Shula knew tips on how to win
MIAMI (AP) — Measuring Don Shula by wins and losses, no NFL coach had a greater yr. Or profession.
He seemed the half, because of a jutting jaw and glare that will intimidate 150-pound sports activities writers and 300-pound linemen alike. He led the Miami Dolphins to the one excellent season in NFL historical past, set a league document with 347 victories and coached in six Tremendous Bowls.
Close to the top of his profession, Shula’s biography within the Dolphins’ media information started with a quote from former NFL coach Bum Phillips: “Don Shula can take his’n and beat you’n, and he might take you’n and beat his’n.”
Shula died Monday at his residence throughout Biscayne Bay from downtown Miami, the workforce mentioned. He was 90.
“If there have been a Mount Rushmore for the NFL, Don Shula definitely could be chiseled into the granite,” Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross mentioned.
Shula was a working again at John Carroll College.
Fairly as a Georgia Peach
“I’ll present you one thing immediately. I’m going for residence runs for the primary time in my profession.” — Detroit Tigers’ 38-year-old player-manager Ty Cobb, who then hit three homers, a double and two singles in a 14-Eight win towards the St. Louis Browns at Sportsman’s Park on Might 5, 1925. Cobb hit two extra residence runs the subsequent day and completed the season with 12 homers, matching his profession excessive.