Give this man an extension!


Everyone’s favorite great-grandfather, I mean, footbal coach made news again this week. Joe Paterno told reporters the other day that he prefers coaching from up in the booth, and may do so for the 2007 season. Paterno was forced up in the booth when he tore ligaments and broke his right leg during a collision last fall in a game. Paterno also had this gem during his interview.

“You’re really a cheerleader most of the time down on the sideline. … I enjoyed being upstairs, I really did. I sat down, had a nice time, had a cup of coffee. I felt like a newspaper guy. I was even able to watch television.”

This statement is just full of awesome-ness. First of all, I love to think of JoePa being a cheerleader for his 363 wins over 41 years as a head coach. I would not, however, ever like to think of him actually in a cheerleading uniform. Second, apparently, he “really” enjoyed being upstairs. Coaching from the sideline, as nearly every coach in the history of football has done, just isn’t enjoyable enough. Probably because coaches can’t get a cup of coffee on the sideline… or “watch television?”

As a Michigan fan, this news can’t make me any happier. Even in his old age, one would think he still knows some football. The fact that the coach with the second-most wins in NCAA football is upstairs during big defensive plays watching TV is just great news. When Penn State goes to the Big House on September 22nd, I have one suggestion for the Wolverine coaching staff…


Put the Golden Girls on in the visitor’s coaching booth! I hear JoePa has a big thing for Betty White.

11 Responses to “Give this man an extension!”

  1. TheGoldfishCowboy Says:

    Its a Wicker kinda week here at APIAS

  2. smoothron Says:

    We are the #1 blog in the AARP demographic.

  3. TheGoldfishCowboy Says:

    I had forgotten that Joe Pa played Sofia…

  4. eDayStat Says:

    Betty White, what a mouth.

  5. WillisDavis Says:

    Apparently the Midwest does not know what sarcasm is. JoePa was completely joking around when he made that statement. Midwestern hicks….

  6. andrew Says:

    It seems that a large number of people around the country are devoid of a sense of humor and couldn’t detect that Joe’s statements were made completely in jest. Don’t sorry scUMbags, Joe will be on the sideline to end the losing streak and ruin your season.

  7. smoothron Says:

    Yes, and as you can probably tell, this website is 100% serious. Penn State sucks. Morelli is Jersey Shore trash.

  8. Wallace Says:

    The fact that you went to Michigan does not surprise me. Neither UM nor it’s fans have any class.

    Chad Henne grew up 10 minutes from me. He is a deuche bag from deuche bag family.

    Why is Michigan even a state? I mean couldn’t we just give them to Canada. Oh yeah Canada doesn’t want them.

  9. smoothron Says:

    It doesn’t surprise me that you went to Penn State. They obviously don’t teach spelling there.

    Regardless if Henne is a dOUche bag or not, who would you rather have quarterbacking your team next year… Henne or Morelli?

    Just make sure Pennsylvania keeps producing good football players so we can come recruit them away.

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  11. Rosemary Horeth Says:

    Is there anyone else who can’t view the last part of this page? I believe the writer needs to check the javascript on this post maybe?

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