Thursday, January 27, 2005

Comic Books used to recuit Football Players

Rock 'em, sock 'em recruiting
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Brian Truelove gets letters. Lots and lots of letters. From school after school wanting the 6-foot-2, 267-pound defensive lineman from Georgia to come play football.

Hundreds of letters. So many he gave up trying to organize them. They arrive on official letterhead. They begin, Dear Prospect.

"Just boring looking stuff," Truelove said.

Then, a package from the University of Oregon arrives.

"I get this comic book page and it's got me on the cover, and No. 72 and it says, 'A Hero Is Born,' " he said. "It was like, 'Oh my God, this is crazy.' "

Page by page, players being recruited by Oregon this year have received comic books starring themselves starring for the Ducks, winning the national title, graduating, and moving on to the NFL.

More in that story.

This story is also directly related and it's where the picture comes from.

I figure some of you Football fans would like this :)


At 8:39 AM, Blogger Pat said...

Smart idea! I remember years ago reading that one of the recruiters for a basketball program used to take the kid to the arena and they'd play a tape over the PA of a fictionalized radio broadcast with the kid hitting the winning shot as the crowd goes crazy. Sounded very effective.


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