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Tom Coughlin Wants His Dang Phone's "Lady In GPS" To Shut Up

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Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is 68 years old. Factoring his age in with his demanding job, no one's expecting him to be on the cutting edge of technology. And yet, Coughlin's anecdote about his inability to turn off Siri on his iPhone—or, "the lady in GPS"—is still fantastic:

Via Tom Rock of Newsday:

"Two weeks ago I'm trying to get to a roller hockey game that my grandson is playing in, so Marc Ross [the Giants' director of college scouting] had showed me how to talk to this phone," Coughlin said. "I don't trust the lady in GPS, I don't trust her, because they don't send you the right way. I hit the button and I go 'Park Ridge, New Jersey.' And she comes back on, she's giving me directions. So now I figure out where I am. I hit the thing and I said 'Thank you very much, I know exactly where I am now.' And she comes back and says, 'You don't have to thank me.' I swear to God that's what she said. And then I couldn't get her to shut up. Every turn. 'Take a right here.' I know where I am. I know where I am. I'm a block away from my house and she's telling me where to go. I said 'I know where I'm going.'"


If you don't stop talking, GPS lady, you're going to find yourself out of a job just like Matt Dodge. Tom Coughlin knows where he's going now, dangit. He doesn't need your help anymore!


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