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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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wellnd
Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2008 7:50 am
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Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2008 1:59 am
 

For the love of God, Joe

This is the most ridiculous thing I think I have ever read!  CBS, are you kidding me that you allow someone to post something like this.  Hey news flash buddy I am 28 and just went through the same thing in the hospital.  It doesn't matter what age you are, sometimes the bug hits you hard.  What an incompetent article of dribble.



Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 11:04 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Reminder: Joe Paterno was the last Big Ten coach to win a BCS bowl game.  He has won his last three bowl games.  Keep that in mind before calling for him to retire.  He has all the time in the world, as far as I am concerned. 



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 10:24 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

I'm just going to reiterate what my boy LionNation said. Why do you non Penn State fans give a crap? How can any of you dumb @$$es respond without having any basis of information. If any of you have been to Penn State to see what he's done, THEN and ONLY THEN will you understand why Joe Paterno is still coaching at Penn State. I'm sick of you wannabe moron's headed by doyel, trying to act like you know what your talking about WHEN YOU HAVE NO STINKIN IDEA WHAT IN THE GOOD LORD'S CREATION YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!!!

If you don't like it how things are run up here, tough shi+. It's not your favorite team is it? No, it probably isn't, so go back to your little boards and say to your fellow fanatics of whatever team how you are going to win the national title.




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 10:01 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Yeah I think DKM should get a salary from CBS before Greg does.




Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 9:51 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Blame the DA.....Can't come up with nothing better to defend  having a football team made up of a  bunch of  criminals. "the conscious of college football" more like teflon joe.




Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 8:36 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Dude, seriously, get a life. Have some respect for what Paterno's done not just for the football program, but for the university as a whole. How did you even get a job at cbs sports writing crap like this? Leave him alone, it's writers like you that give sports journalism a bad name.



Since: May 11, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 8:12 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

You know I respect all that Joe Pa has done over the years, he has a great legacy. He has also done a ton of good at PSU. Half of the buildings are probably named after him or have been payed for by him.

Unfortunately the writer makes a valid point. Joe Pa is ancient... he doesn't really coach any more... he just paces the sidelines... no headset or anything... not really coaching the games like he used to.

I certainly don't want to be watching the game where he keels over and dies on the sideline. That would be terribly morbid and just bad for everyone involved.

It really seems that it is all up to Joe Pa though... they have given him the reigns and have said "go as long as you want."

Can PSU really force him to retire without looking like total A-holes? Probably not. Unless he gets something serious that keeps him bed-ridden I'm afraid we may end up watching his demise on national television.

That will be a sad day indeed.

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Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 7:14 pm
 

For the love of God, Joe

Let me ask you idiot trolls a question.  Why the hell do you care if he's still coaching or not?  Obviously you're not a PSU alumni or fan, so why do you give a rats ass?  Or are you just pissed that your team/coach doesn't get any hype or attention. 

Let me just say this....JoePa at 81is probably healthier then all of you idiot fast food eating, bud-light drinking D-bags on this site.  JoePa probably outlives all of you times 2.  Try to go to sleep on that thought.



wellnd
Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 5:54 pm
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