Joe Paterno ‘I Can’t Hear You’ Interview Reminds Us He’s Getting Old
Make no mistake about it, what Joe Paterno has been able to do as the head football coach at Penn State is truly unbelievable. I’ll be happy if I’m not drinking my meals through a straw a week before my 84th birthday, let alone still capable of coaching a football team that’s loaded with underclassmen to a 7-5 record. JoePa obviously has some years of signal-calling left in him, but the signs of old age are quickly setting in — and I don’t mean his Coke bottle glasses. Sports by Brooks called our attention to an interview Paterno did with Steve “The Big Dog” Duemig of WDAE-AM in Tampa last week, and let’s just say it’s a reminder that JoePa is almost 84. Check it out:
Come to think of it, that wasn’t much of an interview at all. Maybe skip the radio and phone interviews from now on? Again, no one respects Paterno more than I do, but this is absolutely hilarious. If Saturday Night Live were to plan a skit about JoePa, they couldn’t possibly come up with something better.