Saturday, January 31, 2009

Super Bowl Pick.

Having no emotional connection with either team, I was in a quandary about who to pull for in tomorrow's Super Bowl. Everybody needs to pick somebody.

Using empirical research techniques, and scientific method, I.... oh hell... I just checked the rosters for former University of Michigan players. No contest, as it turns out. The Phoenix Cardinals have 5 former Wolverines, while the Steelers have only two, and considering the Cardinals are already the prohibitive underdog, the choice is easy. Go Cards! As a bonus, Alan Branch is from New Mexico.

And Go Blue! I'm sure no other University has, or maybe ever had, that many alums playing in a single Super Bowl!

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:46 AM

    GO STEELERS!!!! from a native of western PA and life long fan. I did not think Dan would ever choose sides against our new messiah, er I mean president

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  2. This will break a record for amount of Alumni in a single Super Bowl. Twice before 5 have played at the same time: UMES is tied with Florida State for the most alumni appearing in a single Super Bowl game. In the 1968 game (Super Bowl III) between the New York Jets and the Baltimore Colts (now the Indianapolis Colts), UMES was represented by five alumni: Earl Christy (1961-1964), Johnny Sample (1954-1957), Emerson Boozer (1962-1965), Charlie Stukes (1963-1967), and James Duncan (1968-1971). In Super Bowl XL five (5) Florida State alumni also saw game action: Walter Jones, Peter Warrick, Michael Boulware, Chris Hope and Bryant McFadden.

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  3. Oh STFU Bill... I had to go with the (Wolverine) numbers.

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  4. Hey, thanks Flatlander! That looks like an unbreakable record, based on the history. Is that really Maryland Eastern Shore??? That is impressive. For everybody that's into minutiae.. check out this site: http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=905952

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