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The Cowboys Finally Won a Game!

Wade Phillips had to go.

Recently, I published a post here about the Chilean Miners–
“When Good Things Happen to Good People.”
Something like that.  I can’t remember.
After I write something, I’m done – can’t even remember it.
ADD sucks sometimes.

But today’s post is more about when bad (or sad) things happen
to good people.  Wade Phillips is one of the good people.
A few days ago, he got fired as head coach of my favorite football team,
The Dallas Cowboys.

Yes, it was sad.  I feel for the guy.  He tried his best.

But when you have a professional football team as loaded with talent
as the Dallas Cowboys this year, and when your expectations are set
so high as to think you’ll be able to play in the SuperBowl in
your own stadium, AND YOU START THE SEASON AT 1-7,
you’ve GOT to get fired.  I’m sorry.  That’s just the way it is.
It’s just business.

And how did the Cowboys respond to new (interim) Coach
Jason Garrett, who had been waiting for this opportunity for 2 years?

By laying the SMACK down on the freakin’ New York Giants, 33-20!
Yes, the Giants, who were being considered to be the best
in the NFC!

The truth is, Wade Phillips had overstayed his welcome.
You could argue that he should have been fired a few weeks ago,
like when the Cowboys were 1-4… or maybe 0-2…
You could even say he should have been canned 2 years ago.
Or never hired at all!  Whatever.

In any case, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has made it clear
that he expects to see things moving in a “positive direction” from this point on.

And IF Jason Garrett can get the ‘Boys to continue to play this way
in what could possibly be a meaningless season (or not! It depends on
how the other teams in the division & conference play the rest of the way),
you’d have to argue that he should get that ‘interim’ moniker removed
from his title & be the head coach.

We’ll see.

But so far, he’s off to a great start!

Next up, the feisty Lions.
Despite their record, you can never count them out!
After all, they beat the Redskins… again!!  (YES!)

I just wish that their division opponents
(NFC North Bears, Vikings & Packers)
had been able to do the same thing…but NO!
Those bastards had to BEAT the Cowboys
and LOSE to the ‘Skins.  WTF?

Ok.  I feel better now.
Thanks for letting me rant.

We now return you to your regularly-scheduled day.

Now go have some more coffee & read the Job Openings,
Wade Phillips.

Until next Sunday,

Tony

Chilean Miners – When Good Things Happen to Good People

Thank God they’re finally out!

Unless you’ve been trapped underground for 70 days
(like the guys you’re reading about in this post),
then you already know about “Los treinta y tres” – “The 33.”

As in, “The 33 Trapped Chilean Miners”

After 70 grueling days, they finally tasted the sweetness
of fresh air.

What a fiasco! Could you imagine being trapped underground
for that period of time?  With 32 other men?
No shower.  No bathroom.  No music.  No women…
And for a while, no real food or water – just a scant supply
of tuna fish & milk to be rationed out among everyone else.

But what a miracle!  These guys all came out after more than
two MONTHS of being trapped underground in remarkably good
health AND great attitude!

But how did they do it?
How did they manage to survive all that time?

How did they hang on through all the desperation,
the fear, the darkness, the insecurity, and – most of all –
the feeling that they would die down there in a hole
a half a mile underground?

When I asked my girlfriend, Carmen, this question,
she said that there had to be a leader – someone
who would step up & answer the challenge to lead
these men out of the depression & inherent desperation
of their obvious situation and guide them through it all.

…And she was right!

As we watched the Spanish news coverage of the rescue,
they talked about 2 men who really went above & beyond
the call of their jobs & provided true leadership in both a
literal & figurative dark time.

Naturally, it happened to be the two oldest guys of the crew.
I can’t remember any of their names right now,
except they called one “Super Mario” because of his super attitude.
And because his name is Mario.  (Duh!)

These guys are pretty much set for life at this point.
No doubt they’ll receive book & movie offers,
interviews, and everything else the world wants to give ’em.

I doubt they’ll ever set foot in another mine again.
At least, I HOPE not!  Sheesh!

And I say: Good for them!  They deserve it!
I mean, that’s the least they should get for being stuck in a hole
for that amount of time, away from their families, wives, girlfriends & mistresses.

But here’s a question for you:

Would YOU be willing to spend more than 2 months underground
with a bunch of other sweaty guys if you knew that
when you came out, you’d be a millionaire,
and probably never have to work another day in your life if
you didn’t want to?

…Not that these guys knew that going in, of course.

But what if you did?  Would you do it?

Please leave your interesting comments below.

I look forward to reading & sharing them.

Enjoying life above ground,

Tony

P.S.  You don’t have to spend two months underground to earn your
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