An Armchair Quarterback is “a person who offers advice or an opinion on something in which they have no expertise or involvement”. That is not my definition, it is straight from Dictionary.com
Coaching From The Stands
The other night at a hockey game, I saw someone screaming at the top of their lungs about how stupid the coach was…about how the players were not taking enough shots…screaming about pretty much everything. This person even said “I can coach this thing better than he can! CMON!” This touched a nerve with me. Normally it wouldn’t…but I started thinking about all of the variables when it comes to professional sports. I thought about all of the choices that were made prior to the game in terms of game plans. I thought of all of the hard work and hours of practice that lead up to the game. Then, I thought about the person holding a beer in their hand, screaming about how they could do it better.
Then DO IT!
It is really easy to be an Armchair Quarterback! If you are watching a sporting event, a movie, a play, an opera, or a TV show, it really is easy to look at something and critique it. It is your right to do so and it is one of the freedoms that makes our country great. But, the one thing you have to remember is that the things you critique are the FINISHED products of other people…finished products that took ACTION. No matter how bad or good in your opinion, someone DID SOMETHING.
So, in my opinion, the worst quarterback in any league is better than the best armchair quarterback in the world.