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Subject: Professional hall of famers


Author:
florida lion
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Date Posted: 19:12:16 01/09/17 Mon

joiseyfan started an interesting thread about undergraduate athletes. I'm wondering--how many Ivy graduates in the professional (MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL) halls? I can think of Eddie Collins and Sid Luckman from CU, Chuck Bednarik from Penn. (Sorry CU, Lou Gehrig attended but did not graduate). Other graduates?

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[> Subject: Re: Professional hall of famers


Author:
Bill Lewis
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Date Posted: 19:36:20 01/09/17 Mon

Bill Bradley (Princeton) is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame which includes NBA players.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Professional hall of famers


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Florida lion
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Date Posted: 19:52:35 01/09/17 Mon

I am a CU grad. I admire Lou Gehrig as much as anyone. Wasn't being petty, just trying to establish a ground rule.

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[> Subject: Re: Professional hall of famers


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Roar
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Date Posted: 19:42:01 01/09/17 Mon

florida lion, if "lion: means you're from Columbia, I'm surprised at your pettiness in not counting Lou Gehrig, the most famous Light Blue athlete of all. True, he was pulled out of school by the Yankees after his junior year, but he was forever known as "Columbia Lou," not someone to be dismissed on a technicality.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Professional hall of famers


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The !lion (Obama/Gehrig)
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Date Posted: 12:12:23 01/10/17 Tue

Obama was at Columbia only two years, and nobody ever saw him.
Gehrig was there three years and was a sports immortal and a great gentleman still loved today, eight decades after his untimely death.

I think it's fair and accurate to say that Gehrig was from and of Columbia.
Especially when the NCAA is fine with "student"-athletes skipping to the NBA after one year of college hoops warmup, plus whatever it is with the NFL, two or three years.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Professional hall of famers


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Franklin
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Date Posted: 12:26:42 01/10/17 Tue

So then you're saying that Obama is not in a professional sports hall of fame? Got it.

I'll give you credit for one thing, though. Most posters on this board will stand by virtually anybody who graduates from their alma mater (e.g., Joe Paterno), especially if he's the first non-HYP undergraduate alumnus POTUS from the Ivy League.

Interesting that the first two non-HYP Ivy graduates to occupy the White House both inspire such vitriol from some of their fellow alumni.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Professional hall of famers


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 12:52:23 01/10/17 Tue

"I'll give you credit for one thing, though. Most posters on this board will stand by virtually anybody who graduates from their alma mater."

Bingo.


Although to be fair, no one remembers the Orangehead, either.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-classmates-upenn-claim-no-remembers-article-1.2299753

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[> Subject: Re: Professional hall of famers


Author:
Sr Punter
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Date Posted: 19:48:22 01/09/17 Mon

Sid Luckman? (showing my age).

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[> [> Subject: Re: Professional hall of famers


Author:
florida lion
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Date Posted: 20:01:37 01/09/17 Mon

Chicago Bears quarterback-4 NFL championships in the late 40's. I didn't see him play either.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Professional hall of famers


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Grin and Bear it
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Date Posted: 20:11:19 01/09/17 Mon

Fritz Pollard is in the NFL Hall of Fame

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Ed Healey from Dartmouth


Author:
Go Green
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Date Posted: 21:31:57 01/09/17 Mon


http://www.profootballhof.com/players/ed-healey/

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Ed Healey from Dartmouth


Author:
Diogenes (Go Green)
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Date Posted: 21:59:20 01/09/17 Mon

Note the Indian tie that Healy was wearing when he gave his acceptance speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Great find Go Green. Wah-Hoo-Wah baby, Wah-Hoo-Wah.

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[> Subject: Re: Professional hall of famers--Ken Dryden


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Diogenes
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Date Posted: 20:57:41 01/09/17 Mon

Ken Dryden of Cornell was arguably the best goalie in the NHL and, as well, the world. An excellent student at Cornell, he received his law degree from McGill while playing for Montreal. His books were best-sellers in Canada and the U.S. He served for many years as a Liberal M.P. and was a leader of that party.

In addition to leading Cornell to an NCAA Championship, Dryden also was the goalie on the Cornell lacrosse team. Both teams were coached by the redoubtable Ned Harkness.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Professional hall of famers--Ken Dryden


Author:
Eastern Sports Fan
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Date Posted: 22:21:49 01/09/17 Mon

Yes, end of discussion on this topic.

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