There are 2 coaches that will meet for their respective teams for the NFC chamionship this Sunday. Brad Childress of the Vikings and Sean Payton of the Saints. You could not have two coaches with more contrasting personalities.
On the one hand, Childress has led the Vikings through an approach that surprises me that there hasn't been a serious mutiny on his hand, but winning cures all ills. For example, during their losing stretch in December, Childress and Favre were fighting for control of the offense. Via Favre didn't like Childress' playcalling or Childress didn't like Favre calling a ton of audibles. Favre in different words pretty much said that he knew the West Coast offence better than Childress. This past off-season Childress traded a 4th round pick to the Texans for Sage Rosenfels with the condition that he would compete for the starting quarterback position. Then Childress cuts a player from the team after the player in question has his contract re-done to take a paycut. Ask a player to take a paycut and then cut him from the team. Finally, Childress and Favre score 1 more touchdown with little over 2 minutes to play against the Cowboys, 4th and 3, and with the game in hand. Fans, players, coaches, and analysts have disagreed on running up the score. The Cowboys should have known that the Vikings were trying to score because the previous plays were passes instead of running plays to run out the clock or kick the field goal. So it was up to the Cowboys to stop the Vikings from scoring. By no means am I excusing the lack of sportsmanship by Childress and the Vikings.
On the other hand, Sean Payton has led the Saints with class and integrity. Payton and the majority of the players are actively involve in charities and the re-building of New Orleans after huricane Katrina. Last week, a player is placed on IR and Payton re-signs Deuce McAlister for the remainder of the playoffs. McAlister is a fan and lockerroom favorite. Needless to say that this was a kind jesture by Payton and the Saints. They didn't to sign the once popular player, but they did in a classy move to say the least.
Hopefully the good guys win the NFC championship!