Sunday, March 08, 2009

Replay Coolness

Easton, PA is rivals with the city of Phillipsburg, NJ which is just across the Delaware River. Every Thanksgiving morning, these two schools compete in their championship game. It doesn't matter the record or success or stage in the playoffs. All that matters is who wins this game. In 1993, Easton was 10-1 and was expected to dominate against a down P-burg. But the Stateliners of Phillipsburg would not be denied. They fought and scratched and clawed their way to a 7-7 tie. Now, 16 years later, Gatorade is sponsoring a rematch of that game. So far there has been a amazing webisode (and trailer) and a lot of press around here. The cool thing is that this game, which will is scheduled for some time in April, will be taking place at Lafayette College's Fisher Field - a mere three blocks from my house. (I run the track during the summer to stay in a little shape.)

I remember how much we disliked Holy Cross when I was in high school at Jesuit. That was nothing compared to this. More details to follow.

What the connection to New Orleans (besides little old me)? - Peyton and Eli Manning will be the coaches. Note to Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Archie Manning, and Olivia Manning - you are invited to my house before or after the game for drinks and eats.

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