Stop, Breathe, & Question - Hey. Remember a couple months ago when I got on the kick about wrestling my brain from algorithms and echo chambers? I fell off the wagon. I eased back int...
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Armchair quarterback (noun) a person who offers advice or an opinion on something in which they have no expertise or involvementSource: Dictionary.com
Word Origin - 1940; as a person watching televised sports from an armchair
"Armchair quarterback" is an idiom that originated in the United States. It refers to someone who doesn't participate in an action but still makes judgments about it. The phrase takes its meaning from the fact that a quarterback is the player in the American sport of football who controls much of the game. An "armchair quarterback" is someone who offers his or her opinion on something without actually being a part of it. It is an idiom that has branched out from the sports world to encompass many other aspects of life.Source: wiseGEEK
Armchair QB: If I were you, I would have done this..........Think about it for a little bit and you will get it. After some thought, I think you get my point. Leaders are constantly besieged by pundits who really may mean well or perhaps have served in the particular position in the past, but it's a different game for the person who is in the position now, so what may have worked then, may or may not work now. Let's be very clear, coaching and armchair quarterbacking are two different things. For example, many of our radio talk show hosts have made their careers by armchair quarterbacking the President of the United States, particularly President Obama. The two that I am thinking about and I am sure there are others, have had nothing to talk about on a daily basis for nearly seven years now other than President Barack Obama. They have become expert armchair quarterbacks as neither would be able to do any better with the country than any other president has, but you wouldn't know that by listening to them. They would change the country, even the world. Everything would be well under their leadership.
Me: No, if you were me, you would have done the same thing I did because you were me