Tuesday, December 13, 2011
TIMING IS EVERYTHING
Life is all about timing.
Turn into one door on the spur of the moment to get a cup of coffee and bump into your future spouse. Decide at the last minute to forgo spending eleven bucks for a triple pumpkin spice latte, and save yourself a million bucks in alimony later on.
Stephen King writes in the afterword of his great new book 11/23/63 (no spoiler alert- this has nothing to do with the plot of the book) that if a stripper named Karen Carlin hadn't fallen behind on her rent and asked Jack Ruby for a $25.00 loan, Ruby, who had previously tried to get close enough to Oswald at the Dallas police station the day of the assassination would not have gone to the police station the next day because he assumed he had missed his chance and Oswald had been transferred to the Dallas County Jail. But the Western Union Ruby went to to wire the money was just a few blocks from the Police Station and Ruby, who often entertained Dallas cops at his club and was well known to them, wandered down to the police station intending to speak to some friends. But Oswald was just about to be transferred. And thanks to a stripper needing a quick loan, history changed again that day forever. Timing.
The Fins fired coach Tony Sporano today and timing was everything.
Sporano and the rest of the NFL awoke this morning to the firing today of Chiefs Coach Todd Haley. WIth the Chiefs suddenly the only team in the market for a coach, the Dolphins, knowing they were going to fire Sporano at the end of the season were now forced to act.
Sporano was allowed to hold his regularly scheduled 11:00 AM news conference. Timing. Then the media headed cross town to the Heat's 3pm conference. Timing. The Dolphins are on the road for the next two weeks, giving the interim coach a chance to get his feet wet without enduring a home town stadium of boos. Timing. With most of the media safely across town, the Dolphins called a news conference attended by some Haitian security guards and one lost insurance agent from Oswego named Hal and fired Sporano.
See You In Court, and if you see us, its all about timing.