Today in sports history November 2nd, 2001, Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Mora Sr. had his famous “playoffs” rant after the Indianapolis Colts lost to the San Francisco 49ers to fall to a 4-6 record. Jim Mora was disappointed in his team’s loss and did a great job of not throwing any players under the bus. He was very good at taking the question and reflecting the blame on himself. However, Jim Mora lost it when a reporter asked him if the team still had a shot at the playoffs:
Today in sports history November 25, 2001: “Playoffs?!?!”
Jim Mora went on his epic playoff rant after a loss to the 49ers dropped the Colts to 4-6
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It’s also good to note, Jim Mora Sr was not just good at the playoff’s press conference but he has been always been press conference gold:
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Jim Mora went 125-106 in his career as a head coach in the NFL, however speaking of the “playoffs”, Jim Mora was 0-6 in his playoff career. He coached the Indianapolis Colts for four seasons from 1998-2001 and it was up and down. He posted records of 3-13. 13-3, 10-6 and 6-10 with Peyton Manning under center.
Most famously the “Playoffs” rant turned into a Coors Light commercial: