New York Giants’ head coach Tom Coughlin is 68-years-old. As such, his relationship with technology is, umm, testy.
The senior citizen coach recently had a battle with Siri that’s exactly what you’d expect if your grandpa was tasked with asking that vile, heinous, untrustworthy Siri for directions to his grandson’s roller hockey game.
“Two weeks ago I’m trying to get to a roller hockey game that my grandson is playing in, so Marc Ross [the Giants’ director of college scouting] had showed me how to talk to this phone,” Coughlin said. “I don’t trust the lady in GPS, I don’t trust her, because they don’t send you the right way. I hit the button and I go ‘Park Ridge, New Jersey.’ And she comes back on, she’s giving me directions. So now I figure out where I am. I hit the thing and I said, ‘Thank you very much, I know exactly where I am now.’ And she comes back and says, ‘You don’t have to thank me.’ I swear to God that’s what she said. And then I couldn’t get her to shut up. Every turn. ‘Take a right here.’ I know where I am. I know where I am. I’m a block away from my house and she’s telling me where to go. I said, ‘I know where I’m going.’ “
After that, Tom downed a cup of prune juice, scarfed down some Jell-O and called James McGill to write his will. This guy is tasked with running a real-life professional football team and telling Eli Manning where to throw the ball every Sunday.