NFL Game of Thrones


Well, the Super Bowl has come and gone and now we have the daunting task of getting through the long period of time between NFL seasons.  Without football, I think of the warning that they use in Game of Thrones, “Winter is coming.”

So, in honor of Game of Thrones, I’ve put together a listing of every NFL Head Coach and their corresponding character in the hit HBO show.  Most comparisons are based on looks, but some of them are because they are so darn similar, character-wise, to their Game of Thrones character.  On well, ’nuff ‘splainin’.

Here are the 2014 GOT/NFL coaching crossovers:

1.  Arizona Cardinals

Coach: Bruce Arians

Source: zimbio.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Daenerys Targaryen

Source: revoemagblog.wordpress.com

 

Why? Because Bruce was brought in to lead when Chuck Pagano went down with the Colts. Like, Daenerys, he led his team when he wasn’t the first choice to do so.

2.  Atlanta Falcons

Coach: Dan Quinn

... Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn really head coach material

Source: cover32.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Eddard Stark

Source: fanpop.com

 

3.  Baltimore Ravens

Coach: John Harbaugh

Source: zimbio.com

G.O.T. Character: Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister

Source: gameofthrones.wikia.com

4.  Buffalo Bills

Coach: Rex Ryan

Source: Yardbarker.com

G.O.T. Character: HODOR!

Source: gameofthrones.tv

 5.  Carolina Panthers

Coach: Ron Rivera

Source: zimbio.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Mycah

Source: westeros.org

 

6.  Chicago Bears

Coach: John Fox

John Fox Denver Broncos head football coach John Fox speaks at a news ...

Source: post-gazette.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Tywin Lannister

Source: despuesde1984.com

 

7.  Cincinnati Bengals

Coach: Marvin Lewis

Marvin Lewis Marvin Lewis the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals ...

Source: zimbio.com

 

G.O.T. Character:  Barristan Selmy

Source: goodbadaverage.com

 

Why? Because Marvin Lewis has been such a good guy and is great work ethic personified. Character-wise, he matches the same level of goodness as the long-time member of the Kingsguard.

8.  Cleveland Browns

Coach: Mike Pettine

mike pettine

Source: waitingfornextyear.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Qyburn

Source: gameofthrones.wikia.com

 

9.  Dallas Cowboys

Coach: Jason Garrett

Jason-Garrett

Source: silverandblueblood.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Jaime Lannister

Source: fanpop.com

 

10.  Denver Broncos

Coach: Gary Kubiak

Source: blog.chron.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Edmure Tully

Source: fanpop.com

 

11.  Detroit Lions

Coach: Jim Caldwell

Source: zimbio.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Alliser Thorne

Source: hieloyfuego.wikia.com

 

Why? Because Thorne is responsible for training punks and nincompoops into something that is useful.  Like Thorne, Caldwell has his plate full keeping nincompoop Ndamukong Suh in line.

12.  Green Bay Packers

Coach: Mike McCarthy

Source: cheeseheadtv.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Varys

Source: gameofthrones.wikia.com

 

13.  Houston Texans

Coach: Bill O’Brien

Source: zimbio.com

 

G.O.T. Character:  Ilyn Payne

Source: viewers-guide.hbo.com

 

14.  Indianapolis Colts

Coach: Chuck Pagano

bigstory.ap.org

 

G.O.T. Character: Syrio Forel

Source: de.gameofthrones.wikia.com

 

15.  Jacksonville Jaguars

 

Coach: Gus Bradley

Gus Bradley Jaguars: Why Jacksonville Will Fire Him Before 2014

Source: isportstimes.com

G.O.T. Character: Jon Snow

Source: fanpop.com

 

16.  Kansas City Chiefs

Coach:  Andy Reid

Source: rantsports.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Robert Baratheon

Source: gameofthrones.com

 

17.  Miami Dolphins

Coach: Joe Philbin

Source: zanda.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Viserys Targaryen

Source: fanpop.com

 

18.  Minnesota Vikings

Coach: Mike Zimmer

Source: bittenandbound.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Podrick Payne

Source: hbo.com

 

19.  New England Patriots

Coach: Bill Belichick

Source: zimbio.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Cersei Lannister

Source: fanpop.com

 

Why her? Because she’s quiet and runs things behind the scenes.  Belichick is a brilliant coach…he just goes about it all…well, like a Lannister.

20.  New Orleans Saints

Coach: Sean Payton

Sean Payton

Source: ngngsports.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Jorah Mormont

Source: fanpop.com

 

21.  NY Giants

Coach: Tom Coughlin

Source: nypost.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Master Aemon

Source: sharetv.org

 

22. NY Jets

 

Coach: Todd Bowles

Source: brownsgab.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Jon Arryn

Jon Arryn - Game of Thrones Wiki

Source: gameofthrones.wikia.com

 

Why? Because the character of Jon Arryn is a dead man.  Todd Bowles joining the Jets? That’s career suicide.  The fans and the media involved with the Jets will make you wish you took the Brown’s job.  Good luck!

23. Oakland Raiders

Coach: Jack Del Rio

Source: bleacherreport.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Jeor Mormont

Source: andy-butnariu.deviantart.com

 

Why? Hey, Mormont’s in charge of the Wall…guarded by bastards and criminals…Welcome to the Oakland Raiders.

24.  Philadelphia Eagles

Coach: Chip Kelly

Source: philly.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Samwell Tarly

Source: sodahead.com

 

25.  Pittsburgh Steelers

Coach: Mike Tomlin

Source: cover32.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Gregor Clegane

Source: gameofthrones.wikia.com

 

Why? Clegane is tough…look at some of the looks Tomlin gives on the sidelines…he scares me!

26.  San Diego Chargers

Coach: Mike McCoy

Source: ycukusikod.sourcefore.net

 

G.O.T. Character: Roose Bolton

Source: imdb.com

 

27.  San Francisco 49rs

Coach: Jim Tomsula

Source: flickr.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Drogo

Source: raccoon.com.br

 

28.  Seattle Seahawks

Coach: Pete Carroll

Source: zimbio.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger)

Source: Fanpop.com

 

29.  St. Louis Rams

Coach: Jeff Fisher

Source: bigstory.ap.org

 

G.O.T. Character: Locke

Source: history-behind-game-of-thrones.com

 

30.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Coach: Lovie Smith

Source: yourblackworld.net

 

G.O.T. Character: Old Nan

Source: fanpop.com

 

Why? Because the man coached Jay Cutler for a number of years. He must have the patience of dear Old Nan not to go crazy!

31.  Tennessee Titans

Coach: Ken Whisenhunt

Source: bleacherreport.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Maester Luwin

Source: apedonkey.com

 

32.  Washington Redskins

Coach: Jay Gruden

Source: utsandiego.com

 

G.O.T. Character: Robin Arryn

Source: pinterest.com

 

Why? Because the only reason he’s coaching is because Gruden continues to suck on the proverbial teat of owner Dan Snyder just like Robin does to his mother Lysa…even at an inappropriate age to do so.

So there you have it, ladies and germs…do you agree with the list?

Together we can get through this long hard winter.  Combine is just around the corner!

 

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