80s?  John McCain will be 72 if he wins the election.  If re-elected, he would be in his 80s when his second term ends.  Are you saying that McCain is too old to run for president?  I imagine if 81 is too old to coach college football, you must think late 70s / early 80s is too old to be the president.

 




Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2008 10:59 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Thanks DavePA84, I was wondering if anyone was going to say the before I got a chance to.  There are a lot of people that look worse than JoePa on the sidelines. Does anyone besides me think Mark Mangino is a chili dog from showing Joe the way to the grave?  Know what though? Who the hell cares?!?  JoePA is doing what he loves to do. And as stated earlier, he is still better than about 90% of the coaches out there.  He has a legacy and should leave with dignity? Why?  My grandfather died in the field on his farm. Guess what people said...good, he died doing what he loved.  I hope those of you out there being so critical are even lucky enough to find out what you love in life before it's your time. Imagine having a job that you loved to do and a thousand a-holes telling you to pack it in.  Your ignorance amazes me.  Raise your hand if you want to die hooked up to a buncha tubes in a hospital....then bring that hand down and slap yourself.



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 10:46 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

OHHHHH Mush (brains)!!!

Go check out the longevity and loyalty of the assistants at Penn State. They don't leave in 2 0r 3 years like you team, maybe in 8 or 10 years. Many RETIRED working for Joe. Anyone of them could have had head coaching jobs at some big time program but never cared to leave happy Valley or working for Joe. That says it all. Look where Greg Schiano got his start for instance? The average tenure of the assistants is around 12 years or more!!.

I guess I should have more sympathy or people who are too lazy to use their brains to think and do their homework before they open their mouth........Nahhhh, you are all still just idiots! No real usefulness for your existance.




Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2008 10:38 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

How bout Bob Huggins at WVU.  He can die on the sideline too due to his history of heart problems.  Where do you draw line?  Or is Doyle just into bashing senior citizens?  There are alot of people younger than JoePA with various ailments, that can be life threatening.  Does this mean they should not lead active lives for fear of someone like Doyle, who does want anyone to pass away in public?



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 10:36 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Yep...your name says it all....arm chair....where you live and breath and will die because you obviously never leave it.

Take this heat.....you and Doyel and his side kick Denny Dudley will probably be fired for all their smack-mouthing of Coach Paterno, for on the day he does pass on, do you classless clowns think that it will not be a day of NATIONAL mourning? With the President of the US declaring flags to be at half-mast? Only unless another classless bigot like you or Obama bin laden gets into power. If it's Hillary, you do realize Joe coached her brother, don't you? And you and the dynamic CBS Sportsline dou will be exiled to Guatanamo.




Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2008 10:28 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Can someone please explain to me how Joe Pa is a recruiting machine. I think we all know this guy is not traveling the country or even Penn. for matter recruiting talent. Plus, what the h*ll does he say to some 16,17,18 year old kid? Nothing! He's old, out of touch and declining in health so how can anyone expect him to sell Penn St. to a kid. I hate when Penn St./FSU fans defend there coaches because it just goes to show how stupid they are!! Look they are great  coaches and they have accomplished tons of things in college football but how can anyone agree that these two guys should stay around. And all you Penn St. fans please spare me the BS about how the assistants run the show because that doesn't help your cause. Think about it why would some kid commit to some assistant who probably is gonna be gone in 2-3 years. Bottom line he's a hall of fame coach who needs to move on for everyones' sake at PSU!



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 10:28 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Go to Youtube Jones and watch JoePa just this recent spring, training and pushing these young studs around!! Then come back and talk trash that Joe doesn't do any real coaching or is just a figure head.

If you or any other dim-wit like Doyel and Dennis Dudd can keep up with half that energy by the time you hit 65 you'll be very happy. That old fart would run circles around most men half his age and that's not an exageration. I've seen the man in action first hand and the old fart is amazing!!!

Joe has 2 loves in his life. His wife, Sue, and his family...next comes Penn State and coaching young boys into men on the football field. He deserves to die wherever he wants, with his family or right there on the sideline coaching a game till the last second.

Just as General Patton wanted to die by the last bullet fired in the last battle of the last war. So, to does Joe Paterno deserve to end his glorious life. Would anyone really like to die in a hospital or take their last breath doing what they always loved to do their entire life? Whatever that is. I came from a big family and my father always wanted to die doing what he loved doing. Unfortunately he died in a hospital and not in a whore house in Las Vegas. LOL  (he seriously requested that!! The guy had that Depression Era/ World War 2 grit, just like JoePa. Never took the bad news too seriously and always made a joke of adversity.




Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2008 9:55 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Hey, Mangino isn't fat -- he just has an unbelievably low center of gravity that allows him to stand on the sidelines without tipping over. 



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2008 9:50 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Actually, he's been catching Bowden, which is what a lot of us want. Who wants a self-righteous jerk who tolerates unspeakable thuggery and unfairness(I'm looking at you Peter Warrick) to hold the record. F#$% Bowden...that, said he should retire, but the selfish me wants Bowden to quit first.



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