Kevin Boothe will seek to make history Sunday
What Rich Seubert didn't know when I approached him at the Giants' hotel (see post below) was that I really was looking for the guy sitting next to him.
Guard Kevin Boothe was interested to learn that the Giants are the first Super Bowl team with three Ivy Leaguers on the roster, including Cornell's favorite backup guard.
"That's awesome,'' he said.
Then I explained my theory that it was his insertion on special teams beginning with the Dec. 29 game against the Patriots that has keyed the Giants' late run.
"I love it, why not?" he said. "I think that's evident. It's proven."
Boothe and I were unaware of any Cornell alum who has won a Super Bowl ring. (Correct us if we're wrong.) "Hopefully I can make a little bit of history," he said.