Sunday, August 04, 2013

Art Donovan and other links

NFL Hall of Famer and Boston College graduate Art Donovan died this weekend. His long professional career and TV appearances are the source of his fame, but he was a decorated player while at BC. What might not be widely known was that Donovan began his collegiate career at Notre Dame. It was only after a stint in the Marines during World War II that he returned to college football and eventually to BC. 

The Riley Cooper incident might actually lead to more playing time for Momah in Philly.

A Virginia Tech fan has started posting full games on You Tube and it is glorious. Below is the 2006 VT-BC game on ESPN. It was one of TOB's best moments. It will also be remembered for the night Herbie ripped into the Hokie players for dancing to "Sweet Caroline." It is only a matter of time before the games are removed, but go to Hokie Tapes and relive some of our better VT games before it is too late. 


Goberry said...

Thanks for posting of Donovan's death. I met him during my senior week in front of Vanderslice while waiting for a ride (it was his 50th reunion weekend) and really enjoyed the few stories he took the time to tell me.

NEDofSavinHill said...

The most memorable part of that game was the blatant dishonesty of Fowler and Herbstreit saying " there are no quality qbs in the ACC. It's a down year for QBs" Matt Ryan was playing a perfect game , beating a ranked team and those two creeps were so ungenerous to him. It was because of the falsehoods about Ryan and BC that Ryan wasn't even one of the Heisman finalist. Ryan was the best QB in the nation in 2006 and 2007 but the propagandist at Espn ignored him.

Goberry said...

Does anybody recall at what point in the game Herbie called out the Va Tech players? If I recall it was at some point in the third.

Big Jack Krack said...

Go BC - can't wait to get back to those days and even better!!!!

eagleboston said...

I was at Alumni for that game. One of the greatest victories of the past 10 years. I have never seen the TV call of the game, but I remember watching the players dance and thinking how crazy it was that they could be that far down and that cheerful.

I also seem to remember that was Steve Aponovicious' (sp?) coming out game.

God, I hope we return to that kind of success soon.