There’s something to be said about an eloquent halftime pep talk. One where the coach rallies his troops together, who have been bruised and bloodied over the first two quarters of the game, and using a type of screaming poetry to get them to pick themselves up off the ground and fight some more, if not for the outcome of the game, then for their own personal pride, damn it! There’s also something to be said about a coach who forgoes the eloquence in lieu of dropping his pants, turning around, and saying that his team played like ass.
The ARIZONA REPUBLIC has this juicy nugget from last week’s game. Embarrassed by being down 20-3 at halftime to an awful Seattle team, new 49ers coach Mike Singletary decided to give his team an extreme visual aid for how he thought they were doing.
Between this and the mid-game benching of Vernon Davis, we better strap in tight everyone. The Reign of Samurai Mike is looking to be a bumpy, and hilarious, ride.
From the ARIZONA REPUBLIC:
At halftime of that game, Singletary called for the attention of his players. He then dropped his pants, turned around and pointed to his backside. He used this occasion and that visual to describe what happened to his team in the first half.
A NFL source inside the room confirmed the story with my radio partner, XTRA 910 football guru Mike Jurecki, and added that Singletary then addressed the team for 3-4 minutes with his pants around his ankles.
Looking at this from a pure statistical standpoint - Football Assprectus? - since the 49ers trailed 20-3 at halftime, but were only outscored in the second half 14-10, then by our calculations Singletary’s motivational mooning got the team a net positive of 13 points. Or, 6.5 a cheek.
Maybe he should use his posterior for pre-game pep talks from now on.