Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Draft Talk

BlgTalkRadio has a 15-minute phone interview with NFL safety hopeful Garrett Waggoner of Dartmouth:

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The New York Times writes about former Princeton defensive tackle Caraun Reid, who could be a relatively early draft pick for an Ivy Leaguer.
The Gannett newspapers in New York have a story about Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews and his NFL prospects. LINK

The Baltimore Sun tosses Mathews' name out as a possible late-round pick by the Ravens.
Evan Key, who is considering walking on to the Dartmouth football team at linebacker, was chosen to play in the Phil Simms North-South All-Star Classic next month in New Jersey according to MyCentralJersey.com.
NorthJersey.com writes about all-time Ivy League great Ed Marinaro of Cornell's plans to return to his New Jersey hometown to have his high school number retired next fall.

The story also touches on the Kickstarter campaign to turn Marinaro's TV show Blue Mountain State into a movie. The campaign already has raised more than $1 million. Marinaro, best known from his days on Hill Street Blues, played a coach in Blue Mountain State.

 Check out the BMS Kickstarter campaign here. (For what it's worth, also take a look at the pong table the campaign is offering as an incentive for pledges of $1,500 or more. I'm not endorsing using the thing, but it's wicked cool.)

This is part of an email I received recently from a former Dartmouth player who was a contemporary of Marinaro's and would like to see people help the cause:
Ed thinks the Dartmouth guys owe him because, according to Ed, many of us made our names by beating up on him. 
Check out the Blue Mountain State Kickstarter teaser:

The University of New Hampshire has had good success raising money for its stadium project and is now just $1 million away from going ahead with the project. LINK