Apparently Joe has been pretty sick lately, canceling one appearance earlier in May due to the flu and now not showing up at the last minute to a big dinner in Hershey due to an "intestinal virus". really wish they had just said it was a virus and not included the word intestinal there...it's something no one needs to know and only serves to elicit memories of Joe running off the sideline to "shit his drawers".
I know he always claims to be healthy as an ox, and attributes it to Greek genes, I guess, but at his age this stuff can be tough and sometimes fatal. I don't know many people as healthy as my 90 year old grandparents, but even with them I sometimes expect to get that phone call with tragic news any time. Yeah, I can be morbid, but that's what happens when one day you have a perfectly healthy 49 year old dad and the next day he's dead of a heart attack. I'm not an anxious person, just a realist. I pray Joe recovers and is just fine and coaches for ten more years and a National Championship.