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Pardee then coached the Houston Oilers, reaching the playoffs his first four seasons but being fired in midseason 1994 after the Oilers started 1-9. As we all know, football is a classic case of “What have you done lately?” No matter if you’re a great guy or a scumbag, the only thing that counts is, as the late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis famously put it, “Just win, baby.”

Jack Pardee wasn’t always a winner on the field. Off it, though, he batted 1.000, and we can only hope he has a more than a few swings left.