Happy Fourth of July Weekend, everybody! Man, it's been almost a month since I've made a post. Sorry, guys. No excuses. Well, I'm back, and in honor of the nation's birthday, I am going to celebrate with my own brand of fireworks-NFL Coaches Rants. There is nothing better than an angry NFL coach who is ready to ring the neck off of some reporters allegedly "dumb" question. Over the years, we have seen a ton of coaches slamming podiums, cursing reporters, cursing players, and generally blowing a gasket. Here are my top five coaching rants.
#5-Mike Singletary: "I WANT WINNERS!!!" When I was growing up, there was no scarier defender on the field than Mike Singletary. I had thousands of miles and a TV screen between us, and he STILL scared me. Fast forward to 2008, and Mike Singletary is a new coach with the San Francisco 49ers. In his first game, Singletary shocked everybody when he sent his star tight end Vernon Davis to the showers early with almost ten minutes left in the game. His speech that followed proved to be even more volatile.
#4-Jim Mora: "DIDDLY POO..." As a kid in Mississippi, I grew up with my local news coming from Louisiana, which meant we were privy to all of Jim Mora's tirades as Coach of the New Orleans Saints. Yes, there were many. I would have probably had Jim in all 5 slots, but I trying to be judicial. Now, I'll always be a Bill Walsh girl, but Jim Mora, I love you, man. The Saints didn't always win, but the fans were always entertained.
3-Herman Edwards: "YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!!!" I love Coach Edwards. I loved him as a Jets Coach. I loved him as a Chiefs coach. It was this speech that solidified my love for coach Herm and his diatribes. This speech took place after a New York Jets 2002 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Coach didn't appreciate the reporter's questioning his teams ability to win.
#2-Dennis Green: "CROWN THEIR A**ES!!" Picture it. Monday Night Football. October 16, 2006. Dennis Green and his Arizona Cardinals were resting on a 20 point lead against the Chicago Bears-a lead given up entirely by his offense. To say that Denny Green was unhappy would be an understatement.
#1-Jim Mora: "PLAYOFFS?!" Even non-football fans, have heard of this speech. That's the sign of a good rant. It transcends. Mora commented once that word is uttered to him probably more than any other. Mora had left the Saints and moved on to the Indianapolis Colts. He delievered this speech after a loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Well, that's my top 5. What's yours? You can't deny that these were some of the best rants ever. Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend! Don't Drink and Drive. Get a Designated Driver. Yeah, that means you NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHLer's. Hire a driver!!!!
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