The idea of "what could have been?" comes back to me as I'm reading through all the articles and obituaries about Ted Kennedy's passing and I find mention again and again of a great little story that I knew nothing about. Apparently Ted Kennedy was once a Green Bay Packers prospect. This is from Kennedy's Senate web page:
"Just one month earlier, Kennedy's promise on the football field had caught the notice of Green Bay Packer Head Coach Lisle Blackbourn. "You have been very highly recommended to us by a number of coaches in your area and also by our talent scouts as a possible Pro Prospect," Blackbourn wrote to the young Right End.
Kennedy declined the offer, saying he was flattered, but that he had plans to attend law school and to 'go into another contact sport, politics'."
How's that for a "what if?" If it had all worked out he would have been a rookie with Bart Starr.