Jan 032014
 

mora-playoffs

So, my Texas Longhorns have reportedly moved Jim Mora, Jr. to the head of the line in their search for Mack Brown’s replacement. That’s all cool and everything, especially if he promises to bring his Daddy, one of the all-time great sports ranters with him.

I know Junior is his own man with his own resumé, which has gotten way more impressive during his UCLA tenure, but I cannot hear his name without thinking of Jim Mora the Greater and “playoffs?!”

All of this has set me on a journey to produce the top 10 sports rants of all time. There are several such lists out there, and mine overlaps most of them at some point or other, but here goes…

Number TEN…

If it is a coach and it is a rant, then somewhere there has to be a Bob Knight. Here is Knight tormenting a reporter for asking a “stupid” question about the future…

Number NINE…

Barry Hinson, who once coached Southern Illinois’ men’s basketball team, is remembered for one thing and one thing only…

Number EIGHT…

I love me some Herm Edwards, especially when he is lecturing the snobbish New York media on the reason games are played…

Number SEVEN…

One thing KC Royals coach Hal McRae never cared for was “stupid ass questions.”

Number SIX…

Michigan BBall coach Ken Borseth does not care for being outrebounded, not much at all, really…

Number FIVE…

This one would be higher, but I have to penalize Dodgers coach Tommy Lasorda for very, very bad language. Don’s listen to this one…

Number FOUR…

Reporters want to know this and that and Coach Mike Ditka wants to know, “What do you care?”

Number THREE…

Arizona Cardinals coach knows them. “The Bears are who we thought they were.”

Number TWO…

Mike Gundy of Oklahoma State knows that to be a man you must be 40, or…something like that.

Drum roll please…

Number ONE!

Playoffs???

 

Men after my own heart, these guys. God bless them every one. Especially Lasorda, who apparently needs divine intervention as much as any.

Gene Strother (372 Posts)

Gene has been an avid Dallas Cowboys fan for nearly five decades, which amounts to just about his entire life. The only time he was not a Cowboys fan was that brief period at the beginning of his life, when he didn't have all his baby teeth and could not yet say "Cowboys." As soon as quit slobbering, he started hollering, "Go Cowboys!"


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