Thursday, October 23, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Ode to Devlin

Most of the e-mails I receive from readers are usually of the "you suck" kind. Every now and then, however, I'll get a doozy or two. In light of Pat Devlin's transferring out of Penn State one reader, an alum, composed a funny little poem about the dearth of Irishmen to thrive at Penn State under coach Joe Paterno. It's a tongue-in-cheek ditty, so please don't take offense. Give us your best Penn State poem. Now laugh away ...

Ode to Devlin

Most of the e-mails I receive from readers are usually of the "you suck" kind. Every now and then, however, I'll get a doozy or two. In light of Pat Devlin's transferring out of Penn State one reader, an alum, composed a funny little poem about the dearth of Irishmen to thrive at Penn State under coach Joe Paterno. It's a tongue-in-cheek ditty, so please don't take offense. Give us your best Penn State poem. Now laugh away ...

Most Old Lions Know
The "real issue" with Joe
And those called PaternO
Is: "No Irish need ApplyO."
 
To the Rose Bowl we go
Where the Claret Winds blow,
With Jay and Old Joe,
But no Mcs in tow,
 
As the Blue makes its stand
In that hostile Red land,
Let's all raise a bumper
To Ed Monaghan!
 

More coverage
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected