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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

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 5:50 pm

For the love of God, Joe

It is probably time for him to walk away.  If not, tell us why rather than just calling Doyel an idiot.  Back it up why Doyel is wrong!!

Decent request, Bake1.

(1) Since when does Doyel have "MD" after his name, and since when does he have access to JoePa's entire medical history? Why is he allowed to condemn Joe simply b/c of Paterno's age?

(2) How does it affect him if JoePa croaks on the sideline? Is he afraid he will be traumatized by the event? He speculates it will be "horrible to watch" -- did he see Joe Montana's leg get broken? How about when a 20-year-old kid is strapped onto a backboard, and winds up never walking again? Why not ban football entirely? Or NASCAR? Or beach volleyball -- those sand burns can get ugly!! Simple solution, Doyel: Don't watch PSU games.

(3) He expresses resentment at Joe's hubris, while his own arrogance lets him determine when Joe should quit. Is he on the PSU Board? Is he contributing vast sums of money to PSU that allows him to influence who goes and when?

Those are some of my reasons . . .


Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 5:45 pm

For the love of God, Joe

the most amazing thing about all this is that decades ago it was the Penn State faithful that wanted Joe gone, because 1) he wasn't having winning seasons like Rip Engles and they wanted a "big" time coach who could win games for them. They shut up about that after 2 years. 2) they were all these liberal haters who didn't like Joe's stand on the ethics of college football ("I intend to create a national championship football powerhouse without sacrificing academics or ethical behavior from the coaching staff or the school's boosters") Which basically called out all the cheats and sleaze operators who never cared one bit about the kids they were coaching, only their own win/lose record and selfish ambitions.

Now, there are all these idiots that want the head coach of Penn State to retire???

I have an idea, why doesn't Doyel concern himself with Mangino's blood pressure? or call for Mack Brown to retire? Or Charlie Weiss to be fired for having a terrible (just one) season? Or about Saban becasue Bama didn't win the National championship in his first year? Or rich Rodriquez because he's a sleazy idiot? Or the UM admin who hired him? How about, Les Must Go buttons? He already won one MNC better retire will the retiring is good. Right?

Never once did i ever hear any disparaging remarks or insults hurled at Bear Byrant. Not one! Back then there was this thing called respect. But it is obvious in this day and age the younger generation has no clue what that is. From top atheletically gifted teenagers who stand to earn millions or at least be guaranteed a good job if they only graduate. and stay out of trouble  To insulting and totally disrespectful kids who hide behind a keyboard and post online. Joe is history. And when he passes on, however and whenever that happens, you will all witness the passing of history. The iconic symbol of The Last of The Greatest Generation.  Think about what that says about you, and your generation. You are all less than the best. Number 1 will have past on and all of you will be ranked further down the list.

Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 5:42 pm

For the love of God, Joe

JoePa is what?


81 years old?


Give it a rest already.  And all you PSU fans who are hating on Doyel lay off, the man has a pretty good point. 


The program is on cruise control anyways, you can just cart JoePa out there during pregame warmups and then again during halftime.

Its not like he makes any real decisions.

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 5:40 pm

For the love of God, Joe

What a homer response.

And now we hear from a Georgia Tech fan. Hired any coaches with bloated resumes lately? How fitting that when you pull up GT's 2008 "football" sked on their official website, it is sponsored by "Baby Fans."


Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 5:40 pm
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Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 5:28 pm

For the love of God, Joe

Hey Gregg,I think you are seeing this from a humane point of view. Lets turn it a little and examine Joe Pa. pulling a Woody Hayes by accident. And if it is a game decider? I believe that would be the ultimate departure. For a proud and destinguished man like Joe, to be in on a game winning play, would solidify his place in immortality. Seriously, people are planning the "final party" by purchasing gimmick coffins. I.E. a coffin shaped like a beer can, or a sports theme sending them to thier final resting place.  I think that Joe has pre-planned "the great beyond".

Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 5:20 pm

For the love of God, Joe

"Doyel, you've been incompetent since you tried to stop sucking your thumb when you were 17. Why don't YOU quit and get a job more commensurate with your skill level? Dumpster diving maybe?

You pay CBS to post this drivel, right, rather than them paying you to write boorish and illiterate opinions? What a joke."


What a homer response. 

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 5:11 pm

For the love of God, Joe

 A big thanks to Doyel the Doofus D-Bag  for bringing out all the a#$holes on this message board.

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 4:59 pm

For the love of God, Joe

Hey Mush head!!!

I've been listening to bubblehead idiots chant "Joe Must Go" since 67 and the only time they shut up was in 68 and 69 but immediately picked up the stupidity chores a week after Penn State wasn't declared the undisputed National Champions. And you bimbos haven't stop your incessant drone of hate and envy ever since. Do you really think Joe Paterno or any other Penn Stater cares about your opinion?

Go away kid you bother me. Go back to UMMER land where you came from. We now know why everyone else in the Big Ten hates you.

BTW you better do a whole lot more homework before you want to compare notes with me. Stick to discussing last years season with that other fruitcake, cassels or stickdoggy or whatever those retards call themselves.

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 4:58 pm

For the love of God, Joe

You are the perfect example of why this old bastard is still around because none of you idiots can let go.

Congratulations, mush. Not only do you have a perfect name, you earned a one-star rating with your nonsensical diatribe. You used as examples two coaches who are new at their schools (RichRod -- ask WVU fans about his character -- and Neuheisel -- (a) Has Colorado finished its probation he left them with? (B) Has he bet on any more bball games lately?) and two that have accomplished very little so far (Saban and Shannon). The only good example is your buddy Meyer -- he's done a great job. Of course, how many frogs did you kiss before you found that prince? Zook? And of course Spurrier left without a backward glance, didn't he?

I probably should have made my sentences shorter and used smaller words, so MY research didn't overload you.

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