The Russian men's hockey team was eliminated in the quarterfinals on Wednesday and will not be receiving a shiny medal. (Not even a dull one.) How are things going, Russian coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov?
Q: What future, if any, do you see for your own work and for your coaching staff? Because, you know, your predecessor was eaten alive after the Olympics-
A: Well then, eat me alive right now-
Q: No, I mean-
A: Eat me, and I won't be here anymore.
Q: But we have the world championship coming up!
A: Well then, there will be a different coach because I won't exist any more, since you will have eaten me.
(h/t to the Wall Street Journal)