"I just learned to text about two years ago, so that’s where I’m at," Shanahan said. "No, seriously, I don’t have an e-mail. I do text, and I’m not very good at that."
QPR boss Harry Redknapp was famously mocked for admitting he struggled to read and write properly, but he's not exactly a technophobe, having exchanged voicemails and texts with WoS in the past.
But this takes the biscuit - particularly for the uber-tech world of professional American sports, where sabremetrics and computer technology were de-riguer when football managers were wearing sheepskins and smoking cigars on the touchline.
Shanahan's revelation makes you wonder how he goes about his business.
It's one thing for baseball commissioner Bud Selig to say he's never sent an email and never will; he's 78 years old and he's also Bud Selig.
But Shanahan is only 60 years old. AOL started sending out CD-ROM dial-up-access discs back in the early '90s, which means Shanahan got off the tech train when he was in his late 30s... which in turn means assumptions about NFL head coaches being Howard Hughes-esque cloistered hyperfocused idiot savants are probably correct.
World of Sport / Jay Busbee ( Shutdown Corner )