As soon as upon a time, Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones spent some huge cash to carry Deion Sanders to Dallas. Would Jones attempt to do it with the most popular coach in all of sports activities? Jones wasn’t requested that particular query throughout a Sunday post-game dialogue with reporters. However it’s clear that Jerry believes in Deion.
“Let me let you know one thing,” Jones mentioned of Deion. “He’s a hell of a coach. He’s a hell of a coach.”
Can Jerry see Deion teaching within the NFL?
“He influences individuals and naturally that’s a part of it within the NFL,” Jerry mentioned. “However I don’t wish to go there as a result of you realize the place that begins going each which approach. However [Deion] can affect and trigger together with his stature, his substance, what he’s, in addition to his personal persona, having the ability to get inside and work with you on a person foundation. I’m a product of that with him.”
Past influencing gamers, Deion delivers. Saturday evening’s late-starting (and really late-finishing) Colorado State-Colorado recreation gave ESPN its fifth greatest school soccer ranking EVER, with a median of 9.3 million viewers. Within the age of widespread twine slicing, that’s gorgeous. Additionally, Colorado has utterly offered out all of its residence video games for the primary time ever, by way of TheAthletic.com.
The influence goes past soccer video games. By way of Austin Karp of Sports activities Enterprise Journal, the season premiere of 60 Minutes, that includes a profile of Deion, drew the largest viewers for the present since January 2021, with 11.8 million viewers.
Sure, it helps that the present had a large lead-in viewers from Jets-Cowboys (25.8 million). Nonetheless, many caught round, presumably for extra Deion.
The sports activities world can’t get sufficient of Deion. And that may very well be sufficient to get some proprietor on the market to turn out to be keen to attempt to put collectively a monetary provide that may make Deion, who advised Wealthy Eisen final week that he doesn’t assume he can encourage wealthy NFL gamers, keen to a minimum of give it a attempt.