as a coach is a bad thing?
Example: My resume - I have 157 seasons with a total of 13 CC's and 0 NC's and .706 winning percentage. In D3, D2 and D1-AA, I have never been to a Final Four. I have been to the 3rd round a total of 3 times. So, effectively, I am a perennial "2nd round and out" playoff coach. And my bowl record is abyssmal. Am I a great coach? No. But do I stop trying? No. Do I quit enjoying the game? No. Do I feel as if I am a respectable coach? Yes. For this I am an idiot (or worse) according to several other coaches posting here.
All over these forums I see coaches with similar resumes being called out just because their resume doesn't resemble nelson's, dravz's, plague's, slider's ... I could go on, but I hope you get the point. We have no opinion because we suck. We cannot post because we don't know how to win. We only like the new engine because the upper echelon doesn't know how to win either, so maybe we have a chance. However, without the "respectable" coaches, this game would be very uninteresting. Not everyone can be a top coach. There has to be top coaches, respectable coaches, mediocre coaches and, yes, even bad coaches, just like there is in real life.
Do I like the new engine? Yes and no. I like the new engine because it is generally more REALISTIC in terms of gameplay than the old one. On the other hand, I don't like the new engine for the UNREALISTIC features it has introduced. I'm not going to name them, they are all over the forums and we know what they are. Do I think I am going to be more successful under the new engine? At this point, absolutely not. However, I do support the new engine. I will have patience and hope that the bugs get worked out and fixed as soon as possible. Even though I am not happy that I have to pay for what seems to be the "beta-testing" of the new engine. I'm going to have to start over and figure things out. I send in tickets for the things that seem out of whack instead of posting belligerent posts on the forum screaming about how stupid it is and I'm going to quit. I. too, have PAID for my 157 seasons while trying to make my teams as good as I could possibly make them. I personally believe that the coaches that support the new engine, even with its' problems, far out-number the coaches that don't. For this, again, we are idiots.
At this point, I'd rather be respectable.
DISCLAIMER: To my knowledge, no one hs attacked me or my resume personally. I just have seen it many times and can easily put myself in those coaches' shoes.
11/21/2010 10:59 AM (edited)