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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, November 23, 2013 – San Francisco

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, November 23, 2013 – San Francisco

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“San Francisco is a mad city – inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.” Rudyard Kipling

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“I hope I go to Heaven, and when I do, I’m going to do what every San Franciscan does when he gets there. He looks around and says, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.'” Herb Caen

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“Anyone who doesn’t have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me.” Anthony Bourdain

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“A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city.” Herb Caen

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“San Francisco is gone. Nothing remains of it but memories.” Jack London

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“San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don’t mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that’s what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.” George Halas

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“I grew up in Marin County north of San Francisco, and in the 1950s and ’60s it was a natural paradise.” Huey Lewis

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“You know what I like about San Francisco? The women are beautiful, fashionable and smart. San Francisco is one of the only cities I like to visit. I love New York and Chicago – I studied there, and L.A. has the same people as New York.” LeRoy Neiman

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“You know what it is? San Francisco is a golden handcuff with the key thrown away.” John Steinbeck

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“San Franciscans are very proud of their city, and they should be. It’s the most beautiful place in the world.” Robert Redford

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“If you’re alive, you can’t be bored in San Francisco. If you’re not alive, San Francisco will bring you to life.” William Saroyan

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“San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.” Paul Kantner

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“The ultimate (travel destination) for me would be one perfect day in San Francisco. It’s a perfect 72 degrees, clear, the sky bright blue. I’d start down at Fisherman’s Wharf with someone I really like and end with a romantic dinner and a ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. There’s no city like it anywhere. And, if I could be there with the girl of my dreams, that would be the ultimate.” Larry King

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“Leaving San Francisco is like saying goodbye to an old sweetheart. You want to linger as long as possible.” Walter Kronkite

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“What fetched me instantly (and thousands of other newcomers with me) was the subtle but unmistakeable sense of escape from the United States.” H.L. Mencken

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“Every man should be allowed to love two cities, his own and San Francisco.” Gene Fowler

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“God took the beauty of the Bay of Naples, the Valley of the Nile, the Swiss Alps, the Hudson River Valley, rolled them into one and made San Francisco Bay.” Fiorello La Guardia

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“I don’t think San Francisco needs defending. I never meet anyone who doesn’t love the place, Americans or others.” Doris Lessing

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” I don’t like San Francisco. I love it!” Dorothy Lamour

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“I like the fog that creeps over the whole city every night about five, and the warm protective feeling it gives…and lights of San Francisco at night, the fog horn, the bay at dusk and the little flower stands where spring flowers appear before anywhere else in the country…But, most of all, I like the view of the ocean from the Cliff House.” Irene Dunne

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“We’re crazy about this city. First time we came here, we walked the streets all day – all over town – and nobody hassled us. People smiled, friendly-like, and we knew we could live here……Los Angeles? That’s just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for a trip to San Francisco……And the beautiful old houses and the strange light. We’ve never been in a city with light like this. We sit in our hotel room for hours, watching the fog come in, the light change.” John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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“Cities are like gentlemen, they are born, not made. You are either a city, or you are not, size has nothing to do with it. I bet San Francisco was a city from the very first time it had a dozen settlers. New York is “Yokel”, but San Francisco is “City at Heart”.” Will Rogers

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“San Francisco is one of the great cultural plateaus of the world — one of the really urbane communities in the United States — one of the truly cosmopolitan places and for many, many years, it always has had a warm welcome for human beings from all over the world.” Duke Ellington

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“I have always been rather better treated in San Francisco than I actually deserved.” Mark Twain

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“It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world.” Oscar Wilde

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“Money lives in New York. Power sits in Washington. Freedom sips Cappuccino in a sidewalk cafe in San Francisco.” Joe Flower

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“I’m proud to have been a Yankee. But I have found more happiness and contentment since I came back home to San Francisco than any man has a right to deserve. This is the friendliest city in the world.” Joe DiMaggio

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“Chicago is the great American city, New York is one of the capitals of the world, and Los Angeles is a constellation of plastic; San Francisco is a lady” Norman Mailer,

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“You wouldn’t think such a place as San Francisco could exist. The wonderful sunlight there, the hills, the great bridges, the Pacific at your shoes. Beautiful Chinatown. Every race in the world. The sardine fleets sailing out. The little cable-cars whizzing down The City hills~. And all the people are open and friendly.” Dylan Thomas

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“The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.” Mark Twain

Wikipedia:  San Francisco

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, November 22, 2013 – John F. Kennedy

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, November 22, 2013 – John F. Kennedy

“For time and the world do not stand still.  Change is the law of life.  And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

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“Do not pray for easy lives.  Pray to be stronger men.”

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“Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.”

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“Things do not happen.  Things are made to happen.”

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“We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.”

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“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

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“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

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“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.”

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“A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today’s military rejects include tomorrow’s hard-core unemployed.”

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“All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words “Ich bin ein Berliner!””

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“Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.”

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“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”

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“History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”

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“In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it.”

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“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”

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“Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.”

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“Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.”

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“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.”

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“The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.”

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“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”

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“The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital… the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy.”

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“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”

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“There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.”

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“Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

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“Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.”

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“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”

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“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”

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“We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.”

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“I can assure you that every degree of mind and spirit that I possess will be devoted to the long-range interests of the United States and to the cause of freedom around the world.”

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“The great revolution in the history of man, past, present and future, is the revolution of those determined to be free.”

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“All students, members of the faculty, and public officials in both Mississippi and the Nation will be able, it is hoped, to return to their normal activities with full confidence in the integrity of American law. This is as it should be, for our Nation is founded on the principle that observance of the law is the eternal safeguard of liberty and defiance of the law is the surest road to tyranny. The law which we obey includes the final rulings of the courts, as well as the enactments of our legislative bodies. Even among law-abiding men few laws are universally loved, but they are uniformly respected and not resisted. Americans are free, in short, to disagree with the law but not to disobey it. For in a government of laws and not of men, no man, however prominent or powerful, and no mob however unruly or boisterous, is entitled to defy a court of law. If this country should ever reach the point where any man or group of men by force or threat of force could long defy the commands of our court and our Constitution, then no law would stand free from doubt, no judge would be sure of his writ, and no citizen would be safe from his neighbors.”

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“‘Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”

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“And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worth while, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: “I served in the United States Navy.”

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“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

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“The complacent, the self-indulgent, the soft societies are about to be swept away with the debris of history. Only the strong, only the industrious, only the determined, only the courageous, only the visionary who determine the real nature of our struggle can possibly survive.”

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“No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition. And both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support the Administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed.
I not only could not stifle controversy among your readers–I welcome it. This Administration intends to be candid about its errors; for as a wise man once said: “An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” We intend to accept full responsibility for our errors; and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.”

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“Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed–and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment– the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution- -not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply “give the public what it wants”–but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold, educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.

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This means greater coverage and analysis of international news–for it is no longer far away and foreign but close at hand and local. It means greater attention to improved understanding of the news as well as improved transmission. And it means, finally, that government at all levels, must meet its obligation to provide you with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest limits of national security–and we intend to do it.”

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“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. We propose to accelerate the development of the appropriate lunar space craft. We propose to develop alternate liquid and solid fuel boosters, much larger than any now being developed, until certain which is superior. We propose additional funds for other engine development and for unmanned explorations—explorations which are particularly important for one purpose which this nation will never overlook: the survival of the man who first makes this daring flight. But in a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon—if we make this judgment affirmatively, it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.”

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“And if there is one path above all others to war, it is the path of weakness and disunity.”

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“For a city or a people to be truly free they must have the secure right, without economic, political or police pressure, to make their own choice and to live their own lives.”

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“I pledge you that we will neither commit nor provoke aggression, that we shall neither flee nor invoke the threat of force, that we shall never negotiate out of fear, we shall never fear to negotiate.”

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“Terror is not a new weapon. Throughout history it has been used by those who could not prevail, either by persuasion or example. But inevitably they fail, either because men are not afraid to die for a life worth living, or because the terrorists themselves came to realize that free men cannot be frightened by threats, and that aggression would meet its own response. And it is in the light of that history that every nation today should know, be he friend or foe, that the United States has both the will and the weapons to join free men in standing up to their responsibilities.”

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“In short, we are neither “warmongers” nor “appeasers,” neither “hard” nor “soft.” We are Americans, determined to defend the frontiers of freedom, by an honorable peace if peace is possible, but by arms if arms are used against us. And if we are to move forward in that spirit, we shall need all the calm and thoughtful citizens that this great University can produce, all the light they can shed, all the wisdom they can bring to bear. It is customary, both here and around the world, to regard life in the United States as easy. Our advantages are many. But more than any other people on earth, we bear burdens and accept risks unprecedented in their size and their duration, not for ourselves alone but for all who wish to be free.”

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“As apt and applicable as the Declaration of Independence is today, we would do well to honor that other historic document drafted in this hall–the Constitution of the United States. For it stressed not independence but interdependence–not the individual liberty of one but the indivisible liberty of all.”

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“No man can fully grasp how far and how fast we have come, but condense, if you will, the 50 thousand years of man’s recorded history in a time span of but a half-century. Stated in these terms, we know very little about the first 40 years, except at the end of them advanced man had learned to use the skins of animals to cover them. Then about 10 years ago, under this standard, man emerged from his caves to construct other kinds of shelter. Only five years ago man learned to write and use a cart with wheels. Christianity began less than two years ago. The printing press came this year, and then less than two months ago, during this whole 50-year span of human history, the steam engine provided a new source of power. Newton explored the meaning of gravity. Last month electric lights and telephones and automobiles and airplanes became available. Only last week did we develop penicillin and television and nuclear power, and now if America’s new spacecraft succeeds in reaching Venus, we will have literally reached the stars before midnight tonight.”

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“Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it—we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.”

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“Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, “Because it is there.” Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.”

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“The 1930’s taught us a clear lesson: aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged ultimately leads to war.”

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“The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are; but it is one of the most consistent with our character and our courage as a nation and our commitments around the world. The cost of freedom is always high — but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and this is the path of surrender or submission. Our goal is not victory of might but the vindication of right — not peace at the expense of freedom, but both peace and freedom, here in this hemisphere and, we hope, around the world. God willing, that goal will be achieved. Thank you, and good night.”

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“In short, both the United States and its allies, and the Soviet Union and its allies, have a mutually deep interest in a just and genuine peace and in halting the arms race. Agreements to this end are in the interests of the Soviet Union as well as ours—and even the most hostile nations can be relied upon to accept and keep those treaty obligations, and only those treaty obligations, which are in their own interest. So, let us not be blind to our differences—but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”

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“This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”

Wikipedia:  John F. Kennedy

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, November 21, 2013 – Ulysses S. Grant

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, November 21, 2013 – Ulysses S. Grant

“Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.”

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“I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally.”

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“If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.”

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“In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.”

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“Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.”

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“Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.”

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“The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.”

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“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”

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“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.”

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“The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable.”

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“…but for a soldier his duty is plain. He is to obey the orders of all those placed over him and whip the enemy wherever he meets him.”

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“Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.”

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“There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.”

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“Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was accomplished.”

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“I never held a council of war in my life. I heard what men had to say – the stream of talk at headquarters – but I made up my own mind, and from my written orders my staff got their first knowledge of what was to be done. No living man knew of plans”

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“I have acted in every instance from a conscientious desire to do what was right, constitutional, within the law, and for the very best interests of the whole people. Failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent.”

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“The one thing I never want to see again is a military parade. When I resigned from the army and went to a farm I was happy. When the rebellion came, I returned to the service because it was a duty. I had no thought of rank; all I did was try and make”

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“No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.”
To General S.B. Buckner, Fort Donelson, February 16, 1862

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“God gave us Lincoln and Liberty, let us fight for both.”
A toast made by Grant before his operations in the Vicksburg Campaign, February 22, 1863

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“I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer.”
Dispatch to Washington, during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. May 11, 1864

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“I propose to receive the surrender of the Army of N. Va. on the following terms, to wit: Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duplicate. One copy to be given to an officer designated by me, the other to be retained by such officer or officers as you may designate. The officers to give their individual paroles not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged, and each company or regimental commander sign a like parole for the men of their commands. The arms, artillery and public property to be parked and stacked, and turned over to the officer appointed by me to receive them. This will not embrace the side-arms of the officers, nor their private horses or baggage. This done, each officer and man will be allowed to return to their homes, not to be disturbed by United States authority so long as they observe their paroles and the laws in force where they may reside.”
Terms of surrender, given to General Robert E. Lee after the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, April 9, 1865

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“Though I have been trained as a soldier, and participated in many battles, there never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. I look forward to an epoch when a court, recognized by all nations, will settle international differences, instead of keeping large standing armies as they do in Europe.”

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“The will of the people is the best law.”

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“Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do. Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command, and try to think what we are going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do.”

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I had known General Lee in the old army, and had served with him in the Mexican War; but did not suppose, owing to the difference in our age and rank, that he would remember me, while I would more naturally remember him distinctly, because he was the chief of staff of General Scott in the Mexican War.

When I had left camp that morning I had not expected so soon the result that was then taking place, and consequently was in rough garb. I was without a sword, as I usually was when on horseback on the field, and wore a soldier’s blouse for a coat, with the shoulder straps of my rank to indicate to the army who I was. When I went into the house I found General Lee. We greeted each other, and after shaking hands took our seats. I had my staff with me, a good portion of whom were in the room during the whole of the interview.

What General Lee’s feelings were I do not know. As he was a man of much dignity, with an impassible face, it was impossible to say whether he felt inwardly glad that the end had finally come, or felt sad over the result, and was too manly to show it. Whatever his feelings, they were entirely concealed from my observation; but my own feelings, which had been quite jubilant on the receipt of his letter, were sad and depressed. I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse. I do not question, however, the sincerity of the great mass of those who were opposed to us.

Our conversation grew so pleasant that I almost forgot the object of our meeting. After the conversation had run on in this style for some time, General Lee called my attention to the object of our meeting, and said that he had asked for this interview for the purpose of getting from me the terms I proposed to give his army. I said that I meant merely that his army should lay down their arms, not to take them up again during the continuance of the war unless duly and properly exchanged. He said that he had so understood my letter. Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, 1885

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“The cause of the great War of the Rebellion against the United Status will have to be attributed to slavery. For some years before the war began it was a trite saying among some politicians that “A state half slave and half free cannot exist.” All must become slave or all free, or the state will go down. I took no part myself in any such view of the case at the time, but since the war is over, reviewing the whole question, I have come to the conclusion that the saying is quite true.”

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We must go back to the campaigns of Napoleon to find equally brillant results accomplished in the same space of time with such a small loss.
Francis Vinton Greene in The Mississippi (1882) on Grant’s role in the Vicksburg campaign

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If Grant only does this thing right down there — I don’t care how, so long as he does it right — why, Grant is my man and I am his the rest of the war!
Abraham Lincoln on Grant’s Vicksburg campaign, July 5, 1863

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I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.
Statement attributed to Abraham Lincoln in response to complaints about Grant’s drinking habits, November 1863

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“He (Grant) habitually wears an expression as if he had determined to drive his head through a brick wall, and was about to do it.”
Col. Theodore Lyman. in Meade’s headquarters, 1863-1865

Wikipedia Page:  Ulysses S. Grant

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, November 20, 2013 – William Tecumseh Sherman

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, November 20, 2013 – William Tecumseh Sherman


“An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army.”

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“An army to be useful must be a unit, and out of this has grown the saying, attributed to Napoleon, but doubtless spoken before the days of Alexander, that an army with an inefficient commander was better than one with two able heads.”

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“Courage – a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.”

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“I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.”

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“I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.”

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“If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world but I am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast.”

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“I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don’t like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don’t solicit their opinions or votes.”

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“In our Country… one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.”

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“It’s a disagreeable thing to be whipped.”

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“My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.”

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“If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.”

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“I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.”

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“War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.”

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“Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.”

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“Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.”

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“War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.”

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“I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace.”

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“There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.”

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“There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.”

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“I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.”

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“If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.”

Wikipedia:  William Tecumseh Sherman

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NFL Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Tell These Hot Seat Coaches the Low Down TRUTH Johnny Cash!

NFL Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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Tell These Hot Seat Coaches the Low Down TRUTH Johnny Cash!

 

Top 7 NFL Head Coaches on the Post Week 11 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

 

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1.  Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys – With the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants surging as we head to the second-half of the NFL regular season Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and his football team are looking a…

Complete Freaking Disaster

…straight in the face that might just Pop Them in the Face this coming Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the Giants in a game that the Cowboys MUST WIN if they hope to stay near the top of the NFC East division.

Now at 5 – 5 on the season and coming off a bye-week the Cowboys have left to play in 2013…

At New York Giants
Oakland Raiders
At Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers
At Washington Redskins
Philadelphia Eagles

…and a loss on Sunday to the Giants with road trips to Chicago and Washington still on the schedule and home games against Green Bay and then against the Philadelphia Eagles in the last game of the regular season what was very probable only three weeks ago…

That the Dallas Cowboys would run away with the NFC East division

….will look next to Damn impossible with another loss on the board and that is why Jason Garrett is coaching for his head coaching future in the NFL in the next few weeks and if the Cowboys do falter one can only wonder what kind of nightmares that fans of the Dallas Cowboys will have to endure again as none other than…

Jerry Jones

…..will put himself in charge of hiring yet another head football coach in Dallas which up to this point since Barry Switzer resigned after the 1997 season has been nothing short of a…

Series of Complete Freaking Disasters for the Dallas Cowboys!

Oh, by the way IF the Dallas Cowboys do not win a Playoff game in 2013 that will make it now that…

The Dallas Cowboys would have only won ONE NFL Playoff Game in the last 18 seasons!

Jerry Jones must be so Damn proud!

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If only the mirrors at the Jerry Jones household could talk can you just imagine some of the stuff that Jones has said to himself over the last 18 years as he looked into those mirrors?

Like…in our opinion….

“Jerry, you’re the best my boy and don’t let anyone tell you any different!”

“Jerry, the NEXT head coach you hire will win three Super Bowl championships…..Hell, if I was the head coach of the Cowboys right now we would have won 10 Super Bowl championships already!….Hell, I should just name myself the Cowboys head coach and be done with it!”

“Jerry, you are a handsome fellow…and smart too…and of course I deserve full credit for those 3 Super Bowl championships since I bought the Cowboys and as for the last 18 years when we have won only one Playoff game these Damn coaches are to blame for not doing their Dam job……Oh, I hired all of those Damn coaches? Hell, it doesn’t matter….I get the credit when we win and the coaches and players get the blame when we lose because after all…..I am Jerry Jones…and you are a handsome devil!”

Does anyone else think that the last half of the 2013 NFL season is going to be great fun watching Jerry Jones and all of his family members that are on the payroll of the Dallas Cowboys meltdown as the Cowboys go into the toilet again?

Hell, that’s a loud HELL YES we just heard!

Get some popcorn, some peanuts, some cold beer and sit back and relax and watch the…

Jerry Jones Meltdown-Palooza Unfold!

 

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2.  Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings – With the Seattle Seahawks crushing of the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier’s overall win/loss record in four seasons with the team dropped to…

18 – 30 (.375)

….and the Vikings record in 2013 is a dreadful 2 – 8 so it is no Damn wonder that Frazier finds his rear-end on the Hot Seat and coaching for his job in the last-half of this NFL season.
The Minnesota Vikings have left to play this season….

At Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears
At Baltimore Ravens
Philadelphia Eagles
At Cincinnati Bengals
Detroit Lions

…..which is a pretty tough schedule and if the Vikings win more than…

4 Games in 2013

….we would be stunned and if the Vikings do only win 4 games this season that would be for Frazier….

3 Losing Seasons in 4 Years on the Job

….and would in our opinion lead to a head coaching change in Minnesota come December.

 

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3.  Rex Ryan, New York Jets – Not that we would know what goes through the mind of an NFL owner worth over a Billion Dollars BUT if we were the owners of the New York Jets we would be wondering in the aftermath of the Jets losing to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday by a score of…

37 – 14

…..something like…

Just what in the Freaking Hell is wrong with Rex Ryan and my Damn football team?

The Jets barely beat the Tampa Bay Bucs in Week 1 after a fluke penalty that gave the Jets a free win

The Jets barely lost to the New England Patriots in Week 2 by 3 points

The Jets beat the Buffalo Bills by 7 points in Week 3

The Jets lost to the Tennessee Titans in Week 4….by 25 points!

The Jets barely beat the pitiful Atlanta Falcons in Week 5

The Jets lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6

The Jets won in overtime against the New England Patriots in Week 7

The Jets got the Hell beat out of them by 40 points in Week 8 by the Bengals

The Jets beat the New Orleans Saints in Week 9

The Jets lost by 23 points to the Buffalo Bills in Week 10

What the Freaking Hell is going on here?

In our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat if the Jets ownership asked us…

What the Freaking Hell is going on here?

….we would say very clearly and very concisely the following:

Your Freaking Football Team is Very Damn Poorly Coached that is What the Freaking Hell is going on here!

In our opinion of course.

Rex Ryan and the New York Jets are now 5 – 5 on the season and they have these games left to play…

At Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins
Oakland Raiders
Carolina Panthers
Cleveland Browns
At Miami Dolphins

….and more than likely any AFC team that gets to 8 Wins in 2013 will claim the second Wild Card spot in the Playoffs and that means the Jets two games against the Miami Dolphins will determine not only if the Jets will make the Playoffs this season but whether Rex Ryan will be back to coach the Jets in 2014.

First up though is a critical game at the Baltimore Ravens that the New York Jets just flat-out CANNOT LOSE…..PERIOD.

 

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4.  Mike Munchak, Tennessee Titans – Even with the Titans now at 4 – 6 on the season after their two disastrous losses the last two weeks to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts the Titans still have a decent chance to make the Playoffs IF they can get to 8 wins in 2013 and with these games left to play this season…

At Oakland Raiders
At Indianapolis Colts
At Denver Broncos
Arizona Cardinals
At Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans

…..it will take some Reach Very Damn Deep Football for the Titans in the next three weeks of all road games at Oakland, At Indianapolis and at Denver IF the Titans are going to make a run to that 8 win mark this season.

NFL Hall of Famer Mike Munchak has now been with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans organization for 32 NFL seasons and it would be a Damn shame if the Titans had to fire him after this or next season for non-performance as the head football coach at Tennessee and that is why Munchak better get his football team righted and quick before things get very uncomfortable for everyone in Nashville.

 

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5.  Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins – Just like the New York Jets the 5 – 5 Miami Dolphins still have a very good opportunity to make it to the Playoffs this season if they can find some wins down the stretch but unlike the Jets the Dolphins have quite a tough schedule left to play in 2013….

Carolina Panthers
At New York Jets
At Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots
At Buffalo Bills
New York Jets

…..and around those two critical games with the Jets in the last six weeks of the season the Dolphins have very little margin for error starting with a game against the surging Carolina Panthers this coming Sunday in Miami.

In our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat IF the Miami Dolphins do not make the Playoffs this season and IF the NFL’s inquiry into what was going on inside the Dolphins organization in the Incognito – Martin fiasco comes out negative at all relative to how the Dolphins football team was being run then….

Joe Philbin will be fired come December

…..and if we were Joe Philbin we would work like Hell in the next six weeks because an NFL head coach can probably be forgiven for running a shoddy and immature organization IF he is winning and going to the Playoffs BUT if the team is not winning….

Forget About It!

 

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6.  Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Not that we have any inside information on what is going on in the minds of the owners of the Tampa Bay Bucs BUT if we were the owners of the Bucs and we were considering whether we should fire Tampa head coach Greg Schiano we would be focused on two things the rest of the 2013 season:

Is the football team getting better and winning football games?

AND

Is the atmosphere and attitude of the Bucs locker room positive?

Unless the answers to both of the questions were an unequivocal….

YES!

….we would be giving a lot of though to who we might hire to replace Greg Schiano come December and there are a handful of experienced and ready to be head coach – assistant coaches in the NFL right now that would be on our short list of 3 to 7 coaches we would be considering for the job if Schiano cannot get things turned around in Tampa.

The Tampa Bay Bucs are now 2 – 8 on the season after their win over the floundering Atlanta Falcons on Sunday and the Bucs have left to play this season…

At Detroit Lions
At Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills
San Francisco 49ers
At St. Louis Rams
At New Orleans Saints

…..which is a very Damn tough schedule to end the 2013 regular season and just us guessing we would be stunned if the Bucs won more than…

2 of their last 6 games

….which would put the Bucs record this season at…

4 – 14

….and very few head coaches survive a 4 – 14 record any more unless their football team is moving forward and with six games left on the schedule that judgment is still to be determined by Greg Schiano and his Tampa Bay Bucs football team.

 

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7.  Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders – After the Raiders win over the Houston Texans on Sunday the Raiders record is now 4 – 6 and amazingly the Raiders are also only…

ONE Game out the last AFC Wild Card Spot

…..which means there is still a chance for Oakland head coach Dennis Allen to make a case on why he should return as the Raiders head coach in 2014 and the words of the Great Al Davis should tell Allen all that he needs to do to hang onto his job….

“Just Win Baby!”

The Raiders are 4 – 6 and have left to play in 2013…

Tennessee Titans
At Dallas Cowboys
At New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs
At San Diego Chargers
Denver Broncos

….and though it is easy to look ahead to some of the tough games the Raiders have to play down the home-stretch of the season if Oakland doesn’t beat the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at home then they will have in our opinion…

A Helluva Tough Time

…..getting into the Playoffs or coming anywhere near the 8 wins or so that Dennis Allen needs this season to return as the Raiders head coach in 2014.

Uhhh…..Coach Hard Dennis Allen….like your job is on the line…..Because It Is!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – Abraham Lincoln

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – Abraham Lincoln

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“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow, this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”  

The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

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“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

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“All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.”

And

“Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.”

And

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”

And

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

And

“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.”

And

“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.”

And

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

And

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.”

And

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

And

“Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.”

And

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

And

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

And

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”

And

“I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end… I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.”

And

“I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”

And

“I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.”

And

“I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.”

And

“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”

And

“If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.”

And

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

And

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”

And

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

And

“Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.”

And

“The assertion that “all men are created equal” was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.”

And

“These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.”

And

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

And

“You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.”

And

“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.”

And

“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.”

And

“The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall our selves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.”  Second State of the Union Address, December 1, 1862

And

“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? — Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! — All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” Lycecum Address, 1838

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“Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature — opposition to it, in his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks, and throes, and convulsions must ceaselessly follow. Repeal the Missouri Compromise — repeal all compromises — repeal the Declaration of Independence — repeal all past history, you still can not repeal human nature. It still will be the abundance of man’s heart, that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.”

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Lincoln’s War, The Untold Story of American’s Greatest President as Commander in Chief by Geoffrey Perret

Here is a great excerpt from that book that happened just after the First Battle of Bull Run, August 1861:

“Dozens of regiments had set up impromptu around Fort Corcoran, on Arlington Heights. Every day these canvas congeries trembled like leaves in the wind as fresh rumors of an impending Confederate attack. And every day Lincoln heard fresh stories of demoralized troops, mutinous regiments, poor discipline. Some regiments were entitled to – and clamoring for – an immediate discharge, their ninety-day service complete. The War Department’s officers seemed to busy for the burdensome task of mustering them out. Unchecked, however, mutinous sentiments could spread through camps like a virulent disease.

Lincoln decided to see for himself, and Seward went with him. A few days after Bull Run, they rode across the Potomac in an open carriage on an impromptu visit to the troops. What greeted them was redoubts spreading across the landscape, tents sprouting like mushrooms in nearly every direction, dusty roads, a cross-hatching of cart tracks, men milling or lolling about, few signs of order or purpose. Yet the District, on edge for its safety, has more than enough men to defend it – if the men chose.

As the carriage rattled along towards Fort Corcoran, a red-bearded colonel strode up: William Tecumseh Sherman. He had commanded a brigade at Bull Run, superbly. Sherman asked if the President had come to see the troops. “Yes,” said Lincoln. “We heard that you had got over the big scare and we thought we would come over and see the boys.”

Sherman got into the carriage, giving the driver directions to a camp at the top of a small hill. Sitting next to Lincoln, he asked if the President intended to speak to the men. “I would like to,” said Lincoln.

Sherman said he no objection to that, but he did not want cheering, “No hurrahing, no humbug. We had enough of it before Bull Run to spoil any set of them.” None worse than the 69 th New York, filled with Irishmen angry at not being discharged. Sherman had rebuked one of the officers of lax discipline.

Standing in the carriage, Lincoln gave an impromptu talk to Sherman’s troops: bravery, sacrifice, gratitude, a glorious future. The men began to cheer, but he held up his hand. “Don’t cheer boys, I confess I rather like it myself, but Colonel Sherman says it is not military, and I guess we had better defer to his opinion.”

Closing his impromptu peroration, Lincoln said that as Commander in Chief, he was determined that every man should be treated exactly as the law required: his indirect promise that those entitled to a discharge would soon have one. As the carriage moved on, a young officer ran after it, calling out piteously, “Mr. Lincoln! Mr. Lincoln!”

Lincoln ordered the driver to stop. Here was the officer of the 69 th New York whom Sherman had criticized, panting hard. “Mr. President, I have a cause of grievance. This morning I went to speak to Colonel Sherman, and he threatened to shoot me.”

“I told him Mr. President, that if he refused to obey my order, I would shoot him on the spot,” said Sherman. “And I here repeat it, sir, that if I remain in command here, and he or any other man refuses to obey my orders, I’ll shoot him on the spot.”

Lincoln bent forward. “My lad, if I were you, and he threatened to shoot, I would not trust him, for I believe he would do it!” The troops, until then sympathetic to the officer, howled with laughter.

Both Seward and Lincoln were impressed by the comparative tidiness of the camps of Sherman’s regiments. “This is the first bright moment I’ve experienced since the battle,” Lincoln told Sherman before riding off. From his own military experience, he knew that neatness and cleanliness is an army spelled discipline; neglect was a signal of trouble to come.”

End of excerpt from Lincoln’s War

Wikipedia:  Abraham Lincoln

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, November 18, 2013 – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, November 18, 2013 – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Character is higher than intellect.”

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“I cannot find language of sufficient energy to convey my sense of the sacredness of private integrity.”

And

“A little integrity is better than any career. “

And

“Every industrious man, in every lawful calling, is a useful man. And one principal reason why men are so often useless is that they neglect their own profession or calling, and divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits.”

And

“What you do thunders so loudly in my ears I cannot hear what you say.”

And

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.”

And

“We are always getting ready to live but never living.”

And

“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.”

And

“To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men that is genius. “

And

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

And

“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”

And

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.”

And

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

And

“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.”

And

“A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.”

And

“A man is what he thinks about all day long.”

And

“As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.”

And

“Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.”

And

“Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.”

And

“It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, ‘always do what you are afraid to do.”

And

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”

And

“To be great is to be misunderstood.”

And

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

And

“Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.”

And

“With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.”

And

“If the colleges were better, if they … had the power of imparting valuable thought, creative principles, truths which become powers, thoughts which become talents, — if they could cause that a mind not profound should become profound, — we should all rush to their gates: instead of contriving inducements to draw students, you would need to set police at the gates to keep order in the in-rushing multitude.”

And

“Only the great generalizations survive. The sharp words of the Declaration of Independence, lampooned then and since as ‘glittering generalities,’ have turned out blazing ubiquities that will burn forever and ever.”

And

“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.”

And

“Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.”

And

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.”

And

“The charming landscape which I saw this morning, is indubitably made up of some twenty or thirty farms. Miller owns this field, Locke that, and Manning the woodland beyond. But none of them owns the landscape. There is a property in the horizon which no man has but he whose eye can integrate all the parts, that is, the poet. This is the best part of these men’s farms, yet to this their warranty-deeds give no title. To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, becomes part of his daily food.”

And

“But genius looks forward: the eyes of men are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead: man hopes: genius creates.”

And

“There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but though his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.”

And

“Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.”

And

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. Great men have always done so.”

And

“Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.”

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“Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing. Act singly, and what you have already done singly will justify you now. Greatness appeals to the future. If I can be firm enough to-day to do right, and scorn eyes, I must have done so much right before as to defend me now. Be it how it will, do right now. Always scorn appearances, and you always may. The force of character is cumulative.”

And

“Hence, the less government we have, the better, — the fewer laws, and the less confided power. The antidote to this abuse of formal Government, is, the influence of private character, the growth of the Individual.”

And

“Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.”

And

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”

Wikipedia:  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, November 17, 2013 – Joseph Campbell

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, November 17, 2013 – Joseph Campbell

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

And

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”

And

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”

And

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”

And

“Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?”

And

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”

And

“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”

And

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”

And

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.”

And

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”

And

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

And

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”

And

“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.”

And

“When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.”

And

“Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.”

And

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”

And

“It’s only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself if not of the world.”

And

“The achievement of the hero is one that he is ready for and it’s really a manifestation of his character.”

And

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That’s what it’s all finally about.”

And

“One thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.”

And

“The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy-not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call “following your bliss.”

And

“The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man. …Tragedy is the shattering of the forms and of our attachment to the forms… the two are the terms of a single mythological theme… the down-going and the up-coming (kathados and anodos), which together constitute the totality of the revelation that is life, and which the individual must know and love if he is to be purged (katharsis=purgatorio) of the contagion of sin (disobedience to the divine will) and death (identification with the mortal form). “All things are changing; nothing dies…”

And

“Eternity isn’t some later time. Eternity isn’t a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. There’s a wonderful formula that the Buddhists have for the Bodhisattva, the one whose being (sattva) is illumination (bodhi), who realizes his identity with eternity and at the same time his participation in time. And the attitude is not to withdraw from the world when you realize how horrible it is, but to realize that this horror is simply the foreground of a wonder and to come back and participate in it. “All life is sorrowful” is the first Buddhist saying, and it is. It wouldn’t be life if there were not temporality involved which is sorrow. Loss, loss, loss.”

And

“Follow your bliss.”

And

“Bill Moyers: Unlike heroes such as Prometheus or Jesus, we’re not going on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves.
Joseph Campbell: But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes, there’s no doubt about it. The world without spirit is a wasteland. People have the notion of saving the world by shifting things around, changing the rules, and who’s on top, and so forth. No, no! Any world is a valid world if it’s alive. The thing to do is to bring life to it, and the only way to do that is to find in your own case where the life is and become alive yourself.”

And

“Marx teaches us to blame society for our frailties, Freud teaches us to blame our parents, and astrology teaches us to blame the universe. The only place to look for blame is within: you didn’t have the guts to bring up your full moon and live the life that was your potential.”

Wikipedia:  Joseph Campbell

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, November 16, 2013 – Jesse Owens

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, November 16, 2013 – Jesse Owens

“A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.”

And

“Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.”

And

“I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up.”

And

“I always loved running – it was something you could do by yourself and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”

And

“If you don’t try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody’s back yard. The thrill of competing carries with it the thrill of a gold medal. One wants to win to prove himself the best.”

And

“One chance is all you need.”

And

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.”

And

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”

And

“I wanted no part of politics. And I wasn’t in Berlin to compete against any one athlete. The purpose of the Olympics, anyway, was to do your best. As I’d learned long ago from Charles Riley, the only victory that counts is the one over yourself.”

And

“To a sprinter, the hundred-yard dash is over in three seconds, not nine or ten. The first ‘second’ is when you come out of the blocks. The next is when you look up and take your first few strides to attain gain position. By that time the race is actually about half over. The final ‘second’ – the longest slice of time in the world for an athlete – is that last half of the race, when you really bear down and see what you’re made of. It seems to take an eternity, yet is all over before you can think what’s happening.”

And

“I fought, I fought harder . . . but one cell at a time, panic crept into my body, taking me over.”  –on almost not qualifying for the Olympic finals in long jump

And

“I decided I wasn’t going to come down. I was going to fly. I was going to stay up in the air forever.”  –on his final leap in long-jump competition, a record-breaking 26 feet, 5 and 5/16 inches

And

“It dawned on me with blinding brightness. I realized: I had jumped into another rare kind of stratosphere – one that only a handful of people in every generation are lucky enough to know.”  
–on his Olympic achievements

Wikipedia:  Jesse Owens

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NFL Week 11 MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams – 13 NFL Head Coaches Facing MUST WIN Games in Week 11

NFL Week 11 MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams

 

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Mike Munchak and the Tennessee Titans found another new way to lose a close game on Thursday night to the Indianapolis Colts at home and with the Titans now at…

4 – 6

….on the season and two games out of the last AFC Wild Card spot there is going to be very little margin for error for Munchak and the Titans down the stretch of the football season.

The 4 – 6 Titans have left to play in 2013…

At Oakland Raiders
At Indianapolis Colts
At Denver Broncos
Arizona Cardinals
At Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans

….which to we can only say the Titans better Damn beat the Raiders a week from Sunday of they may be out of the Playoff picture completely with games at the Colts and at the Broncos in the next two weeks following the game in Oakland.

In his third season as the head coach of the Tennessee Titans Mike Munchak has posted a win/loss record of…

19 – 23

…..and to keep from getting fired from his current job come December the Titans better Damn play some good football down the stretch because a collapse of the Titans in the next few weeks could lead to head coaching change in Nashville and that is about the last thing this franchise needs right now so…

Coach Hard Mike Munchak!

 

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Rex Ryan, New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills – Whether newly acquired Ed Reed can help the New York Jets or not it makes sense for Jets head coach Rex Ryan to do whatever he can to bolster his team’s roster because it is…

Put Up OR Get Fired Time

….for Rex Ryan in New York!

The New York Jets are now 5 – 4 on the season and are in the Playoffs as of right now which means that the pressure is really on and makes each and every game HUGE in determining whether Ryan will be back to coach the Jets in 2014 and this week’s game at the Bills is DOUBLY HUGE because of what comes next….

At Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins
Oakland Raiders
At Carolina Panthers
Cleveland Browns
At Miami Dolphins

If one looks at the current Playoff Standings at ESPN they find that the Jets are one game up on the Dolphins, Browns, Ravens and Chargers for the last Wild Card spot in the AFC and wins in the next couple of weeks over the Bills and Ravens coupled with two wins at home against the Dolphins and Raiders would all but seal a Playoff spot for the Jets….BUT…..the Jets MUST first beat the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Lose to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and to the Baltimore Ravens next week and Rex Ryan’s rear-end will be on fire and his head coaching career will be almost over so…

YES….the Buffalo Bills is a MUST WIN Game for Rex Ryan and the Jets!

 

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Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles – In four seasons as the head coach of the Washington Redskins Mike Shanahan has put up records of…

2010:  6 – 10
2011:  5 – 11
2012:  10 – 6
2013:  3 – 6

Overall:  24 – 32

….and it is our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat NFL that Shanahan will not get another season to coach the Redskins unless his team wins at least…

8 Games in 2013

….and with Washington now at 3 – 6 on the season and these games still left to play…

At Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers
New York Giants
Kansas City Chiefs
At Atlanta Falcons
Dallas Cowboys
At New York Giants

….a loss at Philadelphia on Sunday and with the 49ers a week away the beginning of the end of the Mike Shanahan-era with the Redskins may occur in the City of Brotherly Love this weekend.

YES….the Philadelphia Eagles is a MUST WIN Game for Mike Shanahan and the Washington Redskins

 

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Chip Kelly, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins – Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles are a respectable 5 – 5 in his first season with the football team but MOST interestingly the Eagles are…

0 – 4 at Home
5 – 1 on the Road

….and this Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins at home is a good spot to change that home-losing trend and start a move towards the Playoffs with two more homes games coming up in the next two weeks.

Now at 5 – 5 on the season the Eagles have left to play…

Washington Redskins
Arizona Cardinals
Detroit Lions
At Minnesota Vikings
Chicago Bears
At Dallas Cowboys

….and probably needing 9 wins to claim the NFC East division title this season the Eagles “making some hay” in these next three home games against the Redskins, Cardinals and Lions is CRITICAL to Kelly and his football team if they want to make the Playoffs in 2013.

YES….the Washington Redskins is a MUST WIN Game for Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles.

 

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Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Bucs – Whatever the Hell has gone wrong with the Atlanta Falcons in 2013 if there is one thing we would recommend to Falcons head coach Mike Smith it is…

Finish the 2013 Season Strong

…..because Falcons’ owner Arthur Blank will be in a very bad mood the entire offseason if his football team mails it in the rest of 2013 beginning with the game on Sunday against the ONE Win Bucs.

Now at 2 – 7 on the season the Falcons have left to play in 2013…

At Tampa Bay Bucs
New Orleans Saints
At Buffalo Bills
At Green Bay Packers
Washington Redskins
At San Francisco 49ers
Carolina Panthers

….and if the Falcons just play solid fundamental football and do not “mail it in” then they should be able to win at least…

5 Games in 2013

….and anything less than 5 Wins in 2013 and Mike Smith will begin the 2014 NFL season on the Hot Seat!

YES…..the Tampa Bay Bucs is a MUST WIN Game for Mike Smith and the Atlanta Falcons.

 

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Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Atlanta Falcons – There is probably very little that Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Greg Schiano can do to save his job with the Bucs save his football team running the table with wins the rest of the season BUT the Bucs can make things difficult for some other teams in the NFL starting with a game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday which has a head coach that is rapidly ascending towards the Hot Seat as well.

Now at 1 – 8 on the season the Bucs still have to play…

Atlanta Falcons
At Detroit Lions
At Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills
San Francisco 49ers
At St. Louis Rams
At New Orleans Saints

….which are some very tough games against 4 probable Playoff teams so best case scenario the Bucs are looking at around…

3 or 4 Wins in 2013

…..and that would probably get Greg Schiano fired come December….BUT…..one never knows if even people worth Hundreds of Millions of Dollars would want to eat the $10 Million Plus Dollars that the owners of the Bucs would owe Schiano if they sent him packing at the end of the season.

YES….the Atlanta Falcons is a MUST WIN Game for Greg Schiano and the Tampa Bay Bucs

 

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Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – In a season in which Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz needs to take his team to the Playoffs or face…

“You’re Fired!”

….come December the Detroit Lions are now leading the NFC North division and have an opportunity in the next couple of weeks with games against the Steelers and Bucs to open up a little space between NFC North division foes which makes this Sunday’s game against the Steelers a…

MUST WIN Game for Jim Schwartz and the Detroit Lions.

 

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Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Detroit Lions – Since that Pittsburgh Steelers Playoff loss to the Tim Tebow lead Denver Broncos in the 2011 – 2012 season the Steelers win/loss record has been…

11 – 14

….and 1 Super Bowl Win and another Super Bowl Trip or not the above kind of record will get your rear-end fired in Pittsburgh and that is why Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin needs some wins and fast to keep from landing his rear-end on the Hot Seat.

The Steelers are now 3 – 6 on the season and have these games still left to play….

Detroit Lions
At Cleveland Browns
At Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins
Cincinnati Bengals
At Green Bay Packers
Cleveland Browns

….which makes this Sunday’s home game especially critical because a loss to the Lions in this spot with road games at the Browns and Ravens in the next two weeks could turn the 2013 season into a Complete Freaking Disaster so….

YES…the Detroit Lions is a MUST WIN Game for Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers

 

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Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Arizona Cardinals – Gus Bradley and his Jacksonville Jaguars got their FIRST WIN last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and now they need to keep things rolling because at 1 – 8 on the season and these games still left to be played…

Arizona
At Houston Texans
At Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans
Buffalo Bills
Tennessee Titans
At Indianapolis Colts

….there is NO reason why the Jags can’t win…

1, 2 or 3 MORE games this season

….starting with the game at home on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals which is of course…..a MUST WIN Game!

 

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Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans – Dennis Allen’s head coaching career with the Oakland Raiders slips away a little bit with each Raiders loss and probably needing…

8 Wins in 2013

…to return as the Raiders coach in 2014 with Oakland now sitting on a 3 – 6 record each and every game will be important down the stretch starting with the game on Sunday…

At the Houston Texans

After the Texans the Raiders have left to play…

Tennessee Titans
At Dallas Cowboys
At New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs
At San Diego Chargers
Denver Broncos

….and a loss to the Texans on Sunday would mean that Allen and the Raiders would need to find…

5 Wins Their Last 6 Games

…..which would be borderline Damn Impossible so….

YES…the Houston Texans is a MUST WIN Game for Dennis Allen and the Raiders.

 

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Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders – We would like to welcome Texans head coach Gary Kubiak back to the sidelines this weekend after his mini-stroke a couple of weeks back right before halftime against the Colts…

Texans coach Gary Kubiak to return form mini-stroke Sunday, AP

….and we just hope that Kubiak is not coming back to quickly to coaching because there are stresses in coaching football that don’t exist in most jobs and we can only hope Kubiak is getting some good medical advice and that…he is taking it!

With the above being said the Houston Texans are now 2 – 7 on the season and have left to play in 2013…

Oakland Raiders
Jacksonville Jaguars
New England Patriots
At Jacksonville Jaguars
At Indianapolis Colts
Denver Broncos
At Tennessee Titans

….and 3 games out of the last AFC Wild Cart spot winning the next three home games against the Raiders, Jaguars and Patriots are CRITICAL if the Texans are going to make a run at a Playoff spot this season.

YES….Welcome Back Gary Kubiak and YES….the Oakland Raiders is a MUST WIN Game for Gary Kubiak and the Houston Texans!

 

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Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers – Whether Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin allowed a workplace environment to be created on his football team that led to the Incognito – Martin situation or not the TRUTH is the Miami Dolphins are now…

4 – 5

…on the season and are on the verge of being knocked-out of Playoff contention again and that reality makes this Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers a…

MUST WIN Game for Joe Philbin and the Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are only one game back of the New York Jets for the last AFC Wild Card spot and with these games left to play after the Chargers….

Carolina Panthers
At New York Jets
At Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots
At Buffalo Bills
New York Jets

…..a loss to the Chargers with two road games at the Jets and at the Steelers up next and the Patriots coming to Miami on December 15 really makes this San Diego Chargers game HUGE if the Dolphins are going to make the Playoffs in 2013 which in our opinion Joe Philbin and his football team will have to do for Philbin to be the head coach of the Dolphins next season.

Coach Hard Joe Philbin!

 

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Tom Coughlin, New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers – After starting the season an inexcusable 0 – 6 the New York Giants have won THREE straight games over the Vikings, Eagles and Raiders and now it is back to Big Boy football with the very good but starting QB-less struggling Green Bay Packers coming to MetLife Stadium on Sunday which is a…

MUST WIN Game for Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants

…if the Giants have any hopes of keeping the ball rolling towards a potential Playoff spot this season.

With these games left after the Packers…

Dallas Cowboys
At Washington Redskins
At San Diego Chargers
Seattle Seahawks
At Detroit Lions
Washington Redskins

…..the Giants have an outside shot of still winning the NFC East division BUT they MUST WIN their next four games against the Packers, Cowboys, Redskins and Chargers before their game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 15.

YES….BEATING the Green Bay Packers if CRITICAL for Coughlin and the Giants.

 

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Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks – With the win over the Washington Redskins last week Leslie Frazier and his Vikings moved to 2 – 7 on the season and if Frazier is going to have a chance to hang onto his job with Minnesota the Vikings need to keep things rolling but things don’t get any easier with road trips…

At Seattle Seahawks
At Green Bay Packers

….in the next two weeks followed by…

Chicago Bears
At Baltimore Ravens
Philadelphia Eagles
At Cincinnati Bengals
Detroit Lions

…..which is a very tough schedule for Frazier and the Vikings down the stretch of the 2013 season.

YES….a tough game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle is a MUST WIN Game for Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings!