Monday, December 04, 2006

McCarthy on TV?

Here's a press release about the NFF Hall of Fame inductions.

Ed McCarthy is also one of 17 finalists for the Draddy Trophy that day.

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today that the NFL Network will televise the 49th Annual College Football Hall of Fame Ceremony on Saturday, December 9 at 6:00 PM ET, marking the first time the ceremony will be broadcast on television.

Adam Schefter hosts NFL Network’s coverage from the annual awards dinner, which will take place December 5, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

At the event, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) will honor several outstanding individuals for their contributions to college football and our nation; bestow 17 National Scholar Athletes with $320,000 in scholarships, including the Draddy Trophy, presented by HealthSouth, to the nation’s top football scholar- athlete; and induct the 2006 College Football Hall of Fame Division I-A Class.

NFL Network’s coverage features numerous profiles of the 2006 class, including one-on- one interviews with legendary coaches Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno, who will receive the National Football Foundation’s highest honor, the Gold Medal.

The Gold Medal has been presented to seven U.S. Presidents, four U.S. Generals, three U.S. Admirals, one U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 25 Corporate CEOs and Chairmen, John Wayne and Jackie Robinson. Paterno and Bowden will become the 49th and 50th recipients of the award, which has been bestowed since 1958.

Emmitt Smith, (University of Florida running back), Bruce Smith, (Virginia Tech defensive tackle) and Heisman Award winner Charlie Ward (Florida State quarterback) are among the 2006 College Football Hall of Fame class who will be in attendance.

Sponheimer sweep

Not a bad year for the Sponheimers.

A few weeks after his son Brendan won an Ivy League title, father John helped Ansonia win a record 15th state title in Connecticut high school football.

Sponheimer, an assistant at Ansonia, is also the freshman coach.

Ansonia was 13-0 this year.

Of course, that team went undefeated as well.

A year to remember in the Sponheimer household.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Interesting Globe article

on Harvard president speech the night before Yale game.

Here's the link: