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Old 09-11-2007, 06:59 PM   #21
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I've thought about this, because it's repetitive enough to be noticeable. Given his background at William & Mary, it seems out of place, but I think I may know the culprit for his use of the that word-- his very first job coaching was at Virginia Military Institute as the wide receivers coach. VMI is military protocol first, athletics a distant second. I went to high school with an all-region wrestler and football player who went there, and he became hard as nails while a cadet.

I'll bet the head coach there referred to his players as "men" strictly, and that Tomlin picked it up there. Just a guess on my part.

You know... VMI may have been were he got it from.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:43 PM   #22
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I've thought about this, because it's repetitive enough to be noticeable. Given his background at William & Mary, it seems out of place, but I think I may know the culprit for his use of the that word-- his very first job coaching was at Virginia Military Institute as the wide receivers coach. VMI is military protocol first, athletics a distant second. I went to high school with an all-region wrestler and football player who went there, and he became hard as nails while a cadet.

I'll bet the head coach there referred to his players as "men" strictly, and that Tomlin picked it up there. Just a guess on my part.

Great theory...I never thought about that...

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fire tomlin. he does that thing with his lips as well. i am so annoyed about the overuse of the word "men".

and just another observation:

did anyone ever notice cowher spit alot?
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He did? I just figured it was raining when he yelled at players.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:31 AM   #24
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I've thought about this, because it's repetitive enough to be noticeable. Given his background at William & Mary, it seems out of place, but I think I may know the culprit for his use of the that word-- his very first job coaching was at Virginia Military Institute as the wide receivers coach. VMI is military protocol first, athletics a distant second. I went to high school with an all-region wrestler and football player who went there, and he became hard as nails while a cadet.

I'll bet the head coach there referred to his players as "men" strictly, and that Tomlin picked it up there. Just a guess on my part.
I always thought the same thing. I'm sure thats not the only thing he picked up there. Wearing all black in the August heat of St. Vincent seems a very military "mental toughness" sort of thing.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:49 PM   #25
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Tomlin calling these "Men" over an over is an attempt at subliminal respect. He wants them to know that he views them as grown "Men" and that he will treat them as such. In return he expects them to act as grown "Men" and take their occupation and responsibility seriously. If you treat them like kids you get Tom Coughlin and the NY Giants. We all know how they've done...
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If you treat them like kids you get Tom Coughlin and the NY Giants.
And even closer to home in the same division, Marv and the Bengals....
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Is it just me or does Tomlin use the word "Men" an annoyingly high amount.?

and uhhh......
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i actually find it respectable that he does that
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I was sold on the guy as soon as he opened his mouth. Soon after, I read an article mentioning MT, as a junior high student, doing his older bro's trig homework just the hell of it.

He's smart and just as paasionate as Cowher, but in a Dalai Lama sorta way. Also, I think The Family needed an infusion of new blood...

I'm glad the Rooneys selected him.

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