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Nice piece on Chuck Noll

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    From espn.com's Elizabeth Merrill:


    He's become Garbo-esque since he left coaching.
  2. markvid

    markvid Guest

    His health is a big reason for it.
    He's really got some serious back issues.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    How refreshing, an old coach who doesn't need his face or voice plastered everywhere. Nor did he need it while he was coaching.

    Good story.
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Guys told me that Tony Dungy tried to call him the week the Colts were in the Super Bowl. He wanted to thank Noll for everything he did for him, including giving him his first break in coaching.

    Mrs. Noll thanked him for the call, but wouldn't let him talk to Chuck.
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    LATROBE, Pa. -- There is nothing fancy about where the name went. At least it's spelled right. The words "Chuck Noll Field" hang neatly over a brick press box, two stories above the grass at Saint Vincent College. Noll would be happy about its simplicity. Twenty-three years in one job, and people in Pittsburgh still spell Noll's name with a "K." Maybe he never noticed. Chances are he didn't care.


    Can someone interpret the lead for me?
  6. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    I guess he won't be taking any calls from Jerry Glanville, either.
  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    He won't be on TV, unless it's a grainy old video of one of his unprecedented four Super Bowl titles, won't be mentioned among the all-time NFL coaching greats. His friends will say the snub is borne out of his desire for privacy. Noll didn't put himself out there, didn't parlay his success into a broadcasting career, and hence, the world carried on without him.

    As stupid a paragraph as I will read.

    Noll is always on the short list.


    Disingenuous, intellectually dishonest horseshit.

    He gets ALL the credit for building those teams, too, including the greatest draft of all time.

    Christ FUCKING sake. Embarrassing.
  8. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    The only coach to win 4 SBs "won't be mentioned among the all-time NFL coaching greats" ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
  9. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Lot of BS, including this box: "Chuck Noll is the only NFL coach to win four Super Bowls. So why isn't this Steelers legend caught up in the fanfare, glory and national attention? That just isn't his style, writes Elizabeth Merrill."

    So your participation in fanfare is in relationship to your Super Bowl titles? WTF?
  10. pallister

    pallister Guest

    He can't be a great coach if he never worked as a TV analyst.
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Does he get extra credit for guest directing an orchestra?
  12. pallister

    pallister Guest

    If it was nationally televised and he said stuff.
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