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(ESPN)   Bill Parcells: "I regret how my tenure ended with the New England Patriots. I had a good, young team there. I hated to leave that team because I knew what we could do"   (espn.go.com) divider line 37
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2013-06-25 08:51:42 AM
I don't.
 
2013-06-25 09:42:11 AM
Well, the Pats got the Jets back with Bill "HC of the NYJ" Belichick, so I don't think there's anything left to apologize for.
 
2013-06-25 09:42:40 AM
Hey Tuna, do you regret negotiating (against league rules) a new contract with the Jets while supposedly preparing your Patriots for the superbowl?
 
2013-06-25 09:45:09 AM
Sure, they'd have done better than Pete Carrol did,  but between the Packers and Broncos teams from that time, among others, there probably weren't any rings to be won without being absolutely perfect.
Funny, though, it would eventually have meant VP Football Ops Pacells and Head Coach Belichick, resulting in a great fight where Parcells uses the media to ridicule him and Belichick resigns to become HC of another team, presumably the Baltimore Ravens or NY Giants depending on time frame.
 
2013-06-25 09:59:39 AM
This is his second apology.

His first attempt to make amends was by driving the Dolphins into the ground.
 
2013-06-25 10:26:30 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Sure, they'd have done better than Pete Carrol did,  but between the Packers and Broncos teams from that time, among others, there probably weren't any rings to be won without being absolutely perfect.
Funny, though, it would eventually have meant VP Football Ops Pacells and Head Coach Belichick, resulting in a great fight where Parcells uses the media to ridicule him and Belichick resigns to become HC of another team, presumably the Baltimore Ravens or NY Giants depending on time frame.


Probably not Baltimore - they decided not to bring him along when the team left Cleveland.
 
2013-06-25 10:47:57 AM
Deneb81:
Probably not Baltimore - they decided not to bring him along when the team left Cleveland.

Good point, I missed on that one.  I was thinking along the lines of cities where he'd be most comfortable leaving a job for and neglected the whole "fired" thing.
 
2013-06-25 11:54:24 AM
In bizarro world would that have meant there would have been a possibility that Belichick could been coach of the NY Jets long term?

/shudder
 
2013-06-25 11:54:33 AM
Go Fark Yourself Bill.

Selling out your team before the Super Bowl and then stealing Curtis Martin with a poison pill contract might be things Kraft forgives but they are not things I forgive.
 
2013-06-25 12:05:32 PM

LegacyDL: In bizarro world would that have meant there would have been a possibility that Belichick could been coach of the NY Jets long term?


how long was he the coach?  2-3 hours?  a day?  i already forget.

I kinda remember Bobby Cremins taking a job and then backing out, I think Rick Majerus (RIP) did this to either USC or UCLA about a 5-6 years ago, and then of course Billy Donavan left Florida for what, a week or so, takign some NBA job before having a change of heart.....how many other coaching flip flops have there been?

actually the Snakes did this a few years back....Wally Backman was hired but not as the manager, as i recall, but as a bench coach or something, then several arrest reports surfaced and the team quickly fired him.  but i don't think he was ever named the manager.
 
2013-06-25 12:07:24 PM
It made me happy to see him lose to my Packers back then.

/I got really unhappy a year later for some reason.  I think they cancelled Super Bowl XXXII.
 
2013-06-25 12:13:45 PM
Thanks Parcells for bringing respectability to the Pats during your coaching years. But otherwise go fark yourself. You single handedly ruined the Pats' SB against the Packers then whined about Kraft not giving you free reign.
 
2013-06-25 12:19:13 PM

rickythepenguin: LegacyDL: In bizarro world would that have meant there would have been a possibility that Belichick could been coach of the NY Jets long term?

how long was he the coach?  2-3 hours?  a day?  i already forget.

I kinda remember Bobby Cremins taking a job and then backing out, I think Rick Majerus (RIP) did this to either USC or UCLA about a 5-6 years ago, and then of course Billy Donavan left Florida for what, a week or so, takign some NBA job before having a change of heart.....how many other coaching flip flops have there been?

actually the Snakes did this a few years back....Wally Backman was hired but not as the manager, as i recall, but as a bench coach or something, then several arrest reports surfaced and the team quickly fired him.  but i don't think he was ever named the manager.


Bobby Petrino seen slithering away in the weeds
 
2013-06-25 12:25:26 PM

KingKauff: Bobby Petrino seen slithering away in the weeds


ehh...he left atlanta after only one season, but i mean, the coach that is the coach for hours or days.  say what you want about petrino's NFL success, but he was there for a year.

and yeah, Wally Backman was the manager but for only about a week.  and since he was hired and fired in the off-season, he never managed a game, spring training or bigs.
 
2013-06-25 12:36:32 PM

KingKauff: rickythepenguin: LegacyDL: In bizarro world would that have meant there would have been a possibility that Belichick could been coach of the NY Jets long term?

how long was he the coach?  2-3 hours?  a day?  i already forget.

I kinda remember Bobby Cremins taking a job and then backing out, I think Rick Majerus (RIP) did this to either USC or UCLA about a 5-6 years ago, and then of course Billy Donavan left Florida for what, a week or so, takign some NBA job before having a change of heart.....how many other coaching flip flops have there been?

actually the Snakes did this a few years back....Wally Backman was hired but not as the manager, as i recall, but as a bench coach or something, then several arrest reports surfaced and the team quickly fired him.  but i don't think he was ever named the manager.

Bobby Petrino seen slithering away in the weeds


George O'Leary at Notre Dame, Mike Price at Bama.
 
2013-06-25 12:44:00 PM
Bill Parcells: " I regret how my tenure ended with the New England Patriots. I had a good, young team there. I hated to leave that team because I knew what we could do I'm a cranky drunk with the attention span of a goldfish."
 
2013-06-25 12:48:15 PM

Nana's Vibrator: Deneb81:
Probably not Baltimore - they decided not to bring him along when the team left Cleveland.

Good point, I missed on that one.  I was thinking along the lines of cities where he'd be most comfortable leaving a job for and neglected the whole "fired" thing.


To be fair, posting a 5-11 record after a playoff berth, on your way to a 4-of-5 losing seasons record is a good way to get yourself fired even without a team moving.
 
2013-06-25 01:08:10 PM

buckeyebrain: George O'Leary at Notre Dame, Mike Price at Bama.



o'leary, yeah, i forgot about that.....claimed he had a master's degree or some shiat?

don't remember price though.  didn't Tuberville take then untake a job?

and i think the Lakers had this too after Rudy T resigned circa 2005 or so.  Think someone took the job, then once Phil started coughing loudly and pointing to himself the guy quit.  dunno.
 
2013-06-25 01:31:59 PM

rickythepenguin: buckeyebrain: George O'Leary at Notre Dame, Mike Price at Bama.


o'leary, yeah, i forgot about that.....claimed he had a master's degree or some shiat?

don't remember price though.


"It's rollin, baby..."
 
2013-06-25 01:41:08 PM

buckeyebrain: "It's rollin, baby..."


oh shiat....that's right!

he sued but the suit settled out of court, each side (Price, Sports Illustrated) claiming vindication.  intersting though how the source of all the juicy information ("roll damn tide", "it's rollin', baby!") later said this:

Lori "Destiny" Boudreaux, a dancer at the Pensacola bar where Price was drinking, gave a sworn affidavit saying she was Yaeger's confidential source. The affidavit was not part of the 11th circuit's record when it ruled, he said. Heninger said her account to the magazine was based on hearsay and not direct knowledge of what happened in Price's hotel room.

"She was never in the room. No sex. She merely told Yeager there were two people there. That's all they had," he said.



so maybe he said it.  maybe he didn't. either way, the source that claimed it happened wasn't there.  for whatever that is worth.
 
2013-06-25 02:12:42 PM

rickythepenguin: KingKauff: Bobby Petrino seen slithering away in the weeds

ehh...he left atlanta after only one season, but i mean, the coach that is the coach for hours or days.  say what you want about petrino's NFL success, but he was there for a year.

and yeah, Wally Backman was the manager but for only about a week.  and since he was hired and fired in the off-season, he never managed a game, spring training or bigs.


No, he wasn't even there a full year.  He left the team a note in the locker room saying "We've got three games left, but you all suck, I'm taking a job at Arkansas."

And he screwed THAT up too.  Protip:  It's okay to have a side piece of ass as long as you're winning, just don't (1):  Break the rules getting her a public job within the athletic department, and (2):  Don't lie about her being on the bike when you get tipsy and go sliding on the pavement.

/feel really sorry for Western Kentucky fans
 
2013-06-25 02:28:28 PM

UNC_Samurai: No, he wasn't even there a full year. He left the team a note in the locker room saying "We've got three games left, but you all suck, I'm taking a job at Arkansas."



my bad....i thought he finished the season.  wow.

i do remember the note though....i thought it was left in each player's locker.  either way, wow.  that's crazy.

/and then of course he left half his face on the road
//and then later sold his bike on eBay.  "slightly used, some damage, had to lay her down once....the bike, not the coed, that is....."
 
2013-06-25 02:38:17 PM

rickythepenguin: UNC_Samurai: No, he wasn't even there a full year. He left the team a note in the locker room saying "We've got three games left, but you all suck, I'm taking a job at Arkansas."


my bad....i thought he finished the season.  wow.

i do remember the note though....i thought it was left in each player's locker.  either way, wow.  that's crazy.


Give him some credit, at least he laminated the notes before putting them in each locker (according to Wiki, that is.)
 
2013-06-25 02:59:51 PM

Deneb81: Nana's Vibrator: Deneb81:
Probably not Baltimore - they decided not to bring him along when the team left Cleveland.

Good point, I missed on that one.  I was thinking along the lines of cities where he'd be most comfortable leaving a job for and neglected the whole "fired" thing.

To be fair, posting a 5-11 record after a playoff berth, on your way to a 4-of-5 losing seasons record is a good way to get yourself fired even without a team moving.


The Browns were 4-2 and leading the division lead before word of the move started to leak out. The wheels fell off after that. Don't get me wrong, Belichick did PLENTY wrong in Cleveland, but that last year kinda spiraled out of his control.
 
2013-06-25 03:08:57 PM
Dolphins fan here: go fark a goat you fat retard.
 
2013-06-25 03:25:08 PM

Luther924s: Dolphins fan here: go fark a goat you fat retard.


Yeah, Parcells had delusions of himself as some front office guy, but he was nothing more than a coach.  He could get chicken salad from chicken sh*t, though.
 
2013-06-25 04:20:01 PM

fickenchucker: It made me happy to see him lose to my Packers back then.

/I got really unhappy a year later for some reason.  I think they cancelled Super Bowl XXXII.


Not familiar with it.  I only recall there being a Super Bowl XXXI and XXXIII.  It's kind of like a building not numbering the 13th floor.
 
2013-06-25 04:49:16 PM

buckets_of_fun: fickenchucker: It made me happy to see him lose to my Packers back then.

/I got really unhappy a year later for some reason.  I think they cancelled Super Bowl XXXII.

Not familiar with it.  I only recall there being a Super Bowl XXXI and XXXIII.  It's kind of like a building not numbering the 13th floor.


No, no, no.  Your team's won four Super Bowls, you don't get to Highlander II your way out of being the first team to lose to the Brony Bunch.
 
2013-06-25 05:31:13 PM

FriarReb98: buckets_of_fun: fickenchucker: It made me happy to see him lose to my Packers back then.

/I got really unhappy a year later for some reason.  I think they cancelled Super Bowl XXXII.

Not familiar with it.  I only recall there being a Super Bowl XXXI and XXXIII.  It's kind of like a building not numbering the 13th floor.

No, no, no.  Your team's won four Super Bowls, you don't get to Highlander II your way out of being the first team to lose to the Brony Bunch.



I'm pretty sure they cancelled it.  Are you smoking the reefer as we speak?
 
2013-06-25 06:12:02 PM
To be fair Kraft does seem like a stupid dick.  The way they handled Welker is going to bite them in the ass big time.  Then going on record saying Tom Brady is my biatch and has no say when Tom was just saying he would like his best receiver and good friend back was completely assholish.  Without Brady the patriots are an average team this past decade.
 
2013-06-25 07:27:17 PM

elguerodiablo: To be fair Kraft does seem like a stupid dick.


Plus there's the whole "Putin stolded my ring!" or "Oh, wait, maybe not!" bullshiat.

Back on topic a bit, I have always disliked Tuna. He's always just kinda rubbed me the wrong way. But, I at least always respected his past work. I was particularly fond of his stressing of the importance of the line.

...

And then he came on board with the LOLPhins while I live in south Florida.

Talk about a weapons-grade-stupid faceplant he did with that gig.
 
2013-06-25 09:34:08 PM

Deneb81: Nana's Vibrator: Deneb81:
Probably not Baltimore - they decided not to bring him along when the team left Cleveland.

Good point, I missed on that one.  I was thinking along the lines of cities where he'd be most comfortable leaving a job for and neglected the whole "fired" thing.

To be fair, posting a 5-11 record after a playoff berth, on your way to a 4-of-5 losing seasons record is a good way to get yourself fired even without a team moving.


which is a better track record than that of any Browns coach since 1999.

/sob
 
2013-06-25 10:53:38 PM

elguerodiablo: To be fair Kraft does seem like a stupid dick.  The way they handled Welker is going to bite them in the ass big time.  Then going on record saying Tom Brady is my biatch and has no say when Tom was just saying he would like his best receiver and good friend back was completely assholish.  Without Brady the patriots are an average team this past decade.


It is very difficult to consistently be a better than average team without a great QB, the only other way is a defense well supplied with pro bowl and HOF type players and that's very rare.
 
2013-06-26 12:24:10 AM

CodeMonkey4Life: elguerodiablo: To be fair Kraft does seem like a stupid dick.  The way they handled Welker is going to bite them in the ass big time.  Then going on record saying Tom Brady is my biatch and has no say when Tom was just saying he would like his best receiver and good friend back was completely assholish.  Without Brady the patriots are an average team this past decade.

It is very difficult to consistently be a better than average team without a great QB, the only other way is a defense well supplied with pro bowl and HOF type players and that's very rare.


Very true.  That's exactly why I considered it overly assholish when he went out of his way to put the real reason for his success beneath him.
 
2013-06-26 05:40:22 AM

skinink: Thanks Parcells for bringing respectability to the Pats during your coaching years. But otherwise go fark yourself. You single handedly ruined the Pats' SB against the Packers then whined about Kraft not giving you free reign.


The butthurt is strong with this one.
 
2013-06-26 10:30:02 AM
Every coach thinks they were on the verge of greatness if they just would have been given more time.
 
2013-06-26 02:54:49 PM

Hang On Voltaire: Every coach thinks they were on the verge of greatness if they just would have been given more time.


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