Monday, December 08, 2008

Lane Kiffin is the Shia LaBeouf of football


It's weird how a coach gets to be a "hot" name. Much like a Hollywood star, someone becomes the trendy name and no one's quite sure why.

Take Lane Kiffin. Pretty solid coordinator at USC and then a 5-15 record with the Raiders. The guy wasn't exactly a franchise-changing coach, yet he was elevated to the top of many teams' vacant coaching lists.

Why, exactly?

Enter Shia LaBeouf, Hollywood star. He's a trendy, young actor, in many of the biggest movies. Girls love him, guys are envious of him.

Why, exactly?

He went from Even Stevens to Disturbia to Transformers to fucking Indiana Jones. It's not like any of those movies were actually good. If Transformers didn't have Megan Fox it would have been virtually un-watchable.

But the kid's a hit -- and much like Lane Kiffin -- his track record is underwhelming. How people become the "hot" name is a strange, strange thing.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

IM NOT ENVIOUS OF SOME LITTLE WHITE BOY. AND LANE KIFFIN IS A FUCKIN JOKE AND SHOULD NEVER BE A HEAD COACH. JUST A COACH GIVING HEAD PAUSE.

GMoney said...

I WRITE IN ALL CAPS DAMMIT!

Shia LeBouf was awful, but he didn't ruin Indiana Jones. George Lucas did.

Bokolis said...

Who is this LaBeowulf person? He looks like he'd make for a good twink.

I'm still shocked that Lou Holtz didn't send TBP a birthday greeting.

Anonymous said...

He's a "hit" if you mean that 13 year old girls swoon over him. Dork.

The Big Picture said...

oh. fuck. he would've been great bokolis!