Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Disaster awaits

The Philadelphia Eagles are doomed. Not because Donovan McNabb is injured and will miss Sunday's game against the Giants, but because two Rutgers alumni--Mike McMahon and L.J. Smith--will be in the starting lineup.

McMahon "starred" at quarterback for the Scarlet Knights between 1997 and 2000, as Rutgers compiled an overall record of 9-35. In '97, Rutgers fans were made to suffer more than those digested by Sarlacc, as the Knights went 0-11. Two years later, they finished the season with a 1-10 mark.

After graduating from Highland Park High School, Smith, by moving to New Brunswick, made the journey from "Israel" to "Africa" (apologies to Gene Racz) and went to school On the Banks of the Old Raritan. During his stint from 1999-2002, the Scarlet Knights went 7-38, including a 1-11 showing when the tight end was a senior.

When the two played together, Rutgers went 4-18.

I would not be surprised if this is the first time in NFL history that two Rutgers alumni started for the same team.


At 11:16 PM, Blogger jeffro said...

i think Mikey Mac and LJ may be the only recent Rutgers grads in the NFL...oh, and Marco Battaglia

At 9:13 AM, Blogger Jay said...

c'mon jeffro
Gary Bracket has 69 tackles and 2 Int's for the Colts this season
Jay Bellamy had started in 122 straight games before a season ending injury in week 3
Nate jones is on Dallas and Shaun O'Hara is on the Giants.

I'll be making my first appearance at Rutgers Stadium in years on 11/26 for the Cincy game. Can't argue with free tix.

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Pete said...

I was going to write about this elsewhere, but seeing as how I have an FAA test Sunday and don't have much time, I'll offer a condensed version here:

No surprise Rutgers shit the bed against L-Ville last week.

What was surprising, however, was that the Scarlet Knights had the audacity to stomp on the Cardinals' midfield logo before their 56-5 defeat.

They were exposed as the biggest of fakes, and embarrassed themselves and their school in the process, not only with their lopsided defeat but their extracurricular antics.

Completely uncalled for, especially if you're not going to back it up. Greg Schiano should be fired.

This team is minimally better than last year's, and I feel pity for all the people so excited about them being bowl eligible.

Rutgers. Absolute disgrace.

At 7:52 PM, Blogger jeffro said...

you really can't embarrass the Rutgers football program any further at this point. unless, of course, Temple was the team that stomped 'em 56-5.

At 7:52 AM, Blogger Jay said...

word around campus is that they were not intentionally stomping "on the cardinal" they just have a pregame routine where they punt a ball to tres moses at midfield and then jump around him to pump themselves up. sounds a little stupid to me, but whatever.

At 5:58 PM, Blogger jeffro said...

get out of your posting malaise and get on the ball, beyotch!


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