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WTF Wednesday: I don’t care for Mike Leach.

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Today, Mike Leach was hired to be the football coach at Washington State. Do you remember the time he blamed poor performance on the “fat little girlfriends” of his players?

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November 30th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Coastal Carolina Coach Doesn’t Care for Cats

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This doesn’t quite qualify as a meltdown, but it’s still pretty good.

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September 9th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I’m not a man, but

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it is my birthday.

I can’t stop thinking about this guy.

Should I call WGCI tonight to find out if they still do the birthday line?

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December 21st, 2010 at 5:01 pm

“Nothing’s funny to me!”

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This doesn’t even make it into my top 10 sports meltdowns, but it’s good for at least a chuckle. Behold, Derek Anderson, Arizona Cardinals quarterback, after being asked by a reporter why he was laughing on the sidelines while his team was getting killed by the San Francisco 49ers.

For more sports meltdown fun, check out my “coach meltdowns” archive (they’re not all coach meltdowns, but whatever). The Josh McDaniels one has been deleted from YouTube, but you can see it here (shhhhhhh and LOL @ Ben laughing). (P.S. I’m kind of horrified that I’m going to be the same age as Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy was during his meltdown later this month. Egads.)

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November 30th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

In Honor of Dan Hawkins

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Oh no! Dan Hawkins, University of Colorado football coach, was fired today.

I’m not upset because I love Dan Hawkins or care about CU football. I’m upset because Dan Hawkins had one of the best coach meltdowns of all time. The meltdown was so awesome t-shirts quoting it have been sported by Buffs fans for years. It’s a timeless meltdown that addresses the delicate balance between players and coaches, overworking young players and developing their athletic skills, and parental over-involvement and the discretion of the coach who has been entrusted to do what’s best for the team. It took someone as brave and as dedicated as Dan Hawkins to finally come out and say, “It’s Division 1 football!” and “It ain’t intramurals!”

You can hear the meltdown here or read my ultra-profesh transcript of the best part here.

Rock on, Dan Hawkins. Coach-meltdown connoisseurs the world over will miss your crazy ass. Go play intramurals, brother.

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November 9th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Press Hop

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As a big fan of coach meltdowns and Allen Iverson’s “practice” rant, this totally made my day.

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May 9th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Coach Meltdowns: Josh McDaniels

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a good coach meltdown. Was “I’m a man! I’m 40!” the last one I posted? Oh, how I’ve missed coach meltdowns.

I’m not sure that this really qualifies as a “meltdown,” but this Josh McDaniels clip from tonight’s game is pretty awesome. You play to win the motherf*@kin game!

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November 26th, 2009 at 10:10 pm