In “The B-Straw and Pauly G Bracket”, Paul Gallant and Brien Straw create tournaments – in the world of sports and beyond – where only one can prevail. They accept listener and reader nominations every week, announcing the topic every Monday at 9 PM CT on “B-Straw and Pauly G”.
This week’s topic was inspired by Texans head coach Bill O’Brien, who got pretty salty when asked about his quarterbacks Sunday. It got us thinking . . . who is the angriest coach of all time?
1. Woody Hayes – Ohio State (1951 – ’78) Football Coach
You probably know about the time Woody Hayes punched Clemson nose tackle Charlie Bauman. But that was just the last blip on this anger-nado’s rage-dar.
[Note: Neither of those last two words are actually words. Let’s watch Hayes freak out again and forget those attempts at humor.]
2. John Chaney – Temple (1982 – 2006) Basketball Coach
It’s one thing if you threaten to kill John Calipari after a game . . .
[Note: He’s probably not the only college basketball coach to feel so . . . strongly . . . about Calipari]
But when you send in a player to purposely commit hard fouls – like Chaney did with Nehemiah Ingram against Saint Joseph’s in 2005 – because you think the referees aren’t calling the game correctly, you’ve got issues.
3. Bobby Knight – Indiana (1971 – 2000), Texas Tech (2001 – 2008) Basketball Coach
Knight’s temper was so legendary, he got to play himself in the Adam Sandler movie Anger Management.
[Note: Starring in Adam Sandler movies = not necessarily a good thing. Unless you’re Adam Sandler. $$$]
4. Earl Weaver – Baltimore Orioles (1968 – ’82, ’85-’86) Manager
Weaver was ejected 91 times over his managerial career . . . that we’re sure of. Some have him at 98!
His anger paved the way for
clowns legends like Phillip Wellman.
5. Lou Piniella – Yankees (’86-’88), Reds (’90-’92), Mariners (’93-2002), Devil Rays (’03-’05), Cubs (’07-’10) Manager
Piniella wasn’t quite Weaver, but he got pretty damn close. He was ejected 65 times.
6. Mike Ditka
7. Miguel Herrera
Herrera’s passion is well documented. See the celebration above.
8. This Guy From Friday Night Tykes
Calm down bro.
Listener and reader nominations will be accepted until Thursday at midnight. Friday at 9 PM CT on “B-Straw and Pauly G”, a bracket will be created, and a “Championship” will be won.
Paul Gallant co-hosts the “B-Straw and Pauly G” show – weeknights 7-11 PM on SportsRadio 610. He also hosts SportsZone Unfiltered – Fridays at 10 PM – on The Kube: Channel 57. Get in touch with Paul via email or at his facebook page: Paul Gallant: SportsRadio610.Follow @GallantSays
Brien Straw also co-hosts “B-Straw and Pauly G” – weeknights 7-11 PM on SportsRadio 610. Get in touch with Brien via email.