Larry David, the gazillionaire Seinfeld co-creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm star, has long believed he could coach in the NFL. Though it's hard to tell, David doesn't seem to be joking. In a 2013 interview on NFL reporter Rich Eisen's podcast, David said "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 said he could "turn the fortunes of an NFL team around." He didn't say, it's worth noting, in which direction he would turn them--could Larry David immediately transform the Patriots into losers, for instance?
On a recent Howard Stern's show Larry David again touted his potential prowess as a top NFL coach. "When I was a kid and we used to play football in the parking lot," he told Stern, "I would design very good plays." As for doing it at the pro level, David says: "Other people do that, why not me?" And with that Larry David revealed in just seven words the great secret to his success. It boils down to a way of thinking--and here it is again: "Other people do that, why not me?"
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