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TampaFinsFan01
07-30-2007, 03:05 PM
Didnt see this posted anywhere.

He was a great one.

guatemalanfan
07-30-2007, 03:07 PM
really? wow

RIP

phinphan11
07-30-2007, 03:08 PM
Link please...

ckparrothead
07-30-2007, 03:08 PM
Wow man, legend...RIP.

guatemalanfan
07-30-2007, 03:11 PM
Link please...


it says on wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Walsh_%28football_coach%29

wpgfishfan
07-30-2007, 03:11 PM
Just heard it on the WFAN

I don't have a link yet

phinphan11
07-30-2007, 03:12 PM
it says on wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Walsh_%28football_coach%29

Not a solid source but I have found a link also...

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7074768?MSNHPHCP&GT1=10239

TampaFinsFan01
07-30-2007, 03:13 PM
Link please...

No link I could find. Reported on Fox News Radio.

DolFan31
07-30-2007, 03:13 PM
http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct=us/0-0&fp=46aea1d1963acb88&ei=GjiuRtXNFab-oALei7i4Bg&url=http%3A//www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi%3Ff%3D/c/a/2007/07/30/BAG57LR8OK21.DTL&cid=0

Of Leukemia.

Motion
07-30-2007, 03:13 PM
:( Rip

thedayafter
07-30-2007, 03:13 PM
Icon....

SF Dolfan
07-30-2007, 03:14 PM
That's a shame.

RIP

DAFINZ
07-30-2007, 03:14 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2954719
sad sad day. One of the all time greatest minds in all of sports. RIP!

DolfanCole
07-30-2007, 03:19 PM
This really surprised me. And for some reason, I didn't think he was that old. I guess you think the true legends can never age and can never die. My thoughts and prayers to Bill's family.

JayMang
07-30-2007, 03:20 PM
ESPN, Fox and The SF Chronicle are all now confirming it.

It's a shame, and leukemia is a horrible, evil disease that he apparantly had been dealing with for a while now.

WestCKoastiN
07-30-2007, 03:28 PM
All over ESPN NFLTA... R.I.P

finfanfromcsu
07-30-2007, 03:37 PM
a moment of silence please

Da 'Fins
07-30-2007, 03:37 PM
I knew he was very ill with it.

He is a giant in the NFL. One of the greats.

I'm surprised this was moved off of VIP - while we let the Tour de France on there?

Didn't quite get that.

Vertical Limit
07-30-2007, 03:38 PM
Wow. RIP. Legend.

retired opfinistic
07-30-2007, 03:39 PM
RIP Walsh. :(

endorPHINS72
07-30-2007, 03:43 PM
R.I.P. Coach Walsh.

He was a really good man and a legendary football coach. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends.

PhinFan0202
07-30-2007, 03:47 PM
RIP and condolences to the Walsh family.

dolpns13
07-30-2007, 03:51 PM
A truly sad day. R.I.P. Bill...The game WOULD NOT be what it is today without him...

TheJetsBlow
07-30-2007, 03:52 PM
I'm terribly saddened to hear this. Bill Walsh revolutionized offensive football. RIP to one of the great ones.

Maynard the Hammer
07-30-2007, 03:56 PM
not sure where else to put this

yahoo (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-obit-walsh&prov=ap&type=lgns)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Bill Walsh, the groundbreaking football coach who won three Super Bowls and perfected the ingenious schemes that became known as the West Coast offense during a Hall of Fame career with the San Francisco 49ers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/sfo/;_ylt=AnC9DlzV17OXQdWaUzub_nodsLYF), has died. He was 75.


Walsh died at his Bay Area home early Monday following a long battle with leukemia, according to Stanford University, where he served as coach and athletic director.


Walsh didn't become an NFL head coach until 47, and he spent just 10 seasons on the San Francisco sideline. But he left an indelible mark on the United States' most popular sport, building the once-woebegone 49ers into the most successful team of the 1980s with his innovative offensive strategies and teaching techniques.

Miamian
07-30-2007, 04:03 PM
He made believers out of Dolphin fans, that's for sure.

RIP.

MDFINFAN
07-30-2007, 04:09 PM
Wow. RIP. Legend.

Official NFL site with story..

http://nfl.com/

Wow, didn't know he was this sick.

fins4o8
07-30-2007, 04:09 PM
I knew he was very ill with it.

He is a giant in the NFL. One of the greats.

I'm surprised this was moved off of VIP - while we let the Tour de France on there?

Didn't quite get that.

neither do I.

RIP bill walsh. my condolence goes out to his family.

Zeba77_fins ver
07-30-2007, 04:10 PM
R.I.P one of the best minds in NFL history.

Dolfan5000
07-30-2007, 04:18 PM
Thanks for contributing what you did to the game. You changed the game for the best and forever. I'm jealous you beat us in the big game once but a man like he certainly deserved it.

Rest in peace.

PhinzN703
07-30-2007, 04:22 PM
RIP Mr. Walsh

DrAstroZoom
07-30-2007, 04:33 PM
A couple of thoughts.

1) A particularly tragic aspect of this story is that leukemia claimed Bill's son Steve, a reporter for ABC, two years ago.

2) It's nice Bill was reintroduced to football fans in these last few months with those cute Coors commercials.

3) Bill was truly one of the best football minds of all time. Heck, he's one of th ebest professional sports coaches of all time.

Huge loss.

Kadiddlehopper
07-30-2007, 04:36 PM
RIP Bill. My most fond memory of him was his quote about Montana and Marino. Probably getting it wrong from memory, but "Montana worked in a system, Marino was a system."

dolphinfn3454
07-30-2007, 04:37 PM
R.I.P. Bill Walsh
My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

JayMang
07-30-2007, 05:00 PM
RIP Bill. My most fond memory of him was his quote about Montana and Marino. Probably getting it wrong from memory, but "Montana worked in a system, Marino was a system."

Close enough for government work. But just for sake of reference (since I looked it up) the exact quote was "Montana was a product of a system, Marino was a system".

ON-TOPIC: Some of the best analysis of Walsh The Innovator and Walsh The Head Coach have been on the three Walsh-coached teams that were part of the America's Game series. Everything from breaking down the pass offense to cracking jokes during film study to the bellhop story* to the stuff about how he fanned the Montana-Young situation in order to get the best out of both of them.

*Walsh greeted his team in Detroit as they arrived for Super Bowl XVI in a bellhop's uniform at the hotel in order to help break the tension.

FiveStar
07-30-2007, 05:19 PM
Rip!

PrepDogg
07-30-2007, 06:00 PM
RIP to a football genius.

Dolfan3773
07-30-2007, 06:14 PM
R.i.p.

BritP
07-30-2007, 06:35 PM
Awe...so sad. And ironically during Pro Football Hall of Fame week too.

MiamiMike
07-30-2007, 08:05 PM
God bless. Truly the greatest influence in modern football. You will be missed.