YouWager’s NFL football wagering fans may know Larry David as the co-creator of “Seinfeld,” or HBO’s favorite sociopath in Hollywood, with the popular series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” In character, David is one of the most obnoxious fellows anyone could ever meet. In real life, it seems that Mr. David knows about more than comic timing and annoying behavior. While he’s no oddsmaker or experienced coach, David seems to really believe he could successfully run a professional team in the National Football League.
Mr. David told a YouWager news source, “If they gave me a chance, I could turn the fortunes of an NFL team around. There’s no doubt in my mind. I write stories, so why couldn’t I draw up a play? What’s harder? I think a lot of writers could be offensive coordinators. I know I could do it.”
David apparently hates an end-of-game kneeldown. “Here’s one thing I wouldn’t do,” David told YouWager’s source, “I wouldn’t be doing what Denver did at the end of that playoff game [last season against the Ravens]. I wouldn’t take a knee. How dare he take that knee? Peyton Manning’s your quarterback and you’re taking a knee?”
This is not the first time David has made an outrageous public statement that relates to the world of sports. When David was a staff writer Night Live, he appeared in a sketch called “The Run, Throw, and Catch Like a Girl Olympics” when Howard Cosell hosted the show in 1985.
The former standup comedian appeared to be very serious about football, however. He told YouWager’s source, “You know what else I am? I’m a fourth down guy. I’m going on fourth. Think about this. Two-minute drives — why are they always so successful? Why do these teams always score on two-minute drives? Because they use four downs, that’s why. If it’s 4th-and-40 I’ll punt, OK? But my philosophy is we’ve got four downs. Go with your four downs.”
David furnished more details for YouWager’s source: “Here’s the big mistake on defense — they play these zones. They leave these big seams. So you see the players and they’re like, ‘There’s a guy here and there’s a guy here, so I’m gonna go in the middle and go like this!’ And the quarterback, who can throw a ball 100 mph, goes, ‘Oh look, I’ve got a guy open. With me, I’m back in the school yard. I’ve got him, who do you got? If I’m the defensive coordinator, you’re not gonna see a running back out in the slot waiting as a safety valve when the quarterback can’t find a receiver. There’s not gonna be a safety valve in a David defense. You know why? That guys gonna be covered. You won’t have linebackers just standing around in a zone.”
David’s current estimated net worth is $800 million. Most NLF team owners are billionaires, but David, with a little more luck, might be able to own part or all of a team someday. If that happens, and some of David’s ideas are incorporated into a real game, and they work,no one will be laughing at the comedian when talks football. Given his remarks, some sportsbook bettors may already think he could coach the New York Jets.