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Wolf
04-12-2008, 11:33 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/13/sports/football/13casserly.html?ex=1208664000&en=86d65ca49ba8d912&ei=5099&partner=TOPIXNEWS

FAIRFAX, Va. — On a typical Monday evening, Charley Casserly spends three hours at George Mason University in Enterprise Hall, Room 176.

The students call him Professor Casserly.He spent more than 30 years in football, coaching and scouting and eventually running two N.F.L. teams, the Redskins and the Texans. But Casserly started as a teacher, and only now, after returning from the film room to the classroom, did he realize that part of him never really left. He still liked grading papers as much as he liked grading players.

“I’ve always thought of myself as a teacher,” Casserly, 59, said.




He stands at the front of the room, arms crossed, slacks pressed, shirt crisp. He runs a class discussion, breezes through a PowerPoint presentation.

The course is SM 475, a sport management professional-development seminar for undergraduates, taught by Casserly and Bob Baker, head of the department.

Brando
04-13-2008, 02:37 PM
Professor Chaoserly, while with the Texans anyway.:pirate:

GP
04-13-2008, 03:33 PM
LOL. Thanks for the story.

You know...sometimes a pitcher leaves a breaking ball hanging out over the plate and WHAMMY!

I look forward to seeing how many funny posts we can reel off on this one.

I'll go first:

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One of Casserly's students, a freshman, asked this question of his professor, "Professor Casserly, what are your thoughts on signing players who are too old or are expected to play out of position...and then what are the cap ramifications for an NFL team, particularly regarding 'dead money' and it's progressive effects on a team?"

The Professor paused, adjusted his precision-crafted LensCrafter glasses, and cleared his throat. "Well," said Professor Casserly, "That just about does it for today's lecture. Make sure you have that term paper ready for next week."

Brando
04-13-2008, 05:46 PM
Let's play the caption game with this.........

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/13/sports/13casserly.1.600.jpg


Well,I have been told it was inaccurate by a source good enough for me to stand up here and quote it, ya see. Otherwise I wouldn't get up here and just say it.

CloakNNNdagger
04-13-2008, 08:55 PM
When they worked in Houston, Kisiel said, several Texans employees on the business side had never worked in football. Casserly broke the game down for them.

He also broke the team down.:thinking:

edo783
04-13-2008, 09:05 PM
Let's play the caption game with this.........

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/13/sports/13casserly.1.600.jpg

He is thinking "I'd hit the blond. I bet she digs me. She knows how well I ran the Texans. I'm a god here".

NitroGSXR
04-13-2008, 09:09 PM
Let's play the caption game with this.........

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Ladies, sleep your way to the top. It's what I did. You have to do what works. When you bend over, allow the brass to insert whatever they'd like to, in my case, it was a spatula as I'm demonstrating to you now.

Hardcore Texan
04-13-2008, 09:40 PM
Let's play the caption game with this.........

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/13/sports/13casserly.1.600.jpg

Pointer #1: Ride any accent you may have as an excuse to speak fast and sound confusing, see, as I have done here.

Pointer #2: Act chummy, you know be one of the guys without being one of the guys.

Pointer #3: Give back to the community by overpaying mediocre talent at the tail end of their career. This is especially suscessful if they are injury prone.

Pointer #4: Take any job offered to you that is remotely football related and run it into the ground, and believe me they will probably offer you something like being an anlayst, just take the job, agree with everyone, and then use your accent and act chummy. You would be suprised how well it comes off, you will go on to land a teaching job as a result.

ArTex
04-14-2008, 12:13 AM
Let's play the caption game with this.........

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...in the sports profession, can depend on how you evaluate. Young lady here up front, are you of latino heritage?

steelbtexan
04-14-2008, 01:08 AM
In a side note prof. CC was fired today for unsuccessfully trying to pick up new talent.

The blonde when questioned said CC was creepy.

HOU-TEX
04-14-2008, 08:59 AM
I'm still pissed at NFLN for having this joker on their show. His voice is like scratching a chalkboard to me. I cringe everytime I hear the asshat. :gun:

PapaL
04-14-2008, 09:27 AM
Oh God. Worst part of all this...I work in Fairfax, VA. Wouldn't it be my luck to see him in traffic one day? Think it would be appropriate give him the middle finger and yell "Houston sends their best"?
To which he would say "Yes, I drafted Carr #1".

Polo
04-14-2008, 10:01 AM
Let's play the caption game with this.........

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/13/sports/13casserly.1.600.jpg

Ladies, stop being ridiculous...

Now if you want...I can show you the real reason they call me Asserly ;)

Wolf
04-14-2008, 10:08 AM
Let's play the caption game with this.........

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/13/sports/13casserly.1.600.jpg

Casserly is explaining to the ladies that if "john" can grow his hair out he can have all the looks of YKW

Wolf
04-14-2008, 10:10 AM
Let's play the caption game with this.........

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/13/sports/13casserly.1.600.jpg

Casserly showing the class what the Draft board of the Texans were like in those few years, To trick any potential "spies", they used white markers on a white board

PapaL
04-14-2008, 10:14 AM
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/13/sports/13casserly.1.600.jpg

And I said David, look at my hands - you need gloves.

awtysst
04-14-2008, 10:21 AM
Let's play the caption game with this.........

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I like the fact that there are only 3 students in the classroom and one doesn't even look like he is listening.

Brando
04-14-2008, 10:47 AM
I like the fact that there are only 3 students in the classroom and one doesn't even look like he is listening.

lol That's what I was thinking.

Wolf
04-14-2008, 11:37 AM
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/13/sports/13casserly.1.600.jpg

And I said David, look at my hands - you need gloves.

awesome

Brando
04-14-2008, 11:41 AM
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/13/sports/13casserly.1.600.jpg

And I said David, look at my hands - you need gloves.


Winner!

El Tejano
04-14-2008, 12:20 PM
Let's play the caption game with this.........

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Look you little snotty nosed brat, if you don't stop laughing at me for keeping Carr, I'll have you thrown out of this institution!!!!! It was not David Carr's fault and you can never have too many Quarterbacks!!!!!!

Texan_Bill
04-14-2008, 12:30 PM
Casserly is explaining to the ladies that if "john" can grow his hair out he can have all the looks of YKW

Hey, now that's the right answer, see.

I knew someone would get, see...

aj.
04-14-2008, 12:49 PM
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/13/sports/13casserly.1.600.jpg

Who wants to pet my imaginary rabbit? I used it on Bob and Dom all the time until they figured out it wasn't real.

.... or "Hey!, in the blue, stop being an incompetent, egotistical, arrogant little bastard. There's only room for one of us in this room see?

eriadoc
04-14-2008, 03:21 PM
Those who can't do, teach, see.

TexansFanatic
04-14-2008, 09:03 PM
"When you select a horrible player, tell the press the coaches wanted him, see."