Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Final Word With Chester

I don't know quite how to explain this. Since the NES days, I've been coming home from school or work and unwinding with some sweet video game action. Also, I'm pretty cheap. So I guess that's how you explain a forced retirement of your video game football coach after 60 seasons.

During Wednesday's snow day, an unfamiliar plaque was presented after the season ended.

And a popup message followed

It was quite a run. Coach Chester Reboulet began at a school he built, led them to the promised land, and then moved on, winning 25 national titles. Due to some memory card issues, I can only account for those below - I think I'm missing one school:
Fiery Furnaces
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Duke Blue Devils
2017 Pearl Harbor Kamikazes
2021 Stanford Cardinal
2022 Iowa State Cyclones
2025, 2026, 2027 Fiery Furnaces
2031 Bowling Green Falcons
2035, 2038 Boston College Eagles
2040, 2041, 2043, 2044, 2045 Minnesota Golden Gophers
2051, 2052, 2053 Idaho Vandals
2058 University of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
2062, 2063, 2064 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Farewell, Coach. You're in heaven now, leading the angels to collegiate football championships.


Anonymous said...

so the Irish do ultimately reestablish themselves? that should comfort some.

Nicolas Frisby said...

I am proud of you, Chester.

Anonymous said...

i know exactly how you must feel, man; you put in 34 solid months at the ol' chili factory and then they show you the door.
i love the SI cover, by the way. Coach Reboulet looks to be a pretty spry 90-something. i can't believe they don't even give you a wristwatch, though.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the heads-up -- i've penciled in my jump onto the gopher bandwagon to ring in the '40s...


Gav said...

I'm a little confused with a sixty-year career producing 61 winning seasons.

Good career, Chester.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't that "job security" bar actually be empty, since they're forcing you out due to age?