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Coaches Hot Seat Has Its “Biases” – A Coaches Hot Seat Member From Dallas That Gave-Up on the Dallas Cowboys Over A Decade Ago During the Dave Campo Disaster – Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett’s Winning Percentage Against Teams With .500 or Better Records = .194! (Same Winning Percentage Applies To Cowboys QB Tony Romo!) – Oh Jerry Jones…YOU Are Such A Very Damn Stupid Man….Check That….Such A Very Damn Stupid Idiot! – Go Stanford BEAT Michigan State in the Rose Bowl!

If there is one thing we have always admitted here at Coaches Hot Seat it is that we are human beings and thus we have biases and generally our biases related to football run towards….

Stanford Football


…..and for all our lives until 2013 the San Francisco 49ers (see HERE and HERE for why that changed) but then when we say we are “biased” towards Stanford Football and used to be “biased” for the San Francisco 49ers that means we are…

Much Harder

….on those teams because we have always expected a Helluva lot out of both the Cardinal and 49ers and in fact one of the primary reasons that Coaches Hot Seat was created in the Fall of 2006 was to try and help run off former Stanford head football coach Walt Harris who of course was fired in December 2006 and replaced by Jim Harbaugh a few weeks later at almost the exact moment Coaches Hot Seat went live on the Internet.

We do have many members of Coaches Hot Seat that grew up in other parts of America and attended college in the San Francisco Bay area and one of those CHS Members grew up in the Dallas, Texas area in the 1960s and 70s and the first time we met this very long-time friend of ours around 1980 we can remember very well that his dorm room was decked-out in Dallas Cowboys gear which was then one of the top teams in the NFL every season.


Of course, the Great Bill Walsh moved from Stanford to the San Francisco 49ers in 1979 and over the next few years the 49ers and Cowboys played some of the greatest games in NFL history including the infamous now…

1982 NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park

….on January 10, 1982 otherwise known here at Coaches Hot Seat as…

The Catch Game!

Several current Members of Coaches Hot Seat sat together at Candlestick Park on that January 10, 1982 for that Cowboys – 49ers NFC Championship Game dressed wearing various things that signaled our love for the San Francisco 49ers EXCEPT for our friend from Dallas who sat in the middle of a sea of garnet and gold in the hated blue and white colors of the Cowboys and cheered like crazy for his Cowboys….until the end of the game of course!

Needless to say the end of “The Catch” game with the 49ers coming back to beat the Cowboys stunned everyone at Candlestick and led to a lot of ribbing of our friend from Dallas then….and over the past 30-plus years…..but our friend from Dallas left Candlestick Park in January 1982 a Cowboys fan and was a Cowboys until as he has told us many, many times….

“Jerry Jones brought back Dave Campo for a THIRD year (2001 – 2002) after the Cowboys went 5 – 11 in Campo’s first two seasons coaching the Cowboys.  That was IT for me and I was done with the Cowboys….at least in this lifetime or until Jerry Jones sells the team!” (Dave Campo went 5 – 11 also in his third year as head coach of the Cowboys for a three-year record of 15 – 33!)

Let’s just say sometime in January 2002 our friend from Dallas tossed ALL of his Dallas Cowboys gear into the garbage and has never changed his mind in the last 10-plus years on what a Complete Freaking Disaster that Jerry Jones has been for the Dallas Cowboys football team.

There are all kinds of numbers that one can cite to show what a Complete Freaking Disaster that Jerry Jones has been for the Dallas Cowboys football team including the FACT that….

The Dallas Cowboys have won ONE Playoff game since 1997

…..but this week our friend from Dallas who has a keen eye for numbers took a look at the three-and-a-half years that Jason Garrett has been the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and came up with some startling FACTS that should end ALL debate on whether Jason Garrett should be fired by Jerry Jones…..IF Jerry Jones is interested in winning….

Games, Divisions, Conferences and Championships meaning Super Bowl Championships in Dallas

….because IF that is the case then Jason Garrett should be FIRED this morning in Dallas and for why that should happen this morning in Dallas let’s go Joe Friday and get “Just the Facts Ma’am.”


Below is a quick analysis done by our friend from Dallas on…

Jason Garrett’s Win/Loss Record Against

Teams with .500 or Better Records

Teams with .499 or Worse Records

….over the last three-and-a-half years and don’t forget these records also apply to Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo who in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat is the Most Overrated Quarterback in NFL History.

Read below and prepare to be stunned and/or laughing like Hell if you don’t care much for Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys!


Jason Garrett, Head Coach of Dallas Cowboys, Win/Loss Records

2010:  5 – 3  (Took over for Wade Phillips mid-season)

2011:  8 – 8

2012:  8 – 8

2013:  8 – 8

Overall:  29 – 27

56 Total Games Coached by Jason Garrett

Jason Garrett’s Record Against Teams With .500 or Better Records

Jason Garrett Has Coached 31 Games Against Teams With .500 or Better Records

2010:  3 – 2 

2011:  1 – 8

2012:  1 – 7

2013:  1 – 8

Jason Garrett’s Record Against Teams With .500 or Better Teams Overall:  6 – 25  (.194)

Jason Garrett’s Record Against Teams With .499 or Worse Records

Jason Garrett Has Coached 25 Games Against Teams with .499 or Worse Records

2010:  2 – 1

2011:  7 – 0

2012:  7 – 1

2013:  7 – 0

Jason Garrett’s Record Against Teams With .499 or Worse Teams Overall:  23 – 2  (.920)

That’s right folks!

Jason Garrett’s Win/Loss Percentage against teams with .500 or Better Records is…


….and Jason Garrett’s Win/Loss Percentage against teams with .499 or Worse Records is…


Oh, that is so Damn Freaking Funny!

YES….the above .194 Winning Percentage Against Teams with .500 or Better Records over the past three-and-half-years applies to Cowboys QB Tony Romo as well!


The TRUTH:  Anyone with a working brain and/or IQ above room temperature would immediately fire ANY coach with the above Win/Loss Record against Teams with .500 or Better Records and yet Jerry Jones is keeping Jason Garrett around so….

Ask yourself why?

Got that Jason Garrett is a first-rate ass-kisser on a team that is owned by someone that values above everything else on Earth having his ass-kissed ALL OF THE DAMN TIME?

YES….in our opinion of course!


The TRUTH II:  Jerry Jones is one of the Stupidest Damn People now alive on Planet Earth…..in our opinion of course!

Jason Garrett = Mister .194!

Jerry Jones = A MORON!

BE PROUD Jerry Jones because YOU Jerry Jones are going to go down in American Sports History as the…

STUPIDEST Owner of ANY Sports team in the History of American Sports

….in our opinion of course!

YES….our long-time friend from Dallas is laughing like Hell right now as this blog post was being written and posted!

Go Stanford BEAT Michigan State in the Rose Bowl!


Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 31, 2013 – Tom Clancy

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 31, 2013  – Tom Clancy


“America is the most inventive country in the world because everybody has access to information.”


“Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.”


“I was one of the first generations to watch television. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad?”


“I’ve made up stuff that’s turned out to be real, that’s the spooky part.”


“In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station. Look what happened to them. They tried to classify everything.”


“It’s not right to say that our loss in Vietnam turned out to be a gain. But lessons were learned. And they were the right lessons.”


“Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.”


“Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed.”


“No matter what you or anyone else does, there will be someone who says that there’s something bad about it.”


“Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.”


“People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?”


“Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn’t beat us.”


“Show me an elitist, and I’ll show you a loser.”


“The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.”


“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”


“The good old days are now.”


“The human condition today is better than it’s ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that.”


“The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.”


“There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.”


“There used to be this country called the Soviet Union; it’s not there anymore. Our technology was better than theirs.”


“There was a time when nails were high-tech. There was a time when people had to be told how to use a telephone. Technology is just a tool. People use tools to improve their lives.”


“Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there’s somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, Oh, you can’t do that.”

Wikipedia:  Tom Clancy


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NFL Post Week 17 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Give These Hot Seat Coaches End of the Year Hell Johnny Cash!

NFL Post Week 17 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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Give These Hot Seat Coaches End of the Year Hell Johnny Cash!

NFL Post Week 17 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1.  Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins – All things point to Mike Shanahan being fired this morning by the Washington Redskins and if HALF of what is in this Washington Post story is true about Shanahan….

Mike Shanahan hasn’t solved Washington Redskins’ problems during uneven tenure, Kent Babb and Mark Maske, Washington Post

…..then Mike Shanahan for Damn Sure should be fired this morning by Dan Snyder.

It will be interesting to see who Dan Snyder hires in the never ending….

As the World Turns Complete Disaster that is the Washington Redskins Football Team!



2.  Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders – In two seasons as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders Dennis Allen has put up win/loss records of….

2012:  4 – 12
2013:  4 – 12

Overall:  8 – 24 (.250)

….and Allen’s two predecessors as the head coach of the Raiders, Hue Jackson and Tom Cable, put up records of….

Hue Jackson
2011:  8 – 8
Overall:  8 – 8 (.500)

Tom Cable
2008:  4 – 8
2009:  5 – 11
2010:  8 – 8
Overall:  17 – 27 (.386)

….and Dennis Allen should be given another season to coach the Raiders?

Sources say Raiders’ Dennis Allen will return, Vic Tafur, San Francisco Chronicle


We have watched the Oakland Raiders football team play a lot in 2013 and in our opinion….

We would NOT hire Dennis Allen to coach our sons’ Pee Wee football teams and yet he is the head coach of the Oakland Raiders?

There is ALL you need to know about what a Complete Freaking Joke the Oakland Raiders are a football team and as an organization.



3.  Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys – If your measure to evaluate Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is….


….then Jason Garrett is not too bad of a head football coach.

If your measure to evaluate Cowboys head coach Jason Garret is….



….then Jason Garret has been a….

Complete Freaking Failure

….as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.


Luckily for Jason Garrett he works for an Owner and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys in Jerry Jones…that in our opinion values…

Getting His Precious Ass Kissed



Just our opinions as Citizens of the American Republic and again we say a prayer every night that….

Jerry Jones is just one American living in the early 21 st Century because in our opinion if you had Jerry Jones running around America for the past 230-plus years then there would be….

NO American Republic in existence today


…..because Candy Ass Pussies that are willing to accept…


….is NOT what the American Republic was founded upon and is about today 230-plus years after its founding.

Keep Kissing and Buttering-Up that Ass Jason Garrett because if you keep doing that….in our opinion….

You will have a “long career” in Dallas!



4.  Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings – Below are Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier’s win/loss records in Minnesota:

2010:  3 – 3
2011:  3 – 13
2012:  10 – 6
2013:  5 – 10 – 1

Overall:  21 – 32 – 1 (.398)

The Vikings head coach that Leslie Frazier replaced in Minnesota was Brad Childress and his Overall Win/Loss Record in five seasons with the Vikings was…

39 – 35  (.527)

Enough said on the Minnesota Vikings.



5.  Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions – In FIVE seasons as the head coach of the Detroit Lions Jim Schwartz has put up win/loss records of…

2009:  2 – 14
2010:  6 – 10
2011:  10 – 6 – Playoff Appearance
2012:  4 – 12
2013:  7 – 9

Overall:  29 – 51 (.363)

That will keep you employed in the NFL?


Where the Hell do we sign-up to be a Mediocre Worker that makes Millions of Dollars a year?



6.  Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – So from year 1 with the Bucs with a record of…

7 – 9

….the Bucs finish in Year 2 under Greg Schiano of…

4 – 12

….and that is supposed to be something to celebrate and congratulate Greg Schiano on “achieving?”

YES….there is at least ONE PLACE in America where you can…

Fail Completely and Totally

….and be praised by MORONS that have never worked a day of their lives in the REAL WORLD….i.e….

Not in the Media


Not in Professional Sports

….and that place where you can Fail Completely and Totally and be patted-on-the-back and praised is the….



Boy, it must be GREAT to be a Billionaire that….

Don’t Have A Freaking Clue about Sports or how to run a Professional Sports Franchise….Franchises!



7.  Rex Ryan, New York Jets – The New York Jets under Rex Ryan the last three seasons have put up win/loss records of….

22 – 24  (.478)


NO Playoff Appearances

…..and if the owner of the Jets, Woody Johnson, who in our opinion…

Wouldn’t Know An Honest Day’s Work If It Hit Him the Ass


….is satisfied with that below .500 record by Ryan then we here at Coaches Hot Seat are Very Damn Thankful that…

Woody Johnson is the great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson

….rather than Robert Wood Johnson himself because if Woody had been Robert….in our opinion of course….

Johnson & Johnson would NOT EXIST TODAY!

Be Proud Woody Johnson!

YOUR New York Jets Franchise and Football Team is…



Serious Question:  If the 32 NFL Owners went to West Texas and Shoveled Shit for the next year and left their teams to be run by this fellow….


….would the 32 NFL Teams be better or worse a year from now?

Answer:  This is an easy one…..A HELLUVA LOT BETTER!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, December 30, 2013 – Thomas Edison

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, December 30, 2013 – Thomas Edison

“Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!”


“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”


“Discontent is the first necessity of progress.”


“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”


“His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.”


“One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But… I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.”


“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”


“I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.”


“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”


“It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.”


“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”


“Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”


“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”


“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.”


“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”


“There is no substitute for hard work.”


“There’s a way to do it better – find it.”


“What you are will show in what you do.”


“Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.”


“Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.”


“I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.”


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”


“Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.”


“During all those years of experimentation and research, I never once made a discovery. All my work was deductive, and the results I achieved were those of invention, pure and simple. I would construct a theory and work on its lines until I found it was untenable. Then it would be discarded at once and another theory evolved. This was the only possible way for me to work out the problem. … I speak without exaggeration when I say that I have constructed 3,000 different theories in connection with the electric light, each one of them reasonable and apparently likely to be true. Yet only in two cases did my experiments prove the truth of my theory. My chief difficulty was in constructing the carbon filament. . . . Every quarter of the globe was ransacked by my agents, and all sorts of the queerest materials used, until finally the shred of bamboo, now utilized by us, was settled upon.” On his years of research in developing the electric light bulb


“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”


“If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good, makes the bill good, also. The difference between the bond and the bill is the bond lets money brokers collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%, whereas the currency pays nobody but those who contribute directly in some useful way. … It is absurd to say our country can issue $30 million in bonds and not $30 million in currency. Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurers and the other helps the people.”


“I believe in the existence of a Supreme Intelligence pervading the Universe.”‘


“We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.”


“I find out what the world needs. Then, I go ahead and invent it.”


“I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom. Seventy-five of us worked twenty hours every day and slept only four hours — and thrived on it.”

Wikipedia:  Thomas Edison

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, December 29, 2013 – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, December 29, 2013 – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”


“Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.”


“I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.”


“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”


“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”


“The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.”


“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”


“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”


“When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.”


“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.”


“An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.”


“Don’t join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.”


“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”


“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”


“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”


“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.”


“How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?”


“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.”


“I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem – and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?”


“I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.”


“If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.”


“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.”


“May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”


“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”


“Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.”


“Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.”


“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.”


“The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!”


“The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.”


“There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.”


“We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.”


“When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war.”


“Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!

I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.

We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”

Order of the Day (2 June 1944) Message to troops before the Normandy landings


“We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose. We must be willing, individually and as a Nation, to accept whatever sacrifices may be required of us. A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. These basic precepts are not lofty abstractions, far removed from matters of daily living. They are laws of spiritual strength that generate and define our material strength. Patriotism means equipped forces and a prepared citizenry. Moral stamina means more energy and more productivity, on the farm and in the factory. Love of liberty means the guarding of every resource that makes freedom possible–from the sanctity of our families and the wealth of our soil to the genius of our scientists.”

First Inaugural address (20 January 1953)


“As we peer into society’s future, we — you and I, and our government — must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.”


“In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.”


“Character in many ways is everything in leadership. It is made up of many things, but I would say character is really integrity. When you delegate something to a subordinate, for example, it is absolutely your responsibility, and he must understand this. You as a leader must take complete responsibility for what the subordinate does. I once said, as a sort of wisecrack, that leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.”


“I’m going to command the whole shebang.” Comment to his wife Mamie, after being informed by George Marshall that he would be in command of Operation Overlord


“We look upon this shaken Earth, and we declare our firm and fixed purpose — the building of a peace with justice in a world where moral law prevails. The building of such a peace is a bold and solemn purpose. To proclaim it is easy. To serve it will be hard. And to attain it, we must be aware of its full meaning — and ready to pay its full price. We know clearly what we seek, and why. We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. And now, as in no other age, we seek it because we have been warned, by the power of modern weapons, that peace may be the only climate possible for human life itself. Yet this peace we seek cannot be born of fear alone: it must be rooted in the lives of nations. There must be justice, sensed and shared by all peoples, for, without justice the world can know only a tense and unstable truce. There must be law, steadily invoked and respected by all nations, for without law, the world promises only such meager justice as the pity of the strong upon the weak. But the law of which we speak, comprehending the values of freedom, affirms the equality of all nations, great and small. Splendid as can be the blessings of such a peace, high will be its cost: in toil patiently sustained, in help honorably given, in sacrifice calmly borne.” Second Inaugural address (21 January 1957)


“I do have one instruction for you, General. Do something about that damned football team.” Said to William Westmoreland in 1960 when Westmoreland assumed the post of Superintendent of West Point.


“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. This is, I repeat, the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. … Is there no other way the world may live?”


Farewell Address, January 17, 1961

“We now stand ten years past the midpoint of a century that has witnessed four major wars among great nations. Three of these involved our own country. Despite these holocausts, America is today the strongest, the most influential, and most productive nation in the world. Understandably proud of this pre-eminence, we yet realize that America’s leadership and prestige depend, not merely upon our unmatched material progress, riches and military strength, but on how we use our power in the interests of world peace and human betterment.

Throughout America’s adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace, to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among peoples and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt, both at home and abroad.

Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A huge increase in newer elements of our defenses; development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a dramatic expansion in basic and applied research — these and many other possibilities, each possibly promising in itself, may be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel. But each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs, balance between the private and the public economy, balance between the cost and hoped for advantages, balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desirable, balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual, balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future. Good judgment seeks balance and progress. Lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration.

Now this conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources, and livelihood are all involved. So is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. In this revolution, research has become central, it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present — and is gravely to be regarded.

Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.

As we peer into society’s future, we — you and I, and our government — must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.”

During the long lane of the history yet to be written, America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. Such a confederation must be one of equals. The weakest must come to the conference table with the same confidence as do we, protected as we are by our moral, economic, and military strength. That table, though scarred by many past frustrations, cannot be abandoned for the certain agony of the battlefield.

Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.”


“One circumstance that helped our character development: we were needed. I often think today of what an impact could be made if children believed they were contributing to a family’s essential survival and happiness. In the transformation from a rural to an urban society, children are — though they might not agree — robbed of the opportunity to do genuinely responsible work.”

Wikipedia:  Dwight Eisenhower

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 28, 2013 – Colin Powell

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 28, 2013 – Colin Powell

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”


“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.”


“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.”


“Don’t bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.”


“Experts often possess more data than judgment.”


“Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.”


“Get mad, then get over it.”


“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.”


“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”


“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”


“Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.”


“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”


“Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.”


“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”


“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”


“Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.”


“The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.”


“The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.”



1.  It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
2.  Get mad, then get over it.
3.  Avoid having your ego so close to your position that, when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
4.  It can be done!
5.  Be careful what you choose, you may get it.
6.  Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
7.  You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.
8.  Check small things.
9.  Share credit.
10.  Remain calm. Be kind.
11.  Have a vision. Be demanding.
12.  Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
13.  Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”


10 Leadership Tenets from Colin Powell, Stanford Business School

1.  Successful leaders know how to define their mission, convey it to their subordinates and ensure they have the right tools and training needed to get the job done.

2.  “Leadership is all about people…and getting the most out of people.”

3.  Leaders should never show fear or anger. “You have to have a sense of optimism.”

4.  Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.

5.  Leadership is about conveying a sense of purpose in a selfless manner and creating conditions of trust while displaying moral and physical courage.

6.  A false leader is someone who fails to get the necessary resources for his or her staff to do their jobs.

7.  “The best leaders are those who can communicate upward the fears and desires of their subordinates, and are willing to fight for what is needed. If not, the organization will weaken and crumble.”

8.  When something fails, a true leader learns from the experience and puts it behind him. “You don’t get reruns in life. Don’t worry about what happened in the past.”

9.  Good leaders must know how to reward those who succeed and know when to retrain, move, or fire ineffective staff.

10.  “You know you’re a good leader when people follow you out of curiosity.”

Wikipedia:  Colin Powell

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, December 27, 2013 – Andrew Grove

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, December 27, 2013 – Andrew Grove

“Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.”


“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.”


“So give me a turbulent world as opposed to a quiet world and I’ll take the turbulent one.”


“There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment – and you start to decline.”


“It’s not enough to make time for your children. There are certain stages in their lives when you have to give them the time when they want it. You can’t run your family like a company. It doesn’t work.”


“A fundamental rule in technology says that whatever can be done will be done.”


“A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.”


“You have to pretend you’re 100 percent sure. You have to take action; you can’t hesitate or hedge your bets. Anything less will condemn your efforts to failure.”


“Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.”


“Our biggest competition in achieving our ambitions, … is a television set.”


“Technology happens, it’s not good, it’s not bad. Is steel good or bad?”


“Your career is your business, and you are its CEO.”


“The Lesson is, we all need to expose ourselves to the winds of change”


“Strategic changes doesn’t just start at the top. It starts with your calender”


“The person who is the star of previous era is often the last one to adapt to change, the last one to yield to logic of a strategic inflection point and tends to fall harder than most.”


“If you’re wrong, you will die. But most companies don’t die because they are wrong; most die because they don’t commit themselves. They fritter away their valuable resources while attempting to make a decision. The greatest danger is in Standing still”


“Selectivity – the determination to choose what we will attempt to get done and what we won’t – is the only way out of the panic that excessive demands on our time can create.”


“Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more Successful you are, the more people want a chunk of your business and then another chunk and then another until there is nothing”


“People in the trenches are usually in touch with impending changes early”


“It’s harder to be the best of class in several fields than in just one”


“How can you motivate yourself to continue to follow a leader when he appears to be going around in circles?”


“A strategic inflection point is a time in the life of business when its fundamentals are about to change. that change can mean an opportunity to rise to new heights. But it may just as likely signal the beginning of the end”


“As we throw ourselves into raw actions, our senses and instincts will rapidly be honed again”


“Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment worth $2,000, you shouldn’t let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers.”


“Bad companies are destroyed by crisis, Good companies survive them, Great companies are improved by them.”


“You need to try to do the impossible, to anticipate the unexpected. And when the unexpected happens, you should double the efforts to make order from the disorder it creates in your life. The motto I’m advocating is — Let chaos reign, then rein chaos. Does that mean that you shouldn’t plan? Not at all. You need to plan the way a fire department plans. It cannot anticipate fires, so it has to shape a flexible organization that is capable of responding to unpredictable events.”


“You have no choice but to operate in a world shaped by globalization and the information revolution. There are two options: adapt or die.”


“I think it is very important for you to do two things: act on your temporary conviction as if it was a real conviction; and when you realize that you are wrong, correct course very quickly”

Wikipedia:  Andrew Grove

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NFL Week 17 MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams – Joy to the World the Hot Seat is Fun!

NFL Week 17 MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams


Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers – We can only imagine what is running through the head of Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank right now when he thinks about his Atlanta football team….like…

“So we (the Falcons football team) can almost beat one of the best team in the NFL in the San Francisco 49ers in the last game in Candlestick Park and my team is only 4 – 11 on the 2013 season? How the Hell can anyone explain that?”

Yes, the Atlanta Falcons have had their share of injuries in 2013 but there really is no explaining the Falcons fall from only a few minutes from playing in the Super Bowl in 2012 to being one of the worst teams in the NFL in 2013 and either Atlanta head coach Mike Smith will fix this mess in 2014 or he will be out of a job…..PERIOD.

Atlanta plays Carolina at home in the last game of the regular season and with the Panthers only playing for slightly better Playoff seeding this is a very winnable game for the Falcons and if you can almost beat the 49ers on the road then for Damn sure you can beat the Panthers at home and we can assure Mike Smith that the hyper-competitive Arthur Blank will rightly see that…

5 – 11

…..is a Helluva lot better record than…

4 – 12

Coach Hard Mike Smith!



Mike Munchak, Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans – A lot of smart people before the season thought both the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans would more than likely be in the Playoffs in 2013 and in what has been nothing short of a….

Complete Freaking Disaster

….for both football teams the Titans and Texans meet in the last game of the season that means…

Absolutely Freaking Nothing!

Oh, but this game does mean something for Titans head coach Mike Munchak because it seems the folks in the Titans’ front-office are none to happy with their head coach….

Does Munchak have support of Titans GM?, Marc Sessler, NFL.com

….but for Damn sure a loss to the…

2 – 13

….Texans in the last game of the season at home would put an end to all doubt about Munchak’s future in Nashville.

One interesting tidbit from the above NFL.com story about the Titans under Mike Munchak is this….

“An ESPN report also has Munchak potentially linked to the Penn State job if Bill O’Brien is lured away by the NFL. Smith has promised to take a deep look both at the organization and a coach who’s gone just 2-20 against winning teams during his tenure.”

What the Hell?

Mike Munchak’s record against winning teams is only…

2 – 20?

Oh, that is an incredibly bad win/loss record against good NFL teams and may indeed be the thing that seals Munchak’s future with the Titans meaning his long and Pro Football Hall of Fame career with the Titans may be about to come to an end.

YES…..the Houston Texans is a MUST WIN Game for Mike Munchak and the Tennessee Titans!



Rex Ryan, New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins – A few Coaches Hot Seat members were fortunate enough to work in New York City during their lives and we write “fortunate enough” because New York City is still the greatest city in the world and one of the reasons New York City is the greatest cities in the world is its very enlightening, very informative and very Damn entertaining media which has had a field day with Rex Ryan the last five years and it seem are having some pains about letting the very quotable Rex Ryan go…

If Rex is on the outs, why did Woody keep him for 2013?, Brian Costello, New York Post

Hey, Woody, it’s time to pull Rex’s feet from the fire, Steve Serby, New York Post

….which is funny as Hell to us here at Coaches Hot Seat because the New York City media are no doubt worried that the next Jets head coach won’t be as quotable as Rex which is a reasonable thing worry about when you have to sell newspapers to make a living!


What are the FACTS as Sergeant Joe Friday used to say about Rex Ryan at the Jets?

Well, since that January 2011 AFC Championship Game loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Rex Ryan the Jets have put up a win/loss record over the past three seasons of…

21 – 26

…..and are going to miss the Playoffs for the third straight year.

Is that win/loss record and lack of making the Playoffs good enough to keep your job in the NFL?

Well, maybe if you are a NFL team that values Mediocrity and NOT Winning Championships and all of us are going to find out in the next few games if the New York Jets are a football team that….

Celebrates Mediocrity and NOT Winning Championships which means keeping Rex Ryan


If the New York Jets have an owner and general manager that wake-up everyday of their trying to figure out how they are going to be holding up this….


….at the end of the next season.

The New York Jets play at the Miami Dolphins in the last game of the season with the Dolphins needing a win to secure the last AFC Wild Card spot in the Playoffs and with the Jets at 7 – 8 on the season a win by New York would mean a .500 record if nothing else which certainly makes this a…

MUST WIN Game for Rex Ryan and the Jets

…..and of course this is a MUST WIN Game for…



Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets – After the Dolphins recent three-straight wins over…

New York Jets
Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots

….to put Miami squarely in the hunt for a Playoff spot this season we and everyone else….including the owner of the Miami Dolphins Stephen Ross….must be thinking something like this right now:

What the Hell was that 19 – 0 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 16?

There is NO explaining that loss and shutout to the Bills but for Damn sure there will be NO explaining a last Sunday of the season loss to the New York Jets if Joe Philbin and the Dolphins don’t show up and beat the Jets in this MUST WIN Game that will say a lot about the current state of the Dolphins and more importantly….

Joe Philbin’s ability to get his team ready to win a BIG GAME.

Lose to the New York Jets on Sunday and Joe Philbin will be right back on the Hot Seat and in his two seasons with the Dolphins he will have…

No Winning Seasons

….and more than likely….

No Playoff Appearances

….and when you are talking about the Miami Dolphins which is one of the Iconic franchises in NFL history…

No Winning Seasons

No Playoff Appearances

….in a head coach’s first two years on the job is nothing short of a….

Complete Freaking Disaster!

YES….the New York Jets is a MUST WIN Game for Joe Philbin and the Miami Dolphins!


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Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions VS. Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings – In this Hot Seat Coach vs. Hot Seat Coach game it probably doesn’t matter who wins this contest between the Lions and the Vikings since both…

Jim Schwartz


Leslie Frazier

…..are probably only days from getting fired from their head coaching jobs but since both Schwartz and Frazier are NFL coaches and thus must be Very Damn competitive people they both would love to win what is more than likely their…..

Last Game as a NFL Head Coach

….barring one of the working like Hell for a few seasons and getting another shot at a head coaching job down the line with a NFL Team, Owner and General Manager that willing to give them another shot!

Coach Hard Jim Schwartz and Leslie Frazier!

Coach Very Damn Hard!



Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants – Head Coach Mike Shanahan and the Washington Redskins play the last game of the season on Sunday against the New York Giants and one has to wonder…

Does it matter if the Redskins beat the Giants on Sunday?

Not really since the New York Giants are a pitiful football team and beating a pitiful football team is NEVER a big deal to anyone with a working brain BUT a loss in this spot would drop the Redskins in 2013 to…

3 – 13

….on the season and Mike Shanahan’s overall win/loss record in Washington to…

24 – 40

….which is a very Damn ugly record for a future slam-dunk member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

As we apt to do here at Coaches Hot Seat we have been having some discussions over the last few weeks about whether we would bring Mike Shanahan back for another season IF we were the owner of the Washington Redskins and a CHS Member who ran into Shanahan several times when Mike was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders and offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers in the 1990s made this very good point about Shanahan:

“Mike Shanahan is a very competitive and prideful man and if he did come back to coach the Redskins next season I think he would really like to go out a winner after coaching Washington to three losing seasons in four years.”

YES….a good point and a decent argument on why we might let Mike Shanahan come back to coach the Redskins in 2014 to fulfill the last year of his contract and if Washington doesn’t make the Playoffs next season then…

The Mike Shanahan-Era in Washington would be over…..PERIOD.



Tom Coughlin, New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins – Does it matter that Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is about to post his…

Second Straight Season of Missing the Playoffs

….or that the Giants have MISSED the Playoffs now in…

Four of the Last Five Seasons?

Not really because let’s just face the TRUTH:

The New York Giants ownership and team executives….in our opinion of course…

Don’t Really Give A Damn About Winning Games and Championships

….and that is TRUE in out minds because if one looks at the New York Giants roster one finds….

Very Damn Few Top NFL Players and the Very Damn Few Top NFL Players the Giants do have on their team look like they are…

Hardly Trying and Don’t Really Give a Damn about this season!

With a loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday the Giants would drop to…

6 – 10

…on the season which not ironically is the record that Coughlin put up as the head coach in his first year with the Giants in 2004 which completes the circle for Coughlin and the Giants…..

The New York Giants were MEDIOCRE when Tom Coughlin took them over in 2004 and the…

New York Giants are MEDIOCRE in 2013!

How proud Tom Coughlin and the owners/top executives of the New York Giants must be!

The REAL SUCKERS:  Any MORON that buys season tickets to the New York Giants in 2014 because in our opinion the Giants ownership/top executives don’t give a Damn about Giants’ fans and the Giants roster right now proves that TRUTH beyond any shadow of a doubt…..in our humble opinion of course!



Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns – Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers have recovered nicely after starting the season with…

4 Straight Losses


Losing 6 of their first 8 Games

…..by winning…

5 of their last 7 Games

….but now sitting at 7 – 8 on the season a loss in this spot to the 4 – 11 and hapless Cleveland Browns would be nothing short of a…

Complete Freaking Disaster

….which would send Mike Tomlin rocketing up the NFL Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and onto the Hot Seat which is a place Mike Tomlin does not want to be entering the 2014 NFL season.

YES….the Cleveland Browns is a MUST WIN Game for Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers!



Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos – If the Denver Broncos show-up to play in this formerly EPIC AFC West division match-up between the….

Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders

….then the Broncos will win by THREE touchdowns plus so we don’t give head coach Dennis Allen and the Raiders ANY chance to win this game and a loss in this spot would drop Allen’s two-year record in Oakland to….

8 – 24

….and if 8 – 24 over two seasons is good enough to keep you employed with the Oakland Raiders then the Oakland Raiders are what we thought they were…

A Two-Bit and Joke of a NFL Franchise….PERIOD.

What would we do if we here at Coaches Hot Seat were the owner of the Oakland Raiders right now?

Well…like Al Davis we LOVE TO WIN whether it be 8-Ball or Flag Football so of course we would….

Fire Dennis Allen

….because if you can’t even sniff a .500 record then for Damn sure you are NEVER going to take a team to the Playoffs and if you aren’t in the NFL Playoffs each season….

Then what in the Hell is the point in owning a NFL franchise?

Good Point!

Will the Oakland Raiders fire Dennis Allen after the season is over….

We don’t have a Freaking Clue to the answer to that question and frankly don’t give a Damn either.



Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints – With the New Orleans Saints needing a win over the Bucs in the final game of the season to secure a spot in the Playoffs we give Greg Schiano and the Bucs very little chance to win this game….HELL….

We give Greg Schiano and the Tampa Bay Bucs NO DAMN CHANCE to win this game!

….which means Greg Schiano’s two-year win/loss record with the Bucs will be….

11 – 21  (.344)

….and Schiano replaced Raheem Morris in Tampa who in three seasons with the Bucs put up a win/loss record of…

17 – 31  (.354)

….which means the Bucs are….

Just as Damn Sorry of a Football Team Now as they were when Schiano took them over TWO seasons ago

Will Greg Schiano be back to coach the Tampa Bay Bucs in 2014?

Well, the owners of the Tampa Bay Bucs would owe Schiano for the last three years of his contract which is…

$9 Million Dollars

….because of course like most other NFL owners the Glazers who own the Bucs don’t have the…

Basic Common Sense

….to include a sensible buyout clause in their head coach’s contract which would have been a maximum of….

$3 Million Dollars

…..after the 2013 season if Coaches Hot Seat was sitting in the General Manager’s chair of the Tampa Bay Bucs when Schiano’s contract was negotiated which would do what a buyout clause is supposed to do…

Motivate the Employee to Perform and Give the Owners of the Company Leverage over the Employee

…..but we are talking about a NFL franchise here which are some of the…

Worst Run Companies in the American Republic!

More than likely the Glazers have told Greg Schiano that if wants to go back to the college game then GO FOR IT and if Schiano can’t find a college job he likely can come back and coach the Bucs in 2014 which makes sense since the….

Tampa Bay Bucs like MOST NFL Franchise are NOT about Winning Games and Championships

….but are really about…

Feeding the Massive Egos of the Owners of NFL Franchises

…..and for Damn sure everyone here at Coaches Hot Seat is thrilled beyond belief that the….

Candy Ass Pussies

….that own NFL franchises were NOT the examples of the kind of men that lived in America in the early 1940s and had to get into boats like this one….


….to fight and win World War II because if that was the case then right now the world would be a Very Dark and Evil Place in the wake of Fascist Germany and Japan winning that war…..in our opinion of course!

The Tampa Bay Bucs are a MEDIOCRE AT BEST NFL Franchise and we don’t see that changing anytime soon!



Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Forget about the Tony Romo soap opera of whether….

Tony Romo will play against the Philadelphia Eagles

…or not and focus on this FACT for a moment…

The Dallas Cowboys have WON a ONE Playoff Game (2009-10) since the 1997 NFL season and if the Dallas Cowboys do NOT WIN a Playoff Game in this 2013-14 season that will make it…

ONE Playoff Game WIN in the Last 17 NFL Seasons for the Dallas Cowboys!

Oh, and over those past 16 NFL Seasons the Dallas Cowboys have qualified for the Playoffs only….

6 Times

…..which is a “Success Rate” in the NFL with “Success” being defined as “Making It Into the Playoffs” of…


…..and if that is good enough for Dallas Cowboys Owner/General Manager Jerry Jones then everyone should say a prayer before they go to bed each night that…

Jerry Jones is NOT like most business owners in America

….because if that was the case then….

The American Republic would have been finished LONG AGO!


Yes….Jerry “Mr. .375” Jones thinks he is a GREAT General Manager and there is a clinical term for people that have such delusions of grandeur…..in our opinion of course….and that term is…

Mentally Freaking Insane!

Here’s the REAL problem though:

Jerry Jones like most NFL owners is surrounded by Ass-Kissers and Sycophants that do nothing but butter-up Jerry Jones’ Precious-Ass all day and night long as was the case with Howard Hughes when he was holed-up in his Las Vegas Hilton penthouse suite and thus NO ONE has told Jerry Jones the TRUTH but the TRUTH will set you free Jerry so we here at Coaches Hot Seat will have to reveal the TRUTH to you Jerry:

You are a LOSER as an Owner and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones…..PERIOD!

That’s seems clear enough to us but will Jerry Jones be allowed to read and hear the TRUTH when there are so many Ass Kissers and Sycophants surrounding him that have…

Never Done An Honest Day’s Work In Their Lives on This Earth

…..with most of them lucky to be able to get themselves dressed in the morning forget about running a NFL franchise?

Probably not because Jerry Jones is in our opinion just like the Caesars’ that oversaw Decline of the Roman Empire…..


….who didn’t want to hear the TRUTH and for Damn sure were NOT going to be told the TRUTH because when you tell a Mentally Freaking Insane Egomaniac the TRUTH you would in the days of the Roman Empire…

Lose Your Life!

….and in the days of the Dallas Cowboys of the early 21 st Century…

Lose Your Job!

…..in our opinion of course Jerry!

Can the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in Dallas to win the NFC East and make it into the Playoffs with or without Tony Romo?

We don’t have a Freaking Clue but for Damn sure the offseason will be a Helluva lot of fun if the Dallas Cowboys lose to the Eagles and Jason Garrett is either FIRED or sitting on the HOTTEST SEAT in the NFL heading into the 2014 season!

Oh, it doesn’t get much better than this when it comes to the Hot Seat and the NFL and could only be beaten by on thing on this Earth for the about of joy it would bring us…..

Stanford Football WINNING the National Championship!


One thing for Damn sure…

If Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly beats the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and takes his Eagles football team to the Playoffs in his first year on the job there are going to be a Helluva lot of people in Dallas trying to explain the unexplainable….

How Jason Garrett HAS NOT taken the Dallas Cowboys in THREE full seasons on the job

…which would make it…

4 NFL Seasons since the Dallas Cowboys as a team made the Playoffs!

Oh, these are good times to be writing about some of the most Clueless Damn People in America….

Owners of NFL Football Teams!

Joy to the World the Hot Seat is Fun!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, December 26, 2013 – Ernest Shackleton

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, December 26, 2013 – Ernest Shackleton

“By endurance we conquer.”


“Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.”


“Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results.”


“We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man.”


“Optimism is true moral courage.”


“Leadership is a fine thing, but it has its penalties. And the greatest penalty is loneliness.”


“A man must shape himself to a new mark directly the old one goes to ground.”


“I have often marveled at the thin line which separates success from failure.”


“You often have to hide from them not only the truth, but your feelings about the truth. You may know that the facts are dead against you, but you mustn’t say so.”


“If you’re a leader, a fellow that other fellows look to, you’ve got to keep going.”


Shackleton’s Leadership of the Endurance Expedition, Charles Chappell, Wharton Exeutive MBS Program (pdf)

Lessons in Leadership

1.  Put your people first
2.  Be flexible in tactics
3.  Choose your people carefully – for character, not just competence
4.  Sustain optimism in the face of adversity
5.  Lead by example
6.  Strive for equal treatment
7.  Exercise caution in pursuit of the goal
8.  Balance optimism with realism


Leadership Lessons From the Shackleton Expedition, Nancy F. Koehin, New York Times

Wikipedia:  Ernest Shackleton

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, December 25, 2013 – Jesus Christ – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, December 25, 2013 – Jesus Christ 


Luke 2 – King James Version

1  And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5  To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6  And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16  And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17  And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18  And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19  But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20  And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.”


“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”


“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears by voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”


“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. “


“For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”


“For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? “


“I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.”


“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”


“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone. “


“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
The Sermon on the Mount


“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”


“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

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