9 Most Shocking Coach Firings of All Time

In the wake of the NFL’s “Black Monday,” where seven NFL head coaches rang in 2013 on the unemployment line the mind wanders to silver linings, assurances to the losers that as bad as it is, they could have lost a lot worse. To anyone that thought Andy Reid’s let go was unfair, or that Lovie Smith’s long walk down a short-plank was shocking, here’s 9 firings from the annals of recent history that should put some sweet with the bitter and remind everyone else, especially at this most reflective time of the year, what effed up can really be.

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