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6/04/2007

I Hope He Wears a Helmet

This is 110-year-old Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno atop a one of a kind, custom Penn State-themed chopper. Looks like someone didn't learn a lesson from Ben Roethlisberger's excellent adventure last year.

I refuse to wear a helmet, Coach Cowher

Have no fear, JoePa is not being unleashed on the roadways of Pennsylvania. This was actually a recent eBay auction which had the bike up for sale. And the auction was for a good cause. Unlike other celebs who go the eBay route, the profits don't go into Joe's pockets, they benefit PSU's THON, which is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. The bidding reached a whopping $61,100 but did not reach the reserve, meaning the bike did not sell.
The bike was a great creation, but perhaps the most interesting conversation piece to come out of this auction was the attached video of JoePa on the bike:


I hope you're watching, Wanny. Of course, knowing you, you'd take a Pitt chopper out for a joyride to Baldwin, Gateway, and Franklin Regional for the day.

8 comments:

Cotter said...

That's classic...

JoePa - Raisin' Hell "for the kids" since 1966.

Kirk said...

can penn state do anything that not gay?

diggler said...

oh, you mean get smoked in their bowl games like pitt?

Brian said...

JoePa is a lefty?

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

::counts moments until Adam shows up because the post is about Penn State::

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

::counts moments until Adam shows up because the post is about Penn State::

tecmo_bowl_bo_jackson said...

joepa has so much metal in his leg. he'll take on a buick

Cecil from Cecil Twp. said...

Joe Paterno is responsibile for most of the crop circles in the UK.