The NFL may call it Seattle vs. New England, but for us Purdue fans, it is a chance to end a dismal season on a good note, as one (maybe two) Boilers will end the year with a ring. Rob Ninkovich is going for his first ring with the Patriots, and it would make him the 23rd former Purdue player to earn a Super Bowl ring. Also, Greg Orton was on the practice squad early on and was placed on injured reserve with New England before the year started. Even though he has yet to play a down in the NFL, he has been on several practice squads and he could be the 24th Boiler.
One of the 22 Boilers with a ring already is Cliff Avril, and he wants another. If the Seahawks win Avril would join Dave Butz, Rosevelt Colvin, Tim Foley, Brandon Gorin, Bob Griese, Matt Light, Gene Mruczkowski, and Keena Turner as the only Purdue players with multiple Super Bowl rings.
Consider this your Open Thread for the day and the game.
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