That’s right folks… out with Lombardi because it’s Cooter time in the D! The Lions made the announcement on Monday before boarding the team plane to London that OC Joe Lombardi had been fired and QB Coach Jim Bob Cooter had been promoted to take his place. Obviously this is something that would be concerning in most cases… but this team is going nowhere this year anyhow! Cooter Mania baby! Cooter loves the D, and the D loves Cooter! So many great t-shirts and slogans, so little time.
I could be concerned about his past… which is illustrated by the mugshot at the top of the post. Turns out ol’ Jim Bob got a little liquored up one night, climbed into a woman’s window, and got into bed with her! Naturally, she freaked out and called the cops, and when they arrived he was outside the woman’s home dancing around in his underwear. Yeah, ol’ Jim Bob likes to party… but nobody wanted to party with Ol’ Jim Bob that night! But that was the past, and now just six years later he’s an NFL offensive coordinator.
Another great thing about Jim Bob Cooter… his legal name is just James Cooter. Somewhere along the line he added the fucking Bob. What a fucking maniac! What a fucking tranwreck of humanity! What a fucking perfect fit for this tranwreck of a franchise.
As for the game on Sunday… I could not care less. I’ll probably be awake, so I’ll probably watch it… but on the plus side the Lions will be done letting me down by noon and I can move on with my day. Honestly, I’d be happier with a loss than with a win, because every win the rest of the way does nothing more than drop them on the draft board. You’re 1-6… throw in the fucking towel and start regrouping for next season.
Speaking of popular local coaches, Stan Van Gundy’s squad has an impressive 2-0 start to the young NBA season, with wins over the Atlanta Hawks (on the road to boot) and a talented Utah Jazz team. The leading scorer this year so far is second-year G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who has been lethal behind the long line and is averaging 18.5 points per game. PF Ersan Ilyasova, acquired from Milwaukee in the off-season, has been a solid addition next to Andre Drummond up front, and rookie SF Stanley Johnson out of Arizona has been solid in just under 20 minutes per game. Don’t look now, but this team might just make a run at the 5-8 seeds in the East. Hell, if Jennings comes back and pairs well with Reggie Jackson, we might be cooking with fire this year! They’re an entertaining team to watch now, and a large reason is the departure of Greg Monroe; a solid player in his own right but slow as molasses. Having a team that can run and run often is important in today’s NBA.
Since we’re talking crazy coaches, how about the “dap” WVU head coach Dana Holgerson gave Trevone Boykin on the sideline after a ridiculous series of jukes and first down run in Thursday night’s beatdown. Nothing wrong with giving a guy props, especially a kid the class Boykin has exhibited this season.
Over in the world of baseball, the “Fall” Classic is happening right now, and the Kansas City Royals seem like a team on a mission, and the Mets seem like a team that caught another team at the exact worst time possible! What more can you possibly say about game 1… 14 innings, clutch home runs… great pitching. Game two… now THAT was some great pitching! Johnny Cueto, a guy who had been mostly disappointing since coming over in a mid-season trade with the Reds, threw the first complete game shutout by an AL pitcher since Jack Morriss in 1991 to give KC a 2-0 edge, and left the team just two wins away from their first championship since 1985. Although I’m still outwardly rooting for the Mets, I have no beef with the Royals winning it all. They’ve done a hell of a job putting that staff and that bullpen together, and the lineup is solid 1-9 and full of hitters that rarely if ever strike out. I’d love to see ex-Tiger OF Curtis Granderson get a ring, but it doesn’t look like this is the year!
Good news for the Tigers today as well as their young starter Daniel Norriss anounced the successful removal of a cancerous tumor on his thyroid. He revealed just after the end of the season that he’d pitched the whole season despite the diagnosis early in the year.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for this week folks. Thanks as always for reading and for any comments you leave on the way out. Have a great weekend Gabbers… and enjoy your Halloween! If you’re wearing a costume, make sure its one that will offend some whiny, hyper sensitive Millennial Liberal twat!