is killing me!
Seems the older I get, the harder it is to adjust.
However, you will be happy to know that I have not yet killed my little bulby things.
And the buds on the Christmas Cactus are getting bigger.
On the other hand, you might be stunned to know that I did not knit a single stitch for two days. After knitting worsted weight cotton on size 6 needles, my forearms just needed a break. This afternoon, I did pick back up one of the Fun Fur charity scarves and knit a few rows on it, but that's all I've done since finishing the washcloth on Saturday.
I was stunned yesterday to find that Jerry Jones had fired Wade Phillips. Stunned, because I don't believe Wade was the problem. He didn't suddenly forget how to coach since winning the division championship (for the second time in three years at that) last season. He was part of the problem, but the dysfunction in this team ran far deeper than any one man. But it's always the head coach that gets the axe.
Of course, all the Madden playing morons are dancing in the street at this news, but they're --well--morons. Most of them want the Cowboys to pick up Jon Gruden as the new head coach, but then, you have to ask yourself, if Jon Gruden is so good, why isn't he coaching anywhere now? You'd think if he were so good, he'd already have a head coaching job. Yeah, he did win a Super Bowl, with the team Tony Dungy built, but he hasn't done squat since.
Another name that is being bandied about is that of Bill Cowher. Yet, you could ask almost the same question about him. He retired. You'd think if he wanted to return to coaching, he'd already be out there. Lord knows there are some teams that desperately need a good head coach, and not just the Cowboys. Same goes for Tony Dungy--oh, wait, he couldn't possibly be a good head coach because he doesn't get in player's faces and scream at them during the games. Isn't that what makes a good head coach? Pitching fits on the sidelines? Isn't that right, all you Madden playing morons? That's what you said about Wade. That he wasn't a good head coach because he didn't publicly demean and humiliate grown men. Come to think of it, Tom Landry didn't either, so he must not have been as good a coach as we remember him to be.
In the meantime, it'll be Jason Garrett piloting the ship, but don't expect any miraculous turnaround. It wasn't like his offense was exactly lighting anybody up either. He couldn't fix the running game, so how is he going to fix the entire team?
I suspect that in a few weeks, or months, we'll all be looking back and remembering the "good ol' days" under Wade, when the team won two division championships and their first playoff game in over a decade.
And that's something even the all hallowed Bill Parcells couldn't do.