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Theory: Scott Shafer Is Stuart Smalley Is Scott Shafer

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Stuart Smalley disappeared around the same time Scott Shafer emerged as a college coach. Coincidence?

Doggone it, people like we.
Doggone it, people like we.
Photoshop: Tom C.

Fact No .1: Stuart Smalley debuts on Saturday Night Live on February 9th, 1991. The bleach-blonde self-help host who was a member of Children of Rageaholic Parents Anonymous points out that he is not a licensed therapist but relies instead upon the credibility of his own experiences.

Fact No. 2: Smalley's famous catchphrase is, "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!."


Fact No. 3: Smalley had many other oft-repeated motivational phrases, such as: "That's just stinkin' thinkin!" and "You need a checkup from the neckup."

Fact No. 3: After the critical failure of his feature film, Smalley disappeared from SNL in the mid-90's. His career seemed to be over and his entire way of being destroyed.

Fact No. 4: In the mid-90's, Scott Shafer emerged on the college coaching scene, working his way up to Northern Illinois DC, Western Michigan DC, Stanford DC, Michigan DC and eventually Syracuse DC by the late 00's.

Fact No. 5: Scott Shafer recently said the following: "We may not be as big. We may not be as fast. Doggone it, we want to play a style of football where we’re knocking the hell out of people and playing a hard-nosed game against everybody."

Fact No. 6: Shafer also has many other oft-repeated motivational phrases, such as: "stats are for losers" and "It’s not where you start; it’s where you finish."

Fact No. 7: Stuart Smalley and Scott Shafer have never been seen or photographed in the same place together.

Theory: Scott Shafer is the post-breakdown, re-manifestation of Stuart Smalley.

Major Photoshop H/T: Tom C.