Chris Mara eyeing a different trophy

For Rooney Mara's dad, a Giants VP, the Oscars are bigger than the Super Bowl

Updated: January 25, 2012, 1:14 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Chris Mara, football scout, was on the edge of his seat and staring down the TV as if he were watching the NFL draft. This was Tuesday morning, and the longtime talent evaluator for the New York Giants was waiting to see if a certain prospect was picked in a first round loaded with high-profile stars.

Meryl Streep. Glenn Close. Viola Davis. Michelle Williams. Mara didn't know if his own million-dollar baby would make that kind of Academy Award cut, and he didn't want to get his heart broken. ...

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