“A number of images put together a certain way become something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually.”
“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.”
“Art depends on luck and talent.”
“I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it.”
“It’s ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn’t even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.”
“The stuff that I got in trouble for, the casting for The Godfather or the flag scene in Patton, was the stuff that was remembered, and was considered the good work.”
“You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you’ll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.”
“You ought to love what you’re doing because, especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it.”
“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.”
“I believe that filmmaking – as, probably, is everything – is a game you should play with all your cards, and all your dice, and whatever else you’ve got. So, each time I make a movie, I give it everything I have. I think everyone should, and I think everyone should do everything they do that way.”
“I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.”
“The essence of cinema is editing. It’s the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.”
On his film, “Apocalypse Now”, at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival: “My movie is not about Vietnam… my movie is Vietnam.”
“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.”
“Lots of people have criticized my movies, but nobody has ever identified the real problem: I’m a sloppy filmmaker.”
“The Godfather changed my life, for better or worse. It definitely made me have an older man’s film career when I was 29. So now I say, ‘If I had my older career when I was young, as an older man, maybe I can have a young film-maker’s career.'”
“Brando wants to do what you want, but he wants people to be honest and not try to manipulate him.”
“Marlon was never hard to work with. His behaviour was a little eccentric on the set. He was like a bad boy and did what he wanted. But as an actor he was never hard to work with.”
“I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.
Men, all this stuff you’ve heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans, traditionally, love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooters, the fastest runners, big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war, because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.
Now, an army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday
Evening Post don’t know anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating.
Now, we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. You know, by God I, I actually pity those poor bastards we’re going up against, by God, I do.
We’re not just going to shoot the bastards; we’re going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We’re going to murder those lousy Hun bastards by the bushel.
Now, some of you boys, I know, are wondering whether or not you’ll chicken out under fire. Don’t worry about it. I can assure you that you will all do your duty.
The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them. Spill their blood. Shoot them in the belly. When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend’s face, you’ll know what to do.
Now there’s another thing I want you to remember: I don’t want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We’re not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We’re going to hold onto him by the nose and we’re going to kick him in the ass. We’re going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we’re going to go through him like crap through a goose.
Now, there’s one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home. And you may thank God for it. Thirty years from now when you’re sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: “What did you do in the great World War II?” You won’t have to say, “Well, I shoveled shit in Louisiana.”
Alright, now, you sons-of-bitches, you know how I feel. Oh… I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into battle anytime, anywhere.
That’s all.” Opening Speech by George C. Scott playing General Patton in move Patton
“It was here. The battlefield was here. The Carthaginians defending the city were attacked by three Roman Legions. The Carthaginians were proud and brave but they couldn’t hold. They were massacred. The Arab women stripped them of the tunics and swords, and lances. And the soldiers lay naked in the sun. 2000 years ago. I was here. (Looking at Bradley) You don’t believe me, do you Brad?
You know what the poet said: ‘Through the travail of ages, Midst the pomp and toils of war, Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon a star. As if through a glass, and darkly The age-old strife I see— Where I fought in many guises, many names— but always me.’ Do you know who the poet was? Me.” Battle of Carthage Scene, movie Patton
“All Mighty and most merciful Father, We humbly beseech Thee, of thy great goodness to restrain this immoderate weather with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations. Amen.” Weather Prayer, move Patton
“A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.”
“Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.”
“Freedom is from within.”
“Get the habit of analysis – analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.”
“Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.”
“I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it.”
“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to thing you want to see happen.”
“Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism… but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.”
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
“The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.”
“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.”
“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.”
“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”
“The truth is more important than the facts.”
“”Think simple” as my old master used to say – meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.”
“There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.”
“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.”
“A free America, democratic in the sense that our forefathers intended it to be, means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call ‘democracy’ is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.”
“Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”
“Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is what they do to themselves that makes them ugly. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”
“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.”
1. Bret Bielema, Arkansas – In the last decade-plus we have written a lot in this Coaches Hot Seat Blog about the importance of Athletic Directors making Damn sure they hire head football coaches that “fit” the culture and history of the school the AD words for, but this is the first time we have written about something just as important:
Coaches taking jobs where they “fit” the culture and history of the school.
A handful of Coaches Hot Seat members have stopped in at Madison, Wisconsin a few times while on business trips in the Great State of Wisconsin and even been to a couple Wisconsin Badgers football games and on one of those trips a few years ago when Bret Bielema was still the head coach of the Badgers there was a story we read about how Bielema liked to drive around in his SUV on Gameday Saturdays in Madison before the games to see what all the Wisconsin fans were up to with most of those fans not knowing it was the UW head coach in that SUV. When reading that story we just laughed at it because it was classic Bret Bielema and in our minds not knowing about any potential issues that were going on between Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez and Bret Bielema we always thought that Bret was a good “fit” at Wisconsin and that he would be there until he got his ass fired or he retired.
As you can imagine with the above in mind everyone at Coaches Hot Seat was shocked when in early December 2012 it was announced that Bret Bielema was leaving Wisconsin for the Arkansas head coaching job which made no sense on many levels and like a lot of other people made us think that Barry Alvarez must be one Helluva asshole to work for and if the media reports are true Cheap As Hell when it comes to paying Wisconsin assistant coaches since after all…Not A Damn Dime of the money that Barry Alvarez pays Wisconsin Athletic Department employees with is Barry’s money! Whatever the issues were between Alvarez and Bielema it blew-up a pretty good arrangement for the both of them which later happened again with Alvarez and current Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen who also must be a Real American Man and doesn’t like being led around by the nose from a former football coach who doesn’t seem to know that Real Leaders hire people to do jobs and they…
Let Them Do Their Job!
Leaving Barry Alvarez aside for the moment who in our opinion is a Pompous Arrogant Ass that believes he spun up the entire universe and thus everyone should kiss Barry’s Precious Big Ass….Sorry Barry but your are not God Son and hopefully one day the Lord himself will let you know that personally….let’s get back to Bret Bielema at Arkansas which on so many levels for both Arkansas and Bielema made just no Damn sense and we write that because early on a long-time friend + Arkansas-alum called us in Bielema’s first year at Arkansas in the Fall of 2013 and said something like (paraphrasing since it was so long ago):
“It’s just not going to work with Bielema. He just doesn’t get Arkansas…the people…the culture…nor the football…but it will take a long-time for some of my friends to understand that…a really long time.”
Well, it’s now Bret Bielema’s FIFTH year as the head coach at Arkansas and in his 56 th game as the head coach of the Razorbacks his team just got their ass whipped by the score of…
48 – 22
….by a decent but still average South Carolina team which leaves Bielema’s records at….
Overall: 27 – 29
SEC: 10 – 24
…but most shocking of all is Bielema’s record against Power 5 Conference Schools:
13 – 29
Damn…that’s just Damn Awful!
To put into perspective just how bad Bret Bielema has been at Arkansas one must look at his conference winning percentage against all of the previous Arkansas coaches, throwing out the Idiocy of John L. Smith who also should have NEVER been hired even as an interim head coach at Arkansas by AD Jeff Long, and when you look at those numbers it is very Damn ugly indeed:
Arkansas Head Football Coaches Conference Winning % – 1950 – 2017
Bret Bielema – .294
Bobby Petrino – .531
Houston Nutt – .525
Danny Ford – .402
Joe Kines – .438
Jack Crowe – .375
Ken Hatfield – .783
Lou Holtz – .670
Frank Broyles – .714
Jack Mitchell – .472
Bowden Wyatt – .583
Otis Douglas – .222
That’s right…you have to go back to the years 1950 – 1952 and Arkansas head coach Otis Douglas to find a worse conference record than the one that Bret Bielema has put up over the past FIVE seasons at Arkansas and for those slow on the uptake that is…
11 Arkansas Head Coaches Ago
65 Years Ago!
Bret Bielema just hasn’t been bad at Arkansas…he more importantly has been bad relative to Arkansas football history in the Post World War II era when .500+ football in conference and against serious opponents such as the Power 5 Conference Teams today was not only expected but was achieved by the head coaches at Arkansas which makes one wonder….
Will Arkansas AD Jeff Long let Bret Bielema destroy Arkansas Football on the sword of Jeff Long’s massive ego or will Jeff Long do something we have never heard Jeff do…
Admit he was wrong?
How exactly did Bret Bielema get his current contract which pays $4+ Million Dollars a year and includes a $15+ Million Dollar Buyout you ask?
Jeff Long gave that HUGE contract and buyout to Bret Bielema after the 2014 season when Arkansas went…wait for it…
7 – 6!
That sound you hear is us Laughing Out Loud with the everyone else with an IQ over Johnny Manziel’s jersey number at Texas A&M = 2!
With the loss to South Carolina the Razorbacks are now 2 – 3 on the season and 0 – 2 in SEC play and they have left on the schedule this…
At Alabama Auburn At Ole Miss Coastal Carolina At LSU Mississippi State Missouri
Any chance Arkansas wins 4 of their last 7 games to get to .500….which is Pitiful Football in our opinion at Arkansas which Bobby Petrino proved just a few years ago?
Not A Chance in Hell…in our humble opinion and if Arkansas doesn’t get to 6 wins in Bielema’s FIFTH year on the job $15M+ buyout or not Bret Bielema and Jeff Long are going to get a call sometime in late November or early December telling them they need to come to a meeting that some very busy folks will be attending and wanting to know just what the Hell is wrong with you two Damn Morons who have gutted and destroyed Arkansas Football followed by both of them being told to get the personal stuff in their offices together because their services were no longer needed at the University of Arkansas!
2. Butch Jones, Tennessee – The best news about last week for Butch Jones was that his Vols had the week off so they couldn’t lose a football game and Jones didn’t say anything stupid which is a miracle of sorts considering all the Stupid Shit that Butch Jones has said in the last few years in Knoxville!
Much like Bret Bielema…Butch Jones has a record problem at Tennessee with the Vols records over the five seasons under Jones at…
Overall: 33 – 23
SEC: 14 – 20
….and in the all-important record against Power 5 Conference Schools Jones’ record is…
18 – 23
Those are much better records than Bret Bielema which are nothing short of a Total Damn Disaster….but come now…we are talking about University of Tennessee Football here where a .500+ records in…
SEC and against Power 5 Conference Schools
….is not only expected it better Damn be achieved and thus now you know why Butch Jones is on the Hot Seat especially when you consider all the Stupid Shit Jones has said in the last few years in Knoxville!
The word on Butch Jones that a Coaches Hot Seat member is getting from his kind-of-related family members who live in East Tennessee and are UT-alums is that Butch Jones can save his job with the Vols IF….he wins ALL his remaining games save Alabama and with that in mind let’s go to what’s left on Tennessee’s schedule:
South Carolina At Alabama At Kentucky Southern Miss At Missouri LSU Vanderbilt
Hell….most Tennessee Football teams could easily go 6 – 1 in the 7 above remaining football games but this is the 2017 version of the Vols is NOT most Tennessee Football Teams (Hell..they QUIT against Georgia!) and we would say the chance of the Vols finishing 9 – 3 in 2017 is around the same odds that a Coaches Hot Seat member will sleep with one of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models in 2017 which has odds now set at….
Of course….we will not discount the chance that Butch Jones might have his agent Jimmy Sexton beating the bushes for another head football coaching job in college football right now and we can only imagine Sexton looking down the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and saying something like…
“Hmmmm…I might be able to get Butch out of Tennessee and into “X” job before his ass gets fired in Knoxville!”
Maybe Jimmy…Maybe So Son!
Coach Hard against South Carolina Butch Jones….another potential employer might be watching!
3. Todd Graham, Arizona State – Arizona State had an bye in Week 6 after their loss to Stanford in Week 7 and now it’s back to football and here come the Smoking Hot Washington Huskies into Tempe to play the Sun Devils and Chris Petersen really has things rolling at UW where in the Huskies last 23 games Washington is…
21 – 2!
Damn…just when Todd Graham really needs a win to get his 2 – 3 Arizona State football team going he has to play Washington and then go to Salt Lake City in Week 7 to play Utah followed by USC in the desert!
Hell…Arizona State could be 2 – 6 in just a few weeks and Todd Graham out of a job so coach hard Todd because these next few games may be your last chance to be a head coach at a FBS school for a few years at least which is what this is really all about…it’s not about the money…it’s performing at a high enough level so that you have…
Earned the Right to be a Head Coach on the FBS level….PERIOD!
4. David Beaty, Kansas – Kansas got its ass whipped by Texas Tech on Saturday by the score of 65 – 19 and that’s becoming a common theme for the Jayhawks….
Getting Its Ass Whipped
….under head coach David Beaty who now has record at KU of…
Overall: 3 – 26
Big 12: 1 – 19
Oh…they must give thanks for Charlie Strong in Lawrence, Kansas because without that Pitiful Texas team that Charlie brought to Lawrence last year the Jayhawks would have ZERO Big 12 Conference wins under David Beaty the last THREE seasons!
Three seasons ago in 2014 Charlie Weis got fired about this time of the year and at the time when Chubby Charlie got canned by Kansas when in reality his Sorry Ass NEVER should have been hired by KU Chubby Charlie’s overall record was….
6 – 22
…and David Beaty’s overall record right now is…
3 – 26
That sound you hear is Coaches Hot Seat laughing out freaking LOUD!
Geez…what a Damn mess but the upside is that more than likely when Kansas runs David Beaty…and even KU will run David Beaty with the above records…no doubt the folks in Lawrence will make another…
Totally Damn Stupid Hire and that coach will shortly thereafter find his ass on the Hot Seat and…the Stupid Ass Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round All the Damn Time at Kansas!
5. Barry Odom, Missouri – Missouri put a good fight against Mark Stoops Kentucky team which is an amazing bunch in so many ways in that they will play as Good or Bad as they team they are facing which says a lot about Mark Stoops inability to get his team ready and focused on gameday which will leave for another day and focus on Barry Odom who in his SECOND season as the head coach at Mizzou has now posted records of…
Overall: 5 – 12
SEC: 2 – 9
…and the 1 – 4 Tigers still have to play this season:
At Georgia Idaho At UConn Florida Tennessee At Vanderbilt At Arkansas
Our guess Missouri wins 2…maybe 3….of its remaining 7 games which if it’s 3 more games that would be two straight years of…
4 – 8
…records under Odom which is Bad….Oh It’s Damn Bad….and it’s up to Barry Odom to make it Good…Damn Good Son or your ass will be run…and should be run…right out of Columbia!
6. Mike Riley, Nebraska – As they say about today’s world “things change fast” and they even change fast in Nebraska because after the Nebraska loss at home to Wisconsin on Saturday we called a few of our Husker-alum friends on Sunday and to a person they all said very close to the following:
“Unless Mike Riley beats Ohio State at home next Saturday it’s over for Mike and Scott Frost will be the next head coach at Nebraska.”
If Nebraska can get current UCF head coach Scott Frost that is who we hear is now Very Damn High on several Athletic Directors lists for a new head football coach which means that Nebraska probably has the inside lane to get Frost as their next head coach if Mike Riley is fired BUT Frost may have a choice of several plum jobs in a month or so BUT there is probably not a job that fits Frost as well or where Frost can win a lot of games in the Big Ten West Division like the Nebraska job!
As for Mike Riley if Nebraska can win the rest of their games this season against…
Ohio State At Purdue Northwestern At Minnesota At Penn State Iowa
…which is about as likely as a Coaches Hot Seat member sleeping with a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model in 2017 then Riley can coach the Huskers in 2018!
Coach em up Mike Riley…we will be pulling for your Huskers against Ohio State!
Just an opinion by Coaches Hot Seat on current UCF head Scott Frost. We have been watching and following Scott Frost since he first arrived on The Farm at Stanford in 1993 to play for Bill Walsh for two seasons before transferring to Nebraska to play for Tom Osborne for his last two years in college and right now…in our humble opinion…Frost is the best college head football coach not on the Power 5 Conference Level in America and it would be a GREAT move for Nebraska or any other Power 5 Conference school that can get him as their next head football coach.
7. Steve Addazio, Boston College – Can someone go ahead and end the misery of the Steve Addazio tenure at Boston College already and hire Chip Kelly to coach the Eagles so he can take the ACC by storm from a perch in Boston?
With the loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday Steve Addazio’s records at Boston College now stand at:
Overall: 26 – 31
ACC: 11 – 24
Please…Administration at Boston College…end this Damn Madness already because we are tired of writing about Steve Freaking Addazio and if you can get Chip Kelly at $3 Million A Year he will be worth every penny!
8. Jim Mora, UCLA – The UCLA Bruins had a bye in Week 6 and get back to it in Week 7 with a game at now red-hat Arizona which may have found themselves a quarterback against Colorado last Saturday which is No Damn Good News for Jim Mora and his Bruins who now at 3 – 2 really have to win some ballgames or the 2017 season could fall to pieces in a hurry.
Jim Mora’s records at UCLA are….So-So…
Overall: 44 – 26
Pac-12: 26 – 22
…but after a 4 – 8 record in 2016 the last thing Mora needs is another losing season in 2016 and with these games left to play…
At Arizona Oregon At Washington At Utah Arizona State At USC California
…the 3 – 2 Bruins are going to have a tough time finding at least 3 more wins this season if they lose to Arizona on Saturday!
9. Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma – Our biggest worry about Lincoln Riley taking over for Bob Stoops at Oklahoma was Riley turning the Sooners into…
Texas Tech Football North
….and it seems that more games that Riley has under his belt as the head coach of the Sooners the more that OU looks like the Red Raiders which the last two games has included….
An almost loss to ZERO wins Baylor
A home loss to MASSIVE underdog Iowa State
…and up next for what looks like to us the becoming Very Damn Soft Sooners is Texas in Dallas in the Red River Rivalry and it looks like to us that Texas is playing some pretty good football under Tom Herman and if the Longhorns beat the Sooners on Saturday Lincoln Riley will find his ass not only on a Scorching Hot Seat but in a sling as well!
Hell…how many more games can Very Damn Soft Oklahoma win in 2017 with these games remaining?
Texas – Dallas At Kansas State Texas Tech At Oklahoma State TCU At Kansas West Virginia
Hell…if OU plays like they did against Iowa State they will be LUCKY to win 3 more games which would add up to a…
7 – 5
…record and Lincoln Riley only one more Below Average season from having his ass run right out Norman, Oklahoma!
You better start coaching your Oklahoma Sooners football team Son or your head coaching career will be OVER before it really gets going and Oh Yea…the leash is Very Damn Short…and Should Be Short….for head coaches at OU that win less than 9 games a year!
10. Ed Orgeron, LSU – Luckily for Ed Orgeron and LSU they got to play on Saturday…
One of the Worst Coached Offenses in America
….in the Florida Gators offense which would be a Helluva lot better if head coach Jim McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier just gave the Gators offense some footballs at practice and Jim + Doug went to a local Gainesville bar!
With the win over Florida…LSU improves its record to 4 – 2 on the season with the below games still left on the schedule which we do note does not include offenses coached by Jim McElwain and Doug Nussmeier who are Totally Damn Worthless and are actually making the Florida Gators Offense WORSE every day that the two of them report to work at the University of Florida!
Auburn At Ole Miss At Alabama Arkansas At Tennessee Texas A&M
Our guess as of October 9, 2017….LSU finishes with a record of…
7 – 5
…in 2017 and Ed Orgeron’s rear-end is still on one of the Hottest Seats in the country come late November!
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”
“I wear black because I’m comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it’s hot I’m comfortable in light blue.”
“God’s the final judge for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash too. That’s solely in the hands of God.”
“I read novels but I also read the Bible. And study it, you know? And the more I learn, the more excited I get.”
“Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.”
“How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.”
“People call me wild. Not really though, I’m not.I guess I’ve never been normal, not what you call Establishment. I’m country.”
“I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.”
“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.”
“The things that have always been important: to be a good man, to try to live my life the way God would have me, to turn it over to Him that His will might be worked in my life, to do my work without looking back, to give it all I’ve got, and to take pride in my work as an honest performer.”
“My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don’t ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.”
“I love to go to the studio and stay there 10 or 12 hours a day. I love it. What is it? I don’t know. It’s life.”
“Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.”
“You’ve got to know your limitations. I don’t know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren’t too many limitations, if I did it my way.”
“You’ve got a song you’re singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you’ve got to make them think that you’re one of them sitting out there with them too. They’ve got to be able to relate to what you’re doing.”
“That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station.”
“You can ask the people around me. I don’t give up. I don’t give up… and it’s not out of frustration and desperation that I say I don’t give up. I don’t give up because I don’t give up. I don’t believe in it.”
“Be thankful for the time you have.”
“Johnny Cash is a two-word answer for why it’s still good to be an American.” Rosanne Cash on her father Johnny Cash
“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”
“A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.”
“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.”
“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.”
“Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
“Dreams are the touchstones of our character.”
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
“How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.”
“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”
“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.”
“If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.”
“In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.”
“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”
“Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.”
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”
“Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.”
“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”
“The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.”
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
“There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.”
“What is once well done is done forever.”
“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.”
“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”
“The fate of the country does not depend on how you vote at the polls — the worst man is as strong as the best at that game; it does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year, but on what kind of man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning.”
“I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe — “That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.”
“If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. As if a town had no interest in its forests but to cut them down!”
“I wish to suggest that a man may be very industrious, and yet not spend his time well. There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living. All great enterprises are self-supporting. The poet, for instance, must sustain his body by his poetry, as a steam planing-mill feeds its boilers with the shavings it makes. You must get your living by loving.”
“Do we call this the land of the free? What is it to be free from King George and continue the slaves of King Prejudice? What is it to be born free and not to live free? What is the value of any political freedom, but as a means to moral freedom? Is it a freedom to be slaves, or a freedom to be free, of which we boast? We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outmost defences only of freedom. It is our children’s children who may perchance be really free.”
“The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head… The autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun.”
“I think in the NFL knowledge is power, and you try to get the knowledge by whatever means.”
“A perfect record does not mean that someone is the greatest. Rocky Marciano never lost a fight, but I never hear anyone say he’s the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.”
“I never thought of what I was doing as a way to sell the NFL. I was making movies about a sport that I loved, about players and coaches that I respected. I wanted to convey my love of the game through film. And most artists convey their love through art. And my art and my love was expressed through film.”
“Lombardi, a certain magic still lingers in the very name. It speaks of duels in the snow and November mud… He remains for many the heart of pro football, pumping hard right now.”
“Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It’s part ballet. It’s part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.”
“I’ve always been fascinated by Picasso and how he would look at a single image through multiple perspectives and from separate moments in time. He would look at a woman’s face and he would see almost a three-dimensional look even though it was a flat canvas. I thought, well why couldn’t we do the same thing with a football play?”
“When my father bid $5,000 for the 1962 Championship Game, that was a huge amount. It was double the bid the year before. Pete Rozelle was flabbergasted. Who was this guy who was willing to spend so much money on what seemed like relatively worthless rights to the NFL Championship Game?”
“If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s not being noticed.”
“I remember when we were making ‘They Call It Pro Football,’ which was our ‘Citizen Kane.’ The first line is ‘It starts with a whistle and ends with a gun.'”
“If you can show something as complicated as two people falling in love with just music and camera angles, well, just think about what you can do with football.”
“Football is a sport of emotions, and we have to capture that in our films.”
“I’ve been very lucky in the freedom that I’ve been given. Every artist needs two types of freedom: You need the freedom to – the freedom to come up with an idea or treatment – and then you need the other half of the freedom, and that’s freedom from – somebody saying, ‘This is great. This is how I want you to do it.'”
“NFL Films has had one continuous, creative vision for 47 years. These are timeless things; timeless stories that we capture just like people go back and read Greek mythology.”
“You know how I came up with the name ‘Road to the Super Bowl?’ It’s an homage to the old Bob Hope – Bing Crosby buddy movies – you know, like ‘Road to Zanzibar’ or ‘Road to Morocco.’ Can you tell? All I’ve done my whole life is go to movies.”
“So they talk about heaven, and I don’t know what is waiting for me up there. But I can tell you this: Nothing will happen up there that can duplicate my life down here. Nothing. That life cannot be better than the one I’ve lived down here, the football life. It’s been perfect.”
“To me, football is very personal. Even as a kid, I looked at football in dramaturgical terms. It wasn’t the score that interested me, it was the struggle.”
“I’ve always believed in that famous quote from Karl Marx, something like; ‘Men make history, but not under conditions of their own choosing.”
“The pressure is suffocating down there; there’s no air to breathe. You make a mistake or come up just short in the Super Bowl, and it feels like the end of the world.”
10 CFB Head Coaches Face MUST WIN Games in Week 6 – Coaches and Teams Need To Take It To the Limit!
Thank You Randy!
Week 6? Can it really be Week 6 of the 2017 college football season already? Yep it is…and no doubt one day far in the future historians will look back and call this the…
Golden Age of Football in America
….and even with all the problems of concussions, cheating, bad officiating and lots of other stuff the Late Great Steve Sabol of NFL Films had it right…
“Life Is Great…Football Is Better!”
Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M vs. Alabama – Now sitting on a record of 4 – 1 on the season the fans of Aggies Football have been quieted a bit BUT a blowout at the hands of Alabama in Week 6 could change things in a hurry and with a +26 point line on the game if A&M can keep the final score around the 30 point mark that might be a victory of sorts for Sumlin and his football team against the Tide. With that in mind one must wonder if Nick Saban won’t run the score up in this game because the last Damn thing Saban needs is someone in College Station winning 10+ games a season which in our opinion the Aggies COULD AND SHOULD be doing on annual basis when you are playing 13 games a season counting a bowl game.
How many times did Kevin Sumlin win 10+ games in the previous 5 seasons?
If Kevin Sumlin doesn’t win at least 10 games in 2017…which would be ONE 10+ win season in 6 years on the job….we cannot help but wonder if the folks in College Station will continue to accept mediocrity or if they are actually interested in something great for their Aggie Football Team?
Of course, if Alabama does blowout the Aggies Sumlin’s rear-end will be launched right back on the Hottest of Hot Seat in America so coach those Aggies hard Coach Sumlin!
Mike Riley, Nebraska vs. Wisconsin – We here at Coaches Hot Seat love talking to our friends in Great State of Nebraska anytime of the year, but especially during college football season because few folks in America have more passion for the Game of Football than Nebraska fans and with that in mind we got a long-time Nebraska-alum friend on the phone earlier this week and his view of the Mike Riley situation is pretty-straightforward:
“Nebraska may never been a national power again like it was under Coach Osborne but we should be winning 10 games a year when one is playing 13 games including the bowl game.”
We agree Totally and Bo Pelini would have won at least 10 games in 4 of this 7 seasons at Nebraska if he had been allowed to coach the bowl game in 2014 and Pelini was fired because he didn’t hit that 10+ win mark AND because Pelini is a Pompous Ass…at least the Bo Pelini at Nebraska was a Pompous Ass…even if he is a very good football coach which he is and is proving again now at Youngstown State.
With the 10 wins a season idea in mind for the head coach at Nebraska Mike Riley is in his third season at the school and has yet to win 10 games and in our opinion barring the Huskers getting blown-out if Riley wins 9 games for the second straight season at Nebraska and has a chance to win 10 games again in the bowl game Mike will have a decent chance of returning to coach the Huskers in 2018.
With a record of 3 – 2 right now let’s look at the rest of Nebraska’s schedule:
Wisconsin Ohio State At Purdue Northwestern At Minnesota At Penn State Iowa
Damn…with the Buckeyes coming in next week to get to 9 wins it looks like Mike Riley and the Huskers will have to beat Wisconsin in a MUST WIN Game on Saturday in Lincoln so coach those Huskers hard Mike Riley!
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame vs. North Carolina – With Notre Dame on a bit of a roll with 3 wins after the loss to a pretty good Georgia team at home the last thing Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish need now is a letdown and a loss to North Carolina on Saturday when Notre Dame could very well win out the rest of the games IF they can beat USC at home on October 21.
Let’s look at the rest of Notre Dame’s schedule:
At North Carolina USC NC State Wake Forest At Miami Navy At Stanford
A loss to a very average North Carolina team would be a Total Disaster so it is a MUST WIN Game but after the Tar Heels it isn’t exactly a walk in the park for Notre Dame and it could be an Irish win-out scenario or even what…3 to 5 more losses in 2017? Yep!
Just don’t lose to North Carolina Brian Kelly or you know what….
Scorching Hot Seat!
Ed Orgeron, LSU vs. Florida – We love Ed Orgeron here at Coaches Hot Seat and we would do anything for the man…within reason of course….BUT watching a replay of the Troy – LSU game we saw something that is very, very troubling….
A LSU Football Team that Didn’t Give A Damn
….and in our opinion LSU is only a bad break or two and getting behind on the scoreboard against the Florida Gators on Saturday from….
Going Completely Off The Tracks
….which in our opinion would lead to a losing season in 2017 with a team that has Top 10 talent in America AT WORST!
Let’s look at the rest of LSU’s schedule:
At Florida Auburn At Ole Miss At Alabama Arkansas At Tennessee Texas A&M
Hell..save the Ole Miss game there’s the very real chance LSU loses 6 of its last 7 games which would leave the Tigers with a 4 – 8 record and any losing record in 2017 by LSU would lead to the wholesale firing of everyone in Baton Rouge including Coach O, Joe Alleva, and ANYONE else involved in the hiring of Ed Orgeron including the President of LSU and many of the LSU Board of Trustees who let’s face it…should have already had their asses run right off the board right because they approved that Totally Damn Insane contract for Coach O!
YES…Florida is a MUST WIN Game for Ed Orgeron and LSU!
Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech vs. Kansas– This one is very easy…if Kliff Kingsbury’s football team loses to Kansas at Saturday…It’s OVER for Kingsbury at Texas Tech because if you can’t beat Kansas how in the Hell you going to beat any of what’s left on the Red Raiders schedule?
At West Virginia Iowa State At Oklahoma Kansas State Baylor TCU At Texas
Yep…if you can’t beat Kansas you can’t beat ANY of the teams above so Kansas is a MUST WIN Game for Kingsbury and the Red Raiders!
David Beaty, Kansas vs. Texas Tech – In 3 seasons at Kansas head coach David Beaty has posted records of…
Overall: 3 – 25
Big 12: 1 – 18
….and the 1 – 3 Jayhawks still have to play in 2017….
Texas Tech At Iowa State At TCU Kansas State Baylor At Texas Oklahoma At Oklahoma State
We don’t see Kansas winning another football game in 2017 which if that happened would be THREE wins for Kansas football in THREE Freaking Seasons and in Charlie Weis’ 2.5 seasons at Kansas Chubby Charlie won…
SIX Freaking Football Games!
Enough said on the current Total Damn Disaster at Kansas!
Bret Bielema, Arkansas vs. South Carolina – Bret Bielema…BIG buyout or not….has worked himself into one Helluva situation as has Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen with now BOTH of the last two head football coaches at Wisconsin finding their asses on the Hot Seat and Bielema in a situation where if the Hogs don’t get to SIX wins in 2017…
The Entire Damn Arkansas Football Program and Top of the Arkansas Athletic Department is going to get their Asses Run Right Out of Fayetteville!
Bret Bielema’s records in FIVE seasons at Arkansas are a Complete Freaking Disaster…
Overall: 27 – 28
SEC: 10 – 23
….and if the 2 – 2 Hogs loses to South Carolina on Saturday to drop to 2 – 3 with these games then left to play…
At Alabama Auburn At Ole Miss Coastal Carolina At LSU Mississippi State Missouri
…just how in the Hell are these Hogs going to win 4 of their last games to get to 6 wins in 2017? We just don’t see it.
We will be honest….we like Bret Bielema as a Football Coach and Man BUT leaving Wisconsin and the Big Ten West Division which is Easy Like Sunday Morning for the SEC West Division may have been one of the more foolish decisions in recent college football history….as was Gary Andersen’s move from the Big Ten West at Wisconsin to the Pac-12 North at Oregon State!
We hate to write things in the Coaches Hot Seat Blog that we have not directly confirmed with someone as being at least what they thought was the truth at any given moment BUT we will say that last week we got a call from a friend in Little Rock who told us there have been some “rumblings” of what kind of “lift” it would take to buyout Bret Bielema, his coaching staff, AD Jeff Long and couple of other folks to clean the slate in Fayetteville and the folks doing that talking have a number in their minds AND if Arkansas loses to South Carolina on Saturday except those “rumblings” to get a Helluva lot louder next week!
YES…South Carolina is a MUST WIN Game for Bret Bielema and the Hogs!
Will Muschamp, South Carolina vs. Arkansas – Like Bret Bielema…Will Muschamp doesn’t have the greatest of records now in his second season at South Carolina…
Overall: 9 – 9
SEC: 4 – 7
….and the 3 – 2 Gamecocks really need a win over Arkansas at home on Saturday especially when one looks at the rest of South Carolina’s schedule after the Hogs:
At Tennessee Vanderbilt At Georgia Florida Wofford At Clemson
The task for Will Muschamp to keep things rolling at South Carolina is winning at least SIX games in 2017 and with a loss to Arkansas on Saturday the Gamecocks would have to win 3 of their last 6 games and two of those games are at Georgia and at Clemson which we give South Carolina NO chance of winning!
Coach em hard Boom in a MUST WIN Game against Arkansas!
Barry Odom, Missouri vs. Kentucky – Barry Odom is off to a disastrous start now in his second season at Missouri…
Overall: 5 – 11
SEC: 2 – 8
…and the last thing that Mizzou now at 1 – 3 on the season needs is a Kentucky team blowing them out on Saturday which very well could happen AND if it does happen Barry Odom will move his rear-end into some very dangerous territory….firing territory before Santa comes down the chimney in late December kind of territory!
After Kentucky…Mizzou has left on their schedule:
At Georgia Idaho At UConn Florida Tennessee At Vanderbilt At Arkansas
Damn…Mizzou might not match their win total of 4 games from last season so YES Kentucky is a MUST WIN Game for Barry Odom and Mizzou!
Rich Rodriguez, Arizona vs. Colorado – Arizona played Utah tough at home a couple of weeks before getting the loss and dropping the Wildcats record to 2 – 2 on the season with these games still to be played:
At Colorado UCLA At California Washington State At USC Oregon State At Oregon At Arizona State
We rather doubt Rich Rodriguez can survive TWO straight losing season so the Wildcats will need to win at least…
4 of their last 8 games
….and looking over Arizona’s remaining games we find it hard to believe the Wildcats will win at least 6 games if they don’t beat Colorado on Saturday so YES….
Colorado is a MUST WIN Game for Rich Rodriguez and Arizona!
“I do not live for what the world thinks of me, but for what I think of myself.”
“There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.”
“The trouble with him was that he was without imagination. He was quick and alert in the things of life, but only in the things, and not in the significances.”
“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”
“There are things greater than our wisdom, beyond our justice. The right and wrong of this we cannot say, and it is not for us to judge.”
“He lacked the wisdom, and the only way for him to get it was to buy it with his youth; and when wisdom was his, youth would have been spent buying it”
“San Francisco is gone. Nothing remains of it but memories.”
“If cash comes with fame, come fame; if cash comes without fame, come cash.”
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
“Fiction pays best of all and when it is of fair quality is more easily sold. A good joke will sell quicker than a good poem, and, measured in sweat and blood, will bring better remuneration. Avoid the unhappy ending, the harsh, the brutal, the tragic, the horrible – if you care to see in print things you write. (In this connection don’t do as I do, but do as I say.) Humour is the hardest to write, easiest to sell, and best rewarded… Don’t write too much. Concentrate your sweat on one story, rather than dissipate it over a dozen. Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don’t get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.”
“A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.”
“Affluence means influence.”
“Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?”
“A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.”
“All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.”
“Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.”
“Don’t look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you’ll know you’re dead.”
“Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.”
“For time is the longest distance between two places.”
“Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.”
“I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.”
“I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.”
“If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.”
“In memory everything seems to happen to music.”
“Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.”
“Life is an unanswered question, but let’s still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.”
“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”
Luck is believing you’re lucky.
“Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.”
“Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death’s the other.”
“Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by noon wine, is only a pretense.”
“Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you – gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.”
“Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.”
“Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life, even in one’s own character to himself.”
“Success and failure are equally disastrous.”
“Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching.”
“The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.”
“The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!”
“The strongest influences in my life and my work are always whomever I love. Whomever I love and am with most of the time, or whomever I remember most vividly. I think that’s true of everyone, don’t you?”
“Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.”
“To be free is to have achieved your life.”
“We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.”
“When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I’m only really alive when I’m writing.”
“Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.”
“You can be young without money but you can’t be old without it.”
“The theatre is a place where one has time for the problems of people to whom one would show the door if they came to one’s office for a job.”