Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Legend Retires




Bobby Bowden, the legendary head coach of the Florida State University football team, made the announcement yesterday that he is retiring from coaching after 34 years with the Seminoles. This might not seem like a big deal to anyone else, but to fans and alumni of FSU, it was truly a sad day. God bless you Bobby and thank you for all you have done for Florida State University. We will miss you. This bronze statue of Coach Bowden was created by W. Stanley "Sandy" Proctor and stands outside of Doak Campbell Stadium on the FSU campus in Tallahassee. To see the wonderful detail in this beautiful sculpture, please click on the picture to enlarge it.

13 comments:

B SQUARED said...

He deserved better than he got.

Leif Hagen said...

Congrats to him on his retirement! He has pointed the winning way for a long time!!

Lois said...

B Squared--I totally agree! But as usual, Bobby handled it with class.

Halcyon said...

Sad to hear that a beloved coach is leaving. Your next coach will have some big shoes to fill!

Guy D said...

Awesome shot Lois, great looking statue.

All the best.
Guy
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√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I saw his retirement on the news this morning. This is a nice photograph of the sculpture.

Pam said...

He is a ledgenary coach in Florida and has done a great job of coaching for FSU. Its nice of you to honor him Lois.

Beth Niquette said...

Wow--he seems to have the art of retiring gracefully. What a wonderful fellow.

Jacob said...

Captured in action! Great sculpture. He said he wasn't going anywhere, so they must have made him an offer he couldn't refuse. But he sure did, as you say, do a lot for FSU!

This photo is nicely composed, Lois!

Tabib said...

Nice shot of great statue

Hilda said...

I find it cool that he got a statue even before he retired. He must truly be a very special coach and person.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I love it! The work is neat and divinely well-detailed.

Lisa Wilson said...

34 years straight of doing anything is pretty amazing these days! I'm sure he will be missed!