Coaching is Easy!

We’ve heard a lot this season about how Lindy Ruff has been backing off from his normal routine of screaming and yelling.  He claims that he is letting the Sabres lead themselves.  After a bad game, he lets them work it out on their own.  After thinking about this for a bit, I developed an image of Craig Rivet and Mike Grier playing good cop/bad cop in the Sabres locker room.

Mike Grier is the tough task master.  He yells at the slackers, and if he gets really pissed, he roughs them up a bit.  Then, in swoops Craig Rivet and with a few soothing murmers and a bandaid to make it all better, he dries Roy-Z’s tears.  The next game, Roy-Z plays harder in an effort to avoid Grier’s wrath and to gain Rivet’s approval.

Meanwhile, during the time he used to spend coaching, Lindy can just eat bon-bons and waste his entire day checking out his ex-girlfriends on Facebook.


8 Responses to “Coaching is Easy!”

  1. 1 Kathleen December 2, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    That scene is hilarious and totally realistic ;) It seems Lindy bought a book on delegation & passed along the parenting book to the Grier & the Cap’n.

  2. 2 Steve December 3, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Lol, the thought of Lindy sitting at his laptop in his PJs, checking facebook. Mike Grier calls him up, “Lindy, Derek and Timmy snuck out to Chippewa again!” “So, go smack them. Where’s Craig? Okay, have fun.” Hangs up and stuffs some more bon bons in his mouth.

  3. 3 cd_randall December 4, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Lindy Ruff likes this.

  4. 4 Grrrreg December 4, 2009 at 5:40 am

    I hope you didn’t miss last night’s game. Personally I’m glad I did, but that must have been fun for a Sabres fan!

    And I’m a little late, but this post and the comments really made me laugh. :)

  5. 5 KEZ December 4, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I don’t think Mike Grier is roughing anyone up, he’s a puss. Lindy Ruff is still the leader, this write up is ridiculous

  6. 6 Katebits December 4, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Grrreg, thank you! I was at the game, and it was, in fact, a WOOOOOOOO-fest!

    cd-randall, heh.

    Oh, KEZ.

  7. 7 Gambler December 4, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Kate, I cannot imagine how offended you are that someone finds this post ridiculous!

  8. 8 Katebits December 4, 2009 at 11:39 am

    It hurts Gambler. It really hurts.

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