The proof is in the pudding.

And by pudding, I mean pudding.

Put down the pudding, Coach.





  1. LaReina
    September 9, 2010 7:05 pm

    He’s getting ready to fill in if ever Casey Hampton goes down with a sprained belly muscle.

  2. Elmer Palmer
    September 9, 2010 7:09 pm

    Hey he’s earned it

  3. LH
    September 9, 2010 7:35 pm

    Maybe he really likes primanti’s

  4. LAB
    September 9, 2010 7:40 pm

    Oh Ginny…my best friend and I were discussing the same thing last week when we watched the game on TV. Our thought: Tomlin might hold a press conference to discuss his added girth. “Well, you see, it’s been an emotional off-season what with Benny’s issues and Jeff’s contract negotiations. I’m not going to lie, I’m an emotional eater. I spent many nights pacing my kitchen, eating ice cream and trying to find some positivity in this situation.”

  5. Virginia
    September 9, 2010 7:43 pm

    Positivity. Great word. ;)

  6. BeauJacques
    September 9, 2010 8:29 pm

    Do you women really want to go there with the weight thing??

    Cuz…… glass houses!!

  7. facie
    September 9, 2010 9:32 pm

    BeauJacques, Tomlin’s butt makes my butt look small(er), so I am okay going there. :-)

    Regardless, if you are on TV, in whatever capacity, you open yourself up to criticism. But let’s face it: women end up being judged so much more harshly than men when it comes to looks. This Tomlin jagging is mostly in/for fun.

  8. Ekat
    September 10, 2010 8:33 am

    Huh. Is it just me, or does this post lack the usual That’s Church wit? I’m normally a fan of this website, but this type of humor crosses the line from entertaining snarkery to dumb Mean Girl High School Humor. I vote h-e-l-l-n-o to this type of lame post.

  9. Lauren
    September 10, 2010 9:40 am

    Have you seen NFL coaches? Woo, there are some LARGE men in the profession. When you spend all your time holed up in an office game planning, tape viewing, player/coach meeting going, etc. there isn’t a lot of time for personal fitness. Belicheat makes his assistants present reports of EVERY SINGLE PLAY a player was involved in over the course of the year. And he gives them a day or two.

    And, if you want to be amazed by girth, Google image search for the Kansas coach from college football. You’ve been warned, LOL.

  10. Virginia
    September 10, 2010 9:43 am

    Lauren, just Googled him. You weren’t kidding.

    Also, one of the images was a shirt that said, “Our coach can eat your coach.”

    LOVE IT.

  11. Cassie
    September 10, 2010 10:00 am

    Maybe he’s just missing Romeo? Ha. NOT.

  12. Lauren
    September 10, 2010 10:15 am

    Virginia, I may have heard him being referred to as “Mangina” instead of Mangino. Maybe : )

  13. unsatisfied
    September 10, 2010 10:25 am

    btw — coach mangina’s brother used to be the DA in lawrence county.

    you’re welcome.

  14. Liz
    September 10, 2010 10:53 am

    This was the BEST scroll down ever!!!!!

  15. AmyLa
    September 10, 2010 11:07 am

    Have you seen the HBO show about the Jets pre-season? It’s no wonder they gain weight – they are there until all hours of the morning (negotiating with Revis!) and there is *always* food on the meeting tables. I bet Rex Ryan can give Hampton a run for his belly money.

  16. lovesthenorthside
    September 10, 2010 11:17 am

    cleaning coffee off my keyboard…

  17. Beth
    September 10, 2010 11:45 am

    Poor Mike. Yes, he’s put on some pounds. I still wouldn’t kick him out of bed. ;)

  18. CrashJK
    September 10, 2010 1:18 pm

    I believe you will all see what a fraud this man is after this season is worse than last year’s. He’s nothing but calculated sound bytes and banking on the team Cowher built….ymmv…imho….

    Oh, and those press conference sound bytes are getting more “dumbed down” than the first two years…

  19. emily
    September 10, 2010 2:20 pm

    Leave coach alone! He has to deal with Benny’s dumb ass.

  20. maninblack
    September 10, 2010 3:32 pm

    The Kansas coach (Mangino) isn’t the coach anymore. And he’s from New Castle, PA, a nice 45 minute jaunt down the road.

    I’m with Ekat though. I dunno how pointing out that Tomlin has put on a few pounds is funny or relevant. Thumbs down.

  21. steel n'at
    September 10, 2010 4:01 pm

    blame it on one too many sweet fries at Kaya

  22. unsatisfied
    September 10, 2010 4:29 pm

    man, we got some sensitive sallies on this thread today, don’t we?

  23. Virginia
    September 10, 2010 4:56 pm


    No one had a problem when I pointed out Cowher’s ridiculous-looking giant fake veneers.

    Apparently, loyalty to Tomlin runs deep.

  24. cmd_45
    September 10, 2010 5:25 pm

    I think you men are a little oversensitive. C’mon, you know if there was (gasp!) a female coach in football, you’d all be assessing her for any kind of appearance issues with 1000 times more scrutiny. This is for fun!

  25. Monty
    September 10, 2010 5:29 pm

    Nothing screams Steel Curtain like a coach in nursing shoes.

  26. Lauren
    September 10, 2010 6:10 pm

    I’m sure none, I mean none of you have looked at Philly’s coach (Andy Reid) or Dallas’ coach (Wade Phillips) and thought tubby. Lighten up people, geez.

  27. unsatisfied
    September 10, 2010 7:00 pm

    amyla mentioned rex ryan and the “hard knocks” show on hbo.

    if you don’t know rex ryan, here’s all you need to know — oh, so pertinent….

    now, let’s go eat a god-damned snack!


  28. Bitter
    September 12, 2010 11:21 am

    I’m also with Ekat. And Monty :D