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Allie Sherman remembrance -- ex-Giants coach dies at 91

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Coached Giants from 1961-68.

Giants coach Allie Sherman with quarterback Fran Tarkenton during a Sept. 8, 1967 game at Yankee Stadium.
Giants coach Allie Sherman with quarterback Fran Tarkenton during a Sept. 8, 1967 game at Yankee Stadium.
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Allie Sherman, who coached the New York Giants to NFL title games in three consecutive seasons 1961-63, died Saturday. He coached the Giants from 1961-68, compiling a 57-51-4 overall record.

The New York Times offered a full obituary of the coach who took over for Jim Lee Howell after former Giants assistants Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry had moved on to build Hall of Fame careers with their own head-coaching jobs.

The New York Post recalled Sherman as "an exceedingly nice man who led an exceedingly interesting life."

The Daily News credited Sherman with being one of the first media-savvy NFL head coaches, and with hiring the league's first two African-American assistant coaches, Emlen Tunnell and Rosey Brown.

The younger generation of Giants fans only know Sherman as a name in a history book. We invite some of our senior readers to share their memories of Sherman, and of that time of Giants football.