John Gruden and His Idiocy

John Gruden, have you ever listened to yourself speak? Have you ever tried to apply the advice that you give out? I mean, how did you even get hired by ESPN? Are their standards really that low?

First of all, how do you think you are qualified to give quarterbacks advice if you were a FCS pine-rider in college? If you never saw a down of football, except in high school, does that make anyone qualified to give an NFL quarterback advice on how to improve his game? I mean, when was the last time you even threw a football? Do you realize that when you have your “quarterback camp” that any American who knows what a football is, is at home picking apart every word of your advice? Do you think your advice is really that sound?

At 5’10”, do you realize that there are many 6th grade girls taller than you, and can grip a football easier? Did you know that most people who listen to advice from you actually suffer? Did you think the advice you gave Colt McCoy would lead to him winning a Super Bowl? Have you seen his spot on the roster recently? Is he a starter? Or is he a third string pine-rider just like you in your unimpressive college career? What about Tim Tebow? Did your advice get him a starting spot either? Or did he get cut by the New York Jets, a team that is hardly considered to be a part of the NFL by some?

Do you think ESPN’s decision to hire you as an announcer was sound when most of America doesn’t like your opinions or think what you are saying is credible? Don’t you think most Americans look forward to 2017 when you tenure is up? Or do you think your off the wall metaphors that leave listeners confused suffice? Would you believe that many Americans mute the TV when you start ranting at one point and finish some where way beyond the blue? Do you even know what you are going to talk about when you open your mouth? Do you just open your mouth and find where your going to end somewhere along the way?  Also, would you mind talking a bit quieter? Have you watched one of your broadcasts and had to turn it down only when you speak because it is an entirely different level of volume and annoyance?

At least, did you know that the word “physicality” that you so often use is not even in the dictionary? How is it possible to try to sound smart but actually use made up words? Since you have figured it out, will you let me know? Does the word even sound correct when it comes out? Doesn’t it just sound like a five year old trying to make up a new word?

How can you take pride in your work knowing that most discredit your accomplishments and find them unviable because they only happened once? I mean, every once in a while doesn’t a blind squirrel find a nut? Can’t you see that by the way the Buccaneers treated you? Do you remember what they did to you? Didn’t they give you a contract extension during the season and then fire you a couple weeks later? Do you think they believed in you?

Lastly, will you tell your wife I admire how much pride she has to put up with?

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San Antonio Spurs’ Success in the NBA

“The Old Fundamental” along with two foreign players took the NBA Finals three out of five years and then won it again nine years later. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili could be known as one of the best basketball trios in history. But what went on there in San Antonio before these three superstars came along? The Spurs had a long history before the NBA but joined the league in 1976. The San Antonio Spurs success began with David Robinson in 1995, heightened with their first title in 1999, and became a constant strong contender beginning in 2003.

After a long drought, the Spurs finally tasted some success beginning in 1995 when David Robinson, a six year veteran, led the team to their first 62 win season. Robinson, a 7’0″ big man know for his explosive dunks and exciting blocks, brought new life to a dying franchise. He averaged 27.6 points per game, 10.8 rebounds per game, and 3.2 blocks per game which led him to his first NBA MVP award (History of the San Antonio Spurs). Going into the playoffs, Robinson led the team to win in the first and second rounds against Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers respectively. In the Western Conference Finals, the Spurs finally fell to the Houston Rockets (History of the San Antonio Spurs). This was the beginning of the success of the Spurs’ franchise.

The 1999 Championship Spurs were preceded by the turnaround team of 1998. The 1998 Spurs had acquired the soon-to-be franchise star in Tim Duncan and had came out from a 20-62 season to make the playoffs that year (History of the San Antonio Spurs). In 1999, the San Antonio Spurs hit their stride early and never looked back. Tim Duncan, leading the team with 27.4 points per game, showed heart, promise, and glimpses of what would lead to his hall of fame career with the team. An amazing season was capped with a championship and an amazing story (History of the San Antonio Spurs). Starter Sean Elliot had received a kidney transplant midseason from his brother, but never missed a game and didn’t even release it to the press (History of the San Antonio Spurs)! Truly that season was one to remember for not only the fans, but for the players that would stick around for years to come.

Coming off of Tim Duncan’s MVP season the year before, the 2003 season began with promise. David Robinson announced before the season that it would be his final year, leading to the Spurs’ fans excitement for a championship season. Additions to the 2003 team included Manu Ginobili, the Argentine rookie, and Tony Parker, the French rising point guard (History of the San Antonio Spurs). These two more than upheld the winning tradition that David Robinson and Tim Duncan instilled in the franchise. After winning the 2003 Finals, the Spurs’ “big three” took two more championships in four years (History of the San Antonio Spurs). They soon became a constant contender and a game no one looked forward to playing. The most recent of their success came in 2014 when they took the Finals once again against a two time defending Miami Heat team led by LeBron James. In conclusion, the Spurs have built a lasting, winning franchise (History of the San Antonio Spurs).

The Spurs have established a hope-filled franchise in the midst of a city that has no other major sports teams. They first found hope after drafting David Robinson. They soon won a championship in ’99 with the acquisition of Duncan. Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili made the franchise a constant contender. Overall, the San Antonio Spurs are a franchise to remember.

Source:

History of the San Antonio Spurs. NBA.com. Version 12. 2007. Web. 23 September 2014.

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