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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, December 21, 2014 – Frank Lloyd Wright

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, December 21, 2014 – Frank Lloyd Wright

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“A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.”

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“Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.”

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“Freedom is from within.”

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“Get the habit of analysis – analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.”

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“Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.”

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“I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it.”

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“I know the price of success:  dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to thing you want to see happen.”

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“Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism… but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.”

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“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

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“The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.”

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“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.”

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“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.”

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“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

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“The truth is more important than the facts.”

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“”Think simple” as my old master used to say – meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.”

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“There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.”

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“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.”

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“A free America, democratic in the sense that our forefathers intended it to be, means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call ‘democracy’ is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.”

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“Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”

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“Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is what they do to themselves that makes them ugly. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”

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“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.”

Wikipedia:  Frank Lloyd Wright

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 20, 2014 – Michelangelo

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 20, 2014 – Michelangelo

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“A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.”

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“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

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“Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.”

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“Genius is eternal patience.”

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“It is necessary to keep one’s compass in one’s eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.”

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“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.”

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“There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.”

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“Yet I am learning.”

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“If you knew how much work went into it, you would not call it genius.”

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“The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.”

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“What do you despise? By this you are truly known.”

Wikipedia:  Michelangelo

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, December 19, 2014 – Lewis Grizzard

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, December 19, 2014 – Lewis Grizzard

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“I don’t think I’ll get married again. I’ll just find a woman I don’t like and give her a house. “

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“I grew up in a very large family in a very small house. I never slept alone until after I was married. “

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“Life is like a dogsled race. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.”

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“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. “

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“Sex hasn’t been the same since women started enjoying it. “

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“The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. “

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“The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wriggle and weasel out of one.”

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“You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, ‘What’s in it for me?’ “

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“The only way that I could figure they could improve upon Coca-Cola, one of life’s most delightful elixirs, which studies prove will heal the sick and occasionally raise the dead, is to put rum or bourbon in it.”

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“Being a newspaper columnist is like being married to a nymphomaniac. It’s great for the first two weeks.”

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“Baptists never make love standing up. They’re afraid someone might see them and think they’re dancing.”

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“I have three ex-wives. I can’t remember any of their names, so I just call ‘em Plaintiff.”

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“I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence.”

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“In the south there’s a difference between ‘Naked’ and ‘Nekkid.’ ‘Naked’ means you don’t have any clothes on. ‘Nekkid’ means you don’t have any clothes on … and you’re up to somethin’.”

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“Kinky sex involves the use of duck feathers. Perverted sex involves the whole duck.”

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“Real estate agents are God’s plague on mankind when locusts are out of season.”

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“Women who drink white wine either want to get married, sell you a piece of real estate, or redecorate your house. Either way, it’s expensive.”

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“Lewis’ advice to Atlantans in case of nuclear war: “If you live on the South side of Atlanta, get on I-75 and go south. If you live of the North side of Atlanta get on I-75 and go north. If you are a Yankee get on 285.” (Note to all you Yankees — I-285 is a continuous loop around the city)”

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“I get letters from people who say, ‘What have you got against women?’ What could I possibly have against women? I’ve married three of them.”

Wikipedia:  Lewis Grizzard

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, December 18, 2014 – Ernest Hemingway

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, December 18, 2014 – Ernest Hemingway

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“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”

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“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”

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“Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.”

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“When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea.”

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“Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it — don’t cheat with it.”

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“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” A Farewell to Arms

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“If we win here we will win everywhere. The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.” For Whom the Bell Tolls

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“Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today. It’s been that way all this year. It’s been that way so many times. All of war is that way.” For Whom the Bell Tolls

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“Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” The Old Man and the Sea

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“Write me at the Hotel Quintana, Pamplona, Spain. Or don’t you like to write letters. I do because it’s such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something” Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald, July 1, 1925

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“I’ve tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I’m afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.” About his book, The Sun Also Rises in a letter, August 21, 1926

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“Grace under pressure.”

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“I’ve been in love (truly) with five women, the Spanish Republic and the 4th Infantry Division.” Letter to Marlene Dietrich, July 1, 1930

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“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn… American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.”

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“However you make your living is where your talent lies.”

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“Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it.” On Ezra Pound, as quoted in The New Republic, November 11, 1936

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“All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.”

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“There’s no one thing that’s true. It’s all true.”

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“Never confuse movement with action.”

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“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

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“Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.”

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“The individual, the great artist when he comes, uses everything that has been discovered or known about his art up to that point, being able to accept or reject in a time so short it seems that the knowledge was born with him, rather than that he takes instantly what it takes the ordinary man a lifetime to know, and then the great artist goes beyond what has been done or known and makes something of his own.” Death in the Afternoon

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“There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man’s life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.” Death in the Afternoon

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“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

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“The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.”

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“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that? There is only now, and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in it will be in proportion. This is how you live a life in two days. And if you stop complaining and asking for what you never will get, you will have a good life. A good life is not measured by any biblical span.” For Whom the Bell Tolls

Wikipedia: Ernest Hemingway

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – Leonardo da Vinci

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – Leonardo da Vinci

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“Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature.”

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“Every action needs to be prompted by a motive. To know and to will are two operations of the human mind. Discerning, judging, deliberating are acts of the human mind.”

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“Experience, the interpreter between formative nature and the human race, teaches how that nature acts among mortals; and being constrained by necessity cannot act otherwise than as reason, which is its helm, requires her to act.”

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“The acquisition of any knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.”

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“That is not riches, which may be lost; virtue is our true good and the true reward of its possessor. That cannot be lost; that never deserts us, but when life leaves us. As to property and external riches, hold them with trembling; they often leave their possessor in contempt, and mocked at for having lost them.”

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“It is easier to contend with evil at the first than at the last.”

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“He who walks straight rarely falls.”

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“Men will seem to see new destructions in the sky. The flames that fall from it will seem to rise in it and to fly from it with terror. They will hear every kind of animals speak in human language. They will instantaneously run in person in various parts of the world, without motion. They will see the greatest splendour in the midst of darkness. O! marvel of the human race! What madness has led you thus! You will speak with animals of every species and they with you in human speech. You will see yourself fall from great heights without any harm and torrents will accompany you, and will mingle with their rapid course.”

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“Men standing in opposite hemispheres will converse and deride each other and embrace each other, and understand each other’s language.”

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“It vexes me greatly that having to earn my living has forced me to interrupt the work and to attend to small matters.”

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“He who does not value life does not deserve it.”

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“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”

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“Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.”

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“He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.”

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“He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.”

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“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

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“I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.”

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“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

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“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”

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“Necessity is the mistress and guardian of Nature.”

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“The earth is not in the centre of the Sun’s orbit nor at the centre of the universe, but in the centre of its companion elements, and united with them. And any one standing on the moon, when it and the sun are both beneath us, would see this our earth and the element of water upon it just as we see the moon, and the earth would light it as it lights us.”

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“The motive power is the cause of all life.”

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“Every action needs to be prompted by a motive. To know and to will are two operations of the human mind. Discerning, judging, deliberating are acts of the human mind.”

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“The acquisition of any knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.”

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“He who thinks little, errs much.”

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“It is easier to contend with evil at the first than at the last.”

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“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”

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“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”

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“Wisdom is the daughter of experience.”

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“Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience.”

Wikipedia: Leonardo da Vinci

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Post Week 15 NFL Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – It’s Getting HOT For These Hot Seat Coaches BUT Keep Giving Them Hell Johnny Cash!

Post Week 15 NFL Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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It’s Getting HOT For These Hot Seat Coaches BUT Keep Giving Them Hell Johnny Cash!

Post Week 15 NFL Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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1.  Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons – In a game that Mike Smith and the Atlanta Falcons had to win somehow Smith and the Falcons found a way to lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers and now it is going to be very hard for Mike Smith to find a way to return as head coach of the Falcons in 2015.

Now at 5 – 9 on the season with these games left on the schedule…

At New Orleans Saints
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….we guess it is possible that the Falcons could win out and make it into the Playoffs then win a Playoff game BUT would even that lead to Mike Smith hanging onto his job in Atlanta?

Maybe.

First up….the Atlanta Falcons MUST win their last 2 games and hope a Helluva lot else happens in their favor!

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2.  Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins – There are reports out of Miami that Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin is in some trouble….

Future in doubt for Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, Barry Jackson, Miami Herald

“On Monday, in the aftermath of another Dolphins season of failed expectations, coach Joe Philbin shrugged off questions about his future and instead made the same points he has cited repeatedly after losses this season: That his team needs to play a full 60-minute game, that the opponent deserved to win, that “we’ve got to find a way to make more plays.”

Those words have become predictable and the team’s December swoons have become too commonplace, putting Philbin’s job very much at risk with two games remaining.

Though owner Stephen Ross has declined to publicly discuss Philbin’s status, Ross is interested in luring Jim Harbaugh from the 49ers if the Dolphins miss the playoffs, according to a source. ESPN reported that Oakland is the front-runner to land Harbaugh.

Even if Ross cannot snag Harbaugh, Philbin is still in jeopardy, though it’s not absolutely certain that Philbin would be out if his team finishes 9-7.”

Now at 7 – 7 on the season with these games left to play….

Minnesota Vikings
New York Jets

…the Dolphins could easily finish at 9 – 7 IF they play just AVERAGE football the rest of the way out….BUT…that’s the problem here isn’t it?

The Miami Dolphins are just flat-out AVERAGE under Joe Philbin….PERIOD.

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3.  Marc Trestman, Chicago Bears – Watching the very AVERAGE New Orleans Saints whip the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football caused us to realize that the Bears have the perfect combination of….

Non-NFL Level QB in Jay Cutler

And

Non-NFL Level Head Coach in Marc Trestman

Hey, Jay Cutler and Marc Trestman are nice guys BUT if we owned a NFL franchise we wouldn’t pay either one of them…

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…but then what the Hell do we know?

The Chicago Bears are now 5 – 9 on the season with these games left on their schedule…

Detroit Lions
At Minnesota Vikings

…and we have to think the BELOW AVERAGE and Very Damn Un-Motivated Chicago Bears will finish at…

5 – 11

…and in our opinion that should lead to the Chicago Bears to…

Firing Marc Trestman

AND

Trading Jay Cutler for a bag of potato chips if they can get that for him

…but then what the Hell do we know?

Hell, is there a NFL team STUPID enough to want Jay Cutler as their quarterback considering a quarterback first and foremost has to be a LEADER?

There are lots of Very Damn Stupid People in owner and management positions in the NFL so “Maybe” is the answer to the above question!

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4.   Rex Ryan, New York Jets – Somehow the Hapless New York Jets found a way to beat the Pitiful Tennessee Titans on Sunday in a game that in TRUTH neither team wanted to win if they were thinking about the 2015 NFL Draft and that win leaves the Jets at….

3 – 11

….on the season which leaves TWO games left in Rex Ryan’s head coaching tenure with the Jets which means the Long National Nightmare for football fans across America is almost over….which must especially be a relief to fans of the New York Jets football team.

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5.  Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars – With the Jacksonville Jaguars loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday the Jags record in 2014 dropped to…

2 – 12

…and Gus Bradley’s two-year record with the Jaguars now stands at:

6 – 24

That is all.

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6.  Tom Coughlin, New York Giants – Luckily for Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants the Redskins are on the Giants schedule TWO times each season because that accounts for…

40%

….of the Giants wins in 2014 and with that win the Giants record in 2014 now stands at…

5 – 9

WooHoo!

Here is what’s left on the Giants schedule this season:

At St. Louis Rams
Philadelphia Eagles

Got 5 – 11 Tom Coughlin and New York Giants?

You are about to have 5 – 11!

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7.  Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers – We said about all we have to say on Jim Harbaugh in a recent blog post…

A Few Comments on Jim Harbaugh and the Complete Meltdown of the San Francisco 49ers – NFL Post Week 14 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – These Prima Donna NFL Coaches Will Get Paid Whether They Are Worth A Damn Or Not Johnny Cash….But Light Their Sorry Asses Up Anyway! – Vince Lombardi and the “Greatest Prize the Game Can Offer”, Coaches Hot Seat NFL Blog, December 10, 2014

….but with the San Francisco 49ers loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday we would like to officially welcome Jim Harbaugh to the…

Hot Seat!

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The REAL question with Jim Harbaugh for anyone considering hiring Jimmy is…

Have you learned any lessons from the mistakes you made with the San Francisco 49ers especially pertaining to the decisions you make relative to Alex Smith and Aldon Smith?

That is the very first question we would ask Jim Harbaugh if we were the owner of a NFL team that was considering hiring Jim Harbaugh to be our head coach and Jimmy’s answer to the above question would be fascinating and very Damn revealing because most…

Pompous Arrogant Asses

…as is the case with Jim Harbaugh in our opinion NEVER learn a Damn thing from their mistakes and thus often make the same Damn mistakes over and over again.

Jim Harbaugh’s MAIN problem in our opinion: Jim Harbaugh views all of life and every interaction with every other human being as some kind of competition that Jim Harbaugh MUST win or Jim Harbaugh will feel like a failure which is a serious mental issue that can be fixed BUT the person with that perspective on life must admit he/she has a problem and deal with in a direct way.

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Jim Harbaugh would do well to look over the quotes of a man that we know that he and certainly we sure the Hell do respect…the Great Bill Walsh….

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, November 21, 2014 – Bill Walsh, Coaches Hot Seat NFL Blog, November 21, 2014

…but a few quotes in particular by Bill Walsh that Jim Harbaugh should pay extra close attention to are:

“The ability to help the people around me self-actualize their goals underlines the single aspect of my abilities and the label that I value most—teacher.”

And

“The trademark of a well-led organization in sports or business is that it’s virtually self-sustaining and self-directed—almost autonomous. To put it in a more personal way, if your staff doesn’t seem fully mobilized and energized until you enter the room, if they require your presence to carry on at the level of effort and excellence you have tried to install, your leadership has not percolated down.”

And

“Make each person in your employ very aware that his or her well-being has a high priority with the organization and that the well-being of the organization must be his or her highest professional priority.”

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“It was always my goal to create and maintain a working environment both on and off the field that had a sense of urgency and intensity but did not feel like we were in constant crisis mode.”

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“Clear thinking and overly charged emotions are usually antithetical.”

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“Afford each person the same respect, support, and fair treatment you would expect if your roles were reversed. Deal with people individually, not as objects who are part of a herd—that’s the critical factor.”

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“People matter most—more than equipment, investors, inventions, momentum, or X’s and O’s. People are at the heart of achieving organizational greatness.”

Read – Think – Learn and most importantly CHANGE Jimmy before you take on your next challenge or it will end in a…

Complete Freaking Disaster

…as well!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 16, 2014 – Socrates

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 16, 2014 – Socrates

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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

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“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”

And

“Let him that would move the world first move himself.”

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“It is not living that matters, but living rightly.”

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“He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.”

And

“By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”

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“He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”

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“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

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“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.”

And

“Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.”

And

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

And

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”

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“If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”

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“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”

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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

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“I shall never cease from the practice and teaching of philosophy, exhorting anyone whom I meet after my manner, and convincing him, saying: O my friend, why do you who are a citizen of the great and mighty and wise city of Athens, care so much about laying up the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation, and so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul, which you never regard or heed at all? Are you not ashamed of this? And if the person with whom I an arguing says: Yes, but I do care: I do not depart or let him go at once; I interrogate and examine and cross-examine him, and if I think that he has no virtue, but only says that he has, I reproach him with overvaluing the greater, and undervaluing the less. …For this is the command of God, as I would have you know…”

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“You will know that the divine is so great and of such a nature that it sees and hears everything at once, is present everywhere, and is concerned with everything.”

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“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”

And

“Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.”

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“Often when looking at a mass of things for sale, he would say to himself, ‘How many things I have no need of!””

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“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.”

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“I would rather die having spoken in my manner, than speak in your manner and live.  For neither in war nor yet in law ought any man use every way of escaping death.  For often in battle there is no doubt that if a man will throw away his arms, and fall on his knees before his pursuers, he may escape death, if a man is willing to say or do anything.  The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs deeper than death.”  

Wikipedia Page:   Socrates

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, December 15, 2014 – Plato

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, December 15, 2014 – Plato

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“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.”

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“A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.”

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“And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.”

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“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”

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“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”

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“For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.”

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“I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.”

And

“Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.”

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“Life must be lived as play.”

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“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

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“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

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“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

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“If on the other hand I tell you that to let no day pass without discussing goodness and all the other subjects about which you hear me talking and examining both myself and others is really the very best thing that a man can do, and that life without this sort of examination is not worth living.”

And

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”

And

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”

And

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

And

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

And

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

And

“There is truth in wine and children”

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“Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil.”

And

“Those who tell the stories rule society.”

And

“There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.”

And

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.”

And

“Death is not the worst that can happen to men.”

And

“Character is simply habit long continued.”

Wikipedia:  Plato

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, December 14, 2014 – Neil Simon

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, December 14, 2014 – Neil Simon

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“New York is not Mecca. It just smells like it.”

And

“There are two million interesting people in New York and only seventy-eight in Los Angeles.”

And

“You’re a witness. You’re always standing around watching what’s happening, scribbling in your book what other people do. You have to get in the middle of it. You have to take sides. Make a contribution to the fight. Any fight. The one you believe in.”

And

“Once you start compromising your thoughts, you’re a candidate for mediocrity.”

And

“I love living. I have some problems with my life, but living is the best thing they’ve come up with so far.”

And

“I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you’ll be a person worthy of your own respects.”

And

“If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.”

And

“In a sense, everything you write is autobiographical because it is going through your brain, so it comes out like litmus paper, it always catches some of who you are.”

And

“If you can go through life without ever experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet.”

And

“Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending.”

And

“Money brings some happiness. But after a certain point, it just brings more money.”

Wikipedia:  Neil Simon

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 13, 2014 – John Heisman

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 13, 2014 – John Heisman

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“Don’t cuss. Don’t argue with the officials. And don’t lose the game.”

And

“When you find your opponent’s weak spot, hammer it.”

And

“To break training without permission is an act of treason.”

And

“When in doubt, punt!”

And

“The true football fan pays no attention to time or mileage when there is a big game to see.”

And

“Coaches should be masterful, commanding, even dictatorial. A coach has no time to say “please” or “mister.” Occasionally he must be severe.”

Wikipedia:  John Heisman

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