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Dela-where? New Orleans, That's Where
JEFF PEARLMAN
February 04, 2013
The Blue Hens aren't a football power, but—for the second time—one of their former quarterbacks has led his team to the Super Bowl
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February 04, 2013

Dela-where? New Orleans, That's Where

The Blue Hens aren't a football power, but—for the second time—one of their former quarterbacks has led his team to the Super Bowl

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First, to answer your questions....

No, Delaware is not in New Jersey.

Yes, it really is a state.

No, the University of Delaware didn't steal its helmet design from Michigan.

Yes, the team's nickname is the Fightin' Blue Hens.

No, it's not a real bird.

Yes, Spencer Dunkley is an actual person.

Anything else? Any snickers? Chuckles? Snide references? Stories about the three minutes you spent in Delaware—while driving through it? Anyone wanna re-create the scene from Wayne's World, the one where Wayne and Garth pretend to travel to Delaware, then act bored out of their skulls? Anyone wanna talk about Christine O'Donnell, the 2010 senatorial candidate who practiced witchcraft? Anyone? Anyone?

Because, well, here's the thing—while you mock and laugh and ask, "Dela-where?" (like we haven't heard that one a million times before), another Blue Hens quarterback is about to start in the Super Bowl. That's right. Joe Flacco, the strong-armed Baltimore Raven, is the second Delaware signal-caller to guide a team into the big game. He follows the path of Rich Gannon, the Raiders Pro Bowler who, 10 years ago, tried his best to beat the Buccaneers.

Just out of curiosity, how many Ohio State Buckeyes have quarterbacked a Super Bowl team? How many USC Trojans? Texas Longhorns? Arizona Wildcats? Texas A&M Aggies? Wisconsin Badgers?

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