Wormer, he's a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Chuck Noll...DEAD!

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  1. TripTo My Taint

    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

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    Goodnight, funnyman.

    Legendary Pittsburgh Steelers coach Chuck Noll dies at age 82

    According to a report from TribLive.com, legendary Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll has passed away Friday night at the age of 82.

    Charles Henry Noll, who lifted the Steelers from the depths of the National Football League and coached them to four-time Super Bowl champions by adhering to simple, long-held principles, died Friday in his home in Sewickley.

    Noll, who had been under a doctor’s care for an undisclosed illness, was 82.

    His wife, Marianne, found him unresponsive at 9:45 p.m. and called 911. Paramedics pronounced him dead 10 minutes later.

    Prior to Noll arriving with the organization, the Steelers were a struggling organization that didn’t look to have much hope. However, by the time his tenure in Pittsburgh was over with the team, 23 years, the team had won four Super Bowl championships and had cemented their legacy as one of the most successful sports organizations of all-time.

    Under Noll’s watch in Pittsburgh, his greatest contribution to NFL history was undoubtedly the Steel Curtain defense, which played as much a part in those Super Bowl wins as anything else.

    Before he had arrived in the Steel City, the Steelers had won just 18 total games the previous five seasons. Just a few years later, the championship run began.

    By the time his career was over, Noll had compiled a career record with the Steelers of 209-156-1, which was more than good enough to earn him an induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993, his first year of eligibility.

    Art Rooney Jr., son of Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr., had nothing but the highest of praise for the former coach.

    “Chuck Noll is the best thing to happen to the Rooneys since they got on the boat in Ireland,” said Art Rooney Jr.

  2. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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  3. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday I've killed it Gold

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    Pittsburgh Steelers [​IMG]

    January 15, 1995

    AFC Championship: San Diego Chargers vs Pittsburgh Steelers

    Early in the final period, Humphries completed consecutive passes to Pupunu for 31 yards, moving the ball across midfield. Then with 5:13 left in the game, Humphries threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Tony Martin, who out-jumped defensive back Tim McKyer to make the catch and give the Chargers a 17–13 lead. O'Donnell then completed seven consecutive passes, the longest a 21-yard gain to Green that gave them a first and goal at the Chargers 9-yard line and put them in position for a potential winning touchdown. However, Foster was dropped for a one-yard loss on the next play, followed by an incompletion and a 7-yard catch by Williams. On fourth down, Chargers linebacker Dennis Gibson sealed the victory by tipping away O'Donnell's pass intended for Foster. The Steelers lost for the first time during the season in which they held a lead at halftime. (In 1994, they were 9–0 when leading at halftime prior to this game.)

    San Diego Chargers 17, Pittsburgh Steelers 13