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    Default Bill Walsh dies at 75

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    Bill Walsh, the imaginative and charismatic coach who took over a downtrodden 49ers team and built one of the greatest franchises in NFL history, has died at the age of 75 after a long struggle with leukemia, it was announced today.

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    Wow, didn't even know!

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    he always seemed like a really cool guy!

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    No way! Didn't realize he was 75.

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    Speaking of Walsh, a book recommendation that heavily involves how he revolutionized football.



    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Blind-Side-Evolution-Game/dp/0393330478/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-0659785-7513515?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1185822977&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game: Books: Michael Lewis[/ame]

    Came out in hardcover last year, and comes out in paperback next month. A great read.

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    Today's not a good day for guys with Leukemia, apparently.

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    Wow.

    He'll be missed, but his contributions to the game will be the foundation of the sport for decades to come.


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    Quote Originally Posted by darby27 View Post
    Wow.

    He'll be missed, but his contributions to the game will be the foundation of the sport for decades to come.
    Absolutely agreed, he was taught under Paul Brown and really helped develop the modern game as we no it today.

    Some interesting stuff....Coaches who coached under Brown


    * Don Shula (player for Paul Brown)
    * Chuck Noll (player)
    * Ara Parseghian (player)
    * Abe Gibron (player)
    * Weeb Ewbank (coach under Paul Brown)
    * Sid Gillman (coach)
    * Bill Walsh (coach)
    * Blanton Collier (coach)

    Coaching tree for Bill Walsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by StickChick View Post
    Today's not a good day for guys with Leukemia, apparently.
    I would imagine that most days would suck for guys with Leukemia.

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    Rest in peace, Bill :(
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