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Old 07-30-07, 02:05 PM
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Bill Walsh dies at 75

RIP

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A giant of the game.
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In his decade as the 49ers' coach, Walsh won six division titles and had a 102-63-1 record, a mark made even more striking by the fact his teams won only nine of their first 35 games.

That's 93-28-1 in his final 122 games, kids.

RIP Bill. One of the last coaching legends of the game.
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Wow, they say these things come in threes, but usually not all in the same day. RIP all
Old 07-30-07, 02:24 PM
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Better than any coach before or after him. I'm convinced he could take the Raiders to the Superbowl THIS YEAR.
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Rest in Peace Coach.
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Wow...I was hoping it wasn't THE Bill Walsh...that sucks.

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WOW, a true legend. Here is a quick story...My father was flying first class out of San Diego quite a few years ago and had the pleasure of sitting with Bill Walsh in first class. This flight was right after the NFL draft where Peyton Manning was picked number 1 and Ryan Leaf was picked number 2. My father asked if the Colts made the best pick taking Manning instead of Leaf. Mr Walsh stated short term the Colts would do better but in the long run Ryan Leaf was going to be more of a impact player than Peyton Manning would....Probably the only time Bill Walsh made a bad choice in football...RIP Coach....

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Originally Posted by Wildo1966
WOW, a true legend. Here is a quick story...My father was flying first class out of San Diego quite a few years ago and had the pleasure of sitting with Bill Walsh in first class. This flight was right after the NFL draft where Peyton Manning was picked number 1 and Tim Couch was picked number 2. My father asked if the Colts made the best pick taking Manning instead of Couch. Mr Walsh stated short term the Colts would do better but in the long run Tim Couch was going to be more of a impact player than Peyton Manning would....Probably the only time Bill Walsh made a bad choice in football...RIP Coach....
That would be a great story. If Tim Couch and Peyton Manning were in the same draft.
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Originally Posted by Wildo1966
WOW, a true legend. Here is a quick story...My father was flying first class out of San Diego quite a few years ago and had the pleasure of sitting with Bill Walsh in first class. This flight was right after the NFL draft where Peyton Manning was picked number 1 and Tim Couch was picked number 2. My father asked if the Colts made the best pick taking Manning instead of Couch. Mr Walsh stated short term the Colts would do better but in the long run Tim Couch was going to be more of a impact player than Peyton Manning would....Probably the only time Bill Walsh made a bad choice in football...RIP Coach....
I believe you mean Ryan Leaf, although Couch and Leaf's NFL contributions are relatively the same.
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But to be fair, Couch's struggles were mostly due to the injury bug and a horrible offensive line. Oh, and getting fucked over by his coach who gave the job to Kelly Holcomb for some reason while Couch was injured.
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Bummer.
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
But to be fair, Couch's struggles were mostly due to the injury bug and a horrible offensive line. Oh, and getting fucked over by his coach who gave the job to Kelly Holcomb for some reason while Couch was injured.
As well as a penchant for throwing to people not on his team.
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Bill Walsh coached my most hated team as a child. Boy, he made them hard to beat. RIP, Coach.
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Originally Posted by starman9000
Wow, they say these things come in threes, but usually not all in the same day. RIP all
Wow,...I've been busy at work all day today, so I had to go and find out who the other two were. What a horrible day.

All three were legends in their areas - film, television and sports.
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Wow! Total bummer of a news. RIP
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I knew he was pretty sick, but this suck.

RIP Bill Walsh.

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Sorry All, I got those 2 legends Ryan Leaf and Tim Couch mixed up......My mistake!
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
That's just incredible. There are what... 12 current NFL head coaches on this chart?

Wait... 13. Holmgren, Reid, Childress, Fox, Gruden, Shanahan, Kubiak, Fisher, Billick, Del Rio, Dungy, Lovie Smith, Maranelli. Unless I'm missing one.

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An absolutely amazing coach and innovator. He NEVER got outcoached.

RIP Bill Walsh.
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
In truth that chart is a little ridiculous in that we could easily put Paul Brown above Walsh and then the whole meaning of the chart changes.
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to the Greatest.

His teams turned me into a Niners fan and a fan of football itself.
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RIP Coach and thanks for the titles and the Greatest Team of the 80s.
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NFL Hall of Fame - Class of 1993

Dan Fouts
Larry Little
Chuck Noll
Walter Payton
Bill Walsh

I will always cherish the memory of the 1993 HoF induction. A friend and I had the the fortune of getting to meet and know Larry Little during his stint as head coach of the WLAF's Ohio Glory in 1992, and when we contacted Larry to congratulate him on his selection to the HoF in early 1993, he responded by inviting the two of us to be his personal guest during Induction Day.

14 years ago tomorrow, on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Canton, we were reunited with Larry, met his family and Don Shula (his presenter), and then went through the Hall as part of a private, family/VIP-only tour. During the day, we bumped into several NFL greats - Franco Harris, Tony Dorsett, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Mike Ditka, Len Dawson, Roger Staubach, etc etc. And we met, shook hands with, or said "hello" to each member of the incoming class, including Bill Walsh.

During the induction ceremony itself, we sat with Larry's family up front. While he might have been the least known member of that class, we were proud to be there, and very, very fortunate to have the opportunity that we did. Both of us were floored by the courtesy extended to us, and the opportunities to meet so many NFL greats face-to-face was, well, priceless.

My memories of Walsh are, unfortunately, faded. It was a long, phenominally thrilling day for me, and Walsh's induction was the final one of the day. The one thing I do recall what that he credited Paul Brown (who had passed two years earlier) for believing in him enough to give him a 2nd shot at coaching in the NFL. Walsh had worked for a single season in 1966 in Oakland before being cut, and spent the entirety of 1967 out of the league. PB brought him in to help shape the 1968 expansion Bengals when I was barely in first grade, and he spent the next 8 years in Cincinnati developing what the media would later incorrectly label the "West Coast" offense. I just wish my memories of his part of that day were fresher...

Even though your team squashed my dreams of a World Championship twice, you were always a well-respected class act. This Bengal fan will miss you.

R.I.P. Bill

Edited: Added link to previous post about 1993 Canton trip

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