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(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)   Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Chuck Noll takes a bow for his final (steel) curtain call   (triblive.com) divider line 37
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2014-06-14 12:15:53 AM
Thanks for the memories, Chuck. You were the best. Now go kick Landry's ass in heaven.
 
2014-06-14 12:22:54 AM
I wish I got to see you coach, Coach.

Thank you for the rise of the Steelers.

May "The Chief" greet you with a stogie!
 
2014-06-14 12:42:57 AM
In before the hate, and just underneath a pair of real PIT fans!
 
2014-06-14 12:57:45 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-14 01:01:10 AM
Raiders fan who HATED the Steelers growing up. Still haven't got over the Immaculate Reception (submitted this with a better headline) but as I am older and (somewhat) mellowed, I can appreciate his contribution.

Great teams and an amazing legacy. Truly the glory years.
 
2014-06-14 01:04:43 AM
Interesting human being. Anti-thesis of just about every current coach.
/ great coach + anabolics = HOF
// success = luck + preparation.
/// 4 yards and a pile of dirt
 
2014-06-14 01:08:18 AM
R.I.P. Coach
 
2014-06-14 02:15:30 AM
Wish I would have got to see him since I was too young to see Mr. Noll coach. RIP. You help made the Steelers one of the big-name teams in the NFL and I forever thank you for your contributions.
 
2014-06-14 02:36:05 AM
Thanks for the $50 bucks I won for Super Bowl XIV !
 
2014-06-14 04:23:38 AM
I remember my dad introducing me to Coach Noll on the sidelines of the dome at Duquesne in the early 80s.  One of my earliest memories.   I'd met him a few more times as I grew older, but not since I hit high school in 91.  Coach Noll was a kind man the few times that I met him and made the city a nationally recognizable name through his work with the Steelers. (seriously.  Albequerque, Omaha, Bakersfield CA, and Columbus OH are all bigger than Pittsburgh, but Coach made the Steelers into winners and got the city on the map).

RIP
 
2014-06-14 05:00:58 AM
The man either knew how to find exceptional talent, or get exceptional play out of the players he had. Either way, a great coach,

Even better, not a lot of drama. Just football.  RIP, coach.
 
2014-06-14 05:20:17 AM

mediablitz: Raiders fan who HATED the Steelers growing up. Still haven't got over the Immaculate Reception (submitted this with a better headline) but as I am older and (somewhat) mellowed, I can appreciate his contribution.

Great teams and an amazing legacy. Truly the glory years.


Indeed, nothing but respect for the man.

RIP Coach Noll
Raider Nation salutes you.
 
2014-06-14 06:44:35 AM
He was a bit before my time, but quite the legend.  The salary cap pretty much did away with the era of the dynasties, but dem Stillers sure had a good one.
 
2014-06-14 07:34:05 AM

abmoraz: (seriously. Albequerque, Omaha, Bakersfield CA, and Columbus OH are all bigger than Pittsburgh, but Coach made the Steelers into winners and got the city on the map).


Go back to bed, you're sleepy.
 
2014-06-14 07:41:28 AM
Landry finally gets another shot at him.

RIP coach.
 
2014-06-14 08:47:05 AM

Krustofsky: Landry finally gets another shot at him.

RIP coach.


...and will STILL fail.  Landry had showmen, Noll had  players.

I know I saw his teams play on TV, but I don't remember much about them.  (I do remember watching them beat the Patriots in that godawful 1990 season, and I thought it was a milestone, but it may not have been.)  I have watched all four Steeler Super Bowls, and you could tell those guys played their asses off.

RIP, Coach Noll.  May the Chief & Myron have a stool waiting for you at Heaven's Steeler Bar.
 
2014-06-14 08:58:31 AM

FriarReb98: ...and will STILL fail. Landry had showmen, Noll had players.


I said he finally got a shot.  Nowhere did I say win.

Besides, Heaven needed to have Noll since Lombardi got bored of beating Landry again and again.
 
2014-06-14 09:11:14 AM
FriarReb98: Noll had  players.

No question about that!  I've watched a lot of the old footage from the 70s and there was just no shortage of talent on that team in any area.  Lynn Swann in his prime would put Hines Ward to shame and Ward was one of the best receivers ever to play the game, so that's really saying something.
 
2014-06-14 10:05:15 AM

nekom: FriarReb98: Noll had  players.

No question about that!  I've watched a lot of the old footage from the 70s and there was just no shortage of talent on that team in any area.  Lynn Swann in his prime would put Hines Ward to shame and Ward was one of the best receivers ever to play the game, so that's really saying something.


The amazing thing about Swann was that most of the time he would actually get up after George Atkinson or Jack Tatum would put him down.
 
2014-06-14 10:12:02 AM

DanZero: In before the hate, and just underneath a pair of real PIT fans!


How could anyone possibly hate Noll? I loved his Steelers team, and he was a consummate professional. Steelers have never  been my favorite team, but I've always liked and respected them, and their super bowl teams had probably the greatest collection of talent that one team ever had, at least up there with the old Packers teams.
 
2014-06-14 10:39:58 AM

nekom: FriarReb98: Noll had  players.

No question about that!  I've watched a lot of the old footage from the 70s and there was just no shortage of talent on that team in any area.  Lynn Swann in his prime would put Hines Ward to shame and Ward was one of the best receivers ever to play the game, so that's really saying something.


Noll really developed the idea that the team is greater than the sum of its players, and it showed. Just look at Bradshaw -- he wasn't that good, but he was on a team that made him that good.

I'm starting to get worried that the Tomlin administration is forgetting that philosophy.
 
2014-06-14 10:53:50 AM
RIP Chuck Noll.

I'm always part Steelers fan since I grew up in PA and my family is all Steelers' fans.


/have no idea how I became a Redskins fan
 
2014-06-14 10:58:36 AM
Sorry to hear of his passing. I used to love the Steelers before they became a team of criminals....allegedly.
 
2014-06-14 11:02:58 AM

geom_00: I wish I got to see you coach, Coach.

Thank you for the rise of the Steelers.

May "The Chief" greet you with a stogie!


This. I was born too late to see him coach, but he is legendary around town. I'm just happy the Stillers went on to win again in my lifetime!!!

Will they lower the city's flags?
 
2014-06-14 11:34:01 AM
Dang. Last year it was Bum Phillips and now Chuck Noll. Right there, there go some great memories. RIP to the both of you.
 
2014-06-14 11:36:02 AM
Donnchadha:
Noll really developed the idea that the team is greater than the sum of its players, and it showed. Just look at Bradshaw -- he wasn't that good, but he was on a team that made him that good.

I'm starting to get worried that the Tomlin administration is forgetting that philosophy.


Oh I'm not trying to take anything away from Noll, just that had he not had that talent on the team, it would have been a lot different, which is true of any coach.  I think Tomlin's alright, maybe not the best but it's hard to argue with a pair of super bowl rings.  I do miss Cowher's penchant for gadget plays.  Jerome Bettis has three touchdowns.  Passing touchdowns.  Those were always fun.
 
2014-06-14 11:56:50 AM
One of the Great Old Ones. Landry, Lombardi, Noll.

Even your longest and hardest aversaries respected your way of doing things.
 
2014-06-14 12:02:41 PM

abmoraz: I remember my dad introducing me to Coach Noll on the sidelines of the dome at Duquesne in the early 80s.  One of my earliest memories.   I'd met him a few more times as I grew older, but not since I hit high school in 91.  Coach Noll was a kind man the few times that I met him and made the city a nationally recognizable name through his work with the Steelers. (seriously.  Albequerque, Omaha, Bakersfield CA, and Columbus OH are all bigger than Pittsburgh, but Coach made the Steelers into winners and got the city on the map).

RIP


Dude, have another pull on the bong, because that's easily the most ignorant thing anyone's posted on Fark this month (Politics tab excluded).

Pittsburgh was world-famous long before Noll won his first Super Bowl; it was synonymous with steel for most of the 20th century. The cities you listed might have greater populations than Pittsburgh today, but that sure wasn't the case in 1970, even without figuring in the metro area.
 
2014-06-14 12:29:45 PM
As a Browns fan,

www.quickmeme.com

Rest in peace.
 
2014-06-14 01:26:34 PM
Well this sucks. Rip
 
2014-06-14 02:07:32 PM
Oh damn.
 
2014-06-14 04:06:13 PM
RIP Coach. Thanks for the memories.
 
2014-06-14 05:31:20 PM

Coniuratos: As a Browns fan,



Rest in peace.


Mr. NOLL grew up on the east see de of Cleveland. Won a couple championships playing for the browns.
 
2014-06-15 12:44:14 AM
Thanks for The Glory Days, Coach. And for being a damn good man.
RIP Mr. Noll.
 
2014-06-15 09:35:14 AM
You were one of the best, coach.  Rest in peace.
 
2014-06-15 12:39:23 PM
RIP Chuck.
 
2014-06-15 01:34:05 PM

mr_a: The man either knew how to find exceptional talent, or get exceptional play out of the players he had. Either way, a great coach,

Even better, not a lot of drama. Just football.  RIP, coach.


Back then, you knew something was really special when all the guys in town would say "We don't NEED no stinkin' cheerleaders!"
Lol

/still don't
 
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