Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

02 Feb 2006

Bowman Goes from Wall Street to the Super Bowl

Blue Horseshoe loves Grant Bowman. This should be a lesson to us all: If you get released from an NFL team, take a desk job, hope your team makes it to the Super Bowl, pray for an injury, and hope you get re-signed to the practice squad before the bus leaves for the airport.

Posted by: P. Ryan Wilson on 02 Feb 2006

4 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2006, 11:23pm by Ruben

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by David (not verified) :: Thu, 02/02/2006 - 12:20pm

It should be a lesson, seeing as this is the second year running we've seen this story. Hell, Jeff Thomason even had a hand in the outcome of the game last year! Unfortunately.

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by MRH (not verified) :: Thu, 02/02/2006 - 12:26pm

"My legs were cooked after a day of practice,'' he said. "I hadn't been doing much exercise. By much, I mean none.''

His primary job on the practice squad is the same as a college scout team - giving Ben Roethlisberger, Jerome Bettis and the rest of the offense the same looks they can expect to see from Seattle's defense.

The Seahawks get no respect! The Steelers think they can bring in some out of shape guy from Wall St to show them what the Seattle defense looks like.

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by Randolph & Mortimer Duke (not verified) :: Thu, 02/02/2006 - 1:30pm

Where do we send our resumes?

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by Ruben (not verified) :: Thu, 02/02/2006 - 11:23pm

The only thing Grant Bowman was known for at UM was playing DT with a rod in his leg. Granted, that is nothing to shake a stick at, but he was mostly an ineffective D lineman who was made to look good by my pal Norm Heuer and some quality DEs.

That aside, us regular LSA kids, not to mention high-scoring B-school students, would love to work in options trading on Wall Street...must be nice to have your whole life handed to you since high school...