Philosophers go through a lot of paper
Coach: In the introduction to his influential Being and Time, Martin Heidegger wrote, “What is more enigmatic: that beings are, or that Being is? Or does even this reflection fail to bring us close to that enigma which has occurred with the Being of Beings?” The language of Heidegger — and hermeneutical philosophy in general — strikes me as very similar to the logic applied in your press conferences. Are you now or have you ever been a student of hermeneutics? If not, what is your philosophical inspiration for statements like “It is what it is”?
From the Playbook:
I thought Hermeneutics was the title of Herm Edwards’ autobiography. But from what I’ve heard about Heidegger, his press conferences would last a lot longer than mine. For him, it wouldn’t cut it just to say it is what it is: he’d say that it is what it is only if it is a being that is conscious of its Being. So if the It is Ed Reed or Tom Brady, it is what it is; if the It is Adalius Thomas or Tony Romo, it might not actually exist at all.
I have a bet with my NE pals that the Bills will stamped your team and finally end their 15 game losing streak to the Patriots. If this does not happen I will have to shave I LOVE BRADY and I LOVE UGGS on my head…which is fine 50%…since I actually do like UGGS but not BRADY. Hey — it gets cold up here. So I guess this isn’t really a question but more of a general comment…so you remember…when your team somehow loses a game they think they are going to easily win.
From the Playbook:
Hey Steve — I’ll be the first to admit that we have our hands full with Buffalo. They can throw the ball, they can run the ball, they can kick the ball down the field and carry it around in a purposeful way. Their quarterback went to Harvard, so they obviously know their way around the SATs. Chan Gailey has done a good job with that program. That said you need to be prepared for what’s going to happen if this doesn’t go your way. Shawne Merriman has shaved a lot of stupid stuff onto his skull, but even he doesn’t have the head room for I LOVE BRADY and I LOVE UGGS. So when you’re sitting there on the wrong side of a 38-7 game, watching my players do the Lights-Out Dance on your insignia, you’ll want to have a hooded sweatshirt handy. They’re great for storing snacks, hiding blemishes, warming up on the sidelines, you name it. When you get home, look into getting a deerstalker hat. It’s the closest thing to wearing an Ugg on your head.