Saturday, January 19, 2008

A tale of two Wisconsin guys

Yes, that headline could definitely be a set up for more than a few jokes. Likely concerning such things as beer, cheese, deer, bratwurst and any number of bodily functions. Individually or all together, the possibilities are mind-boggling.

But in this case, it's the story of two small town -- about 10 miles apart -- Wisconsin boys who find themselves playing against each other in the NFC Championship Game. That would be Mark Tauscher, starting right tackle for the Pack, and Rich Seubert, starting left guard for the Giants. Both are examples of what happens when you believe in yourself and work hard, as neither were sought-after players going into or coming out of college. Tauscher was a 7th round draft pick and Seubert was an undrafted free agent. Yet, here they are in the biggest games of their careers playing for a shot at the Super Bowl.

It's a great story. And you can read all about it here.

Yes, if it had been the Pack vs. the Cowgirls tomorrow instead, we'd still have a similar story line with QB Tony Romo, another small town (relatively speaking) Wisconsin guy. Guess that one will have to wait to another year.