VIDEO: Remembering Jim Mora's Immortal 'Playoffs' Rant With the 2001 Colts

Looking back at Jim Mora's infamous 'playoffs' rant in 2001.
Looking back at Jim Mora's infamous 'playoffs' rant in 2001.

NFL personalities often let their emotions get the best of them, especially head coaches. From Mike Ditka's countless rants to the late Dennis Green's "they were who we thought they were" tirade back in 2006, coaches aren't known for keeping cool heads. But those are not nearly as memorable or quoted as much as Jim Mora's diatribe back in 2001. On Nov. 25 of that year, the Colts were clobbered 40-21 by the San Francisco 49ers. During his post game press conference, Mora attributed the loss to the Colts turning the ball over five times that game, four of which came from quarterback Peyton Manning. Once a reporter asked him about their playoff run, Mora uttered the mother of all sports quotes.

Are you kidding me? Playoffs?

After the aforementioned loss, the Colts dropped to 4-6 on the year. While not exactly the end of the world, that was Indianapolis' third-straight loss, and the streak further extended to five contests. The Colts ended their season with a 6-10 record, and Mora was subsequently fired, which effectively ended his coaching career.

Even though Mora's a two-time USFL champion head coach and a member of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame, he'll forever be remembered for saying one word in a disgusted manner.