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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 19, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2008 8:21 am
 

For the love of God, Joe

wellnd, You have absolutely no class whatsoever.  You may not like the man, but your comments do nothing to further this thread.  May JoePa coach as long as HE desire to... no one else's opinion really matters.


wellnd
Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2008 7:19 am
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Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2008 11:41 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

You could die at any second, I could die at any second. You just don't know. You have to live life to the fullest. Your article shows me that you have way to much time on your hands and need to get a life.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2008 10:02 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Armchair

Knock knock!

Who's there?

Joe.

 

Joe Who?

 

JoMomma

Why do you suck up to Doyel?  Are you in love with him?  And why take a shot at Millan, Penn State fans, Senator Specter? 

I've got an idea for you.  Put on your green panties, grab a bag of cheetos, turn on Mr. Rogers reruns and wake up with orange panties. 

 

 




Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2008 8:20 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Is it sooo wrong to die doing what you love most? The bottom line is the Man wins.


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Isn't Joe Paterno actually Columbo? Coach by day.....Detective by Night...  




Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2008 6:31 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Amos Alonzo Stagg was a head coach until he was 84, and an assistant for 12 years (yes, twelve!) after that. I would much rather die in the saddle than in a rest home. Whether or not that's the way Paterno feels about it, he's more than earned the right to go out in his own way and on his own terms.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2008 1:04 pm
 

It's all about Bowden

Paterno and Bowden are duking it out for all time wins.  One won't retire while the other is still coaching.  The best thing would be if they were tied at some time, called a truce and both retired tied on top.  Next best, they are tied going into a bowl game and they both die on the sideline (just kidding, of course).



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2008 12:05 pm
 

Joe didn't hurt the program

It was his son Jay that hurt the development of QB Anthony Morelli.

Joe can still recruit unlike others say as he was in it for Pryor, he just landed some big recruits one a CB from MD and another instate OT in Eric Shrive who most thought would go to ND. 

Joe has this program going in the right way, was it not two years ago that everyone was calling for his head but he ended up only losing once on a controversial call?  Did he not pull out two uber recruits in Derrick Williams and Justin King?

Shut up and look at what he has done...he can only do so much...why don't we all just start getting on Jim Tressel for choking in two straight Natl Titles?




Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2008 11:59 am
 

For the love of God, Joe

Man-gina..LOL



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2008 11:57 am
 

For the love of God, Joe

Hey, wellND, I'll give you even odds Charlie "Is the light on at the doughnut shop?" Weis drops dead of a heart attack before JoePa checks out.

BTW, let's list some of Weis' contributions to college football:

(1)

(2)

(3)

What have I left off the list?



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