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Posted Monday March 31, 2014, About: New twist to Jerry Jones-Jimmy Johnson divorce
The head coach position in Dallas should be renamed to Executive Assistant, because that is probably the most accurate description of the duties he will perform, until Jerry Jones dies...but secretively I believe that Jerry Jones cannot ???go gentle into that good night???.

He has secretly been developing a computer system that will put his personality, thought process, intelligence and ego in a an interactive hologram like the one Superman uses to communicate with his father to gather knowledge and advice from his underlings that will allow Jerry Jones to still control the team even after death.

The programming is not as complex as one would think. The hologram will ask for the head coach???s opinion, and what he wants to do, and then the Hologram will order the head coach to do the exact opposite, even if the head coach is right.

On the business side of owning the Cowboys, his hologram is going to continue Jerry Jones??? current theory of business:
1. Bigger is Better
2. Throw money at the problems???even if the problems stem from the money being thrown at it.

And Jerry???s Golden Rule:

If it is easier, cheaper, will take less time, and makes sense???then he wants nothing to do with it.
It's nice to see that Jerry Jones is ok with mediocrity. In the last 4 season, the Cowboys are 30-34, and the 4 years before that they were 42-22. For any person who runs any company, a good leader knows when something has to change. A great leader can admit their failures and realize that they might be the thing that needs to change.

From the Front Office Executives and the players and coaches, down the people on the lowest rung on the Cowboys employee ladder, they are the ones who pay the price for Jerry's trying to repeat the past success when the game has so drastically change. SHow a little loyalty to them, and take a good hard look at bringing an experienced GM that doesn't get the job because of their DNA, but because of the success they had working for other teams.
Posted Tuesday March 11, 2014, About: Heat's surprising 'best scorer' is. . .
I liked watching him in MN, but he's player that will work well in an established system, not a system to is made to fit him.

He is a great player...if his teammates keep him in check, and he respects them enough to listen to them. When he thinks he's the best player on the team, he's tough to keep his head int he game. He will have a long and successful career ahead of him if he willing to keep believing he is there to help his team, his team isn't there to help him.
Posted Tuesday March 11, 2014, About: Titans will trade or cut CJ2K
Didn't he say he was the best RB in the league?
Posted Thursday February 27, 2014, About: Delicate topic in Boston
I miss the guy who loved to play and only wanted to help out the team and never put himself above his teammates....those were the good ole' days.
Posted Wednesday February 26, 2014, About: NBA discussed a 4-pointer and a new court
If this goes thru, how long before the NBA becomes a newer Version of MTV's "Rock and Jock" games which had 25 point basket?
Posted Thursday February 20, 2014, About: Saudners denies Love report
Saunders was/is the face of a group that wants to buy the Twolves from the owner. Glen Taylor said he wants to sell the team, just not right now. Taylor has a long history of keeping employees who are friends far beyond when another owner would have fired them...(See Kevin McHale).

The friendship that exists between Taylor and Saunders even after he was fired plays a role in Saunders coming back to the team and will play a role in the selling of the team. IMO Saunders was brought in to help bridge the gap between Taylor and the New owners. If that is true, Saunders will not get fired either way.
Posted Thursday February 20, 2014, About: Champs cutting Rice, Clemons and Miller
You take away his one good year with Favre, he is a 3rd string at best. It would have been interesting to see what Rice could have done had he been able to stay healthy and play every game.
Posted Tuesday February 18, 2014, About: Vikings may fire Rick Spielman if he fails to find a QB
Speilman has had to deal with 3 different head coaches in the 7 drafts he has overseen. Each head coach has different philosophy of the priorities that a team needs, which in turn will affect the draft.

Childress said he could win with Tavaris Jackson as the QB of the future, and when everyone thought Jackson as a 3rd rounder at best, Vikes took him in the 2nd round. Childress bet his job on Jackson and lost.

Frazier said he could win with Ponder and bet his job on Ponder...and he lost.

Now he is on the 3 new coach in 7 years, and the instability in the head coach does not help the team. Whichever QB is drafted, signed, traded is the one player that Speilman is betting his job on. Times are getting desperate, but desperation is never a good motivator of making sound decisions.
Posted Sunday January 12, 2014, About: Vikings not expected to invest more time in Christian Ponder
In all fairness, Ponder was never the take charge QB, who commanded his teammates respect. He is a complimentary/role QB, and could never take over the game at a whim like most of the successful QBs can. He didn't have the WRs that he needed to compliment his strengths and weaknesses like he had in college.

If Ponder wants to stay in the NFL, his best bet would be as the back-up QB. If Ponder can accept that his days as a starting QB are behind him, and then focus helping his teammates to improve, he will be able to stay on the roster for a few more years. There are QBs that they best way they can help their team is not on the field, but in watching game film, and then help the 3rd stringers comprehend the playbook. I think this is where Ponder will be most valuable to any team who signs him if he leaves MN.

It's ironic that if a Veteran who mentors younger players does his job correctly, it will mean he will lose his job.
Posted Friday December 27, 2013, About: Vikings fear a Metrodome melee
Super Bowl XXVI was played in the Metrodome.

Or was this an attempt to say the Vikings don't have memories of playing in a Super Bowl...other than in Super Bowl IV, Super Bowl VIII, Super Bowl IX, Super Bowl XI?

Or the the Vikings ever were crowned Champions of the NFL even thought the Vikings won the NFL Championship in 1969?

Or the Vikings never played in a Super Bowl at the Metrodome, even though no team has ever played in a Super Bowl on their own field?
Posted Friday December 27, 2013, About: CJ2K: 'No way' he'll take a pay cut
"Asked if he would take a pay cut, Johnson said: "No way. I don't feel like it's all my fault. It's a team effort.""

So the entire team should take a pay cut?
Posted Sunday December 22, 2013, About: Report: Playoffs or bust for Jason Garrett
How can you accurately judge a chef's skill level if you continuously give him ingredients he doesn't want and don't give him the ingredients he asks for, and the ingredients you do give him are of low quality or spoil quickly.

Once upon a time, for a lot of years, Tom Landry was considered the best coach in professional football, but the success on the field continue to degrade as the years went on. Landry was still the same coach, who lead the Cowboys to all their success, and he had the same philosophies, same intelligence, same work ethic and the same desire in his final season as he did when he was winning Super Bowls...he didn't change, and that was the problem. The game changed, he didn't. The same innovations that led to his success was being copied by every head coach. Landry was the right coach at the right time, and may not have had the same level of success if he coached at any other time.

How much longer will it be before Jerry Jones starts to realizes he is no longer the right guy for the job, and his coaches and players are paying the price for his ignorance. The longer he puts off finding a GM for today's game, the more he is hurting his team. Every player, owner and fan will respect Jones even more for admitting he is no longer the right guy for the job. He will always be known as one of the most successful GM/Owner in NFL history, and here is no shame in admitting he is no longer the right guy for the job, and stop making his players and coaches pay the price of losing games because of his ego.
Posted Sunday December 22, 2013, About: Report: Playoffs or bust for Jason Garrett
How can you accurately judge a chef's skill level if you continuously give him ingredients he doesn't want and don't give him the ingredients he asks for, and the ingredients you do give him are of low quality or spoil quickly.

Once upon a time, for a lot of years, Tom Landry was considered the best coach in professional football, but the success on the field continue to degrade as the years went on. Landry was still the same coach, who lead the Cowboys to all their success, and he had the same philosophies, same intelligence, same work ethic and the same desire in his final season as he did when he was winning Super Bowls...he didn't change, and that was the problem. The game changed, he didn't. The same innovations that led to his success was being copied by every head coach. Landry was the right coach at the right time, and may not have had the same level of success if he coached at any other time.

How much longer will it be before Jerry Jones starts to realizes he is no longer the right guy for the job, and his coaches and players are paying the price for his ignorance. The longer he puts off finding a GM for today's game, the more he is hurting his team. Every player, owner and fan will respect Jones even more for admitting he is no longer the right guy for the job. He will always be known as one of the most successful GM/Owner in NFL history, and here is no shame in admitting he is no longer the right guy for the job, and stop making his players and coaches pay the price of losing games because of his ego.a
Posted Saturday December 21, 2013, About: Jerry Jones' son stands up for his dad
"We're gonna win a championship sooner than later with Jerry at the helm..."

It looks like someone figured how to reverse time, because that is the only way they will get a champion ship "the sooner than later"
Posted Tuesday December 03, 2013, About: Two names to watch if Vikings fire Leslie Frazier
Billick still has ties to Minnesota. He still has his cabin in Northern Minnesota from his days when he was an Assistant coach under Dennis Green back in the 1990s...but I don't see him coming back...but I will still wish upon a star that he will.
Posted Saturday November 30, 2013, About: Timberwolves selling chances to high-five Heat fans
After the failure of some of their previous marketing strategies, this is no surprise.

The failed marketing ploys were:

"Buy a Ticket, Take home a Wolf" - where fans got a player on the roster to take home and they would do the dishes and your laundry. Very few takers

"Become a fan for $50", where the team offered people on the street $50 and a free ticket to the game, but the catch was they had wear non-Kevin Love jerseys and had to actively cheer for the T-Wolves from start to finish...there were no takers...
Posted Wednesday November 27, 2013, About: Patriots thought Bill Belichick was crazy to take the wind in OT
The distance between genius and insanity can only be measured by success.
Posted Friday November 22, 2013, About: Is Jerry Jones telling the truth?
You don't let the kids know what mommy and daddy are fighting about.
Posted Tuesday November 19, 2013, About: NBA out hundreds of millions on legacy deal
This reminds me of Mike Lynn, the former GM of the Vikings who helped Dallas win 3 Super Bowls with Herschel Walker trade. When the Metrodome was first built, as part of the deal with the Vikings, he (not the team) was to receive 10% of ALL revenue generated by the suites for the ENTIRE year, EVERY year starting in 1982 while the Vikings played in the Metrodome. He quit back in 1990 and still made up to $20million per year in some years.
Posted Monday November 18, 2013, About: AP now part of Vikes' problem
A RB can only do so much by himself without help from at least a semi-competent QB and/or at least an average O-line. Ask Barry Sanders about that. If AP had a good O-line, he would be very dangerous, but if Barry Sanders had the same O-line as E. Smith, there would be no discussions about AP or any other RB breaking records.
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