Let me get straight to the point. A couple of months ago I posted on all 32 NFL SBNation sites (yeah, all 32) asking for opinions on Head Coaches with the promise that I would write a grand article listing them based off of fan input. I was on Summer break from college, and I had no immediate plans until mid-July. It was going to be a grand article.
Then Murphy's Law struck.
First, we get a call from the Alaska State Troopers saying to prepare to evacuate due to a wildfire. After scrambling to get our bug-out kits prepared, we thankfully didn't have to evacuate. After that, then there is another wildfire started that goes over 50k acres. We didn't live in the evacuation zone of that fire, but there was a lot of smoke. Two people in my family get bronchitis, and two others get pneumonia. (Naturally, this didn't happen all at once, but over a period of time.) By the time they heal up enough, it's mid-July and time for our fishing trip. Murphy then struck me with a fever, sinus congestion and a cough. Of course, there was no way I would let stuff like that stop me from fishing, but it wore me out.
Now, why do I present this sad sob story? It's not to evoke sympathy, but to show an object lesson. Never plan something big in a limited time frame that you've never done before. Heck, I just now have finally got things cleared up enough so I can type this.
I did read most of what was written on the sites. The fans from all 32 teams (yes, even the Cowboys and Raiders!) were honest, thoughtful and intelligent. I learned a lot from reading what fans thought of their head coach. Teams with rookie head coaches were for the most part cautiously optimistic (which surprised me, I was expecting more rah-rah, which is what I get for reading espn). Thank you to all of you who responded.
I wish to formally apologize to everyone for not getting the article written. This was because of two factors: one I listed above, and the bigger reason was because I bit off far more than I could chew. I ask for your forgiveness, and will strive to never make a promise that I won't keep again.