You are Tony Romo, one of college football's greatest quarterbacks and one of its least famous. You only receive scholarship offers from some damned Division II school named Mankato State and from Eastern Illinois University. Being a historian of the game, you know Mike Shanahan is an EIU alum and you like the Communications program and the girls are pretty and well, what the hell, EIU it is then. What the hell is EIU anyway, Rocky? Isáthat a new strand of flu?....ha ha ha....yuk,yuk,yuk......á You become the starter as a freshman and you rewrite thoseáEastern Illinois University and Ohio Valley Conference record books and a few years later you win the Walter Payton Award, Division 1-AA's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy and youáare pretty damned sure no one notices or cares. But you k ...
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