“I should have won it, not him.”
That’s what Ed Marinaro, a running back for mighty Cornell (and future “Hill Street Blues” star), said during a nationally-televised ABC Sports special that aired just days after Pat Sullivan won the 1971 Heisman Trophy. Marinaro was runner-up. Auburn students felt sorry for him.
They gave him something to make him feel better.
The trophy was displayed at J&M Bookstore for several weeks, and a photo of it was used to introduce the “Honors” section of that year’s Glomerata.
Photo from the 1972 Glomerata.
IT’S PAT SULLIVAN HEISMAN 40TH ANNIVERSARY COMING BACK TO JORDAN-HARE WEEK HERE AT TWER: Read Kenny Smith’s sit-down interview with Super Sully, then listen to the 1971 hit song “The Legend of Pat Sullivan.”
More Sully: His Heisman promotional brochure / Rare candids from his Heisman banquet / Pat Sullivan billboards going up in Birmingham.
* Bear Bryant, Auburn fan?
* Catching up with Auburn’s former Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue model
* Wonder Woman, Joan from Mad Men, Dr. Girlfriend… all Auburn fans
* Auburn’s first nude model tells all
* George Hardy won’t let you piss on Cam Newton
* Best reaction to being named Miss Homecoming ever
* Shug carves a turkey
* Top American pale ale first brewed in Auburn bathtub
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Back in the the days of “Hill Street Blues’ (on which Ed Marinaro starred), my Dad would always comment during the intro on how much of a whiner Marinaro was. Ahhhh, the memories.
Tigerette Laura says
What tool! I was 13 and couldn’t stand him. Howard Cosell acted like a jerk too!
How expensive are trophies and a little shipping?
Let’s start the annual Ed Marinaro Award, Presented by The War Eagle Reader.
We’d give it to the number two Heisman vote-getter every year.
Great idea, Kenny! haha