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Oakland Raiders Head Coach Would Prefer To Fish In A Bass Tournament Than See His Kids Succeed

tom-cableThe Sporting News has a neat little feature called “My Profile”, where you can discovery things about people from the world of sports that “you won’t find on Facebook … even if you are approved as a friend).” The current profile is of Oakland Raiders Head Coach Tom Cable, or as we like to refer to it, Al Davis’ current sacrificial lamb and primary blood donor.

Remember, we are going to learn things about Cable that we couldn’t even find on Facebook! Shiver me timbers! Pray tell, what sort of information will we learn? His favorite sexual position? Where he hid the transient’s body? That he secretly eats his boogers? I can’t wait to find out!

Unfortunately, it’s the usual, run-of-the-mill boring crap you would expect to find in a fluff piece so don’t get overexcited.

Among the nuggets of knowledge you can learn about Coach Cable:

  • Love to trade places for a day with … Jeff Gordon. He is consistently good at what he does every day.
  • Favorite meal: Mom’s fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy

Ladies and gentlemen, according to those answers, Tom Cable is a walking Jeff Foxworthy punchline.

But don’t try to pigeonhole Coach Cable simply as a redneck hick. That would be your first mistake.

  • What’s in my iPod: Bon Jovi, Journey, Disturbed, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts

Now that’s what you call an eclectic taste in music.

Perhaps the most revealing answer are his reponses for his “bucket list”:

  • My bucket list: 1. Win a Super Bowl, 2. Fish in a bass tournament, 3. Travel Europe, 4. See my children succeed

Not that these answers aren’t justifiable, but when making out a list, people have the tendency to list things in order of importance. With that in mind, Cable is fine with his children succeeding, but his ultimate dream would be realized if he got to fish in a bass tournament on the Saturday before a victory in the Super Bowl that was played in Switzerland.

My Profile: Tom Cable, Raiders coach [The Sporting News]