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Grobe, Deacons have chance at Hollywood ending

Updated: January 1, 2007, 8:56 PM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The banners hung over the dais on New Year's morning at the old Marriott by the causeway, filled with Orange Bowl photos that didn't need captions. Just about any college football fan can identify Charlie Ward, Mike Rozier, Tommie Frazier, Rocket Ismail and Barry Switzer. But how many could name the gray-haired man who sat behind the microphone? How many could recognize a cap-less, headset-less Jim Grobe?

Americans are spending millions this winter to see a fictional ...

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