I just heard on the news that Bill Walsh, the architect coach of the San Francisco 49ers dynasty that produced the likes of Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Roger Craig died earlier today at the age of 75 after finally losing his battle with leukemia.
As a lifelong Cowboys fan, I won’t forget the masterpiece he orchestrated in the 1981 NFC Championship when Joe Montana tossed a touchdown pass to tight end Dwight Clark. As much as an 8 year old me cried, I also had a consummate respect for Walsh, for his intellectual understanding of the game, and most importantly for his ability to teach his players.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Walsh’s family and the 49ers organization. He will be greatly missed.
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