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Wow!

Wow!

That is a tough one. 

I really liked Dick Williams for baseball.

Let me think on the others.

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Earl Weaver - former manager of the Baltimore Orioles back in the 70's. Claim to fame was getting ejected from games.

Here is one of Earl's "finest" moments:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl-4FSRYagc

Note: Contains profanity (lots of it)

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clawmaster wrote: The Zenmaster Phil Jackson!!

OK I'll take off my Chicago homer hat for a minute.

Pro Football Bill Walsh

College Football Woody Hayes

Pro Basketball Pat Riley

College Basketball John Wooden

Pro Hockey Scotty Bowman

Pro Baseball Billy Martin

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Some of my favorites were Bud Grant, John Madden, Paul "Bear" Bryant, Gene Stallings (he reminded me of Bryant), Dean Smith and Lou Holtz.

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Chuck Noll is definitely up there, probably at the top spot, when it comes to NFL head coaches, but I may surprise some of you by saying that two other favorites that I had were....

O.A. "Bum" Phillips - If they did not have to play against the Steelers for the AFC Championship, I would have definitely jumped on the "Luv Ya Blue" bandwagon mostly because of Phillips.

The other NFL coach who I also liked coached the Oilers......Jerry Glanville.  He was the complete antithesis of Chuck Noll, but I liked that.  The guy rolled the dice when coaching.  He did not seem to take the game too serious, but he was successful.

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I liked the Raiders when I was a kid, so John Madden and he was a good show also.

I remember Billy Martin managing the A's and thinking he was a genius considering what he had to work with.

Just a general thought. Dick Vermeil hasn't coached in Philly in 30 years. Still billboards in town with his face on them promoting things. Everyone knows who he is.

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When the Bears won the Super Bowl way back when I thought Mike Ditka was the greatest. Then he became a cartoon character and he began to overdo everything. He was everywhere in Chicago. TV, radio, newspapers and commercials. Too much overexposure.

Ozzie Guillen almost the same way. Gave us World Series title but quickly got too big for Chicago.

I go with Ray Meyer, legendary DePaul basketball coach.

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Bill Walsh and Bruce Bochy. The brought multiple championships to San Francisco.

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Have to agree with BGF. Earl Weaver.
In a game against the Blue Jays, he was being booed by
Jays' fans. He stood on the dugout steps & yelled "SHADDUP".
And they did.

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Part of me will always love Jim Mora for taking the Saints to the playoffs.  Part will always love Jim Haslett for leading them to the first playoff win.  Part of me will always love Sean Payton for making hell freeze over by leading them to a Superbowl Title.

I will always love John Madden because,with all due respect to Al Davis, John personified what made the Raiders great.

Jim Boeheim is my favorite College Basketball Coach.

Jeff Bower is my favorite College Football Coach.  Under his watch Southern Miss had 14 straight winning seasons.  He ran a clean program that graduated a high percentage of his players.  I am still pissed he was forced out.  All USM is going to be is a stop gap job where if a Coach has a good year he will bail for greener pastures. 


I want to like Mike Keenan for leading the Rangers to the Cup but he is a fucking douchebag. 

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NHL - Don Cherry

NBA - KC Jones

NFL - Tom Landry

MLB - Terry Francona

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CanadianHorseman wrote: NBA - KC Jones

NFL - Tom Landry

Good to see those two get mentioned. I almost picked Landry over Walsh.

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clawmaster wrote:
CanadianHorseman wrote: NBA - KC Jones

NFL - Tom Landry

Good to see those two get mentioned. I almost picked Landry over Walsh.


Do the right thing - go back and change your pick. :tongue:

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Parcells when he was with the Giants. Not since.

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In order:
MLB: Sparky Anderson HM: Gene Mauch, Billy Martin, Mike Socscia (sp)
Scotty Bowman
Chuck Daly HM: Phil Jackson, Larry Brown
John Gruden HM: Tony Dungy, John Madden

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MLB - Sparky Anderson
NFL - Bum Phillips
NCAA BB - Al McGuire
NCAA FB - John McKay
NBA - Billy Cunningham

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thunderbolt wrote:
NCAA BB - Al McGuire


Really like that pick.

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clawmaster wrote:
thunderbolt wrote:
NCAA BB - Al McGuire


Really like that pick.


Me too.

I'll toss in Rick Comley, Bo Schembechler and Tommy Izzo since I didn't make any college choices.

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great call on Rey Meyer Rich.  He was as down to earth as you could get.  I ran into him once at a White Sox game and even though people surrounding him were fawning over his DePaul accolades, he always wanted to talk about the baseball game going on.  He never really seemed to want to take credit for DePaul's success, always putting it on the players, something that was rare at the time.

MLB: Torre, Scioscia, Baker
NHL: Bowman
NBA: Jackson, Brown
NFL: Ditka(Chicago days only), Walsh, Parcell(NY Giants)



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