In partnership with CBSSports.com
Online Now 898
Online now 342 Record: 7381 (3/13/2012)
Black shoes, basic blues. No names, all game
Buy, sell and swap tickets
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
Apparently State College residents have been gettin robo calls asking if they would vote for Jay against the incumbent.
This post was edited by PSUJT0409 9 months ago
Dominate The State
I don't think politics would treat him too kindly.
Agree.. Which isnt fair..His last name would be the end of him.
Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.
I agree, he should wait atleast another 2 years. Let things cool down in the national media and also let the trials happen so people can sort more things out. 2014 would def. be too soon.
Having said that I think he would win. People in State College would vote for him and Thompson couldn't really smear him over the Sandusky stuff b/c he would risk alienating the voters in his district. He would get killed by the national media though.
Oh god please please no. Will just show how pathetic our culture has been. The man is no where near qualified.
Unfortunately I don't think 2 years is enough..
Exactly what credentials do you need to run for office? I've yet to see any from alot of the people that are in Congress now.
I think he's a lot more sensible than Scott
A successful professional that can afford to run a campaign (or be friends with somebody who can) is pretty much it.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
I wouldn't even say successful, just have $ or know people who are willing to support you.
What "qualifications" for Congress are there that Jay does not hold?
Jay was a terrible quarterback's coach, but in congress, he would probably in about the 90 percentile of intelligence.
About the same as you do to become an Athletic Director.
"A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep"- Glenn Carson
I took a class on elections last fall, and name recognition is essentially the most important thing in small elections.
One of my majors at PSU was poli sci and it's basically the 3 A's, Athlete, Actor or Astronaut but money is still probably the most important thing.
If wiener can be in a dead heat for mayor of NYC, if schwarzenegger can serve 2 terms as governor of CA, if sonny bono can serve in congress....
...Jay can--at a minimum--be a credible candidate for congress. He has been a model of grace and class throughout this entire ordeal. He is well spoken, bright, and reasonable. If he was running state-wide, or nationally, the last name might be a problem. Running in the Center County congressional district, it will not.
I suspect I personally might not agree with his politics, but I'm not sure that a son could have possibly acted with more dignity. As well as BOB has handled being a coach/leader over the past 15 months, Jay has had an even greater challeng and handled it equally as well.
1. PA-5 is way too red for JayPa's politics
2. Anyone that is a PSU fan in PA-5 won't vote for him based on how awful a coach he was
3. Anyone not a PSU fan in PA-5 is likely a Pitt or Notre Dame fan and won't vote for him.
4. His brother Scott Paterno ran for Congress and lost. Although that was before redistricting put State College into deep red PA-5.
This post was edited by rck127 9 months ago
Don't forget Senator Al Franken
And President Ronald Reagan! :-)
He is over qualified for PA politics.
At least it will keep him off the football staff.
I agree with everything you said but IMO PSU and people's love for JoePa might trump their other political views. Not sure it's guaranteed but I think he would have a really good shot at winning.
You mean after he was Gov of California!
This post was edited by Carbon_Lion 9 months ago
If he does run and in fact does win, we could blame Jay again for stuff that happens.
Ah, the memories...
This post was edited by MidnightRider 9 months ago
Could we somehow retroactively blame him for Santorum? Someone needs to be fired over that.
Well, Al Franken did graduate from cum laude from Harvard with a government degree. I know he was best know is a writer/actor on SNL, but he is a smart guy. I think he was more qualified than Ventura, Arnold and Bono.
You mean the greatest president in the past 50 years?
Also, was leader of SAG on the board and then president. Former army although was limited service but still some military experience.
Then gov of Cali and then the greatest president in the past half century.
To mention Reagan and Jay in the same thread is asinine, and I hope you were tic...but for some reason I think you weren't being.
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports