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Old 02-02-2007, 01:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: 2 of Andy Reid's sons in trouble? (drugs/guns)

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You have to wonder the effects of being the coaches son or daughter. With the troubles that dungy had with his sons suicide and the legal troubles of the belichicks and now reids. It must be hard being a father when you work 20 hours a day 9 months out of the year.
It may be as much the "child of a celebrity" syndrome as much as absent Dad works long hours syndrome. This probably also happens with affluent teens/young men who are children of investment bankers and partners in law firms, but it makes the papers when it is the son of a TV/movie star, politician, or other person in a high profile occupation.
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IMHO, the coaches in the NFL overwork - my coaching experience has been limited to the high school level, so I'm not pretending to be an expert, but I've seen some of the schedules these guys have - ridiculous hours - you could work 24 hours a day at any job if you wanted to ....Spurrier got blasted during his weekly press conference once because the media noticed he was only working about 10 hrs a day - if the number of hours you put in correlates with success, then Gruden should win the SB every year - he's notorious for living at the office ...
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Here's the thing...

Many Many pastors kids are absolute terrors. Why? Because like doctors, pastors are on call 24/7 The result is that many children and many wives end up being neglected by thier husbands/fathers. I would imagine the same is true with the children of coaches.

And yes... I will pat Cowher on the back.. better late then never. Even if he needs to just shore up his marriage... or give back for a couple of years. Good for him.
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