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Old 11-07-2012   #1
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Coming on in a few minutes on nlf network

I hated the cowboys,but respect the guy. Will be interesting if it talks about John roper and Jimmy cut him after he was sleeping during meetings and among other things
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It is on .started about him on survivor lol
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Hoe did I not know he was a port arthur guy
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Interesting conversation with him and belichick about getting players
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Yep talked about roper
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I want the dirt on JJ and Jerry's relationship. Keep up the play by play for us.

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I didn't know the connection with Barry Switzer. I knew about jj and jj
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"fatigue makes cowards of us all"
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Yep jimmy made that team. Jerry ego is showing (well both)
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Yep jimmy made that team. Jerry ego is showing (well both)
Much to the happiness of Houston in general, Johnson would have had that team a true dynasty but for Jones. They would have been four straight and who knows what else without the coaching changes.
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I love this series (A Football Life), and the one about Jimmy Johnson was no different.

I had no idea that Jimmy and Jerry played in Arkansas together, and that Barry Switzer was a coach for that team. Now it all makes sense!

If Jerry wasn't such an asshat, he'd have at least 1-2 more rings, IMO. Jimmy wasn't done, but Jerry's ego undermined everything and continues to do so today.

Like was mentioned by Belichick (iirc), someone experiencing championships at three levels - player, college coach, pro coach - is amazing and quite an achievement. Very cool to see a full picture of Jimmy, and loved the Survivor story.
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I really enjoy Football Life. The Jimmy Johnson story was no different and brought back lots of memories. That was a long time ago, but seeminly I recall that Switzer and Johnson weren't on friendly terms, and Jerry possibly hired him as a replacement out of spite.
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I love this series (A Football Life), and the one about Jimmy Johnson was no different.

I had no idea that Jimmy and Jerry played in Arkansas together, and that Barry Switzer was a coach for that team. Now it all makes sense!

If Jerry wasn't such an asshat, he'd have at least 1-2 more rings, IMO. Jimmy wasn't done, but Jerry's ego undermined everything and continues to do so today.

Like was mentioned by Belichick (iirc), someone experiencing championships at three levels - player, college coach, pro coach - is amazing and quite an achievement. Very cool to see a full picture of Jimmy, and loved the Survivor story.
The day Jimmy Johnson said he was leaving was the day I stopped being a Cowboys fan....
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“I came into the NFL as the owner and general manager of this team, and one of the first decisions I made in the role of GM was to hire Jimmy as head coach,” Jones said.
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“During Jimmy’s tenure, the authority to hire the players was with the GM...In our unique circumstances, where the owner and the GM were the same person, in the case of a disagreement — which we never had — the owner had the ultimate authority.”

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...Johnson said [that] was “completely a bunch of crock” that Jones ran the football operation. “Jerry started putting all those titles on himself after I left. He didn’t call himself general manager and president and all that stuff when I was there. He was just the owner. Because it was in my contract that I had total responsibility for all football decisions. It was in my contract, and he didn’t allow anybody to have that in their contract after I left.”
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I saw the one about Chris Spielman .
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