« Making Sense Of The Top Sixty | Main | Back In The High Life Again »

July 31, 2009

Comments

solarcane

wha?

Old Skool

okay my God

solarcane

I can't wait till Capt O reads this one lol
peace

86Cane

SPORTING NEWS’ TOP 50 COACHES

1. John Wooden, college basketball

2. Vince Lombardi, NFL

3. Bear Bryant, college football

4. Phil Jackson, NBA

5. Don Shula, NFL

6. Red Auerbach, NBA

7. Scotty Bowman, NHL

8. Dean Smith, college basketball

9. Casey Stengel, MLB

10. Knute Rockne, college football

11. Pat Summitt, womens college basketball

12. Paul Brown, NFL

13. Joe Paterno, college football

14. George Halas, NFL

15. Chuck Noll, NFL

16. Bob Knight, college basketball

17. Joe Gibbs, NFL

18. Tom Landry, NFL

19. Mike Krzyzewski, college basketball

20. Bill Belichick, NFL

21. Adolph Rupp, college basketball

22. Joe McCarthy, MLB

23. Eddie Robinson, college football

24. Bobby Bowden, college football

25. John McGraw, MLB

26. Bill Walsh, NFL

27. Woody Hayes, college football

28. Connie Mack, MLB

29. Bud Wilkinson, college football

30. Pat Riley, NBA

31. Pete Newell, college basketball

32. Joe Torre, MLB

33. Bill Parcells, NFL

34. Tom Osborne, college football

35. Walter Alston, MLB

36. Bo Schembechler, college football

37. Toe Blake, NHL

38. Sparky Anderson, MLB

39. Al Arbour, NHL

40. Amos Alonzo Stagg, college football

41. Tony La Russa, MLB

42. Geno Auriemma, womens college basketball

43. Dick Irvin, NHL

44. Ara Parseghian, college football

45. Chuck Daly, NBA

46. Bobby Cox, MLB

47. Hank Iba, college basketball

48. Tommy Lasorda, MLB

49. Gregg Popovich, NBA

50. Herb Brooks, NHL

Coaching doesn't matter!

JERYLCANE

2...

JERYLCANE

;)

Esteban

1st!!

Big Red

So after a 0-4 start do we demand a new coach or ride out the season and hope for a 8 game winning streak.

busy_cane

Somebody forgot to drink the Cool-Aid!!!!

-cheers

canechic

Well now I am psyched......not, yikes not a good read!

canezilla

doomsday????are u serious,sorry this makes no sense to me

solarcane

86, I have to go with you about good coaches on this one, those are some incredible coaches.

And to be picked by guys in the Hall of Fame in every sport really says a lot for John Wooden he had 57 first place votes out of 118 voters.

peace

canechic

I just love to watch the Marlins who are 3 back in wild card race.....and see that there are more cubs fans in the stands than Marlins fans...pretty bad!

Go Canes and Go Marlins!!!

Daytoncane

u just took the air right out of cane nation with this article lol.

canechic

Solar I think every house in S. Florida had a cherry hedge when were kids, lol! We used to throw those things at each other and it would leave stains on our clothes, then catch hell from Mom!

86Cane

Dayton...ON PURPOSE!

Wait is that an ant pile I see?

JCane

Like I'd inadvertently posted on the last blob, the list of top coaches is entertaining at best. Looking at Herb Brooks at #50 is crazy. He did an amazing job as the coach of the 1980 olympic hockey team, but he only got NHL coaching jobs after because of that and never really did all that much in the NHL. How does he get to #50 as an NHL coach?

JCane

86:

How dare you post an article like this as the month countdown is getting ready?! Don't you dare poison my Kool-Aid!

86Cane

Drink up JCane, drink up!

Stand in line behind Jim Jones and drink up young man!

Repeat after me: "Grape is good, grape is good"...

Daytoncane

and actually that coaches list kinda plays into Truth's side of the debate. for example, every year that phil jackson has won a title, he's had the best player(s) in the league on his team. you can also say that for some of wooden's teams as well.

pat summitt's players are always some of the best in the country and so are auriemma's. and another thing, dean smith should not be in front of summitt.

solarcane

canechic LMAO!!!!!!!!!

I used to have Cherry stains and Guava stains from head to toe long before paintball became all the rage!
thanks for that!

peace

orange 'n green in the vein

Oh dear Zeus, no wonder I'm eying that 'Phins blog gig already. Somebody around here has got some serious 'splaining to do!

Head Coaches hit their stride generally in year three on the job, just so you know.

DZ8

At least we didn't get blown out of any games. So as we finish up 8-4, is that good enough to get Shannon an extension? Going to be hard to recruit with only one year on his contract.

DZ8

My kool aid is still flowing...

86Cane

0-4, oh and four, zero y quatro.

solarcane

Jcane,dayton

I think lists of any kind are going to be poked at by the people that read them

Manny's for example

The Coaches' list was voted on by 118 people that are a member of their particular sports Hall of Fame.

That doesn't make them anymore qualified than we are, but seeing so many vote John Wooten to the top certainly makes him the runaway best coach in elite athlete's eyes.

peace

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

All you fools missed J's rambling on the last page of the previous blob.......Givens would be a very nice addition if you ask me.

OGV, how does Mickey Andrews come up with NOTHING and I mean NOTHING against FU for the last five friggin years, and it's the same dam offense every year??? AND get handled by GT's option.

As far as the U and The Randy are concerned, it was funny looking at that list of ACC pre-season yapping by the two-bit hacks. Everyone they picked is going to eat dirt against the U, every...last...single...one.

86Cane

OGV..no sense in showing up for 2009.

Let it go, let it go...LOL

86Cane

Cav is here...QUICK, Lance Legett!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Calvin, yeah, Lemon might be looking at the depth chart 'cause Lord knows it's hellacious for him. lol That right there will tell us if he's a real, True U baller or not, especially once this DL starts dominating and blowing up shat in the backfield.

That coaching list left out the greatest of them all


DAN GABLE.

solarcane

Halley Kretschmer Miami Hurricanes

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/jul/14/timeout-former-lely-cheerleader-and-current-miami-/

peace

Daytoncane

86 i really liked writing that last blog i wrote for the space. i woud like to do it again now that i have my laptop back.

plus somebody has to restore faith in our canes after you spiked the koolaid lol

solarcane

soup,

I'm going to send you some new upper right stuff sat.

peace

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

My favorite Dan Gable quote:


"SHOW UP......DOMINATE......GO HOME..."

True U all the way from Iowa. haha

86Cane

86 i really liked writing that last blog i wrote for the space. i woud like to do it again now that i have my laptop back.

Posted by: Daytoncane | July 31, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Dayton...the door is ALWAYS open for ALL Canespacers to write for the blog.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Solar, Wooden was a very good coach but damm, how hard is it to dominate when your teams could play NBA teams and win, and the rest of college BBall has one player at best per team who could play on your team??

Ditto Phil Jackson.

Show me a guy who does great things when the talent level is fairly even and that's the great coach.

Bob Knight goes on that list, as does Lombardi, so does Paul Brown. I'd say Bill Walsh as well because he had that eye for talent, and he was a brilliant strategist, something he gets little credit for.

I'll never forget him gushing over the U's offense in the '92 NC game.

canechic

Marlins WIN! What a great game tonight!

86Cane

Solar...TOP RIGHT!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Soup, I just read the entire blob, and that's some delusional shat right there, like IMPOSSIBLE, the way Ali used to say he couldn't be beat. haha

Whipple is going to make Mickey Andrews want to retire.

And our OL will be ready for FSU because they'll be going against a deal as talented for 30 days

mcginns ale

good call on dan gable the dominator

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

And Hankerson is going to start over your boy. He's hungrier, bigger and faster, and will have more YAC, and now he's finally learned how to catch everything.

solarcane

Capt O

The reason those guys got Those players is because they built programs, and kids wanted to go there

If you use that train of thought then in 2 more years Randy isn't a good coach, he just has all the players to win with.

Best UCLA thing was when

Bill Walton's all freshman class beat Lew Alcindor's National Champ team heads up.
That's pretty amazing recruiting there.
peace

Daytoncane

Solar, Wooden was a very good coach but damm, how hard is it to dominate when your teams could play NBA teams and win, and the rest of college BBall has one player at best per team who could play on your team??

Ditto Phil Jackson.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | July 31, 2009 at 10:07 PM


i agree totally cav. im not saying give them a team full of scrubs, but give those coaches one superstar (who isn't the best player on the planet) and a bunch of complementary players and lets see what happens.

KillerBeez41

Wow, you know that was a hell of a read if im on here ten o clock at night commenting. What sucks about that article is the fact that it could happen. It makes you wonder how this team would respond if we did go 0-4. Will they pack it in and quit on the season and try and come back next year with a better start or will they look adversity in the face and fight back. Well only one way to find out and thats when the games get started. No one has a crystal ball, the only these boys can do is keep working their azzez off until its time to strap up against an opponent not in a U uniform. With the work that these guys have been putting in, i THINK their gonna come out week in and week out to give everyone everything they've got just b/c all that work that they put in would've been for nothing. I hope they do come out every week and play their azzez off for each other, b/c the guy beside him deserves nothing less. They've been putting a lot sweat equity into being great, go out there and play like it, not for us but for your brother beside you, just let everyone marvel at the masterpiece they've made.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Dayton, yeah, Phil's easily been the most spoiled HC in the history of ANY sport at ANY level. haha Only Wooden and maybe Auerbach were similarly spoiled.

But I'll tell you, each of them understood how to make their Ferrari hit on all cylinders. I do give them credit for that, which is no small feat.

solarcane

soup,
top right is the embodiment of all that's good about sports Internet viewing.lol

peace

Old Skool

Wow such negativity.

Tis true the Canes could start 0-4.

Here are a few other possibilities:

The fault under Charleston could unleash another 7.6 and send a massive tsunami crashing into the 954

The swine flu could mutate again and becomes a killer pandemic

El Nino could weakens and enable a tropical storm to grow into a Cat 5 the size of Camille which turns Miami Beach into a parking lot

Alaska's Mt. Redoubt could erupt and send up a massive dust cloud that cools the planet for years.

An asteroid could nudges another in deep space and send the mile wide rock crashing into the earth at 30,000 mph with the force of a million megaton bomb.

86Cane

And Hankerson is going to start over your boy. He's hungrier, bigger and faster, and will have more YAC, and now he's finally learned how to catch everything.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | July 31, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Email me at host@canespace.com so I can take your money.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Capt O

The reason those guys got Those players is because they built programs, and kids wanted to go there

If you use that train of thought then in 2 more years Randy isn't a good coach, he just has all the players to win with.

Best UCLA thing was when

Bill Walton's all freshman class beat Lew Alcindor's National Champ team heads up.
That's pretty amazing recruiting there.
peace

Posted by: solarcane | July 31, 2009 at 10:13 PM


>>>>

Solar, when Shannon has five NCs of his own, I'll say he's a great coach and had a great eye for talent but I don't think I'd put him in the same league as Gable, Walsh, Lombardi and Knight.

College football and basketball are the two sports where you can win on pure talent alone, especially basketball. You think it's a coincidence that Roy Williams has two NCs in four years?? I'm sure he's a very good coach but come on. I think he's better than Dean Smith personally. Dean always found a way to lose the important games. And that four corners shat was some punk shat if ever there was.

Now we all know Shannon's a brilliant strategist from his work as a DC, and he's making sharper and sharper executive decisions, and he knows how to identify his type of talent...BUT, I'd have to see him do the same or similar things where the talent was more evenly spread, like the NFL or college wrestling.

86Cane

Jeez...I hope U realize why I had to do it:

1. I don't think it will.
2. It could be one reality.
2. We could go belly up after four games.
3. If we do what happens next???

Stuff happens, just hope it doesn't happen to U!

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 06/2007