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Jacksonville Lured Urban Meyer And Then Sealed The Deal With A Parking Lot Full of Dinosaur Robots: MY COLUMN

Imagine being Urban Meyer. You've won three national championships at 2 schools. Turned around Bowling Green in one year and made Utah undefeated in a single season as well. You're earning nearly 10 million dollars a year as a broadcaster but you still have that itch. The only thing that will act like Calamine lotion for that itch is my beloved Jaguars. You start putting together a staff, getting ownership to promise to make facility upgrades, and talk your wife into the move to the first coast. After the t's are crossed and the I's are dotted, you make the trip on a private jet. 

As you roll up to your new workplace and home, you're greeted with animatronic dinosaurs the likes of which have never been seen. It's at that very moment you know that you made the right decision. Since you were a child, you've loved dinosaurs. You remember sitting criss-cross applesauce on the floor and saying proudly, "momma, this one is a raptor, momma. Velociraptor is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the latter part of the Cretaceous Period, momma. I named this one Toothy."

"That's great, dear" she'd reply. If you werent playing with your beloved dinosaur collection, you were studying film and breaking down prospects. Now, what if I would have told that 5-year-old boy who was just-a covered in toy dinos that one day, he'd be the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and have the authority and god-given right to ride a triceratops in the parking lot of TIAA Bank Field? Is that something that would inspire you? I can tell you right now that it's inspiring a whole city nay a whole region right now. Incredible. Well done, Coach. Well done, Jacksonville.