There is an NFL head coach who, before the rumble of electronic progress could be heard, would fine his players $100 per page for a lost playbook.
And that fine, was only first step, the welcome mat to the dreaded 1-on-1 meeting in said head coach’s office, which would include a long list of paint-peeling profanities sandwiched around the words “release” or “waived” or “done.” I asked the same head coach this past weekend what he would do if one of his players had not simply lost a playbook, but rather voluntarily posted several images from an iPad playbook on a Twitter account or anywhere else on the vast expanse of the on-line world.
Silence was the answer. For several seconds.
There were plenty of colorful words in the answer that eventually followed, but idea was the fine would be as “enormous as humanly possible” and the player’s future would be in doubt.