With NBC’s long-running series The Office wrapping up for good on May 16, it seems appropriate to pay tribute to the landmark show by linking it to the pioneering sport of college football.
Yes, where The Office’s documentary style of filming featuring the use of a single camera represented a cutting edge approach to situational comedy, a major U.S. team sport without a real playoff represents, well, a “radical” approach to finding a true champion.
To celebrate this somewhat wispy link why not honor both sides by comparing college football coaches with the characters from the cast of The Office?
What’s inherently difficult about the task of linking these specific characters with FBS coaches is what makes the show so explosively funny in the first place, and it’s all about how extreme the individual parts are written.
Indeed, what makes guys like Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute so “spit your coffee out” hilarious is that they are simply over the top in their characterizations of actual office personalities.
And though this is funny on the actual show, it makes it challenging to straight-up link the more extreme Office characters to coaches, which in some cases could be viewed as almost offensive.
Regardless, if kept in the mindset of a lighthearted, good-natured tip-toe through the offseason where we simply link up a few common characteristics rather join total personalities, it’s quite fun to see which FBS head coaches remind us of the main cast of The Office.