Friday, February 26, 2010

You Knew Connie

Connie Maniatty

We're just a week away from the memorial service celebrating Connie Maniatty, a patron saint of the Columbia football program who passed away earlier this year.

I plan to attend the event which I expect will be filled with speakers talking about Maniatty's generosity and determination on behalf of the Lions.

Most of you reading this probably didn't know who Connie Maniatty was... but let me clarify that.

If you've enjoyed any aspect of Columbia football for the last five decades, then you knew Connie Maniatty.

If you've enjoyed Wien Stadium and how the building of that facility really ensured the future of football at Columbia, then you knew Connie Maniatty.

If you've been impressed by the many amazing things so many Columbia football players have achieved AFTER their playing days, then you knew Connie Maniatty.

(And of course, there's something special about all the guys who played for the legendary coach Lou Little.)

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Incoming freshman kicker Tyler Feely may not be in the same city as his famous older brother Jay after all. The Jets have signed former Cowboys kicker Nick Folk, but the elder Feely says he still hopes to be a Jet in the fall.


At Fri Feb 26, 09:38:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, Do you know when and where teh Maniatty service will be held?


At Mon Mar 01, 11:04:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The team will be attending.

At Thu Mar 04, 02:55:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger jjmcg66 said...

Jake, Connie hosted me for lunch at Salamon Brothers during my recruiting visit in 1979. That lunch and the experiences he shared were a big part of the reason that I chose Columbia. And it is a big reason why I do interviewing on behalf of the admissions department now.

He will truly be missed. Roar Lions Roar!


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