Legendary NFL Coach Don Shula Dead at 81

A true icon…

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     One of the NFL’s truly iconic head coaches, Don Shula, reportedly passed away Wednesday afternoon in his Grand River, Ohio home of congestive heart failure.  At the time of his death he was 81 years old.

     Don Shula was among the greatest coaches in NFL history; his 347 wins spanned generations, stretching from Johhny Unitas to Dan Marino.  Six times Shula took teams to the Super Bowl (Once with the Baltimore Colts and 5 times with the Miami Dolphins), winning two of them.  His most notable achievement, of course, was leading the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the only undefeated season in NFL history, at 17-0.

     Coach Shula remained active in his post retirement life, lending his name to a number of charitable causes and business ventures.  He has taken part in various sports events over the years, including Super Bowl festivities. 

     Don Shula is survived by his second wife, Mary Anne Stephens, and his five children. (Including former Alabama coach Mike and former Bengals coach Dave)

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  1. Posted January 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks for the share!

  2. Posted January 12, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Excellent work.

  3. bart
    Posted January 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Derp de derp. No, Don Shula is not dead.

  4. shocked
    Posted January 12, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Coach is a friend of mine and Im absolutely appalled that you people would publish this. Not cool. I guess this is the reaction you freaks want though, huh??

  5. Posted January 12, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    he is NOT dead. it was a hoax. jeez, research your stuff before you write a story about it.

  6. omg
    Posted January 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Not dead. Alive!!

  7. mpk
    Posted January 12, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I am a Bills fan and can’t believe this garbage was posted… You should be ashamed of yourselves… jerks.

  8. Helana
    Posted January 13, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Whoever wrote this should be ashamed of themselves. Not to mention should be in trouble. How can you be so low as to write such trash? You make me sick!! You need to apologize to Don Shula and his family.

  9. Heywood Jablowme
    Posted January 13, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Nice move, sh*t d*cks. Quit posting stuff that’s not true. If you’d like your site to be compromised, just say so.

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