Interesting story here about why football coaches tend to be Republicans. Lou Holtz opines that in football "you aren't entitled to anything. You don't inherit anything. You get what you earn—your position on the team, you're held accountable for your actions. You understand that your decisions affect other people on that team…There's winners, there's losers, and there's competitiveness." Bobby Bowden offers that "in coaching, you've got to have more discipline and you've got to be more strict and just conservative, I think. It fits with the Republicans."
An interesting description of party philosophy akin to the Mommy-Daddy party parallel that CW wrote about a year ago. And the perfect (and shameless) segue into recruiting folks into my suicide football pool. I'm guessing most of CW's readers are college football fans, but for the pro football fans out there, each year I run a Survivor-style pool. All you have to do is pick the winner of ONE game each week (but once you pick a team you can't pick them again). And you keep picking until you lose-losers go into a consolation bracket, but the last man standing walks away with all the marbles. (Last year's winner's pot was $2500, consolation winner $650). Buy-in is $50.00. And all you have to do is pick ONE winner a week! Nothing could be simpler! If you're interested, let me know.