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A Reporter's Insight Into Rivera

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20131110/sports/311101080#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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that's one ugly kid she's got there

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

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that was actually kind of interesting.

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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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pics or it didnt happen

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she's torn between two lovers

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What do you think put her in the wheel chair

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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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There's no way that's Rivera.

He was never that young :unsure:

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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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