Who will coach the New York Giants next season? Well, Gary Myers says in today's Daily News that it's going to be Tom Coughlin while the Giants hedge their bets for Winter 2008 when names like Bill Cowher, Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick could conceivably be available. You know what they say, hope in one hand and shit in the other - see which fills up first.
About the only person other than Mrs. Coughlin that would greet that news with a smile may be Scott Weiland, lead singer of Velvet Revolver and, formerly, Stone Temple Pilots. He's released an open letter to Charlie Weis of Notre Dame, and a presumed target of any Giant coaching search, urging him to stay the course in South Bend.
"Okay Charlie, at this point I am going to assume that you haven't spoken to the Giants' organization about their 'potential coaching job.' But LEAVING NOTRE DAME, your alma mater, without having achieved really anything of monolithic proportions like you've promised us, is absurd and unfair. So at this point, I will get on my knees and beg. Don't do it, coach. Don't do it! Stay and do what you promised; your team, your school, the fans, the legacy deserves to be taken to the promised land. Your recruits, Charlie, who are just beginning to trickle in, came to play for you. You! Not someone else and they are coming to South Bend to those brutal winters from places all over the country — from the South to Southern Cal, just to be led to the promised land. Jimmy Clausen, the most highly recruited player in high school football, committed to Notre Dame. When asked why in a recent interview, he said to play for coach Weis and get a new environment. Why? The promised land, the crown jewel, the national championship. But we can't start talking about Notre Dame in the same breath as a national championship yet. You've gotta win one. The team's gotta go out there and get one. We, the Irish nation, fight for it with you together and we will all win one together and walk away to the promised land together.
"Yours truly, Scott Weiland, rock n' roll singer, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, VELVET REVOLVER, legacy and Notre Dame football fan."
By the way, Weiland is a heroin addict.