Coughlin laughs it up on 'Daily Show'

March, 8, 2013
3/08/13
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The Tom Coughlin book tour made a stop to spend some time with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" last night.

As expected, Stewart got Coughlin to show a more light-hearted side of him as the coach laughed several times while promoting his new book, “Earn The Right To Win: How Success In Any Field Starts With Superior Preparation."

The book is centered around Coughlin's main principles of how to lead a football team and how to lead in life. One of his biggest concepts focuses on preparation.

Stewart asked Coughlin what happens when a player says he doesn't feeling like preparing on a certain day.

"That does happen once in a while but normally you got to have your finger on the pulse of the football team and you surround yourself with enough good people -- Chris Snee is in the audience tonight -- that helps," Coughlin said with a chuckle.

Stewart then said how it is a good thing to have a good football player like Snee, Coughlin's son-in-law, marry into the Coughlin family. The host asked Coughlin what would happen if a bad player wanted to marry into the family.

"He doesn’t get into the family if he is a bad football player," Coughlin said laughing.

Stewart recounted how he attended one Giants game and was able to come down to the locker room to listen to Coughlin's post-game message to the team. Stewart said he wondered just how long it took Coughlin to get used to speaking and trying to motivate men in their underwear.

"it took a number of years," Coughlin chuckled. "You got to come to more games. We got 52 points (against New Orleans) the day you came."

Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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