Thirteen Years ago we lost our coach

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Cajuncowboy, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Forgive me but please permit this old timer a bit of nostalgia...

    Hard to believe that it has been thirteen years but on Feb 12th 2000 Tom Landry died.

    I still miss him on the sidelines.

  2. Ultimategamer5567

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    I was still watching Spongebob (few years out of diapers) when Coach Landry passed. What a great influence on the entire league during his lifespan.
  3. MissionCoach

    MissionCoach Active Member

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    I had the great privilege of meeting Coach Landry 1 year before his passing.

    His image on the Cowboy sideline is iconic...he will always be THE Coach of the Dallas Cowboys to me.

    Great thread, thank you.
  4. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    Great coach, great man. Rest in peace, Coach.
  5. 1fisher

    1fisher Well-Known Member

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    I got to watch him for 15 years. RIP Coach Landry!
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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  7. gambit187

    gambit187 Well-Known Member

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  8. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    Tom Landry is one of the main reasons I'm a Cowboys fan. :honor:
  9. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    My Heart dropped when I heard the news on the radio..

    Grew up with watching this great man on the Dallas sidelines..

    Never be replaced.

    A legend..

  10. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    The best ever. Coach and man. Those of us who got to watch the Cowboys with him as coach, were very lucky.
  11. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    "Tom Landry is the only coach the Cowboys have ever had." Man, I miss hearing the commentators say that.
  12. Blast From The Past

    Blast From The Past Well-Known Member

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    With Coach Landry on the sidelines I never felt we didn't have a chance. I may be one of the few who believes given a little more time he could of turned things back around for this franchise. Something we will never know. Here's to you Coach! :bow:
  13. 1fisher

    1fisher Well-Known Member

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    And to think the fans wanted to run him out of town the first few years of his career...... and what happens? Yup.... 10 year extension. I'm glad I got to watch his teams for many years!
  14. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    The Sunday after Coach Landry died I did a sermon about him/his life and how he influenced those under him. I related it to discipleship. I spoke of the respect people had for him as well. What an example he was for all of us.

    Numerous players spoke of how he impacted their lives apart from football.

    Some of his assistant coaches went on to have great success. Dan Reeves led two different teams to the Super Bowl. Mike Ditka and Raymond Berry met in the Super Bowl when the Bears beat the Pats. Gene Stallings and John Mackovic had success at the college level.

    It was said that when Mike Ditka was an assistant with the Cowboys he was always yelling. He yelled at players. He yelled at other coaches. He yelled at everybody, all the time, except for Tom Landry. Ditka never yelled at Coach Landry.

    I will always admire Coach Landry and what his life stood for. I would hope that my life has had a positive impact on people as well, even if its not the number of people Coach impacted. Its something we can all strive to do.
  15. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    times were different, there wasn't the "you lost last week so you suck" crap all over the net like now
  16. cajuncocoa

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    RIP, are missed.
  17. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    All my life I half said to myself: I will never hear a sentence with both SpongeBob and Tom Landry in it.

    Today it has come true.

    Now I am think I will never hear a sentence with the names Thunder Cats, Tom Landry and the movie title "Picasso Trigger." It will never happen, I am sure. (the sentence above does not count)
  18. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I was bracing myself for a long, pro-Jason Garrett article. Then I opened my eyes. Hi, Cajun!
  19. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    You thought I was posting a pro Garrett article?
    You funny.
  20. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I think I'm conditioned to think that as soon as I hear "nostalgia". LOL

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