Centre Daily - There’s going to be a “Joe-out.” Wait, what’s a Joe-out?
Laurie Anne Stannell, a fourth-generation Penn State grad, wanted to see something happen to show support for late former head coach Joe Paterno. It had to be something peaceful and happy, and something that, first and foremost, said “Joe.”
Beaver Stadium has a long history of white-outs to rally the troops for big games. This year, it will be the Oct. 25 game against intense rival Ohio State. In 2011, in the heat of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the blue outs started, with fans showing support, and raising money, for victims of child sexual abuse. The 2014 blue-out will be Nov. 29 against Michigan State.
But on Saturday, as Penn State meets the University of Massachusetts for the second home game of the season, alumni and fans like Stannell and others want to see Paterno everywhere they turn.
“We want to make an impact, as Joe would say,” Stannell said.
A Joe-Out! That’s a new one. Think this lady will be there in her khakis and blue tie and rimmed glasses?
Probably front row, maybe even painted like the campus Joe Pa statue. Penn State man, what a kooky bunch. Don’t tell them it’s time to move on. Don’t tell them it’s time to get past all this and maybe start paying their respects to their new coach working his ass off to bring PSU back to their glory days. That would just make you a Happy Valley hater and a scandalous libelous blasphemous bastard.
PS – I bet Keith Law’s inbox was fun last night.