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Joboots
02-16-2006, 12:18 PM
Here's the scoop--say a prayer to his family!



http://nfl.com/news/story/9240212

lonny23
02-17-2006, 09:31 AM
Here's the scoop--say a prayer to his family!



http://nfl.com/news/story/9240212
Ernie was the man. He was a great coordinator. I agree, we should pray for the family.

Favpack
02-17-2006, 10:31 AM
He battled Alzheimer's for 7 years - definitely a blessing. I'm thinking he's the only coach that stood by Tom until the end?

Dan Reeves
Ernie Stautner
Mike Ditka
Gene Stallings

Pretty salty staff.

hoo2ers
02-19-2006, 06:18 AM
I ran into Ernie and his wife very late one night in the late 70's. It was of all places the Furr's Supermarket on West County in Odessa. I had thought it was him but was unsure if I should ask. I decided it had to be and approached him. An extremely nice and humble man with the firmest handshake I have ever received. While his football legend is one thing in itself, I will always remember the soft spoken and very courteous conversation had that late, late evening in Odessa with them both.
Very Very sad to lose what I consider a football legend and knew to be a kind and decent man.

PackAttack2005
02-24-2006, 08:04 AM
http://www.murphymartin.com/

My uncle worked as stadium announcer for the Cowboys at the Cotton Bowl and Texas Stadium from 1972-1999 and knew Ernie for all of those years. He now is retired in Dallas and writes a weekly cloumn at his web site above. His column this week is about his friend Ernie Stautner.