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#2146016 - 09/14/17 01:51 PM Change in jobs - leaving banking
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
Well gang, it looks like I'm going to be leaving banking in the very near future. Bear with me a second on the back story.

As most of you know, I'm a huge follower of real football, not the oblong ball version played in America. However, my hometown New Orleans has a quasi-professional team, known as the Saint's. We are owned by a local guy named Tom Benson, who also owns a TV/radio station company, car dealerships, banks, office buildings, a NBA team, etc. The Saint's have finished 7-9 for the past 3 years, and aren't looking like they will do any better this year. However, there is still a waiting list for season tickets, and the fan base is about as hardcore as any in the NFL. Through a friend, I was invited recently to an event that Mr. Benson was also attending, and found myself speaking with him very briefly about the hapless Saint's and the coaching positions, and maybe it was time to make a change. I jokingly said "gee, Mr. Benson, I could get the team to 7-9 for 1/2 what you are paying Coach Payton." He chuckled, I chuckled, and we both moved on to different areas at the function.

Fast forward a week, and I received a call from a representative of Mr. Benson's inviting me to lunch...lo and behold, you will be hearing on ESPN very shortly that I have been named the new head coach of the New Orleans Saint's...yes, 1/2 the salary of the existing coach (it will be a struggle to learn to live on $2.15mm, but it also comes with a Mercedes-Benz of my choice, from Mr. Benson's dealership), 5-year contract. Banking has been fun, now on to this.
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#2146022 - 09/14/17 02:02 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking HappyGilmore
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Do they want someone to flop on the patriots next week?
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#2146053 - 09/14/17 03:20 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking HappyGilmore
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If you read Happy's post backwards you will find the word "suckers". Let me know when you locate it. Brilliant.
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#2146058 - 09/14/17 03:27 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking HappyGilmore
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I thought you were leaving banking a few weeks ago after winning the lottery. Will this be the new "Honey, I've won the lottery..." running joke on BOL?
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#2146061 - 09/14/17 03:34 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking HappyGilmore
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Well that is 2 minutes of my life I will never get back.
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#2146067 - 09/14/17 03:50 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking TB 12
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So, keeping Adrian Peterson or cutting him loose?
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#2146080 - 09/14/17 04:15 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking HappyGilmore
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Ah, that's the Aints, not the Saints.....
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#2146082 - 09/14/17 04:15 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking HappyGilmore
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FINALLY ABOVE the gnat line
I'm not sure $2.15 million would be enough money to put up with those diva players and rabid fans.
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#2146131 - 09/14/17 07:32 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking HappyGilmore
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
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I thought you were leaving banking a few weeks ago after winning the lottery
keep up with the poor attitude, buster, and I won't buy you a new Cessna Citation X when I finally hit the powerball...
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#2146214 - 09/15/17 01:02 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking HappyGilmore
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Mmmmmm, shiny new airplane.... You rock, Happy!
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#2146255 - 09/15/17 02:40 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking HappyGilmore
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wonderful, the Saints will spend the next two years kicking the ball up and down the field like a bunch of fools

you won't make it past two years though I suspect it will take the team that long before realizing what you've done
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#2146300 - 09/15/17 04:47 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking Peepers
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If you hire me as offensive coordinator I promise to run nothing but trick plays. Might as well have while we're losing..

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#2146507 - 09/18/17 07:05 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking HappyGilmore
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
after that performance yesterday, I'm glad my start date was delayed...a couple of more games like that and i'll look like a genius if I just win one.
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#2146534 - 09/18/17 08:03 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking HappyGilmore
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FINALLY ABOVE the gnat line
no announcement yet, I take it?
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#2146918 - 09/20/17 08:46 PM Re: Change in jobs - leaving banking HappyGilmore
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State of confusion
I seriously bit at the beginning....now I feel dumb.
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