We talked about this in an unreleased podcast a couple weeks back and wanted to get your input. Patty B called in (518-309-2595 to leave a voicemail on our podcast) and asked us what NON HOCKEY COACH from TV or movies would you want to coach your squad.
3rd Star: Jimmy Dugan
Every Cinderella story begins with a coach half in the bag. Look at Gordon Bombay! Guy gets a DWI, becomes the face of Hendrix Hockey, wins a Goodwill Games and then becomes a lawyer. Memorable success comes from the ashes of pissing yourself and that has Jimmy Dugan written all over it. The analytic people might not agree because Jimmy is a traditionalist. Much like there is no crying in baseball, there is no fortnite, no calculators, no social media in hockey.
2nd Star: Lou Brown
I mean, this guy loves the sport and this guy loves his team. After almost finna passing from a heart attack, Lou has the headphones in while his team is going to war. One of the all time movie moments his Lou dog “watching a soap opera” screaming and telling the nurses that he loves this shit. Oh, they boys need a spark? Positive reinforcement at its finest.
Motivation 101. I love the Lou dog.
1st Star: Coach Eric Taylor
I’m not being over dramatic by saying if there was one person I could grow up to be like that it would be Coach Taylor. I also am turning 30 in October so am I passed the point of “could grow up to be like”? Christ, now I’m sad. Anyways, Rocket wife? Check. Provides a skillset for off the field as well as on the field? Check. Battle adversity? Check. Championships? Check. Clear eyes, full hearts, really can’t lose with Coach Taylor behind the bench.
Who else do you guys have? Let me know!