Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Or As Chris Berman Would Call Him, "Jim Dooley Noted"

Sadly, Lou Gehrig's disease is like Deion Sanders - it doesn't just do baseball, it does football too.

Jim Dooley, who coached the Chicago Bears through three tough seasons and later returned as an assistant coach, has died at 77 of Lou Gehrig's disease. Dooley had suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for the past 10 years, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. He died Tuesday at Lake Forest Hospital outside Chicago.

The first person to coach the Bears after George Halas, Dooley led the team from 1968 through 1971. He endured one of the Bears' worst seasons ever in 1969, when they went 1-13, beating only the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team having an equally bad year.
Could've been worse, though; I mean, he never had Rex Grossman as his QB.


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