What Now, Cowboy Fans?

Parcells Yesterday, Bill Parcells "retired" from football. While some are cheering "Ding Dong," I personally wonder who the Cowboys will find to be coach who will be better than "Big Bill." Some might say Pete Carroll (Go Trojans!), Norv Turner, Mike Martz, or Ron Rivera. I have a nominee…

All armchair quarterbacks. I think it would be nice to see a random couch potato from Euless thrown into the role. It might humble fans for good. It never ceases to amaze me how media members, as well as the fan population, question virtually every play call as though they themselves were a Hall-of-Fame coach. He wasn’t perfect. In fact, he always seemed cantankerous. I find his style of football quite boring. However, Here’s the truth about Parcells from my perspective:

The constant heat from the media over T.O., Bledsoe/Romo, the Cowboys’ December collapse, and many more topics finally wore him out. He could handle it when he was younger, but at 65, it flat wore him out. While some might say, "If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen," I’ve always thought such comments should only be made by those who have spent some time in the kitchen themselves.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. One other note. Check out Wade Hodges’ blog. He posted an article that was an interview of players from the 49er’s from years gone by (Montana, Clark, etc.) about all the physical ailments and problems they have from playing the game. There is a reason professional athletes get all that money, especially football players.

  2. The game we see every week on TV does not do justice to the complexity of the game of football. There are so many things to consider in the game. Take just the offense for example, specificallly the quarterback. There’s remembering dozens of plays, sometimes hundreds, where everyone is supposed to be and go, reading defenses, reading coverages, dodging 300+ pound defensive lineman coming at you to try and literally hurt you and end your career, trying to progress from primary receivers to secondary to tertiary and beyond, throwing the ball over a huge pile of fighting men, to a spot where no one is yet, hoping your receiver makes it there first, all in a matter of about 7 seconds. That one small part of the game is extremely difficult, but they make it look so easy we start to believe it’s easy. Now add every other position and its intricasies, then you stand up and be in charge of all of it as head coach. No thanks. I’ll sit on my couch and enjoy and try to keep my mouth shut.
    “But my 12 year old could have made that pass…..” Aw, shut up! 🙂