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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Ben Bradlee

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Ben Bradlee


Two Coaches Hot Seat members were walking on a street in downtown Washington DC in the late 1980s and see Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee walking towards them.  One of the CHS Members says, “Hey, that’s Ben Bradlee.”  Ben Bradlee looks over at the two of them and says, “That’s right kid!”


“You never monkey with the truth.”


“Maybe some of today’s papers have too many ‘feel-good’ features, but there is a lot of good news out there.”


“I must be out of it, but I don’t know any good journalists who have excused Clinton’s problems.”


“The really tough thing would have been to decide to take Woodward and Bernstein off the story. They were carrying the coal for us – in that their stories were right.”


“I think he had a strange, passionate devotion to the truth and a horror at what he saw going on.”


“Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because they’re lazy and I think editors ought to insist on more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.”


“I never believed that Nixon could fully resurrect himself. And the proof of that was in the obits.”


“If an investigative reporter finds out that someone has been robbing the store, that may be ‘gotcha’ journalism, but it’s also good journalism.”


“The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists.”


“In 1984, after The Post published information about a satellite payload over protests from Reagan Administration officials, a number of people wrote in questioning Ben’s patriotism, suggesting he worked for the Kremlin, et cetera. One writer in particular pushed Ben’s buttons by asking, “What did you do during WWII?” This is Ben’s response, said to be among Kay Graham’s favorites:

Dear Asshole:

I suspect I did more for my country in the war than you did. I spent four years in destroyers in the Pacific Ocean. My theater ribbon has 10 battle stars in it.

That’s just for starters.”


“As long as a journalist tells the truth, in conscience and fairness, it is not his job to worry about consequences. The truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run. I truly believe the truth sets men free.”


“Ben at Columbia Journalism School graduation, May 2007:

The real spiel I have for you is to have a good time while you are in your jobs. Have a good time. The newspaper will be great if you’re having a good time.”


“There really isn’t enough time in the day to convene a task force on every little decision. If you’re publishing 140,000 words five times a day you’ve got to decide. And you’ve got to get it off the table and get on to the next one before you go crazy. You’ll never go home and you won’t be in any shape when you get home.”


“Whenever people around Ben are worried about something that he doesn’t think is overly important, he will often say, as a way of providing context:

When the history of the world is written, this will not be in it.”


“From Ben’s handwritten “editor’s rules”:

No. 6: Pick your fights. Don’t duck ’em, but don’t fight second-rate opponents.”


“Mary Hadar, editor of the Style section, once presented a long profile to Ben right before he left for the night. When he came in the next morning, he told her that it was too long, and that she needed to cut it in half:

“Run it in two parts,” he told her.

“Ben, you can’t just take the story and cut it into two parts. It has arc. It has development.”

He said, “Yes, you can.”
She said, “How?”
And he took it, ripped it in half, and said, “Like that.””


“To Howard Bray, about the strike at The Post in 1975–6:

We’re talking about a bunch of criminals who slash tires and smash presses and hit women over the head with two-by-fours. I have no lint left in my navel for that.”


“From a letter to George Crile, February 22, 1985:

If I could give you a piece of advice, one which I did not follow after [a long lawsuit] but which I wish I had followed, it is simply this: Don’t gloat; understand this key thought of Albert Camus—“There is no truth, only truths”; and get on with it.”


“From Tom Lippman, Post reporter, at Ben’s retirement roast in the Post newsroom, July 31, 1991:

I had become a sort of freelance guru on style and grammar and usage for people around the newsroom. One day I had an almost hesitant, almost blushing visit from Debbie Regan, who many of you will remember . . . was Ben’s secretary at the time. Ben had been dictating a letter on that little tape recorder, I guess, which Debbie had to transcribe, and she came over to my desk looking extremely uncomfortable.

She hemmed and hawed a little bit and she said, “Look, I have to ask you something.”

I said, “Yeah, what is it, Debbie?”

She said, “Is ‘dickhead’ one word or two?””


“To a newspaper publisher who called him “arrogant”:

To the Publisher:

Editors do run the risk of appearing arrogant if they choose to disagree with anybody who calls them arrogant.

You sound like one of those publishers who aims to please his pals in the community and give them what they want.

No one will call you arrogant that way. No one will call you newspaperman, either.”

Wikipedia:  Ben Bradlee

Ben Bradlee, legendary editor transformed the Washington Post, Robert G. Kaiser, Washington Post

Postscript:  Benjamin C. Bradlee (1921 – 2014), David Remnick, The New Yorker

Ben Bradlee’s Electric Glow, David Von Drehle, Time



Earns Washington Post


Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Booker T. Washington

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Booker T. Washington


“Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”


“Character is power.”


“Character, not circumstances, makes the man.”


“Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.”


“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”


“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.”


“If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.”


“No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.”


“No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.”


“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”


“Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.”


“There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.”


“You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.”


“The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.”

Wikipedia: Booker T. Washington

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Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Forget Ebola What Should Really Concern These Hot Seat Coaches Is the HOT SEAT! Tell Them the God’s Honest Truth Johnny! – Stanford Football = We Work? Please…More Like We Don’t Work!

Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


Forget Ebola what should really concern these Hot Seat Coaches is the HOT SEAT! Tell them the God’s Honest Truth Johnny!

Post Week 8 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings


1.  Will Muschamp, Florida – If there has been any lesson learned over the 25 years of Florida football it is that….

Florida Football is NOT a training ground to learn how to become a Head Coach

….and that TRUTH is revealed by the win/loss records of the last FOUR Florida head football coaches in Gainesville:

Steve Spurrier:  122 – 27 – 1  (.817)

Ron Zook:  23 – 14  (.622)

Urban Meyer:  65 – 15  (.813)

Will Muschamp:  25 – 19  (.568)

Sure there are plenty of examples of assistant head coaches that have taken over top-tier college football programs and done very well…..

Mark Richt at Georgia comes to mind

….BUT in our opinion which is based upon seeing Florida football up-close going back over the past 25 years Florida football is no place for a coach that has not ALREADY proved his ability to win football games and we mean win a Helluva lot of football games as a head coach!

With that mind is Will Muschamp done at Florida after the disaster against Missouri on Saturday night?

Well…Florida COULD win out their remaining 5 games which includes….

Georgia in Jacksonville
At Vanderbilt
South Carolina
Eastern Kentucky
At Florida State

….to finish at 8 – 3 on the season and we suppose the planet Jupiter could crash into the Sun wiping out the entire solar system in the process over the next 5 weeks also…..right? NOT!

YES….Will Muschamp is DONE at Florida barring something like a Jupiter crashing into the Sun kind of catastrophe and no doubt Florida AD Jeremy Foley is working on a list of coaches to replace Muschamp and for the sake of Florida Football saying nothing about Foley’s legacy which in already in tatters Foley better Damn this time around….

Hire a sitting head football coach that has WON a Helluva lot of football games!

The question though is: Is Jeremy Foley willing to hire a head football coach at Florida that will overshadow Jeremy Foley and remember in our opinion if University of Utah president Bernie Machen does not take University of Florida president’s job in January 2004 there is NO CHANCE IN HELL that Jeremy Foley hires Urban Meyer to be the Florida head coach after the 2004 football season because Foley’s other two hires….

Ron Zook
Will Muschamp

…prove that TRUTH beyond the shadow of a doubt to us.

Who would have Jeremy Foley have hired to replace the fired Ron Zook in 2005 at Florida if Machen is not president at the University of Florida?

Hard to say but for Damn sure in our opinion NOT Urban Meyer!

If you are thinking that would have made Urban Meyer the head coach at Notre Dame in 2005 instead of Charlie Weis you would be right and Notre Dame football fans can start crying uncontrollably now!


2.  Tim Beckman, Illinois – Below are Tim Beckman’s win/loss records in three seasons at Illinois:

Overall:  9 – 22

Big Ten:  1 – 18

In 2014 the Illini’s record is….

3 – 4

…and with these games remaining to be played…

At Ohio State
Penn State
At Northwestern

….it will take something like the planet Saturn crashing into the Sun while wiping out the solar system in the process for the Illini to finish with SIX wins this season which is probably what it will take for Beckman to be back for the 2015 season in Champaign.

Good Luck Tim Beckman!


3.  Brady Hoke, Michigan – There is a Shakespearean-type play going on behind the scenes at the University of Michigan right now with lots of people with their hands on the levers of power trying to shape what Michigan athletics and Michigan football will look like in the future BUT there is no getting around the FACTS of what Brady Hoke has done in four seasons at Michigan which are:

Overall: 29 – 17  (.630)

Big Ten: 16 – 11  (.592)

2014:  3 – 4 and 1 – 2 in Big Ten Conference play

Sorry BUT the above win/loss records are NOT acceptable at the University of Michigan and with these games left on the Wolverines schedule….

At Michigan State
At Northwestern
At Ohio State

….barring a MAJOR turnaround of this Michigan football team’s play this season a .500 or worse record is around the corner and we cannot imagine how Brady Hoke could survive to coach in 2015 after another mediocre season in Ann Arbor.

What is going to happen at Michigan over the next three months?

Just a guess by us which is our opinion as well…

Michigan will fire AD Dave Brandon

Michigan will hire a new AD

Michigan will fire Brady Hoke

Michigan will hire a new head coach

In what order will all of the above happen…..in our opinion of course?

We don’t have a clue BUT up to this point of this blog post we have the….




….head coaching jobs coming open this December which are some pretty Damn good jobs!


4.  Bret Bielema, Arkansas – We had a feeling that Arkansas would experience a letdown against Georgia after coming so close to beating Alabama the week before and the Bulldogs laid a beating on Arkansas before letting the Hogs score some meaningless points at the end of the game and with that loss dropped Bret Bielema’s win/loss record at Arkansas is now:

Overall:  6 – 13

SEC:  0 – 12

Those SIX wins on the board for Bret Bielema are against:

La. Lafayette
Southern Miss
Nicholls State
Texas Tech
Northern Illinois

Here is who Arkansas has left to play in 2014:

At Mississippi State
Ole Miss
At Missouri

Could Bret Bielema finish another season WITHOUT a win in SEC Conference play?

Maybe so.

Could Bret Bielema or Arkansas AD Jeff Long survive Arkansas NOT winning a SEC Conference for TWO straight seasons?

We will just quote what a good buddy and Arkansas alum of ours in Ft. Smith, Arkansas said on Sunday about the possibility of the Hogs not winning a SEC Conference game for 2 straight seasons:

“Hell,0 that NUT John L. Smith won 2 SEC games as head coach at Arkansas and you are telling me Bielema might not win even ONE SEC game in TWO seasons at Arkansas? Hell, if that happens we need to fire them all and offer $7 Million Dollars a year to Gus Malzahn so he can come home to Momma! Hell, we had Gus right here in Arkansas two years ago and we went out and hired a pig farmer from Wisconsin!”

CHS Member: “Bret Bielema is a pig farmer from Iowa.”

Ft. Smith Arkansas Alum: “Wisconsin, Iowa…Hell….they are all Yankee states and by hiring a Yankee pig farmer it serves us right if we don’t win a SEC Conference game in two seasons!”

We didn’t have the heart to tell our good buddy and Arkansas alum from Ft. Smith that…Shhhhhhhh…..don’t tell anyone….

Arkansas AD Jeff Long is a Yankee from Ohio!

Just for the record and especially for fans of Arkansas football:

Bret Bielema’s records last two seasons at Arkansas:

Overall:  6 – 13

SEC:  0 – 12

Gus Malzahn’s records last two seasons at Auburn:

Overall:  17 – 3

SEC:  9 – 2

If you just heard a Good ‘Ole Boy from Ft. Smith Arkansas yell very loudly something like….


….don’t worry he is harmless!


5.  Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – This past spring a handful of Coaches Hot Seat members traveled to Houston for our annual trip to the home of a relative of a CHS member who is kind enough each year to put us up for a few days in luxurious comfort while we play a few of Houston’s finest golf courses all courtesy of this Houston Good ‘Ole Boy who has made a Freaking Fortune in the….

“Oil Business”

….with us never getting a real good answer to exactly what part of the….

“Oil Business”

….that the Freaking Fortune was made in but who cares about details when life is good….right? RIGHT!

Well this relative of a CHS Member is a Texas A&M alum from way back and several CHS Members were having breakfast at this Good ‘Ole Boy’s housein the back “pool area” of his house which is a “pool area” that kings and queens of 14 th century Europe would be jealous of and eventually the conversation got around to A&M football and this Good ‘Ole Boy A&M alum said something very Damn interesting and it went something like this:

CHS Member:  “So A&M has Kevin Sumlin nailed down for the next six years.”

Houston Good ‘Ole Boy:  “Yes, these geniuses nailed down a head coach that lost six games the last two seasons with the best college football player (Johnny Manziel) in the last two decades!”

CHS Member:  “So you weren’t thrilled with the contract A&M gave Sumlin?”

Houston Good ‘Ole Boy:  “Sumlin was able to do what any average high school coach in the state of Texas could have done with the same talent which included the best player in college football in the last two decades.”

CHS Member:  “What do you expect out of A&M this season?”

Houston Good ‘Ole Boy: “Well, about thirty years ago we hired an engineer away from another firm here in Houston that my people told me we just had to have and we gave him a contract that guaranteed he would be paid for five years no matter what kind of work he did. If I have tell you guys that once that guy signed that guaranteed contract he become one of the most worthless workers we ever hired and we had to fire his sorry ass in his second year on the job then you boys ain’t as smart as I think you are!”

Here are the details of the guaranteed contract given to Kevin Sumlin by Texas A&M after he LOST SIX Games with the best player in college football in the past two decades after two years on the job:

Contract details revealed for Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin: Buyout raised to $5M if he leaves before 2016; no buyout thereafter, Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News

“The deal, announced first Nov. 30 when agreement was reached in principle, and in more detail Thursday after it was finalized, is for $5 million annually for six years. Sumlin will get that $30 million unless he chooses to leave or he is fired with cause. A&M couldn’t release him otherwise without paying the full commitment of the contract within 60 days of any such termination. For example, even if Sumlin were to go 2-10 in 2014 and again in 2015, A&M couldn’t fire him without cutting a check for $20 million for the remaining four seasons on the deal.”


Why does Forrest Gump suddenly jump into our heads here at Coaches Hot Seat?

“Stupid Texas A&M Is, As Stupid Texas A&M Does!

One would think that after the numerous college head coaches that have been given MASSIVE guaranteed contracts over the past decade-plus that have then fallen flat on their faces….

Think Charlie Weis….TWICE!

…that the folks at Texas A&M would have learned their lesson but then let’s focus in just what Kevin Sumlin has done at Texas A&M starting with is win/loss records to earn a $30 MILLION DOLLAR guaranteed contract:

Overall:  25 – 9 (.736)

SEC:  12 – 9 (.571)

FIVE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR for a .571 winning percentage in SEC Conference play?

Oh, there is no BUYOUT on Kevin Sumlin’s contract so Texas A&M will owe Sumlin…


…over the next SIX seasons no matter what he does as head coach of the Aggies and with that in mind let’s move to the…

59 – 0

….beating that A&M took on Saturday in Tuscaloosa against Alabama which the week before beat an Arkansas team by ONE point which is a team that A&M beat in overtime earlier this season.

Is there anyone on Earth that believes Kevin Sumlin gives two-rips about what ANYONE at Texas A&M or A&M alums and fans think about that…

59 – 0

…loss to Alabama on Saturday?

Answer to that question in our opinion: $30 MILLION DOLLARS Guaranteed which means NO!


Guaranteed contracts for college head football coaches OR anyone else are a CROCK in our opinion because a guaranteed contract assumes that somehow the human being that is being given that guaranteed contract is NOT a human being because in our opinion the exact moment that Kevin Sumlin signed that $30 MILLION DOLLAR Guaranteed Contract the Texas A&M football program became worse because Kevin Sumlin took a sigh and let-up….with Kevin Sumlin being a = Human Being!

Guess what Texas A&M fans:

The Real Men of Genius at Texas A&M have set the A&M football program for a MASSIVE FAILURE and you should fully expect LOTS more…

59 – ZERO

…games in your future!

Now with A&M at 5 – 3 on the season and with wins over 5 teams…

South Carolina, Lamar, Rice, SMU, and Arkansas

…with the FBS teams the Aggies have beaten in 2014 having a combined win/loss record of…

9 – 16

…..this season A&M has these games left to be played in 2014:

La. Monroe

At Auburn



Is Texas A&M headed for a 6 – 6 season which would lead to the following pattern in Sumlin’s three seasons in College Station?

2012:  11 – 2

2013:  9 – 4

2014:  6 – 6

Does it even matter that A&M could be headed to a 6 – 6 season in 2014?

Answer in our opinion: $30 MILLION DOLLARS Guaranteed so NO!

It just doesn’t matter Texas A&M football fans and you have YOUR Administration at Texas A&M University to thank for making Damn sure that…


Here is the very simple provision we would have DEMANDED be included in Kevin Sumlin’s contract if we had been the athletic director at Texas A&M leaving everything else and Sumlin’s $5 Million Dollar annual salary in place:

“Texas A&M will have the right to buyout Kevin Sumlin AT ANYTIME for the sum of $5 Million Dollars in the first two years of this contract, $3 Million Dollars in the third and fourth year of this contract, and $2 Million Dollars in the fifth and sixth years of this contract.”

Oh, Kevin Sumlin with his agent’s advice would have taken another college or NFL job?

Fine….get the HELL OUT OF MY OFFICE is what we as AD at Texas A&M would have told Kevin Sumlin and his agent with a $5 Million Dollar year contract on the table which would have been followed-up with something like:

“A coach that isn’t scared he is going to fail doesn’t need a guaranteed contract so you must be a COWARD and we don’t do COWARDS at Texas A&M University so you have 10 seconds to get your asses out this building or I will call security you COWARD!”

Who would have guessed?

MORONS and COWARDS at Texas A&M University…..BUT YES it is TRUE!


6.  Kevin Wilson, Indiana – With Indiana’s loss to Michigan State on Saturday by a score of…

56 – 17

….Kevin Wilson’s win/loss record in four seasons on the job is:

Overall:  13 – 30

Big Ten:  5 – 22

Indiana’s record in 2014 is now…

3 – 4

…and with these games remaining to be played….

At Michigan
Penn State
At Rutgers
At Ohio State

….unless the Hoosiers can find THREE more wins out of their last SIX games the Indiana job will also open up this coming December.

Coach ‘em up Kevin!

Hell, if Indiana can beat Missouri on the road then for Damn sure they can beat this PITIFUL Michigan team on the road…right? RIGHT!

7.  Doug Martin, New Mexico State – With New Mexico State’s loss to woeful Idaho on Saturday Doug Martin’s win/loss record in two seasons on the job dropped to…

Overall:  4 – 16

….and the Aggies record in 2014 is now….

2 – 6

Will the above kind of records get you fired at New Mexico State?

We don’t have a clue!

Next up for New Mexico State:

Texas State

Coach ‘em up Doug!


8.  David Shaw, Stanford – There is a Stanford Football poster that was produced before the 2009 college football season that we were able to get several dozen copies of and which hang in many of our homes and at the three Coaches Hot Seat Centrals spread across America and here is that poster:



This Stanford football poster was produced before the 2009 college football season after Stanford had in Jim Harbaugh’s first two seasons put up records of…

2007:  4 – 8

2008:  5 – 7

…and EVERYONE here at Coaches Hot Seat knew that 2009 was going to produce a winning season which ended up at….

8 – 5

….after a decent regular season and a close loss to Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl.

The reason why we are referencing the WE WORK Stanford football poster from the 2009 college football season and why Stanford head coach David Shaw is now on the Hot Seat after his team’s pitiful performance against an average Arizona State team on Saturday night is…


….is NO LONGER the slogan, motto, message, or even goal of Stanford football but in our opinion has now been replaced with…

A head coach in David Shaw that does LESS ACTUAL WORK in coaching the Stanford football team than a Stanford professor teaching one course in the Fall Quarter

….and which also in our opinion is getting worse and worse as David Shaw has become…

Lazy and Un-Caring about whether the Stanford football team EVER wins another football game or not….PERIOD.

Yes, you read that right David Shaw is LAZY AND UN-CARING about Stanford Football…..PERIOD….in our opinion.

When did this all happen that Stanford Football’s motto went from…




Well, in our opinion it started after the 2012 season with…

Less Work Ethic

Less Commitment

Less Involvement

Less Caring

…by the Stanford COACHES which led to Half-Ass practices, Half-Ass Games, and now a…

Half-Ass Stanford Football Team

….that is now in real danger of NOT making a bowl game in 2014 and all because of what exactly?

Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying once:

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

With Stanford Football right now everyone is seeing the opposite of Thomas Jefferson’s quote come to pass…

“As one works less, the un-luckier one gets.’

…OR rather the new Stanford Football motto is….in our opinion of course:


We here at Coaches Hot Seat have been told that David Shaw believes that the wine and cheese crowd that makes up most of the alums, tailgaters and crowd at Stanford football games is so happy to have just a few years of a good Cardinal football team that a few down years of .500 type records will allow Shaw to hang onto his job as long as he wants it.

We have some news for David Shaw:

The Wine and Cheese Crowd DOES NOT ultimately make the hiring and firing decisions at Stanford University but rather the men and women that make up the Stanford alumni that helped to build Silicon Valley and some of the largest and best companies in the world are ultimately the ones  that hire the people that make the hiring and firing decisions at Stanford University and if you continue on with what you are now doing which in our opinion is nothing less than….

A Dereliction in YOUR Duty and Job as Head Football Coach at Stanford University

…..you will be fired….PERIOD….and in our opinion you should be fired….PERIOD.

What’s left on the schedule for the 4 – 3 Stanford Cardinal?

Oregon State
At Oregon
At California

Bozo the Clown could lead Stanford Football to FOUR wins in the remaining FIVE games with the amount of talent now on the field for Stanford.

How many games will the Lazy and Un-Caring David Shaw….in our opinion…win?

We are all about to find out and also who is right because Stanford has MORE talent than every team left on its schedule except for Oregon.

You are now on the clock and coaching for your job David Shaw….PERIOD.

Oh, we forgot to mention David….


Bill Walsh never did ANYTHING in a Half-Ass way and right now you are tainting his legacy…..PERIOD….and we have no doubt if he walked into the Stanford athletic building right now he would chew your ass our royally in the way only Coach Walsh could!

9.  Ron Turner, Florida International – In two seasons at Florida International Ron Turner has put up records of….

Overall:  4 – 16

C-USA:  3 – 9

….and now at 3 – 5 on the season after the loss to a very good Marshall team on Saturday here is what FIU has left to play:

At Old Dominion
Middle Tennessee
At North Texas

Can Ron Turner and FIU win 3 more games in 2014 to get to a .500 record?

We don’t have a clue but we do know the FIU program has taken quite a fall since Mario Cristobal was fired two seasons ago. We do know that!

10.  Norm Chow, Hawaii – Norm Chow’s Hawaii team seems to be playing at a higher level in 2014 than they did in 2013 and their 10-point loss to a pretty good San Diego State team on Saturday seems to confirm that view of ours BUT in two seasons on the job at Hawaii Chow has put up records of…

Overall:  6 – 25

MWC:  2 – 16

….and those kinds of records will land your rear-end on the Hot Seat!

Next up for Hawaii:


Now beating a pretty good Nevada team that just beat BYU would CONFIRM our point of view that Hawaii is playing better in year two under Norm Chow!

Coach ‘em up Norm!


11.  Darrell Hazell, Purdue – With the 39 – 38 loss by Purdue at Minnesota on Saturday we and anyone else paying attention has seen that the Boilermakers are playing better in 2014 under Darrell Hazell and now Hazell and his Purdue football team need to get a few wins out of their good play starting with their game this coming Saturday…

At Nebraska!

Purdue is now 3 – 5 on the season and has left to play….

At Nebraska
At Indiana

…and if Darrell Hazell’s Boilermakers can win at least TWO of their remaining THREE games then that will get Hazell off the Hot Seat and some momentum heading into the 2015 season BUT if Purdue loses 3 of 4 or 4 of 4……WELL…..HOT SEAT.…maybe worse!

12.  Bill Blankenship, Tulsa – Long-time successful high school football coach in the state of Oklahoma Bill Blankenship always had the dream of coaching on the college level and now in his FOURTH season as the head coach at Tulsa Blankenship is coaching on the college level and he is on a…

Very Damn Hot Seat!

Here are Bill Blankenship’s records at Tulsa:

2011:  8 – 5

2012:  11 – 3

2013:  3 – 9

2014:  1 – 6

Overall:  23 – 23

CUSA/AAC:  17 – 10

Uhhhhh…..Coach Blankenship the above kind of records will send your rear-end back to….

High School Football!

Now at 1 – 6 on the season after a close loss to a struggling South Florida team on Saturday the Hurricane has left in 2014:

At Memphis
At Houston
East Carolina

That’s a pretty tough schedule and it looks like that would add up to a second straight losing season for Blankenship at Tulsa BUT would a second straight losing season at Tulsa add up to Blankenship getting fired come December?

We don’t have a clue but even Bill Blankenship would agree two straight losing seasons ISN’T GOOD!

Coach ‘em up Bill!

13.  Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech – After starting the season at 5 – 0 and two close losses to Duke and North Carolina Paul Johnson has landed back on the Hot Seat and is needing a strong finish to the 2014 season to avoid having lots of very uncomfortable questions being asked of when when December rolls around and with these games left to be played….

At Pitt
At NC State

……it is our opinion that Paul Johnson will have to lead his Yellow Jackets to EIGHT Wins in 2014 to return to coach Tech in 2015 which means Tech better find THREE more wins in their last FIVE games! Just our opinion.

We would recommend Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech win their next three games against….

Pitt, Virginia, and NC State

…before finishing the season against…

Clemson and Georgia!

14.  Paul Petrino, Idaho – Congratulations are in order for Paul Petrino and the Idaho Vandals who got their first win of the season over New Mexico State on Saturday and now at 1 – 6 on the season Idaho has left to play this season…

Arkansas State
At San Diego State
At Appalachian State

…..and the Vandals should be able to get ONE maybe TWO more wins in 2014…..right?


Coach ‘em up Paul!


15.  Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech – Pretty Boy Kliff Kingsbury got his MUST WIN on Saturday against a suddenly stabilized Kansas team in the post Charlie Weis era in Lawrence….NOT A SURPRISE…..BUT with Pretty Boy and Texas Tech now….

3 – 4

….on the season and with these games still left to be played…

At Iowa State

….will the Red Raiders win another game in 2014?

We rather doubt it!

It looks like Pretty Boy Kingsbury is on the Hot Seat for the duration and into the 2015 season!

16.  Mike MacIntyre, Colorado – With the 56 – 28 loss to USC on Saturday Mike MacIntyre’s CU Buffs dropped to…

2 – 5

….on the season with those two wins coming over…


….which is….NOT that impressive!

Here is what Colorado has left to play in 2014:

At Arizona
At Oregon

Will Colorado win another game this season?

More than likely not!

Coach ‘em up Mike!

17.  Paul Rhoads, Iowa State – Paul Rhoads and Iowa State gave Charlie Strong and Texas all they wanted on Saturday night BUT another loss and the Cyclones dropped to….

2 – 5

…on the season and they have these games left to be played:

At Kansas
Texas Tech
West Virginia

Can Iowa State win a few games down the stretch to save Paul Rhoads job for the 2015 season?

Well, Iowa State is still playing hard so THREE or maybe even TWO more wins might just do that BUT Rhoads would be on a Helluva HOT SEAT entering the 2015 season!

18.  Trent Miles, Georgia State – What we know about the Georgia State football program we could write on a napkin and last year we actually tried and failed to find the Georgia State campus in downtown Atlanta BUT we do know that if you put up a record of…

1 – 18

….in two seasons on the job ANYWHERE you will usually find your rear-end on the Hot Seat and that where Trent Miles is on this Monday morning!

At 1 – 6 on the season and with these games left for Georgia State…

Georgia Southern
At Appalachian State
At Troy
At Clemson
Texas State

……there is at least ONE more win left on the schedule….right?

Let’s sure the Hell hope so!

19.  Todd Monken, Southern Miss – A hearty congratulations are in order for Todd Monken and the Southern Miss football team that got a BIG win over a decent North Texas team on Saturday and now at…

3 – 4

…on the season and with these games still left to be played…

La. Tech
At Texas San Antonio

…..believe it or not the Golden Eagles could get to…


….in 2014 which would have to be a Coach of the Year like performance for Todd Monken BUT…..

You have to win the games!

Keep Coaching them up Todd!


20.  Al Golden, Miami – Miami had a BYE in Week 8 and now at…

4 – 3

….on the season and with these games left….

At Virginia Tech
North Carolina
Florida State
At Virginia

…..IF Miami can’t win at least THREE of their last FIVE games then….

Al Golden SHOULD BE FIRED…..right?


With all this talk about the Great State of Texas we have ONE song on our minds this Monday morning!

Let’s go to Luckenbach, Texas!

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 20, 2014 – Ben Hogan

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 20, 2014 – Ben Hogan


“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”


“Golf is not a game of good shots. It’s a game of bad shots.”


“I couldn’t wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again.”


“I learn something new about the game almost every time I step on the course.”


“I’m glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees. “


“Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is eighty percent of winning golf. “


“Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you?”


“Shoot a lower score than everybody else.”


“The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight. “


“The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball.”


“I always outworked everybody. Work never bothered me like it bothers some people.”


“People have always been telling me what I can’t do. I guess I have wanted to show them. That’s been one of my driving forces all my life.”


“The secret is in the dirt” -Common answer Hogan gave when asked how he played so well.


“All I know is, I’ve seen Nicklaus watch Hogan practice. I’ve never seen Hogan watch Nicklaus practice.” -Tommy Bolt


“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.”


“There’s no reason a man can’t birdie every hole.”


“There’s no such thing as a natural golf swing.”


“The more I practice, the luckier I get.”


“Ben Hogan is the most merciless of all the modern golfers.” -Gene Sarazen


While waiting on the 1st tee, Hogan walked up to the player he’d been paired with the day before. “I’m sorry I didn’t speak to you yesterday”, he said. “But just so you’re not surprised, I won’t be saying anything today either.”


“About all Ben ever said in a tournament was “Good luck” on the 1st tee, and “You’re away” after that.” -Sam Snead


“I always had an idea that some people didn’t like me…that the majority of the people didn’t like me. Then, after the accident, when I received all those wonderful telegrams, letters, and flowers from people, I realized I was wrong about the people. That’s when I changed. My frame of mind became different.”


And finally, one of the top Hogan quotes, although I can only offer it anecdotally. When Peter Jacobsen won Colonial he received the customary, rather loud, plaid winner’s jacket. As was the tradition he was wearing it at the champion’s dinner. In a loud voice he said to the group he was mingling with, “How long do I have to wear this &%^#$*@ jacket?” From close behind him, but out of direct sight, Mr. Hogan replied, “Until I say you can take it off son.”


“I have really enjoyed every minute I have spent in golf- above all, the many wonderful friends I have made. I have loved playing the game and practicing it. Whether my schedule for the following day called for a tournament round or merely a trip to the practice tee, the prospect that there was going to be golf in it made me feel privileged and extremely happy, and I couldn’t wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again”

Wikipedia: Ben Hogan

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 19, 2014 – Thomas Paine

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 19, 2014 – Thomas Paine


A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.


“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”


“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”


“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”


“I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.”


“One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.”


“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.”


“That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.”


“There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord.”


“These are the times that try men’s souls.”


“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”


“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”


“We have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it in our power to begin the world over again. A situation, similar to the present, hath not happened since the days of Noah until now. The birthday of a new world is at hand, and a race of men, perhaps as numerous as all Europe contains, are to receive their portion of freedom from the event of a few months.” Common Sense, 1776


“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.” The American Crisis, 1776


“It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike. The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” The American Crisis, 1776


“The circumstances of the world are continually changing, and the opinions of man change also; and as government is for the living, and not for the dead, it is the living only that has any right in it.” The Rights of Man, 1791


“It is the nature and intention of a constitution to prevent governing by party, by establishing a common principle that shall limit and control the power and impulse of party, and that says to all parties, thus far shalt thou go and no further. But in the absence of a constitution, men look entirely to party; and instead of principle governing party, party governs principle.” First Principles of Government, 1795


“I never tire of reading Tom Paine.” Abraham Lincoln, as quoted in A Literary History of the American People, 1931


“I consider Paine our greatest political thinker. As we have not advanced, and perhaps never shall advance, beyond the Declaration and Constitution, so Paine has had no successors who extended his principles.” Thomas Alva Edison

Wikipedia: Thomas Paine

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Jake Gaither

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Jake Gaither


“I like my boys agile, mobile and hostile.”


”Football is a hard-nosed game. You go into it pulling no punches and asking none. Football is a character-building game—but you can build more character with a winning team than with a losing one.”


“Expect to lose sometimes, but a loss can be a stepping stone to victory if used properly.”


“The Bear can take his and beat yours and take yours and beat his.” Jake Gaither, former Florida A&M coach on Alabama’s legendary Bear Bryant


“Never leave the field with a boy feeling you’re mad at him. You can chew him out, but then pat him on the shoulder.”


“It’s bad coaching to blame your boys for losing a game, even if it’s true.”


“I just organize. Give me credit for selecting good assistants.”


“Excuses are no good. Your friends don’t need them, and your enemies won’t believe them.”

Wikipedia: Jake Gaither

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The REAL “Victim” and “Victims” In The Dumpster Fire That Is Florida State University – Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind, “Moral Relativism” and the “Den of Thieves” That Is Tallahassee, Florida

The REAL “Victim” and “Victims” in the Dumpster Fire that is Florida State University – This past week FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said in a press conference that….

“There is no victim”

…..in referring to anything that Jameis Winston may or may not have been involved with and certainly Yahoo! Sports Dan Wetzel in his latest….

Ugly treatment of Jameis Winston’s accuser serves to only discourage future victims, Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports

….puts the “victim or not” issue into stark relief for anyone that can read the English language BUT what Jimbo Fisher is so clearly missing is that there is a “victim” with everything that has gone on with Jameis Winston at FSU over the past two years and that “victim” is of course….

Jameis Winston

When you surround a young boy and then young man with a lot of…

Very Damn Sorry Adults

….which in our opinion Jameis Winston has been surrounded with during his entire life on this Earth and which has continued at Florida State with many enabling and excusing Winston at every turn who in our opinion is a….

Sorry and Selfish Human Being

….is the one in the end that is the REAL “victim” here along with of course the American People that have to deal with the…

Sorry and Selfish Human Beings

…that the Jimbo Fishers of the world turn out in the world.


A serious question for any parent that has a daughter at Florida State University?

Can you sleep at night?

If so then we don’t understand how you could possibly sleep with a daughter at a school like Florida State University where in our opinion…

IF a young woman or man gets in between the Florida State football team and a national title or even winning a football game

…that young man or woman will be destroyed in a methodical and pre-determined way by nothing less that…

A LARGE group of Sorry Excuses for Human Beings

…in Tallahassee, Florida that should know better but in reality could care the Hell less about anything but….

Winning Football Games.

In our opinion of course.

Not that it matters but it is the unanimous opinion of EVERY member of Coaches Hot Seat that Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher would…

Trade the future of EVERY child in America and the American Republic itself to win a football game.

That is Pitiful and a Complete Disgrace to the American Republic you are Jimbo Fisher.

Read more about what Sorry Excuses for Human Beings are living in Tallahassee, Florida:

Florida State gives way to “Jameis State”, Christine Brennan, USA Today


Documents: Police, Florida State hampered Jameis Winston investigation, Kevin Vaughan, FoxSports.com


At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice, Mike McIntire and Walt Bogdanich, New York Times


On a related note and on a far higher plane it was the late professor and author Allan Bloom who wrote in his 1987 book The Closing of the American Mind “How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students” about the college student he was encountering in the classroom:

“There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.”

What does that mean exactly?

Professor Bloom was speaking to the point that sometime in the 1960s Americans slowly began to look at the world in a new way which was often shaped by one’s own opinion and over the past fifty years that way of thinking has become the dominant view of how Americans go about their daily lives which Allan Bloom and many other labeled as “moral relativism.”

What is “moral relativism” exactly?

Moral relativism is a philosophy that asserts there is no global, absolute moral law that applies to all people, for all time, and in all places. Instead of an objective moral law, it espouses a qualified view where morals are concerned, especially in the areas of individual moral practice where personal and situational encounters supposedly dictate the correct moral position.

Summing up the relative moral philosophy, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way, it does not exist.”

In our opinion Florida State University is “moral relativism” taken to its maximum, extreme, and evil point…..up to this time in American history……with things in Tallahassee being defined as right or wrong or even nothing at all it seems in many instances especially as it relates to something that might have an impact upon the Florida State football team winning a football game.


What is really pitiful and hypocritical is that many of these Sorry Bastards in and around Florida State University including many students and alumni of FSU would openly and proudly claim if asked that they are “Christians” of one kind or another which we can only laugh at because REAL “Christians” do not behave in a different way because there football team might be at risk of losing a football game but then we have run into a Helluva lot of Christians in the last couple of years that wouldn’t know who or what Jesus Christ stood for if Christ dropped from the Heavens and stood before these Sorry Bastards in Tallahassee that are EVERYTHING that Jesus Christ was not.

There are no “Christians” here at Coaches Hot Seat in relation to what that word is commonly known to mean throughout the Southeastern United States today but like Professor Allan Bloom we have always taken the Bible very seriously because it is still in this age of “moral relativism” one of the most important pieces of literature to have every been put onto paper. There is one particular portion that appears in the Mark, Matthew, and Luke books of the New Testament that is critically important to understanding the mindset of Jesus Christ when he was in Jerusalem with Matthew’s interpretation of this particular event being our favorite:

“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.”  Matthew 21: 12 – 13


The above excerpt from Matthew of course deals with Jesus Christ’s Cleansing of the Temple of the moneychangers that were set-up inside Herod’s Temple during Passover which Christ rightly believed were corrupting God’s….his Father’s…..religion which goes right to the heart of what Jesus Christ really was….

A Revolutionary

…..which in the end is why Jesus Christ was killed just as surely King George III of England would have hung the American Revolutionaries if he could have caught them who came together to debate, write, and sign the Declaration of Independence in the Summer of 1776.

The point of writing all of the above is that Allan Bloom’s warning about the dangers of “moral relativism” in his book The Closing of the American Mind written in 1987 has become full reality in America in 2014 with Florida State University and the enablers that allow so many EVIL things to go on in Tallahassee, around that school, athletic department, and football team is a prime example of the EVIL that will eventually overtake America and destroy all that the American Republic has stood for in its history.

Tallahassee is literally the modern day version of the “den of thieves” that Jesus Christ warned the world about almost 2000 years ago and Allan Bloom warned Americans about almost 30 years ago now.

The above is of course our opinion as Citizens of the American Republic.

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 17, 2014 – Harry Truman

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 17, 2014 – Harry Truman


“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”


“A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment.”


“All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.”


“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”


“Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don’t ever apologize for anything.”


“I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.”


“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.”


“I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.”


“I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here.”


“If I hadn’t been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house.”


“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”


“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.”


“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.”


“My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.”


“My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.”


“The buck stops here!”


“The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all.”


“The President is always abused. If he isn’t, he isn’t doing anything.”


“The reward of suffering is experience.”


“When even one American – who has done nothing wrong – is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth – then all Americans are in peril.”


“When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn’t for you. It’s for the Presidency.”


“You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.”


“You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.”

Wikipedia: Harry Truman

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Andrew Jackson

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Andrew Jackson


“Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.”


“As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.”


“Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.”


“Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.”


“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.”


“Never take counsel of your fears.”


“One man with courage makes a majority.”


“Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.”


“The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.”


“The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.”


“There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.”


“The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe.”


“The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country, than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.”


“Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out!”


“But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.”


“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”

Wikipedia: Andrew Jackson

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – Amelia Earhart

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – Amelia Earhart


“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”


“Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.”


“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace, The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.”


“Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.”


“I want to do it because I want to do it.”


“In soloing – as in other activities – it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.”


“Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.”


“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.”


“Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn’t any good reason to refer to it.”


“Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.”


“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”


“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.”


“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”


“The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.”


“There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.”


“There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war.”


“Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.”


“Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.”


“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”


“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”


“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”


“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”


“In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful “break” was apt to lurk just around the corner.”


“The soul’s dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold restless day and count it fair.”


“Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.”


“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”


“Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.”


“…decide…whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying….”


“Not much more than a month ago I was on the other shore of the Pacific, looking westward. This evening, I looked eastward over the Pacific. In those fast-moving days which have intervened, the whole width of the world has passed behind us -except this broad ocean. I shall be glad when we have the hazards of its navigation behind us.” — Amelia Earhart, several days before she left for Howland Island and disappeared

Wikipedia: Amelia Earhart

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