Ya, you heard it here. Rumor has it Joe Pa is considering making the full time switch upstairs. He is either afraid of the sidelines, or likes his newly installed Cappuccino machine up in the press box at Beaver Stadium.
After his little accident in
Come to think of it he didn’t call plays anyway. Joe stood their looking confused and angry; two classic symptoms of an elderly person slowly slipping into the early stages of dementia. So, maybe this story isn’t a big deal unless you’re a member of Joe’s family or a
Joe is just enjoying the press box too much. Here’s what he had to say:
"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."
Joe Paterno has been competing with Bobby Bowden for a long time, both from a coaching longevity and wins standpoint. I think Bobby Bowden needs to consider putting himself in harms way this year, so he can enjoy the luxuries and amenities of Doak Campbell in Tallahassee just as Joe Pa is doing up in Happy Valley . How can he expect to compete with Joe Pa if he has to stand on the sidelines 11-13 times a year for a few hours? He doesn’t coach either, so it really should be a problem for the Seminoles.
Oh, I keep forgetting