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TSN: No Raiders among top coaches

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 11:47 am in Oakland Raiders.

Something to chew on while waiting for Tom Cable to give a pre-camp update . . .

The Sporting News compiled a list of the top 50 coaches or managers in all of sports, including pro and college football, the NHL, the NBA and college basketball. UCLA coach John Woodson was No. 1, with Green Bay and Washington Redskins coach Vince Lombardi No. 2.

Bill Walsh somehow came in at No. 26, behind Joe Gibbs, Tom Landry and Bill Belichick.

Following Lombardi, the following NFL coaches made the list:

5–Don Shula
12–Paul Brown
14–George Halas
15–Chuck Noll
17–Joe Gibbs
18–Tom Landry
20–Bill Belichick
26–Bill Walsh
33–Bill Parcells

Among the 118 panelists who voted included Joe Bugel, Tom Cable, Bill Callahan and Mike White. So chances are there will be no Raiders’ release taking issue with the selections, most notably for leaving off Al Davis and John Madden.
The entire list is below:

1. John Wooden, college basketball
2. Vince Lombardi, NFL
3. Bear Bryant, college football
4. Phil Jackson, NBA
5. Don Shula, NFL
6. Red Auerbach, NBA
7. Scotty Bowman, NHL
8. Dean Smith, college basketball
9. Casey Stengel, MLB
10. Knute Rockne, college football
11. Pat Summitt, women’s college basketball
12. Paul Brown, NFL
13. Joe Paterno, college football
14. George Halas, NFL
15. Chuck Noll, NFL
16. Bob Knight, college basketball
17. Joe Gibbs, NFL
18. Tom Landry, NFL
19. Mike Krzyzewski, college basketball
20. Bill Belichick, NFL
21. Adolph Rupp, college basketball
22. Joe McCarthy, MLB
23. Eddie Robinson, college football
24. Bobby Bowden, college football
25. John McGraw, MLB
26. Bill Walsh, NFL
27. Woody Hayes, college football
28. Connie Mack, MLB
29. Bud Wilkinson, college football
30. Pat Riley, NBA
31. Pete Newell, college basketball
32. Joe Torre, MLB
33. Bill Parcells, NFL
34. Tom Osborne, college football
35. Walter Alston, MLB
36. Bo Schembechler, college football
37. Toe Blake, NHL
38. Sparky Anderson, MLB
39. Al Arbour, NHL
40. Amos Alonzo Stagg, college football
41. Tony La Russa, MLB
42. Geno Auriemma, women’s college basketball
43. Dick Irvin, NHL
44. Ara Parseghian, college football
45. Chuck Daly, NBA
46. Bobby Cox, MLB
47. Hank Iba, college basketball
48. Tommy Lasorda, MLB
49. Gregg Popovich, NBA
50. Herb Brooks, NHL

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  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    That’s ridiculous. As bad as Al Davis is today, and he’s horrible, this is obviously an underhanded insult. John Madden has the highest winning percentage, doesn’t he? Or, is it the most wins in 10 years? I know he’s tops somewhere in that area. Madden should be on there. Whoever wrote this either overlooked Madden, or is trying a little too hard to toe the line on the whole Davis = persona non grata thing with the national sports press. We all hate Davis, including most Raider fans. Report on what Davis is doing wrong. Don’t make Madden pay for it.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    repost

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 11:51 am
    Well, according to the Wed. camp schedule at napavalleyregister.com, right about now Danny Southwick is getting his helmet speaker hooked up to the coaches headset.

    Then he’ll have lunch with his roommate Nnamdi before an afternoon PR meeting on how Danny should handle the upcoming media circus…

  • DirtyRaccoon

    3rd

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    AHEM, take a look at number 36 above…

  • DirtyRaccoon

    Nice work Bo!

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    I know, Bo. That’s why at first I thought it was a list of the dumbest commenters here. Joking, bud. Good afternoon.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Duh

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    I have issues with numbers 6, 16, 17, 27, 41, 44, 48, and 49.

    Where is Larry Brown? Where is Billy Martin?

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Where is Sid Gilman? George Allen? Jerry Faust?

  • big chill

    any new from camp, anyone got anything….

  • big chill

    i meant any news from camp

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Where are Jim Riggleman, Dusty Baker and Lou Piniella? And why are there a couple of WOMEN’S coaches on the list? lol….like Women’s sports count…do your championships count if no one is watching Geno and Pat?

  • DirtyRaccoon

    HEY, where’s Anne Donovan ???

    CON SPIRACY!!

  • priesttj

    Teabag, you obviously don’t watch this team or you like COW can’t judge talent worth a damn. Any fol can see what kind of back Bush is, except maybe you and COW.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    I agree Priesttj, Bush is a great back…thank god Al didn’t get his way and convert him to a FB.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Cable is speaking at present, no?

    You degenerates: Get me some tweets!

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    There you go Priesttj,

    Calling people morons, idiots, fools etc who don’t agree with you.

    That’s ok, just don’t then get self-righteous and pretned you don’t do such things.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Looks like COW handed Priest his ass again. I’m going to head back to the previous page and check it out.

  • Teabag

    lol…. Judging talent… right, I never said I was a scout.. but since we are criticizing peoples ability to judge talent. You would have a better time criticizing AL’s judgment over mine.. Because his track record hasn’t been too impressive as of late.

    I watch this team, every game, every year.. And I am sorry that I don’t enjoy the abuse I get from it..

    Are you the type that likes to play around with Dominatrixes?

    I will not apologize that we all aren’t gluttons for punishment

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Wow, priest. Coach on Wheels says Chazz and Higgins have a little way to go before teams will actually fear them, and that’s what got you on the rag today? Sheesh. Take a nap.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Dakota,

    How could TSN dis Jerry Faust?

    And what about Don Zimmer and Leo Durocher?

    Or Randy Pfund?

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    No, you’re right, priest. This is a pro bowl year for JLH and Chazz. No doubt. Mmm hmm. Yeh…

  • OAKlifer

    You degenerates: Get me some tweets!

    nothing as of yet…..and thank you

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Priesttj is a guy who “assured” us that the Kiffin/Davis feud was a media conspirecy.

    You’t think after being sooooooo wrong, he’d pause before calling someone else a idiot, no?

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Kell, LOL. Yes. Remember this place a year ago? And, Preist wasn’t the only one stating, as fact, mind you, that everything was fine with Kiffin and Davis. We might have to go to the archives and pull up some more oldies but goodies from the usual team shills in here. A lot of them wisely changed their names, though.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Here you go Bo:

    Excerpts from Tom Cable press conference:

    “We are going to take a cautious approach with Oneal, his injury was very bad and I know he is itching to get back on the field, but we have Lorenzo to fill in until Oneal is 100%.”

    “I think we had a great offseason. The additions to our offensive line and the help we got our defense through the draft process should really give us a boost this year.”

    “I am excited about Henderson challenging Barnes for the left tackle spot. Both players should benefit tremendously from the competition. Right now I envision Barnes playing somewhere on the like and Mario will have to prove he deserves a shot at a position”

    “I expect big things from our wider receivers this year, Javon Walker in particular. We are going to take it slow with out young guys, let them get up to speed before just throwing them to the wolves.”

    “Michael Mitchell is a significant upgrade to our special teams play. We hope someday that he will take over a safety spot, but for the foreseeable future I think he is going to do great things on special teams.”

    “Our starting tailback has been and until someone else proves otherwise is Justin. He gives us the best chance we have at moving the ball and scoring touchdowns. The other guys have their work cut out if they want to get significant time on the field.”

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    It’s like I’ve always said, you can go back to the archives, and click July and August of any year, and you’ll see the exact same hyperbole you’re seeing from these guys today. Shilling for players that they’ve since scapegoated. Shill, scapegoat, shill, scapegoat. Always keep the conversation away from Al, unless you’re giving him lifetime praise. That’s their blueprint.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Kell, LOL. Yes. Remember this place a year ago? And, Preist wasn’t the only one stating, as fact, mind you,
    ——————–
    AS FACT!!!! absolutely, he had the inside info. Rest assured he told us.

  • OAKlifer

    Dakota Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    LOL @ THIS

  • priesttj

    MR you’re, worst than those two. If you don’t know don’t act like you do. These kids are going into their 2nd and 3rd years no one knows what they will do but to say they can’t be a factor is presumptuous at least. I think Chaz has great potential.

    Ray Charles can see Michael Bush has tremendous talent, if you’re going to rag on my team. You better have some type knowledge about the game. Watching it doesn’t do much for me, If you have no idea what your looking at. Like you MR.

  • http://Raiders.com RaiderTW

    20. Bill Belichick, NFL
    he should be disqualified for CHEATING! 3-4 yrs of unmittagated cheating!!

  • OAKlifer

    bydavidwhiteBreaking news: Derrick Burgess a no-show at camp today, Tom Cable not happy about the surprise holdout.

    bydavidwhiteLess surprising, Darrius Heyward-Bey is officially a holdout as an unsigned rookie. Cable remains hopeful.

    vidwhiteWR Arman Shields and QB Danny southwick waived, decision on Andrew walter in next 24 hours.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Priest

    Why aren’t you in Napa discussing plans with Al Davis and Tom Cable?

  • OAKlifer

    I asked and he deliverd he was prob going to update anyways but he did so only mins after I asked that was nice of him

  • RaiderRockstar

    McFadden is not going to be used like a traditional back, nor should he be.

    ***

    Teabag: we drafted him 4th overall to be a situational rusher/receiver, like Reggie Bush?

  • OAKlifer

    Burgess in contract year. He won’t get an extension, sounds like he just wants out early.

    dwhite~twitter

  • OAKlifer

    Burgess a no show as camp opens, DHB could sign soon. He is in the area …
    half a minute ago from PockeTwit

    this is from Jmac him self!!!!

  • Teabag

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    McFadden is not going to be used like a traditional back, nor should he be.

    ***

    Teabag: we drafted him 4th overall to be a situational rusher/receiver, like Reggie Bush?
    —————————————————

    No we drafted him as a possibilty to take it to the house every time he touches the ball..

    Rushing and Receiving is the best way to do that with him…

    McFadden is NOT Adrian Peterson… you adapt your game plan around a players skill set not vice versa

  • priesttj

    KK, I didn’t get tooo bad did I. lol sorry folks!!

  • Chris in NY

    Maybe they told Burgess to stay home. Trade imminent?

  • OAKlifer

    Sorry Bo,

    I was on the Southwick bandwagon I hope denver dsnt sign this kid……

    No more Shields huh??? Thank g@d for
    Murphy JLH and Chaz!!!!!

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Bo,

    Randy Pfund? LMFAO

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    OAKlifer Says:
    July 29th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    vidwhiteWR Arman Shields and QB Danny southwick waived, decision on Andrew walter in next 24 hours.

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Hahahahahaha. NOT FUNNY.

  • http://twitter.com/raidermight RaiderMight

    Hope it’s a sign of a trade on Burgess being a no show.

  • OAKlifer

    BRo D white posted it on his twitter!!

    http://twitter.com/bydavidwhite

    I would never false report this type of stuff brother!!

  • http://twitter.com/raidermight RaiderMight

    Adios Shields! Didn’t even get to know you!

  • http://twitter.com/raidermight RaiderMight

    Maybe they are hoping he can make it to the practice squad?

  • OAKlifer

    dmcfadden20
    Jus got done wit tha first half of meetins for tha day

    Dmac tweets!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Breaking news: Derrick Burgess a no-show at camp today, Tom Cable not happy about the surprise holdout.

    Less surprising, Darrius Heyward-Bey is officially a holdout as an unsigned rookie. Cable remains hopeful.

    WR Arman Shields and QB Danny southwick waived, decision on Andrew walter in next 24 hours.

    Burgess in contract year. He won’t get an extension, sounds like he just wants out early.

    Burgess a no show as camp opens, DHB could sign soon. He is in the area

    ***

    Thanks for the updates OAKlifer!

    Danny Southwick is a great competitor. He’s probably on his way to New England

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    priest, Ray Charles can also see that the Raiders have sucked for 6 straight years, and haven’t made one move in upper management. Ray Charles can also see that the talent you’re over-hyping was hand picked by this very pisspore management. Ray Charles can also see that team shills like you have been hyping up similar, mediocre talent in previous seasons. Also, Ray Charles is dead, which means he can’t see, hear, touch or feel anything. So obviously you guys over in Alameda need to update your cultural references as well as your football strategy.