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#1 fieryprophet

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

http://www.pressdemo...11101080#page=0

 

I have this charming memory of Ron Rivera and I want to share it with you.

Rivera is head coach of the Carolina Panthers who play the 49ers today at Candlestick Park. He played linebacker at Cal 1980-83 and he played in the NFL. Today, I'm interested in him at Cal, way back then.

Here's how I got to know Rivera. I would go over to Cal to interview football players during the week, and I would interview players after home games. And I noticed an intriguing phenomenon. Rivera would attend my interviews as an observer.

It happened like this. As I sat down with a player, Rivera — young, polite, soft-spoken — would say, "Do you mind if I sit in?"

I didn't mind at all. I was honored. I already knew him a little because I had previously interviewed him, and I had been impressed with his maturity and brains. So, as I interviewed another player, Rivera sat there listening. Sometimes, he had a pad and pen and he took notes. This was strictly amazing.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:36 PM

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:37 PM

that's one ugly kid she's got there



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:39 PM

shout out to all the people who wanted to give this man the boot. cheers to Rivera leader of men



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:40 PM

that was actually kind of interesting.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:51 PM

Rivera actually spent some time as a sports reporter for WGN in Chicago inbetween the end of his playing career and the start of his coaching career.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:53 PM

pics or it didnt happen



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:54 PM

she's torn between two lovers



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:56 PM

What do you think put her in the wheel chair



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:56 PM

Nice refreshing article about our head coach. He seems like a really good guy. Good guy with a good understanding of X's and O's plus the addition of some brass balls on fourth down.

Hopefullyu we are in line for the postseason this year.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:01 PM

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There's no way that's Rivera.

He was never that young :unsure:

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:03 PM

There's no way that's Rivera.

He was never that young :unsure:

Well the photo is in black and white...



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

shout out to all the people who wanted to give this man the boot. cheers to Rivera leader of men

I don't think anyone ever had a problem with Rivera the man. It was Rivera the coach we didn't like. It was the decisions to punt and kick field goals late in 4th quaters and his time management skills people had a problem with.

I for one have always been a fan of Rivera the person. He comes across as a genuine, down to earth coach. Obviously this is from watching interviews and camp highlights and crap like that. I thought it was pretty cool when he brought that little kid into training camp this off season.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:09 PM

I don't think anyone ever had a problem with Rivera the man. It was Rivera the coach we didn't like. It was the decisions to punt and kick field goals late in 4th quaters and his time management skills people had a problem with.

I for one have always been a fan of Rivera the person. He comes across as genuine, down to earth coach. Obviously this is from watching interviews and camp highlights and crap like that. I thought it was pretty cool when he brought that little kid into training camp this off season.


Fua is gone. Who's left for you to 'free'?

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:12 PM

Fua is gone. Who's left for you to 'free'?


Haha! I scanned the roster quickly after I heard the Fua news and no one really jumped out at me. Anyone you want to see gone? I can make it happen!


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