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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.

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Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2008 9:37 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Frogger, the biggest reason Penn State loses out on recruits is because the students are expected to actually ATTEND CLASSES AND LEARN! How shocking! Kids can go to USC, Michigan, OSU, FLORIDA STATE, or many other places, and not have to do their own work, or they can get paid to attend the schools (Reggie Bush). JoePa doesn't put up with that crap.




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2008 9:29 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

As usual, you don't have a clue as to what the hell you're talking about. He's in better health than most men 20 years his junior. Let's not forget he suffered a broken leg on the sideline two years ago. He got right back up and refused to get treated. He's a tough old bird and he's earned the right to step away on his own terms. No one is calling for Bobby Bowden to step down, despite the fact that every year a player is getting arrested. Better yet, can they even read and write when they leave the school? What about Michigan? Now that Rodriguez is in control, expect more of the same from his days at WV (see Pacman and Chris Henry).

There are more important things than winning, but Paterno does that too. He knows that and THAT is why he's a legend!

You suck, Doyel!




Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2008 8:30 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Weis is an @$$ hole. That's where wellnd gets it. Weis was at our school for a recruit that wouldn't even talk to him!!!! He blew off all of the administration and teachers. Not to mention, he smelled bad.

I hope Notre Dame has an old and very large piano case that they don't want or need because that is what Charlie Weis will have to be buried in.




Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2008 7:17 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

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wellnd
Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2008 3:20 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2008 1:34 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

If I had one comment about the original blog, I would ask the author why he equates a trip to the ER for feeling dizzy, and diagnosed as dehydration, equals death on the field.  Seems like a little bit of a logical leap to me.

People have been calling for Joe to retire for years and years.  He continues to coach, and Penn State continues on.  In fact Paterno won coach of the year awards as recently as 2005.  The reality is, he will carry on until he decides it is time to retire, what people call for in their blogs will have the exact affect they should.....none. 



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2008 1:30 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

wellnd--Ok, you have taken your shots at JoePa....let's turn the tide and take shots at Weis. 

Put the headstone on the 50 yard line so we can knock it over.

Dude, I really hope you're kidding, b/c Weis is probably the most unhealthy coach in D1 football.  The man can't even run out onto the field with his own players.  In all honesty, I would not be surprised to see JoePa outlive him.  However....I wish that luck on nobody.  I'm sure Weis is a stand up guy behind the scenes.



wellnd
Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2008 1:15 pm
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Since: Sep 5, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2008 12:46 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

It would be fitting if Joe Paterno did die during a Saturday game.  It would turn Happy Valley into the world's largest wake.  That's the kind of ending befitting a college football legend.  Joe Pa is loved by fans and respected by rivals.  It isn't a season without him on the sidelines.  Forcing Joe Paterno out doesn't improve his health or guarantee him a longer life.  It would be sad to force him out and deny him the opportunity to do what he loves.

It may be a horrible event to see Joe Paterno pass away, but the knowledge that he was able to pass away doing what he loved would prove to be more inspiring than sorrowful.



wellnd
Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2008 9:42 am
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