Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Angry people

Just once in my career, I want to hear a coach or manager start screaming. All too often, answers are canned. "We gave it all we had, but it wasn't enough. All the credit should go to the other team." But every once in a blue moon, you get that one coach who is at the edge of sanity, and it just flows until you get something classic.

These shouldn't be listened to at work because of the language used, but here are two of the best meltdowns I've ever heard.

The first is Cubs manager Lee Elia's 1983 blowup. The Cubs were playing poorly and the fans were unruly, so Elia went crazy.

The second from a pre-game radio show when Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver decided he didn't like submitted fan questions. Weaver was always an angry little man.


Blogger Daniel said...

You don't remember "PLAYOFF!" by a former Colts coach whose name is slipping my mind?

9:58 AM  
Blogger Daniel Bradley said...

Jim Mora, and they only had a partial clip of it, unfortunately.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Lucas Sayre said...

What are you guys talking about?

11:01 AM  
Blogger Daniel Bradley said...

A few years ago, the Colts were struggling, and Mora was asked after a game if he thought the Colts could make the playoffs. His answer was "PLAYOFFS?!? YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT PLAYOFFS?!?" Then he went on to say how he thought they'd be lucky if they won another game, and included stuff like "we played like diddley-poo." It was great.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Allison Martin said...

Diddly-poo? That's awesome.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Lucas, how could you not remember that? And you call yourself a Colts fan...

6:14 PM  
Blogger Lucas Sayre said...

I remember it now. I tend to concentrate more on the football and less on the theatrics at press conferences... :-)

7:31 PM  

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