Jon Gruden, like Adam Vinatieri and the guy who eventually kills Georgia Frontandrearie, will never have to pay for a beer in Sunset Beach. Gruden has long seemed like the kind of guy you could hang out with and have a beer.
Yes, even when he coached the Raiders.
Gruden is an excitable guy when sober, but could you imagine what would happened if he loosened up? Scott over at Buc Stats dug up this interview from NFL Network where Gruden laments the fact that the Bucs didn’t beat the Raiders by a larger margin in Super Bowl 37. Gruden notes that Jerry Porter’s touchdown was bogus and a botched field goal kept the Bucs from winning 51-21. And that was him on a family vacation.
Give him a few beers and you could imagine him rambling about Al Davis jowls, his jump suits and the fact that Tim Brown always seemed a little fruity? "That senile old goat, he's lost his mind. And what's up with his face? I want to take his face, off. Face... off! And make a visor out of it."
Compare that to Tony Dungy who would probably sip club soda and preach against gays.
Having a coach like Gruden would be akin to dating Kelly Monaco and finding out that she also owns a liquor store. Like, you get to date Kelly Monaco and you could still get all of the Hostess fruit pies you desire because you are the owner’s boyfriend. That would be cool.