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Dartmouth football hires ex-NFL coach Dave Shula

Dartmouth College’s football team has added a new man to its roster: Former NFL head coach Dave Shula, who is joining the squad as an assistant coach.

Shula, himself a Dartmouth alumnus, has “agreed to guide the Big Green’s receivers for head coach Buddy Teevens, a close personal friend,” according to Valley News reporter Tris Wykes.

Shula is the oldest of five children of the legendary Don Shula, who coached the NFL’s Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins and was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame after winning a league-best 347 games. David Shula coached that league’s Cincinnati Bengals from 1992-96 and previously worked for the Dallas Cowboys and under his father with the Dolphins, with whom he became the youngest assistant in NFL history at 23.

The team begins its spring practice on April 10.

Read more on Shula’s hiring and experience here.

Vermonters apparently will NOT be cheering for the Patriots in Super Bowl 51

New England Patriots fans cheer as the players walk off the field after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

New England Patriots fans cheer as the players walk off the field after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The man pictured above is clearly not a Vermonter.

I agree with this guy ?. What the heck, Vermont? (Also, yaaas North Dakota, you go, North Dakota.)

Nothing can stop Philadelphia Eagles fans from celebrating a key win: A three-act play

Philly is notorious for having, well, very enthusiastic fans. City officials knew this, so they decided to ~be smart~ ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship game with the Minnesota Vikings.

Act I
It started with a simple request from city officials: “Hey, Eagles fans, plz refrain from climbing light poles if the team wins (or loses).” To further discourage climbing, “Crisco cops” were out in full force greasing light poles prior to kickoff.

Act II
Fans were like, “Challenge accepted.”

Act III
Spoiler alert: The Eagles won by a lot. Some fans, like this guy, decided the best way to show their joy was to scale a light pole, duh. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. (To be fair, though, it was the playoffs.)

Dartmouth Football closed out its season with another nail-biter win

Dartmouth quarterback Jared Gerbino celebrates after scoring a touchdown with teammate Jack Anderson during their game with Princeton in Hanover, N.H., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Dartmouth won 54 - 44. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Dartmouth quarterback Jared Gerbino celebrates after scoring a touchdown with teammate Jack Anderson during their game with Princeton in Hanover, N.H., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Dartmouth won 54 – 44. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Big Green Football wrapped up a wild season on Saturday, claiming a last-second 54-44 victory over Princeton at home in Hanover.

“It was entertaining, if nothing else,” said Dartmouth head coach Buddy Teevens.

Dartmouth has had numerous exciting and competitive matches this season, starting with its rollicking home opener overtime win against Holy Cross on Sept. 23, and a heartbreaking loss to Columbia that snapped its five-game winning streak on Oct. 21. It’s only fitting, then, that its season would conclude with another thrilling game.

Read the full story on Saturday’s win here.

Forget the wave — it’s all about the rollercoaster rn

Fun fact: I could have written this post entirely in emoji. It would have looked something like this:

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BFA-St. Albans School Resource Officer Will Furnari works the student section last weekend during a powderpull football game in St. Albans, Vt.

Another fun fact: Furnari, a Hartland native and Hartford High grad, is the son of former Valley News reporter Susan Boutwell.

What is the rollercoaster, you ask? It’s the crowd cheer we’ve all been sleeping on, apparently. (Seriously. Look how fun it is!)