This season in football I’ve heard the following:
You can’t bench Joe Flacco. He’s a Super Bowl MVP!
You can’t fire John Harbaugh. He won a Super Bowl!
I can’t believe the Packers fired Mike McCarthy! He won a Super Bowl! You don’t do that to a Super Bowl winning coach!
Imagine if this was real life. I can’t imagine anyone thinking that my place of work could never fire me because I won an award a while back.
They can’t fire Tater! He won an Out of the Box Award once! You don’t do that to someone who won a bonus award!
I imagine if I had become mediocre to bad at my job the fact I won an award once would not shield me from being let go. I also can’t imagine anyone would actually care if they did. How did professional sports become a place where past wins shield you from current failures? You are hired to win games. If you can’t win games, you shouldn’t have your job. That’s just the way it is.
Other ways sports business would be weird in my life:
X Library System has traded Tater to Z Library System for a box of bookends, a cart with a bad wheel and an incompetent intern. We’re not sure who got the best deal.
The bigger branches could become the majors and the smaller branches the minor leagues. Librarians are moved up and down based on performance. I’m pretty sure I would be exiled to the far reaches of the minors forever.
Just some dumb Tuesday Tater thoughts.
dad, librarian, UK fan, Ravens fan, future hermit