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some funny SEC football styled T-Shirts, here :^)

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give us a break, Urban

Two recent columns here and here (subscription required for full content) on a subject I couldn’t agree more with: The fallacy of high-visibility roles — in this case athletic coaches — being more stressful than other roles.

This has come up of course because the jackleg  Urban Crier has wrung his hands on the national stage about his health, first quitting a job and then taking it back the next day.  Now make no mistake, a) he’s very entitled to quit if he feels he can’t handle something, and b) no one would doubt that there’s stress in running a major college football program.

But more stress?  No way.

Urban, you’ve got

  • Money to leave your family financially affluent for the rest of your life, even if you never work another day
  • 24/7 access to medical, exercise, and nutrition facilities
  • Legions of ‘minions’ at your beck and call, to handle all tactical needs
  • etc. etc.

You think the guy in the cubicle trying to get off in time to make Jr.’s football practice and figure out how to pay for Janie’s tuition next semester after the transmission just failed, feels sorry for you?

Please.

It’s like I’ve always said, about both ‘time’ and ‘stress’:  Go find a lottery winner, from two years or more in past.  Interview them, and listen to how much ‘time’ they don’t have and how ‘stressed’ they are.

In other words, its all relevant.

ok so now I get it

The other day I referenced a notice about Twitter’s new lists.  Now that I got to use the Beta, I ‘get’ the value better.  Its a great way to decrease the number of people you follow.  For instance, I’m a big college football fan so I created a list of people I followed who write about that.  And now that I have them in a list, I don’t have to follow them any more as an individual, as they just show up on the list’s page.

So a great organizational tool.