Blog Entry

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: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2008 1:40 pm
 

Better idea

How about Doyel retires instead?

Seriously, maybe he's really old...but it's not like he's been terribly unsuccessful as of late...and he's a legend. He's earned the right to leave on his terms, not to be told by a no talent hack like Doyel when to go.




Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2008 11:48 am
 

For the love of God, Joe

Has anyone taken a good look at Charlie Weis lately?  He's 450 pds soaking wet with an ass the size of the Titanic and, perhaps, just TWO chili dogs from succeeding (or preceding) Mangino to six feet under land  



mystico3
Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2008 10:52 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



mystico3
Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2008 10:42 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



mystico3
Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2008 10:38 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



mystico3
Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2008 10:33 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



wellnd
Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2008 8:06 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Oct 27, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2008 7:43 am
 

For the love of God, Joe

How embarrassing it must seem to the people close to Penn State to be buffaloed by OLD man Paterno. He should have been forced to retire several years ago. That's why several states have mandatory retirement ages. Imagine the pall over these kids (freshmen to seniors) college memories being overridden by the death of their football coach. College is about young people preparing for the rest of their lives, not some stubborn old man being so arrogant that he wont let youth have it's day. Boooo Joe Paterno and everyone in AARP that supports this selfish crumb snatcher.



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2008 3:52 am
 

For the love of God, Joe

Show a little respect people.  This man has given his life to Penn State football.  And in response to the comment that he is only hurting the program and tradition as of late, he has gone to a bowl game the last three years including a trip to the Orange bowl in 2005.  He also won a conference title in 2005.

Personally, considering how much of his life he has given to Penn State football I think it would be fitting to see him die on the sideline, and be buried under the 50 yard line.




Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2008 11:14 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Nobody's making a big deal about how you embarass yourself and hurt cbs' integrity with your writing, and is somebody dying really something to make a crack on?


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com