Penn State quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno is evidently a pretty big Barack Obama fan. Disregard the fact that pops is a lifelong Republican -- Jay has started a blog at Obama's official website. Hilarity of epic proportions has quickly ensued.
Zack Mills, Galen Hall, Anthony Morelli and RichRod are all commenting and as you might have guessed, they're all hammering him about football. It appears as if Jay is deleting these comments, even going so far as to respond to defend censorship accusations:
They were deleted because they have no relevance to this campaign. They are comments that belong on football web sites and not political web sites. If you want to discuss football feel free to e-mail me and I will happily discuss anything you want.
It is not censorship it is called relevance.
Still, many comments are getting through, including one asking Jay what he was doing tending to the blog at 10AM on a Friday morning (he defended this as well). You have to wonder how long they can keep this blog up.
Even when trying to tackle serious issues like offshore drilling, the first commenter wants to know if Jay has mastered throwing the ball over the middle yet. Later, in that same thread, RockStar Games was kind enough to offer copies of Grand Theft Auto IV:
We've seen a lot of press this past year about how you are using EA Sports' NCAA Football 2008 to help with your game-planning. Well we at Rockstar Games think we could be of significant help as well since the Penn State offense has seen more car crashes than our recent release of Grand Theft Auto IV. We'd like to help. If there is any interest, please give us a call.
If you have a few extra minutes, hit up the comments and you'll be in stitches. And please keep politics out of the comments here. This is a Whig Party blog, after all.
(Via Happy Hour Valley)