Thursday, September 07, 2006
Sport of Kings
Fans of professional American football know that today is the start of the NFL season, but they probably don't know that OHSU used to have a football team. It's unclear what the "S" in the jersey acronym MDSU Oregon stood for (perhaps Medical Department of the State University of Oregon?), but the skull & crossbones leave little room for doubt that these guys were dead serious about their play. Briggs must have been a ringer, because he does not appear on lists of alumni for the Medical School or UO more generally. The dog may have come from the animal lab.