Tuesday, December 11, 2007

In Todd We Trust

For the 22,000-plus people who call Walpole, Massachusetts home, Sunday night's Redskins-Giants tilt just might be the most anticipated football game...of all time. Native son Todd Collins and former resident Tom Coughlin will share the same field -- and this time, only one of them will be sporting a headset!

Collins was a star at Walpole High School (Rebel Pride, baby!) before a successful career at Michigan. The photo in the upper right of the Rebels' Web site appears to be from Super Bowl XXVI, Washington's 37-24 win over the Bills, the team that drafted Collins and for which he started one season after beating out Billy Joe Hobert and Alex Van Pelt. Talk about a heated training camp battle.

Seriously, this is easily the biggest thing to happen to Walpole since that new traffic light was installed at Winter and Main Street, and possibly since the Walpole Little League team made the World Series. Shockingly, no members of the team expressed their affinity for Todd Collins during their taped introductions. That should change soon.

Do Walpole proud, Todd.

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