Mike Lantry, 1972
Kevin Grady's Big Adventure Part II
Very shortly, these will be moving to Wolverine Liberation Army (http://wolverineliberationarmy.blogspot.com) exclusively - but since Kevin Grady's story started here I will finish it here.
***Kent County Jail, Michigan***
MyFairGrady: well aint this just a bitch
MOboozeMOproblems: tell me about
MyFairGrady: coach mo?
MOboozeMOproblems: I know what you are going through, Kevin.
MyFairGrady: man whatever happened to you after pimpslapping that waitress or whatever
MOboozeMOproblems: Well son, you don't get many chances to be a Michigan Man, fair or not. After I blew mine, I coached the worst franchise in the NFL to the cusp of the playoffs, got fired by a guy who can't be bothered to live near the team he runs, replaced by a doofus who couldn't coach a JV powderpuff team, and have spent the last half decade smoking cigarette butts collected from the trash outside Meijer and stealing half finished drinks from people in the bar.
MyFairGrady: is that my future dawg?
MOboozeMOproblems: Hopefully not Kevin, hopefully not. Just pray you get another shot and don't mess it up. That is what separates the wheat from the chaff at this level. We all mess up, it's in how we respond.
MyFairGrady: so what ur sayin is i should break mcguffs spine
MOboozeMOproblems: Well, that might make you feel better in the short term - like downing a bottle of floor varnish because you ran out of gin. But in the long term, you should work hard - go to your friends houses to "visit", collect the change from underneath the cushions, and save up for a new bottle of gin. It might take a while, but you'll be much happier and spend far less time in the hospital.
MyFairGrady: i aint sure thats applicable
MOboozeMOproblems: Sure it is Kevin. Think of every extra wind sprint, every extra squat, every extra fight with Coach Barwis and his polar bear, as another nickel on your way to that sweet, sweet bottle of gin.
MyFairGrady: he killed the polar bear cuz it was eating high fructose corn syrup
MOboozeMOproblems: Now that's a man.
MyFairGrady: so you think ill get another shot coach?
MOboozeMOproblems: You never know. Coach Rodriguez seems like a decent man. But if you don't, you can always come play for me. I've got an offer to coach the expansion Battle Creek Potawotami in AFL3.
MyFairGrady: ill keep that in mind coach mo
MOboozeMOproblems: That's good, son. Work hard. Don't be a loser like so many others.
DoYouSmellWhatBarakaIsCooking: yo bitches
DoYouSmellWhatBarakaIsCooking: ne1 got a light for this jay
Part III will continue later this week...