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Monday, January 21, 2008

From Marshall, they still play for championships.

No doubt that it has been a few years since anyone dropped the ol' 90s boast "At Marshall, we play for championships" outside of the context of women's volleyball or pairs tennis. However, a check of the rosters of the two teams in the Super Bowl, the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, reveals that four Thundering Herd alumni will be playing for the biggest team prize in football. The Jints have running back Ahmad Bradshaw, while the Pats include wide receivers Randy Moss and Troy Brown and punter Chris Hanson.

Here is how Marshall stacks up against some other schools in terms of representation in the big game:
LSU 5
USC 4
Miami (FL) 4
Tennessee 4
Michigan 3
Notre Dame 2
Florida 2
Ohio State 1
West Virginia 0

So, although folks in Herd Nation have had little to cheer for in recent years, we have a lot of excitement in store for us on February 3.

Go Herd/Pats/Jints!

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7 Comments:

Blogger Buzzardbilly said...

Curmy and I were discussing this a bit yesteday! Marshall guys are kicking ass in the NFL, and soon (maybe even this year) our 'growing years' with Snyder should give way to new 'winning years' again. I'll always regret that Pruitt left in such a hurry.

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Monday, January 21, 2008  
Blogger Preposterous Ponderings said...

I hope we have a blackout here on Feb. 3 !

My husband annoys the hell out of me on game days.He yells and cheers like the damn players can hear him.

I end up with a headache by the time it is all over.Not to mention a high pitched ringing left in my ear for days to follow.

Monday, January 21, 2008  
Blogger Evil Twin's Wife said...

Yay Marshall! That's so cool. Thanks for sharing that info.

Monday, January 21, 2008  
Blogger The Film Geek said...

I reminded Kristy yesterday that the NE punter was a former Marshall player, and that if the Giants won later that night The Herd would be well represented in The Game. Her response: "How many WVU players will be there?"

I didn't know, but I'm gonna email her your answer. And it'll make her really, really happy.

Monday, January 21, 2008  
Anonymous WV.Hillbilly said...

Jason Rader is on NE's practice squad as well.

Monday, January 21, 2008  
Blogger Chris James said...

Yup. WSAZ gave the numbers with all of the folks on active duty and practice squads. It knocked us up to 5 and LSU up to 7, I think.

Monday, January 21, 2008  
Anonymous WV.Hillbilly said...

But, on the bright side for WVU fans, they lead Marshall in numbers of arrested NFL players.

Monday, January 28, 2008  

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