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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
 
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Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 9:33 pm
 

Mild Heart Attack ?

Dehydration?    Based on the reported symptoms it could be something more else and they are hiding the truth.


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Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 9:11 pm
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Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2008 9:07 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Thanks Dr Doyel! We all needed to wasted 20 seconds of our life reading your inane medical opinion. Jeez, when it's a slow news day you usually just make up news.



Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 9:01 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

The funny thing about Paterno is that even though he is like 1,000,000 years old, he is still better than 90% of the coaches in d-I. He always has a competitors chance at winning, no matter if the recruits are there or not. Do you not forget Doyel, two or three years ago he had a chance at another title(Mich ended that on that amazing play). Instead of asking him to retire, how about ask him to try harder to get guys like Pryor, and he could be the oldest coach to ever win the NC. Joe Pa is great and it is you Doyel who should retire. Why dont you stop writing about sports you have no clue about?? College basketball....your articles were so garbage.....College Football....even more garbage. Do you realize you are writing for a sports site where people actually know what they are talking about? Go to ESPN or SI if you want to write this shit, otherwise look at the past and realize the guy is still doing a hell of a job(and not for 4 million a year like SABAN). He is the last bit of old school left in NCAAF his side of the mason-dixon.




Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2008 8:49 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Great idea.  Let's replace him with someone making 10 times a much who will cheat do whatever it takes to win.  To heck with years of service, dedication, integrity, honesty, and commitment to the university and STUDENT athletes.  Let's be more like USC and recruit a bunch of OJ Mayos



Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2008 8:49 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Seriously, that hideously obese tub of lard probably won't be around in 5 years.  If you're pulling down that amount of jack, why don't you at least have the self respect to consider a stomach staple?  I can't imagine being an 18 year old great athlete that would be willing to put it all out there for someone who can't walk through the tunnel without wheasing.



Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2008 8:46 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

That hideously fat tub of lard won't be around in 5 years.  If you're pulling down the money Mangina is, why don't you have the self respect to at least explore a gastric bypass?



Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 8:34 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

What about Kansas' Mangino?  That's seismic proportions waiting to happen there.  I'm serious, and I'm not trying to be a jerk.




Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 8:03 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Doyel, bold move taking on the Penn State fans, heck they think Matt Millan is NFL executive of the year. In any event, since you were to kind to point out the obvious, Joe should have retired when he sh-- himself on the sidelines or when they moved him up in the press box during the games for nap time. The good news is along as his out of control assistants are recruiting the team will have the cleanest stadium in college football. Good luck taking the heat from these fanatics, after all they have Arlan Specter as their Senator.



Since: Feb 23, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 7:41 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Joe Pa's main function at this point is being a legend and a recruiting machine.  I'm assuming that his staff actually does all of the coaching and he is there mainly for motivation.  I don't necessarily see anything wrong with the set up, but the program would probably be better off if he continued doing what he does (recruit, motivate) away from the sidelines and handed the head coach title to someone else.

Btw Doyel, nice work on Rome the other day.  You were torching USC like a champ!

Baseball Jones ~~ Hustling since 1980



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