Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Time to stop being a Wade Phillips

So, last night something happened and it didn't occur to me at first when I saw this guys face but it hit me this morning when I heard someone talking about it on the ESPN Mike and Mike show in the morning on my Sirius Satellite radio. (plug for free service please).

Last night after Tony Romo got knocked out of the game, the Cowboys who already have become a sad sad example of a football team, folded.  The coach Wade Phillips sat on the sideline and put his face in his hands and looked like a beaten man.

So this morning I am listening to the radio and I hear "Dallas has no leader, no one to say, look we can do this!" They are a team without a leader, just sitting and waiting to fail.

That right there applies to me......

It so applies to me because instead of me being a leader in my household, I let shit get to me and fuck with my head.  Instead of walking in the door and taking the leadership role, I let things bother me.  Instead of remembering what its like to be a excited child, I get aggravated.  Instead of embracing the enjoyment of my kids loving that I am finally home, I stress about shit that is not done.  Instead of relaxing and realizing that I am one lucky s.o.b I let things bother me and put me in a foul mood.  I allow myself to become Wade Phillips.

When I heard that that comment this morning all of the above thoughts went rolling through my head. So every night when I get home should I let my team down.  Cause you know I think of my family as a team. I always have.  We all have positions to play, jobs to do and roles we fill.  I can't let my team down.  I know that as a team we are going to have good days and bad days.  Some of us will fail at our daily jobs and some of us need to pick the others up.  I know the C's are too young to understand their roles but my job and my role on the team is to make sure everything flows no matter what.

So like last night when I got home and C3 was so fucking aggravating, instead of being a Wade Phillips and putting my head in my hands and allowing myself to fail in my role, I should have been the leader and got things going in the right direction.

You know what is about to happen to Wade Phillips?  His ass is about to be fired cause he can't lead his team.  You know I don't think T would fire me, but she might not be happy with me if I get back to the place where I come home and I am a miserable bastard.

Time to go back over the game plan, make adjustments, redefine the roles and get back to winning.




Gretta October 26, 2010 at 10:24 AM   Reply to

We all need that reminder ~ THANKS!

Respectfully Yours October 26, 2010 at 8:28 PM   Reply to

Well said Coach....what a fabulous leader.

Q October 27, 2010 at 10:53 PM   Reply to

Wow, that's a nice way of putting things in perspective! As a 'Boys fan, I'm looking for Wade to get fired at the end of the season, but it looks like your wife may give you a contract extension at the rate you're going! Good post!

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