June 11, 2011

Erik Meyer is BACK!

Eastern Washington, your hero is back!

Erik Meyer, recently traded to the Spokane Shock, went off for seven touchdown and led the defending AFL Champions to a 75-54 victory. He was selected as the MVP of the game and put new life into the team that is hanging onto the post season with a 5-7 record.

I always felt like Meyer got a rough deal from the NFL and has a bucket full of talent. But he's gotten an even rougher deal from EWU.

At my first EWU game, I remember Wulff was going through him and another quarterback to decide who would be the starter. It became quickly evident that Meyer was the man. It was like watching the kid in Pop Warner football that already developed a throwing motion and gone throw puberty, he was just above and beyond everyone else.

Meyer had a large part in making EWU Football in what it was today. And yet no honors? Why not retire his number? I know that Roos donated a bunch of money and is a big NFL tackle, but remember who he was blocking for? Meyer.

He won the Walter Payton Award, the best player in FCS, and in the years since you wouldn't even know he played for Eastern. Shame on you Eastern. Shame on you.

At least now the Shock will have to think about a statue at this point.

Erik Meyer sparks Shock - spokaneshock.com: News

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