Obviously, the patron saint of football (and maybe even sports in general) in Pennsylvania is Joe Paterno. He’s iconic. He’s superfamous. He’s more loved than Barack Obama’s puppy. And now he’s the face of a restaurant in Shippensburg.
Yes, it’s “JoePa’s Sports Grille,” replete with a cardboard cutout of the wise old coach. General Manager Mike Shall says their goal is to “offer a positive environment along with good food and drink,” and who can complain about that? And JoePa! Who know he wanted to get into the restauranting game this far along in his life?
Um, this was his idea, right? Right?