It must be hard to be second string at such a high-profile position as quarterback. Some NFL players have filled backup duties with patience and hard work, biding their time until opportunity strikes. League MVP Aaron Rodgers, for instance, rode the pine behind Brett Favre for three seasons with the Green Bay Packers before earning the starting job for himself.
New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is lighting up the league with his stellar play, propelling the Knicks back from the brink of yet another disappointing season.
But you can’t talk about Lin without mentioning his alma mater, Harvard University, from which he graduated in 2010 with a 3.1 GPA. Here’s a look at how some other Harvard alumni have fared in their respective professional sports:
Open casting calls for ‘American Idol‘ have brought out lots of memorable singers, good and bad. But they’ve also spawned a chance for the next generation to get discovered, including some young women who are seeking their own versions of the fame they’ve seen their fathers achieve.
Now that the Broncos’ season is over, quarterback Tim Tebow has time to pursue other ventures. And on Saturday night, Tebow surprised a packed Pepsi Center in Denver by joining country music star Brad Paisley on stage for the song ”I’m Still a Guy.”
Deion Sanders, Bo Jackson, Brian Jordan, Danny Ainge and a select few others set a modern standard for their unique abilities to play two professional sports at their peaks. But it’s not so odd for a young phenom to make a choice when it comes to picking one sport over another.
University of Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson is the latest rising star to decide between two sports, reportedly opting for professional football player over baseball.How’d other athletes in Wilson’s position fare? Here’s a modern-day look back:
The former Cincinnati Reds shortstop will be enshrined this summer and heralded among the all-time greats. But with the news a new member of the hall has been added comes a spirited debate about who didn’t make the cut.
The former basketball player and outspoken media personality, Charles Barkley, delighted sports fans with a pitch-perfect parody of Shaquille O’Neal on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Almost as entertaining, though, was when he got a taste of his own medicine.
Former Tennessee Titans running back used to thrill audiences with long runs and evasive moves. Now, he’s hoping to win over new audiences with his…acting.
George will star in the title role of Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s production of ‘Julius Caesar’ this month. With the play, George joins a rich history of former football players who’ve gone on to theatrical stardom.
What better way to start off the new year than with a ton of firings? Raheem Morris and reportedly all the assistant coaches and coordinators of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were asking themselves this question when they lost their jobs Monday.
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