Joe Paterno Meets Fergie
from Black Heart Gold Pants 2008-02-05
In the Gridiron Bash promotion that's bringing Kelly Clarkson to Iowa, Penn State will be graced with Fergie's presence. One commenter pondered what would happen if Joe Paterno were ever to meet her. We, too, pondered. Enjoy.
Good morning, Joe! There's someone I think you should meet.
Well, as part of our Grid Iron Bash, we're hosting a concert at Beaver Stadium! Isn't that something!
I HOPE IT'S DOROTHY HORNBAKER, HER DULCET TONES SOOTHED ME DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION
Sir, you're not nearly old enough to have remem
YES 1966 WAS VERY DEPRESSING
Anyway. We're having Fergie perform at Beaver Stadium the night before the game!
Yes, the kids love her!
I NEVER THOUGHT THE DUCHESS OF YORK WOULD HAVE A CULTURAL RENAISSANCE ON ACCOUNT OF HER OLD AGE AND HORSELIKE APPEARANCE
Ha, ha! No, not her! There's a different Fergie. She's with a band called the Black Eyed Peas
DISGUSTING, AT BEST THE NINTH TASTIEST LEGUME AVAILABLE
...and she's also a very accomplished solo artist as well. She should be here at any moment.
I NEVER DID TRUST THE BRITISH, AND YOU'D BE A FOOL TO DO SO YOURSELF
Sir. Not the same "Fergie."
BACK IN 1973, OUR TAILBACK WAS A HORSE OF A KID, JOHN CAPPELLETTI. FIRST TIME I EVER SAW A HEISMAN WINNER WITH THREE PAIRS OF DOUBLED LETTERS IN HIS NAME. BEFORE THE AIR FORCE GAME, CAPPO COMES UP TO ME AND SAYS, 'COACH, I CAN'T PLAY THIS WEEKEND,' AND I ASK HIM, WELL WHY NOT, AND HE TELLS ME HE'S GOT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE HIS DAD'S BEEN IN A FACTORY ACCIDENT AND A PIECE OF SHEET METAL HAD RUN THROUGH HIS LOWER TORSO. WELL, I FIGURE THOSE AIR FORCE CANDYASSES HAD PLAYED A TRICK ON HIM. SO I DO WHAT ANY SANE COACH WOULD DO AND HAVE MY ASSISTANT COACHES HIRE SOME DELINQUENTS. NEVER DO DIRECT BUSINESS WITH A CRIMINAL, I SAY. SO THEY SNEAK ONTO THE BASE AND PLANT EXPLOS
Coach, if I may interrupt
LONG STORY SHORT WE ARE NOW NO LONGER IN GOOD DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH BOLIVIA
Coach, Fergie's here.
WONDERFUL, BRING THIS WOMAN IN
Hello, Mr. Paterno.
GOOD HEAVENS A PROSTITUTE
Ha, ha, ha! You're funny!
ARE YOU HERE TO COPULATE WITH SEAN LEE
No, I'm Fergie!
HE LOVES PROSTITUTES LIKE YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE
Coach! She's just here to meet you while we finalize the deal for her to sing at Happy Valley! She is not a prostitute!
WHY THEN GOOD MORNING, WELCOME TO PENN STATE FOOTBALL
Thank you, it's a pleasu
YOU WILL BE PLAYING CORNERBACK
I... I'm sorry?
THAT WAS A JOKE YOUNG LADY, WOMEN HAVEN'T GOT A PLACE ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD
Anyway. I'm very excited to be on stage at Happy Valley! I've never performed in front of over 100,000 fans!
I ONCE PERFORMED IN FRONT OF A LARGE CROWD. IT WAS 1986, AND WE WERE UP AGAINST THE MIAMI HURRICANES FOR THE TITLE. NUMBER ONE VERSUS NUMBER TWO! WE WERE CLINGING TO A 14-10 LEAD LATE, AND WE KNOCKED A PASS AWAY IN THE END ZONE ON FOURTH DOWN. BALL GAME, NITTANY LIONS! AFTER I RIPPED OUT A HANDFUL OF JIMMY JOHNSON'S HAIR, I GRABBED MY WIFE FROM THE STANDS AND MADE VIOLENT LOVE TO HER, RIGHT THERE ON THE FIFTY YARD LINE. SURE ENOUGH, FOUR MONTHS LATER, SHE GIVES BIRTH TO DERRICK WILLIAMS, THE NUMBER ONE RECRUIT IN THE NATION
Um... four months?
I PLACED MY WIFE IN THE TRUNK OF MY CAR AND DROVE ON GRAVEL ROADS FOR AN HOUR A DAY. THE VIBRATIONS CAN SPEED UP THE PREGNANCY BY ALMOST 300%
Anyway. I hope you're able to come to the show. It's a huge production, we've got dancers, pyrotechnics, an outstanding light show, it's awesome. You'd love it.
THERE'S TWO THINGS I LOVE, MISSY, AND THAT'S FOOTBALL AND A STIFF WHISKEY AND GINGER ALE. I DON'T CARE MUCH FOR THE DANCING AND PRANCING
Well, do you remember James Bond?
I KNEW YOU WERE IN CAHOOTS WITH THE UNTRUSTWORTHY BRITISH
No, I covered "Live And Let Die" for CBS! Take a look:
What do you think?
HOLY LORD GOD I DID NOT KNOW MANKIND WAS CAPABLE OF SUCH UTTER CRAP
THAT WAS WORSE THAN MY LAST BOWEL MOVEMENT
Hey, that's not ver
WHICH LOOKED AND SMELLED LIKE A DECOMPOSING RACCOON
Fine. Forget it. You're hopeless. This is worse than what they told me to expect
WHAT IS THAT
That... that you're a zombie and you'd try to feast on my brains.
"FEAST ON YOUR BRAINS?" WHY THAT'S JUST PLAIN RIDICULOUS
I know, but they were insistent that you've been dead since 1998 and
YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH GRAY MATTER TO FEED A HORSEFLY
Ugh. I knew this was a mistake. Are you insecure because of my good looks and singing ability?
LISTEN YOU TRANSVESTITE, THOSE LIPS LOOK GOOD FOR DOING ONE THING, AND IT'S NOT SINGING
WAIT, BEFORE YOU GO
Say it, you old sack of shit.
DO YOU KNOW DARRYL PRYOR
￼What? Who? No.
You're singing again.
OH GOD DAMN IT. I TOLD YOU NOT TO MAKE ME LISTEN TO ANY OF THAT SHE-MAN PROSTITUTE'S MUSIC
Well, her songs are awfully catchy. That's part of the appeal. But I must finish this report or whatever it is secretaries do.
Thank you. (typing quietly) (staring off into space) ￼(secretarying)
SO I SAID FINE, WE'LL DRIVE OUR WIDE RECEIVERS OUT TO THE FOOTHILLS AND STRAND THEM, AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE DID
WE NEVER DID SEE TERRY SMITH AGAIN
Sir, if you don't mind, I have to fini
BUT THAT WAS NOT THE WORST EXPERIENCE WITH A RECRUIT I HAD
WHEN WE WERE RECRUITING DJ DOZIER BACK IN 1984, HE INFORMED ME THAT HE HAD A TERRIBLE CASE OF TURF'S TOE, AND WALKING WAS PAINFUL. I WAS DETERMINED TO GET HIM ON CAMPUS BECAUSE HE WAS A TERRIFIC ATHLETE AND A TERRIFIC YOUNG MAN. SO AS SOON AS HIS MOTHER'S CAR PULLED UP, I OPENED THE DOOR FOR HIM AND PUT HIM ON MY BACK, AND HE RODE ME DURING HIS ENTIRE 48 HOURS ON CAMPUS
Sir, that's ludicr
USING THE LAVATORY AND SLEEPING WERE TERRIFIC CHALLENGES BUT WE MANAGED
I'm sure you did. May I finish this report? We need to get it sent to the AD's office by tomorrow.
BY ALL MEANS, I WILL BE WATCHING GAME TAPE IN MY OFFICE
(several minutes later)
THEY ARE FUMBLING ALL OVER THE PLACE
(knocks, opens door slightly) Coach? I don't mean to interrupt your "film session," but there's something you need to know.
THIS IS THE WORST OFFENSIVE LINE IN YEARS
For one, you're watching basketball. And it's in fast forward.
I NEVER DID UNDERSTAND TECHNOLOGY
Anyway. I was right. Pay up.
THIS IS A DEEP FRIED BULLSHIT PATTY BETWEEN TWO SLICES OF LIES
Yep. Twenty bucks. I knew it.
THIS DOES NOT PROVE A DAMNED THING. I AM SURE HE JUST ATE TOO MANY FIESTA NACHOS
No way. You lose, Mr. Paterno! Admit it!
JIMINY CHRIST, THIS IS AN OUTRAGE
Is everything okay?
JAY WHAT IN THE DEVIL'S CLEAVAGE BRINGS YOU TO MY WORKPLACE
Other than the fact that I'm the quarterbacks coach?
THAT WAS SUCH A HORRIBLE IDEA
I'm glad you're here. Jay, would you mind explaining to your father exactly what this article says?
Hmm. Oh yeah, Fergie's pregnant, dad. Totally knocked up. Probably twins.
THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE
Dad, how would that be impossible? Did you bet that she'd... what, never be a mom or something?
TWENTY DOLLARS SAID THAT THING HAS A PENIS AND NO DISTENDED BELLY IS GOING TO TELL ME OTHERWISE
Oh god. Yeah dad, she's a chick, and she's definitely pregnant.
What do you mean definitely? I mean, the article says that she said it's not true and her publi
Well for one, she told me a couple days ago.
WHAT, YOU SPOKE TO THE HE-MEDUSA AND YOU WEREN'T TURNED INTO A TERROR-WROUGHT STATUE ￼
Oh, something like that. Uh oh. (grins)
SON, IF YOU SAY WHAT I THINK YOU'RE ABOUT TO SAY, IT WILL PROBABLY MAKE MY HEAD EXPLODE
Heh heh heh.
THIS IS WORSE THAN WHEN KI-JANA CARTER STOLE THE PRESIDENT'S LIMOUSINE AND DROVE IT INTO LAKE ERIE, AS GOD AS MY WITNESS I THOUGHT LIMOUSINES COULD FLOAT
You did all the hard work for me, Dad. After you told her she had a penis
...she came into my office very upset and needing to be comforted. So I "comforted" her.
I may be sick.
Five minutes of sweet-talking, and it was Spread HD, baby! Whooooo! Right there on the desk!
WAS SHE CIRCUMCISED
Dad, she's a woman! She is ALL woman! Yeah!
SO YOU PROVIDE ME WITH A GRANDCHILD AND IT IS WITH A TRANSVESTITE
For the last time. She's a chick. Guys don't have ovaries or a uterus or pert brea
I HOPE YOU ENJOY RAISING A CHILD WITH A GIANT UNCUT JOHNSON STICKING RIGHT OUT OF ITS FOREHEAD