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    Jul 16, 2013

    19 Things You Can Thank Your Coach For

    Wind sprints not included.

    1. For not immediately resigning after everyone was like this on the first day of practice.

    2. For constantly pushing you...

    ...even when you really, really didn't feel like working.

    3. For giving you that nickname you thought would be temporary but has followed you your entire life.

    4. For having the occasional "fun" practice.

    5. For helping you get into great shape even though you had the eating habits of The Rock on a cheat day.

    6. For never being afraid to tell it like it is.

    7. For hammering home the fundamentals, no matter how repetitive.

    8. For staying up all night watching game film while everyone else slept...

    9. ...and then coming up with the most innovative (and insane) game plans.

    10. For keeping morale up at halftime...

    11. For getting angry...

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    12., really, really...


    13. And then using that anger to argue bogus calls...

    14. ...or fire up the team with a good tirade.

    15. For being all serious and focused, but also having a good sense of humor.

    16. For keeping it together, because, let's face it, the job would drive most people to drink.

    17. For being the first one there to hug after a big win.

    18. For bringing the team together in tough times.

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    19. And, most important, for giving you advice that sticks in your head long after you've hung up your jersey.