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Old 01-20-2006, 08:27 PM   #31
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Re: Did Joe Theisman ever Play with the Miami Dolphins?

Hey guys I don't know if this is one of those urban myths, but I thought that Joe T. changed his last name to Theismann so that it would rhyme with heisman (trophy)? Something for the brain trust to research.......
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:36 PM   #32
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he didnt change his name,just how you pronounce it
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:54 PM   #33
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Joe Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is a former American football quarterback and current television football announcer. He played football for the University of Notre Dame and was a runner-up in the 1970 Heisman Trophy voting which went to Jim Plunkett of Stanford University. Late in the season, the original pronunciation of his surname, "THEEZ-man," was altered to rhyme with "Heisman," which he has continued to use since then. Whether this was done by Theismann himself, as many have suggested, or at the behest of Notre Dame officials is unclear. During his collegiate career, the smallish Theismann (just 6'-0", 180 lb/1.83 m, 82 kg), led the Fighting Irish to a 20-3-2 record. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

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Old 01-21-2006, 12:39 AM   #34
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That play is pretty funny if you listen to Theisman tell the story of what happened right before the INT.

He went to sideline during a TO, Gibbs said to run that play to J.Washington, Joe disagreed and said we should take a knee, Gibbs said it worked earlier in the year, and Joe said exactly, that is why we shouldn't run it because it's the same exact circumstance they will be looking for it, but Gibbs said run it, so Joe returns to the huddle calls the play and as he approaches the line of scrimmage he looks over at Gibbs for a last second desperation reprieve, Gibbs starts waving at him to run it, the rest is history.
I will always believe that the Raiders were stealing signals. There not smart enough to figure it out themselves. And isn't it rather like Theesman to say "I didn't want to run the play!" Just because they called the play doesn't mean that he head to lob it up right to the guy that deep in his own territory.
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:07 AM   #35
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OK 12thman...
As the official warpath ref, you LOSE this thread. Do some history lessons. Joey T play for the Dolphins??? Gimme a break man. He beat em in the Superbowl dummy!!!
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