Monday, Dec. 29, 2008

Tom Landry

The Game: Defensive coordinator for the New York Giants. Had invented the 4-3 defense, which featured four down lineman and three linebackers, which is still popular in football to this day.

Post-Game: Built the Dallas Cowboys into America's team. Landry took over the Cowboys in 1960 and strung together 20 straight winning seasons between 1966 and 1985, a run that included two Super Bowl wins. Known for his fedora and calm sideline demeanor, Landry died in February 2000 at the age of 75.