Pete Carroll Is Seattle’s Jack Parkman


Published: January 8, 2010


... can change your attitude about a guy....He’s still a dick.” —Harry Doyle, Major League II

Upon hearing the news that the Seahawks have selected USC’s Pete Carroll to be their next head coach, I couldn’t help but reminisce about a particular scene from the movie Major League II .

In the first few minutes of the film, a couple of hardcore Cleveland Indians fans are hanging out when a buddy of theirs comes running on screen and delivers a dose of good news:

Fan #1: Guys! Guys! We signed Jack Parkman!

Fan #2: Parkman? We signed Parkman! Alright!

Fan #3: Hey, you can add 42 homers to our lineup! At least!

Fan #2: Guys, this is the year we go all the way!

(Chanting in unison): All the way! All the way!

For those who haven’t seen the movie, the euphoria surrounding Parkman’s arrival is short-lived.

Though he’s a superstar player who has had succe...

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