January 23, 2009

Chuck Noll, the only coach with 4 Super Bowls rings: Did you know who he was or remember him? Maybe his players didn't either. Very interesting read.

posted by gfinsf to football at 06:26 AM - 5 comments

Fantastic read. Thanks for posting. He is the stuff of legends.

posted by adammcd at 11:49 AM on January 23, 2009

Nice post, gfinsf, I learned a bit more about Chuck Noll than I had known previously. He was indeed a great coach, and in common with all of the great ones, he knew how to select "football players", not talented position players. I hadn't known that the Steelers had gone after Joe Paterno for the head coaching position. That he turned them down (as he turned down the Patriots) tells me that Joe Pa is a very smart man. He has all he wants or needs in State College.

posted by Howard_T at 12:58 PM on January 23, 2009

I am glad someone posted this. I was going to, but I have been posting fanboy stuff all week! I have been a Steelers' fan all of my life and this story still revealed things I didn't know. Thanks, gfinsf.

posted by scully at 01:46 PM on January 23, 2009

One thing not mentioned in the article is the players called him THE EMPEROR. I was lucky enough to play in a golf outing for charity with him. Although he was in the foursome ahead of me, we got jammed up and he and I were talking and he got me a beer out of the cooler he had in his cart. I felt privileged to get a beer from THE EMPEROR. What a great guy he is. That's one person that deserved to be in The Hall of Fame.

posted by Doehead at 04:06 PM on January 23, 2009

Sounds like one hell of a memory to revisit. Good stuff.

posted by BornIcon at 06:06 PM on January 23, 2009

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