Crappy New Year: Black Monday Coaches Party
"In the basement of the NFL offices, there is a small room used for staff meetings, Bagel Fridays and the monthly office birthday party with the chantilly cream and strawberry cake that Jennifer in legal always orders because she knows it’s Rog’s favorite. Such a suck up, that Jennifer.
Once a year though, this room is used as an outreach center for coaches bloodied on Black Monday at the end of the season. A safe place where they can gather and talk without judgement and fear. The tenor of the room is always a bit bleak, but when Black Monday falls on New Year’s Eve, the annual gathering of the recently disposed is a tad sadder than usual.
Let’s listen in.
Andy Reid: Always heard about this farewell party. Accidentally got invited back in ’07, which was pretty embarrassing because I thought all the coaches came to this party and when I showed up with a job, Brian Billick keyed my car in the parking lot. Spread seems better this year, though. Did you see the crab rangoon?”
Source: Kissing Suzy Kolber