We pretend we hate them, but secretly, they're a big part of what makes the sports world so entertaining.
Think about how boring some matchups would be without the added mystique of cantankerous old coaches. The Patriots' postgame press conferences would be so utterly boring. Greg Popovich's sideline chats with reporters would be mundane.
We always get plenty of in-game entertainment, but sometimes, the best storylines evolve out of the things that happen on the sidelines. And the irritable coaches, front office officials and occasional commentators are the ones who gift us with those storylines.
These guys may be old and cranky, but they make the sports world go 'round.