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Ernie Davis Field Unveiled

Photo courtesy of <a href="" target="new">Mrhalliday</a>
Photo courtesy of Mrhalliday

As you know, Ernie Davis Legends Field was introduced this past weekend.  We discussed earlier how we should probably quit it with the Ernie Davis honors for the sake of our current football program, but it's nice to show Big E we care.

As for the finished product?  The name grew on me since Saturday.  That's probably the best we could have hoped for.  Doesn't overpower the field but gets the message across.  I approve.

As for the 44's on the 44-yard-line, I can't help but be a little disappointed.  See them?  There's one tucked in the lower left corner on the sideline.  I would have loved to have seen them in the center of the field, on each side of the giant S. Seems like it would have been perfect.  Maybe you can't do that, I don't know, but it would have been cooler.  That's all I'm sayin'

Lots of important people on hand for the dedication.  Famed SU running back Jim Brown spoke and looked like he wanted to fight every single person in the building.  And he could have.  Vice-President and SU alum Joe Biden spoke via recorded message (which you can watch on  He even gave a shout-out to Jim Brown, who should have won the Heisman as well.  Also on hand were Martin Luther King III, Ernie's uncle Chuck Davis and lacrosse hall-of-famer Chief Oren Lyons (DOC Gross was there too...don't worry).