Today, no one knows the name Tony Smith. He and Brett Favre will always be connected in football history. Besides their playing days at the University of Southern Mississippi, Tony Smith was the draft pick given to the Falcons for Favre.
Twenty years from now, every one will remember and know the name Brett Favre. And no, it is not because pictures of him when he was 41 will be on the Web, or because he has cried wolf over and over again by saying he was going to retire but always returning on Week 1 ready to play, and play he has. His rugged persona and gritty mindset have made his career into an NFL Films story that has the making to be an Oscar winning picture. Brett Favre doesn’t believe in resting on the Sabbath. His gunslinger mentality and improvisational throws will most likely never be seen again, along with his unbreakable streak of 292 consecutive starts.
When Coach Mike Holmgren took Favre off the bench on that September day in 1992, no one, not even Favre himself, knew what that meant. He probably didn’t picture his first pass on the Packers to be deflected and caught by himself for a seven-yard loss. But 20 years from now, people will remember the streak, the iron man mentality that he brought play after play, and his willingness to never back down.
Some Packer fans, including one of my roommates, have a love for Brett like a father has for his son even though Favre may be on the Vikings. In the hearts and memories of football fans, he will always be a Packer. The greatest post-Lombardi Packer, if not the greatest period, will be enshrined in Canton as a Packer and 20 years from now, when his picture appears in print, on television or in cyberspace, there will be a green “G” somewhere nearby.
– Dan McNamara ’13Read More
For the first time in her young college career, Boston University’s freshman phenom Marie-Philip Poulin was held pointless last Friday.Read More
The Men’s Hockey Team earned Hockey East Team of the Week honors after last weekend’s games. The Friars beat UMass-Amherst 3-2 and improved to 2-4-1 overall and 2-2-1 in Hockey East on Saturday, Oct. 30. The game was played at home in Schneider Arena and the Friars scored on two power-plays to clinch the victory against the Minutemen, who now stand at 0-4-2 overall and 0-2-2 in the league.Read More
The Women’s Soccer Team closed out its most successful season since 1993 over the weekend with two losses to West Virginia and Pittsburgh. Despite impressive performances against both Big East Teams, Providence was unable to eke out a win in either of the two road games.Read More
The season is almost over for New England as the leaves are falling and the frost is forming. Take a break from mid-terms and the normal social outings and head to the golf course. As an assignment for a sports marketing class, some seniors have put together a charity golf tournament that will be taking place next weekend, Saturday, Nov. 6 at approximately noon. Button Hole, a 9-hole, par 3 course (not too challenging), will be closed for this event and is only 10 minutes from PC. For $20, you get a round of golf, free club rentals (if needed), access to the driving range, a t-shirt, food, and entertainment. There will be a discounted price for those who would rather not play golf but still want to go to enjoy the entertainment and watch their roommates show off their golf skills.Read More
Ashlyn Hudson ’11, Joscelyn Mahon ’11, Kelly Grogan ’11, Christina Sideris ’11, Julie Ruggieri ’11, and Jaime Lipski ’11 of the Field Hockey Team were honored on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Friars’ final home game of the 2010 season. Providence battled with No. 10 Louisville, who entered the contest with a firm grip on second place in the Big East, and only one conference loss.Read More
This past weekend, the Tennis Team traveled to Hanover, N.H. to compete in the ITA Northeast Regional Championships. The event featured top players from over 20 Division I schools in the Northeast. The Friars were represented by Marisela Aviles-Duron ’13 in the Main Singles Tournament and by a team of Aviles-Duron and Maria Clara Bernardez ’14 in the Main Doubles Tournament.Read More
The question I ask you all today is, are you a nail biter?
Remember that question as you read the words of sportscaster Jim Gray:
“You’ve had everybody else biting their nails. So I guess it’s time for them to stop chewing. The answer to the question everybody wants to know: LeBron, what’s your decision?”Read More
Leading into this weekend, the Women’s Volleyball Team was at a crossroads in their season. They were slipping below .500, they were shuffling lineups, and they were in the midst of a five game losing streak. Facing this dilemma, the Friars settled on trekking forward in search of success, but the weekend was met with mixed results. While Friday brought jubilation as the Friars swept America East rival UNH at home, it was quickly followed by frustration for PC, as they fell at UNH in straight sets.Read More