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Bear:You could see the future in those glasses. JoePa: Why doesn’t he make that Joe get a haircut?
Bear- “We got these Yankees whupped…”
JoePa- “What have we gotten ourselves into again?”
Paul Finebaum reporting from the 1978 Sugar Bowl- “Pictured above is the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant and the good but never great Joe Paterno. Despite his 123-24 record, he has yet to win a national championship. I think there can be no question that if Paterno loses this game, he is squarely on the hot seat.”
WAy too much emphasis on winning a MNC. I do not consider Paterno to be a great coach but the lack of a MNC does not enter into the equation.
Joe Paterno has two national championships – 1982 (at our expense, costing US a national title) and 1986. He also has had 5 teams finish undefeated.
If you do not consider Joe Paterno a great coach, you are insane and don’t know a damn thing about college football.
I hope you didn’t mean me. I know Joe Pa is one of the greats, and has a couple NCs. I was just making fun of Finebaum, and comparing Richt’s current record to Paterno circa 1978.
No I didn’t mean you. If you check the indenting/comment path, I was replying to tbone.🙂
Don’t worry. I got your joke, and it was clever🙂.
Ah. My bad. I think my computer wasn’t formatting the page right, so it appeared like you didn’t get the joke.
“Bear can’t wait for a Chesterfield and My Cousin Vinnie can’t wait for some Acme all-you-can-eat oysters on half-shell.”
JoePa: Who farted?
Paterno thought bubble…”Geesh, is this guy ever going to retire? I’d KILL myself before I coached at that age. What a wacko!”
Bear – “This guy won’t last another 10 years”
JoePa – “He does kinda look like a bear. Reminds me of my uncle Lorenzo da Bear. Not many Italians down here in Louisianna. My brudda had a townhouse down here, next to the bay, across the street from that great Sicilian place owned by those two guys from Philly. I’ll have to go by there. My foot itches.”
Bear: God I’m drunk.
Jo Pa: God this guy reaks of booze.
Bear: Have you called your Momma lately?
Joe: What’s a Momma? You mean Mudda? Get me some pasta.
“You’re dead to me, Fredo.”
…just a couple of hipsters in V-necks.
Bryant: Paterno? Sounds like vegetable.
JoePa: Aw hell, this is gonna suck. Maybe we’ll draw Georgia in a few years.
Sorry, not a caption, but a classic story from the Maisel article:
Penn State and Alabama didn’t meet again until Paterno’s 10th year as head coach, on New Year’s Eve in the 1975 Sugar Bowl, the first college football game in the Superdome. Bryant handpicked the Nittany Lions to play his team.
“Coach Bryant called and said, ‘Joe, I want to invite you to the Sugar Bowl,'” Jay Paterno said.
“My dad said, ‘Coach, are you in any way authorized to make the invitation?'”
Paterno, who had been talking to other bowls, didn’t want to take Penn State off the market on a false promise.
“Bryant said, ‘Don’t worry about it. If I say I’m going to play you in the Sugar Bowl, I’m going to play you in the Sugar Bowl. Why don’t you trust me?'”
Aruns Callery, who ran the Sugar Bowl at the time, confirmed to Paterno that if Bryant wanted to play him, the teams would play. No bowl made a move in the 1970s until Bryant decided what Alabama would do.
I love hearing stories like this. Thanks for posting.
1 photo. 3 icons. Bear Bryant, Joe Paterno, and Kim Jong Il’s glasses.
Bear: Damn, Joe’s looking a little old-fashioned over there. He may need to update his look if he wants to have any real success.
Joe Paterno: Liberace’s stunt double
I was thinking he sorta looks separated at birth from Eugene Levy.
Aaaack!! (As the dear departed Cathy would say). The Senator beat me to it!
Coach Pa: Geez, Coach Bryant, it’s gonna be a terrific game. Yugotta great defense.
Bear: Loved you in “American Pie.”
Caption: Bama-Penn State 2010 Pregame Coaches Photoop . . . as perceived by Coach Paterno in his senile state.
Caption: Simon and Garfunkle Reunion Tour, 2055
Bear is thinking- Jesus I’m glad Penn Wagers isn’t old enough to ref this damn game.
Caption: “Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss”, Just not Quite.
Bear: “I’ve always loved your music, Roy. Pretty Woman is a timeless classic.”
Bear: We’re gonna knock that sh!t eating grin off your face.
Joe Pa: From what I hear you have a sh!t eating grin too but I can’t tell.
JoePa: “I wonder how long I can rock these specs until they come back in style?”
Background Music: “1979, we took a little trip along with Colonel Bryant down the Mighty Mississip, we took a little bacon and and we took a little beans and we caught the damn yankees in the town of New Orleans. Hup Two Three Four…”
“Our uniforms are SO much better.”
Bear: I’m gonna coach until I’m almost dead.
JoePa: I’m gonna coach long after I’m dead.
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