What Would Buddy Do?
Horribly ironic piece about BYU/ Mormon presence in Eagles organ-eye-zation
Posted on September 12th, 2007 at 3:08 am by Cheesesteak Hoagie

I did not know that Andy Reid and Vai Sikahema were classmates at BYUAsk and ye shall receive!

Windows Live Search (you guys all use Windows Live Search, right?) did me right in my quest for details on the Eagles connections to the Church of Latter Day Saints. I was going to just leave this gem in my del.icio.us eagles links, but the level of detail in here merited a full post. It’s this killer piece from the BYU alumni magazine from the summer of 2005 detailing all the connections that BYU has forged with the Birds (”BYU East” according to the article). It’s definitely worth a read, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t highlight a couple passages:

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Seeking special teams redemption, Andy Reid turns to Mormon Mafia
Posted on September 12th, 2007 at 2:49 am by Cheesesteak Hoagie

it beats working at chickie and petesAnd so it came to pass that EmbattledEaglesCoach Andy Reid, whose sons have recently fallen victim to wickedness and whose football team has recently fallen victim to being terrible at catching punts, has turned to the LDS Church for help in this time of need.

The Birds announced Tuesday that they had signed former Eagle Reno Mahe to handle the kick and punt return duties in the wake of Sunday’s game-changing muffs at Green Bay. They cut J.R. Reed to make space for Mahe, which is kind of a bummer since (1) I always had a soft spot for Reed and (2) there are now only 3 safeties on the roster. Greg Lewis survives. Comma. For now.

Mahe is pretty unremarkable as a return guy, but at least he catches the ball. And if there’s one thing that we know Andy Reid likes to turn to in times of need, it’s Mormons who can catch the ball (see also Curtis, Kevin and Lewis, Chad).

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