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Agree 99%; +1.
I think the unicorn would be more likely to appear on the "Weekly World News" cover. Even the Enquirer wouldn't go that far. Oh, but some of our fans would.
And even though I haven't posted it before now, one of annoyances, too, has been the tired "smoke/fire" analogy. The old saw may hold true if the smoke is coming out of the athletic department or Gruden's camp (though not definitely, even then; could be a "smokescreen"), but I'm getting sick and tired of people creating their own smoke and arguing it means there's a fire somewhere else.
Some of these folks, too, esp. on TOS, want to go back online in a few weeks, and if they got their WAG (someone who's been in the military will tell you that's a "wild a_ _ guess") right, crow that they had inside information and they were right all along. "I told you so; I told you so!!!!"
"Bravely taking to his feet, he beat a very brave retreat." Sir Robin's Minstrels.
~The Volunteer in Brooklyn~
This is almost entirely true. You can have a rough agreement in principle worked out through intermediaries with no direct contact whatsoever, and that's usually the way it's done, but you still don't commit to hiring ANYONE without an interview at the end of the process. Unlikely, but you might think you love the guy as an AD, and then be totally underwhelmed in an interview.
Also, IF you're reduced to lesser known candidates, for whatever reason (guys you wanted turned you down, not enough $$$ to hire them, etc.), as was Hammy, and you're stuck hiring someone way down your list, you have to interview them up front before you do anything else.
I agree. I didn't mean to imply that there wouldn't be an interview, but IMO, if the interview is a major factor (you didn't get your top guys), IMO, something went wrong with the plan, and if the interview changes your plan (you were underwhelmed in the interview) you didn't do your homework before you ranked your targets.
Totally, 100% agree. This is in the top 10 or so posts here in the last month, IMO.
Men love a good soap opera more than women do:
-Sons of Anarchy? Male soap opera
-Pro wrestling? Male soap opera some dudes pay $40.00 a pop to watch
-NASCAR? About as much male soap opera as racing, in terms of how the sport is promoted and publicized, as indicated by the amount of coverage the Gordon/Boyer wreck and fight in the pits got this week. And listen to a NASCAR call-in show.
Agreed, but in lieu of the above phrase, you could have just written the words "Mike Hamilton." .
We could even write a little ditty about it:
We didn't get our top guy--Mike Hamilton!
Somethin' went awry--Mike Hamilton!
He's always sayin' D'oh!--Mike Hamilton!
All the candidates said no--Mike Hamilton!
Let's just hope Hart does a little bit better job of planning his work and working his plan than Hammy.
Nice one and all true, I believe.
This post was edited by DCVolunteer 17 months ago
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