Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by Turbotigerfan, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Turbotigerfan

    Turbotigerfan Founding Member

    Oct 10, 2003
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    NFL vs. NCAA

    NFL is different, not better

    OK, I'm Bob Stoops, and I've got a decision to make. I make $2.5 million a year coaching the Oklahoma Sooners, and life is very good. Norman is a nice college town; it's not Malibu, but it's not Starkville, either. I'm so popular in the state of Oklahoma, I could run for governor and get 80 percent of the votes without campaigning.

    Now, here comes New York Giants (news) owner Wellington Mara. A nice man with good intentions, he desperately needs a coach and is willing to pay just about anything to pry me from my personal paradise. I'm going to give it all up -- job security, three months' down time, a machine that recruits itself -- to stroke my ego and prove I can coach in the NFL.

    Yep, I'm going to trade it all for 18-hour workdays, pampered, pompous athletes playing for the next payday, no vacation, no down time, and, by the way, no margin for error. And they'll throw me a couple extra million a year for my troubles.

    Are you nuts?

    "It's not just a different game," Stoops says. "It's a different world."


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