11/25/1993 - Lett commits his second blunder
Already known for a gaffe he committed in Super Bowl XXVII, Leon Lett of the Cowboys hands the Miami Dolphins a win on Thanksgiving day. His error would force him to hide from the media for months, although all was forgiven when his team eventually won the Super Bowl.
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11/25/2001 - Jim Mora: playoff optimist
Following a 40-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Mora went on maybe the most memorable rant of any NFL coach. Discarding the verbiage and eloquence of other coaches, Mora told it like it is: "In my opinion, that sucked," he said of his team.
The best part came when a reporter asked if the 4-6 Colts could still make the postseason, to which Mora responded with a falsetto-level of incredulity. His response of "Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs?" is probably the most repeated line ever uttered by a coach in his post-game press conference.