Sunday, January 17, 2010

Always Good to See Who is Listening

Photo courtesy, Life.

Jesse Quinlan wrote a nice piece catching up with Greenwich High football legend (yeah, that's the right word), John Sullivan.  John moved on from GHS to Notre Dame during some turbulent times within the Fighting Irish program.  He was recruited by Ty Willingham and also played for Charlie Weiss as the starting center.

Soon the NFL came calling, and the Vikings made him a sixth round draft pick in 2008.  When Matt Birk departed Minnesota for Baltimore, head coach Brad Childress named Sullivan the starting center, snapping the ball to a guy named Brett Favre.

John also keeps in touch with Greenwich High and his old coach, Rich Albonizio.  Jesse Quinlan's article confirmed what I have often wondered: does John Sullivan ever listen to games?  Answer?  Yes.
As for his high school, Sullivan listened to the broadcast of Greenwich's epic 35-34 loss to New Canaan last season. It brought him back to his senior year when the Cardinals battled the Rams to a scoreless tie in the regular season, then won the rematch in the FCIAC Championship.
I know many alums tune in - we're like old friends; the easiest way to keep in touch.  Still when you hear that John Sullivan, NFL center is listening, well, it's pretty cool.

By the way, our friend Paul Silverfarb at the Greenwich Post also has a piece on Big John.

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