For whatever reason, somebody at ESPN is a HUGE fan of fake pep talks. We've seen them from Lou Holtz and now with the NFL season approaching, we're seeing them from former Jets and Chiefs coach Herman Edwards. Maybe it's because I've never been in a football locker room to get "pepped up" but I don't quite understand the appeal. The fake pep talk idea seems like just a different way to talk about the same things.
But this particular pep talk caught my eye because it features former Jets coach Herm Edwards playing the role of current Jets coach Herm Edwards. (He's also done a fake pep talk for the Saints, who at least are without a head coach this year.) A little... odd, wouldn't you say? Seeing as how Herm Edwards was traded away from the Jets after five years on the sidelines? Would ESPN give Kurt Rambis a chance to give a pep talk to the Timberwolves? Or Terry Francona a pep talk to the Red Sox? It's just an awkward sight, but then again, there's a few other notes to take away from this segment....no comments