As we head into what promises to be a fascinating Conference Championship Sunday, I can’t help but reflect on the funniest greatest moments in the illustrious YouTube NFL coaching career of Jim Mora.
That’s right folks, Jim Mora is a name that you might hear more than once this weekend, and I’m not talking about the dude recently canned by the Seahawks. I’m talking about his infamous dad.
Jim Mora Sr. is a head coaching alumnus of both the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts, two offensive-minded teams playing home games who could very well be on a crash course for the Super Bowl.
He is also the most unintentionally hilarious head coach in the history of the NFL, and this is Midwest Sports Fans’ ode to the incomparable Jim Mora, inspired by the unearthing of yet another f–king terrific video featuring a Mora rant.
Jim Mora is the most successful coach in the mostly moribund history of the New Orleans Saints, generating a 93-74 record over 10+ seasons in New Orleans. He took the team to the playoffs four times, but they played like diddly poo and lost all four times in the first round.
In 1998, Mora took over the Indianapolis Colts and went 32-32 in four seasons. Mora’s four seasons in the Circle City also coincided with Peyton Manning’s first four seasons in Indianapolis. He made the playoffs twice during his tenure in Indy, but his teams again played like diddly poo and lost in the first round.
So, if your’re scoring at home (or even if you’re alone, as Keith Olbermann would say), Jim Mora finished his NFL head coaching career with a relatively impressive 125-106 record and a rather poo-scented 0-6 record in the playoffs.
No wonder he was so salty all the time.
And speaking of Jim Mora being salty, while taking my nightly perusal of Pro Football Talk to see if there was any late breaking NFL news, I came across the post that included a vintage Jim Mora rant video. I pride myself on knowing my Jim Mora press rants backwards and forwards, so I was surprised to find a video that I had not yet seen.
Thus, without further adieu, and making its debut here on Midwest Sports Fans, I present to you…Jim Mora saying f–k. A lot. (You’ve been warned.)
Video: Jim Mora Saying F–K…A Lot
The moral of the story? Don’t use the word “useless” in front of Jim Mora.
Moving on…I decided that rounding up all of the great Jim Mora rant videos would be a good use of the rest of the space in this post and of my time this evening. The upside? Even if our readers don’t enjoy this, I’ll have a blast going through all of the videos. The downside? It’s Jim Mora on video…are you kidding? There is no downside.
Enjoy, the best of Jim “F—ing” Mora. And if you don’t like it…if you think this post is useless…well I’ve got some diddly poo you can much on.
To kick it off, we have to go with the most famous Jim Mora press conference rant of them all. You know which one I’m talking about. That’s right, I’m talking about PLAYOFFS.
Video: Jim Mora Press Conference Rant About Playoffs
Next, we go to the second most infamous Mora moment, but my favorite. This is the one that made the phrase “diddly poo” part of my everyday speech.
Video: Jim Mora Postgame Rant about Diddly Poo and other $hit
In this lesser known video, Mora is much more composed and actually has a point when talking about the mental state of fans who would boo and injured player just because they didn’t think he was performing well enough.
Video: Jim Mora Press Conference Rant About “Sick” Fans
And in this video, Coach Mora simply proves that no one plays the “sarcastic ass” role better than he does.
Video: Jim Mora Post Practice Rant
In this video, Mora explains why he’s tired of all the “what ifs” and just wants to talk about results.
Video: Jim Mora Could’ve/Would’ve/Should’ve Rant
And then in this video…holy diddly poo…Mora is actually gracious!
Video: Jim Mora Is Actually Nice to a Reporter
But you didn’t come here to see Jim Mora being nice to a reporter. You came to see him chewing someone out. So how about we watch who else but Mora!? chew out good ‘ol Doc from Flash Sports Tonight.
Video: The Jim Mora Jingle from Flash Sports Tonight
And, finally, we can’t get through a Jim Mora rant post without including two of the best mashups out there that involve old Mora videos. And wouldn’t you know it? They both involve Allen Iverson too.
Videos: Jim Mora Mashups With Allen Iverson