July 30th, 2007, 12:07 PM #1
Bill Walsh dies at 75
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.
July 30th, 2007, 12:10 PM #2
July 30th, 2007, 12:14 PM #3
he always seemed like a really cool guy!
July 30th, 2007, 12:17 PM #4
No way! Didn't realize he was 75.
July 30th, 2007, 12:17 PM #5
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.
July 30th, 2007, 12:26 PM #6
Today's not a good day for guys with Leukemia, apparently.
July 30th, 2007, 01:31 PM #7
He'll be missed, but his contributions to the game will be the foundation of the sport for decades to come.
"Only a numbskull thinks he knows things about things he knows nothing about."
"It's understanding that makes it possible for people like us to tolerate a person like yourself."
July 30th, 2007, 01:43 PM #8
July 30th, 2007, 03:07 PM #9
I would imagine that most days would suck for guys with Leukemia.
Originally Posted by StickChick
July 30th, 2007, 04:20 PM #10
I BELIEVE I'll have another beer!