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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: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 4:45 pm

For the love of God, Joe


You are so misinformed and you sir are pathetic. IMO, Joe Pa is the healthiest 81 year old I've ever seen. If you ever coach (haha yeah right, you're too busy bashing everyone else, because you are the epitome of a loser) I'd like to see you keep doing it until you're 81. Not only that, but he has done more for the University than just coach the football team. How many other Universities have a library in the U.S. named after the HC of the football team? Until you spend 4 million dollars for endowments and a library, you shouldn't have a say in when you go. Granted he's old, but he's still filling Beaver Stadium with 100,000+ every game and he's bringing publicity to the University.

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 4:44 pm

For the love of God, Joe


you are getting much closer to the truth of how the liberal female biased democrats in centre county have usurped all sort of power and human morals and ethics from the region.

Do some serious journalistic investigation, which by the way the liberal mass media propaganda machine will never do to their own kind, and you will see the public record of the judges and DA's that have turned Centre Country upside down. From the Township Supervisor/professor who was arrested growing over 2 pounds of marijauna only getting a misdemeanor slap on the wrist, all because the DA's reasoning was "We didn't want him to lose his job". To the woman who shot her husband, then burried him in the backyard, then called 911 2 weeks later!! Only to be acquitted by a jury because the DA HELPED the defense prove that the husband supposedly abused her, although the guys e-wife, and x-girlfriend were character witnesses to the contrary! The statement the DA made after the trial at the kangaroo court was, "I'm glad that's over, it was such a tragedy and he deserved what he got". Do you have any idea how much money pours into the coffers of the democratic party and the "elected" cronies from the over-paid liberal professors and the femi-nazi organizations in Centre County?? When the republican controlled PA legisture tried to pull in the reins on Spanier and some of the bizzare garbage that was starting to take place at university Park, Spanier threatened to take PSU private! Ya right, bimbo!! Just jack everybody's tuition up an extra $20,000 and year and see how long you keep your job.

How about this, the magistrate, a hard-ass tough on crime guy issues misdemeanor charges, then they are dropped, only to have the liberal castrated DA reinstate felony charges against the players?!?! Can you say, We are....liberals! And we hate JoePa AND his son who ran against our darling hand-picked government officials. And would have won had we not totally out spent and mobilized to defeat honest decency? Go check out the public arrest and conviction record for the DA. I bet you'll be quite surprised at how much politics is played in the courtroom in Centre County. I sure do hope Austin Scott sues their asses. Whatever i think of him on the playing field doesn't matter, he was railroaded to say the least.  That wasn't the only reason Joe threw him off the team but it did break the camels back with that one.

One other point you may not know, but when Spanier was brought in from Nebraska he made this adamant statement that he will never change or apolgize for his philosophy of Social Engineering. So how much would anyone like to wager with me that that is why there will not be an assistant coach promoted to head coach after Joe? They are all his men. Down to and including Larry Johnson. Who as a black man may be consdiered, and he may have the credentials to be head coach but won't? When Joe goes, they'll all go. retirement, or head coaches elsewhere. Spanier will clean house and put in his man. regardless of character. He'll claim it was because of "better" coaching skills but watch PSU really slide into the dark ages then!

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 4:34 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. Let's face it Joe is gonna be gone soon via retirement, firing or death. So, let me ask you this what do you think is going to happen when some new guy comes in there? Let me help you out look at Michigan right now where Rodriguez brought over 11 guys from WVU. You can also look at Florida (Meyer), Miami (Randy Shannon), Saban (Bama) and UCLA (Neuheisel). Sorry I hope this wasn't too much research for you.

Since: May 1, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 4:03 pm

For the love of God, Joe

Penn State has had 61 player arrests in the past 5 years.  61!  That is inexcusable and a sign that "the conscious of college football" as people call him has either become corrupt or lost control.

84 beat me to the replying, and while he may not have had a high profile case gone wrong as publicly as the Durham DA, I think the DA in State College has a much worse track record of targeting psu football players.  I wonder how many of those 61 had charges stick?

A perfect example of how the DA  targets the football team is the apartment fight from last spring.  The fight was instigated by non-atheletes and the first punch was thrown by a non-athelete, but when charges were filed there were 7 football players charged and a total of 0 non-athelete students with charges!?!       A fight between a small group of college students probably wouldn't even hit the radar at most schools, and I bet most college-town DA's wouldn't have even attempted to press charges.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 2:11 pm

For the love of God, Joe

Doyel, you're not a doctor and you're certainly not his personal physician. You are basing your facts on his age. First of all, I'm sure there's a lot of people that is concern about his health than you. I'm sure they talk to him about it base on what his doctor knows, so therefore they are not playing a guessing game. Secondly, he is a football coach, that means even though he is 81, I bet you he is healthier than a regular 81 year old person, or even healthier than you. Most coaches does all kinds of exercises with their players and like you said, there are people above him at Penn State, don't you think this people are not concern? I'm sure they are but since they are not doing anything about, his family is not saying anything about, I'm just going to assume that everything is just fine and dandy with JoePa. My suggestion is maybe you need to start watching your health so that when you turn 81, you could still be able to at least type on the keyboard. Doyel, I know your intention is good but why don't you just let the doctors, family members, and the school worry about his health and you just worry about what you want to write next in your column.Peace out.
Go COLTS!!!!

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 1:46 pm

For the love of God, Joe

So, with 80 scholarship players on a D-1 program, most of them red-shirted with 5 years at the university; 75% of the team has been arrested!

ND, I respect your opinion, but am going to quibble with you about your math and reasoning.

(1) You can't count just scholarship players when you talk about "team" -- there are walk-ons, etc. that could push the count to, say, 115. That changes your percentage.

(2) Unfortunately for the PSU fans, some of those arrests have been repeat offenders, so you cannot calculate 61 players out of 80, as you tried to do.

(3) "Arrests" does not mean "guilt/convictions". Unless, of course, you are throwing out the concept of  "presumed innocent until found guilty." The charges against Austin Scott, to pick one high-profile case, were dropped. I've seen haters continue to speculate that he REALLY was guilty and "they" (the same ones who are hiding aliens in Area 51) covered it up. Sure. I'd like to see their incontrovertible evidence for that. While the State College DA is not quite Mike Nifong (the Durham DA, in case you've forgotten that mess), he has been known to be overly zealous in his scrutiny of PSU players.

PLEASE NOTE: NONE OF THIS IS INTENDED TO EXCULPATE THOSE PLAYERS WHO HAVE BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF WHATEVER. This is merely to show how there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. Your post falls into the latter category, my friend.

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 1:28 pm

For the love of God, Joe

I am not a big fan of Penn State, respect the body of Joe Pa's work though; but he has to hang it up.  Not because of a lack of on-field success; because although Penn State is not the same power as they were in the 1980's; they have put up three solid seasons beating FSU in a BCS bowl, Tenn, and A&M.  There are very few programs that would consider that a "let down".  I think he has to hang it up because he has lost control of his players.  Once considered "the conscious of college football", Penn State has looked like Miami lately.  Stewart Mandel of noted the other week that PSU has had 61 player arrests in 5 years!  So, with 80 scholarship players on a D-1 program, most of them red-shirted with 5 years at the university; 75% of the team has been arrested!  Joe Pa's legacy is his positive contribution to the sport and the young men he molds.  He hasn't been doing that lately and thus should hang it up.

Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 1:09 pm

For the love of God, Joe

Thanks to your mindless insertion of politics, I think your post may be the stupidest thing I've ever read.  Thank you for that.

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 1:00 pm

For the love of God, Joe

I know of other people in other professionals who will work and work and work and work and basically die doing what they do.    Perhaps this is in Paterno's mind.  He is enjoying and gets satisfaction from coaching and since  no one is trying to force him, let him die doing what he loves.

Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:51 pm

For the love of God, Joe

As Pete wrote and Roger sang, "I hope I die before I get old".

Hey aren't they still playin'.  Why doesn't Doyel badger old rockers like the Who and the Rolling Stones because they might die on stage.

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