Topic: Coaches

February 29, 2012

A blockbuster article in Sports Illustrated doesn't look good for UCLA Coach Ben Howland. But if anyone escapes the wreckage of the once-proud Bruins basketball program unscathed, employable and unembarrassed, it will probably be him.

December 22, 2011

Todd Haley has the misfortune of looking like a huge asshole. Fleece vests, intermittent shitty beard, jocko-dickwad sunglasses, things dangling on a lanyard, golf visors (the worst), even right down to being named Todd—a first name that’s been repurposed as a common noun meaning “alpha douche.” I hate dudes like Todd Haley, and that reflects poorly on me.  But Todd Haley also has the misfortune of acting like a huge asshole. While dressed in fleece vest, shitty beard, golf visors, right on down the line, which amplifies everything. His sideline demeanor as a coach was like a composite sketch of the worst possible Little League dad.

December 2, 2011

College football programs and the schools who support them (or vice-versa), have engaged in ludicrous Heisman campaigns for more than a decade. As far as I know, though, Stanford head coach David Shaw is the first person to create a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation and display it at his weekly press conference to unsuspecting media.