Friday, April 23, 2010
'60 Minutes:' More Alualu insight
By Paul Kuharsky
Thanks to @joeymarchy for tweeting this link to a "60 Minutes" piece on football in American Samoa.
Jacksonville first-round pick Tyson Alualu grew up in Hawaii and is of Samoan decent.
Samoan football players have an incredible rate of success. From islands where the population would come 1,000 people short of filling Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium, the piece says a Samoan football player is 56 times more likely than an American to make it to the NFL.
If you haven't seen it, it's worth your time whether your team's got a Samoan connection or not.