Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Who Matters? - Bill Walsh Did

Sure we have lost Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni, but we have also lost Bill Walsh and Damian Penny does a very nice succinct description of why one might care.

I lived several years in the Bay Area, and so also was aware of Walsh as the Stanford coach. And in some ways that was more exciting.

Former Heisman Trophy winner and star NFL quarterback Jim Plunkett, recruited to Stanford by Walsh, said Friday night that he had known about Walsh's condition for some time. Plunkett, who won two Super Bowl titles with the Raiders, called the news "sad," because he has such a long and special relationship with Walsh.

Ave, Bill Walsh. Thank you for all the pleasure you helped give me watching Stanford and the 49ers play. (No - I did not go to Stanford.)


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