Bill Walsh: A Legend Passes Away

Zander FreundSenior Writer IJuly 30, 2007

IconBill Walsh, former coach of the San Francisco 49ers, died today at 75 years of age after fighting a long battle with leukemia.  
 
Walsh changed the way the game of football was played, inventing the West Coast Offense and developing three of the greatest players of all time in Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Ronnie Lott.
 
Walsh won three Super Bowls as the head coach of the 49ers and brought a legacy to the organization that still stands today.  He touched the hearts of fans all around the Bay Area and we will miss him very much.
 
EVERYONE: please sign the following petition, which requests that in honor of Bill Walsh, the Niners wear throw-back 80's style uniforms for the upcoming season.
 
 
I wish Walsh's family all the best.  Legends never die—may you rest in peace Mr. Walsh. 
 

Related

    Breaking: NFL to Reportedly Ban Winston 3 Games

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Breaking: NFL to Reportedly Ban Winston 3 Games

    Alec Nathan
    via Bleacher Report

    Russ and Ciara Rock Huge Hats for Royal Ascot

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Russ and Ciara Rock Huge Hats for Royal Ascot

    TMZ
    via TMZ

    Baker Wasn't Taking Any S--t from Cowherd

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Baker Wasn't Taking Any S--t from Cowherd

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report

    Building a World Cup-Caliber Team from the 49ers Roster

    San Francisco 49ers logo
    San Francisco 49ers

    Building a World Cup-Caliber Team from the 49ers Roster

    49ers
    via 49ers