Former NFL-ers, WEEI Hosts Courted For Congressional Run
April 6, 2007 at 6:00 AM (PT)
Could a former NFL player and current ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-A/BOSTON "BIG SHOW" regular be running for Congress? Turns out that there are two people fitting that description, as the BOSTON HERALD reports that Republicans in MASSACHUSETTS have approached both FRED SMERLAS and STEVE DEOSSIE about running for the LOWELL-area Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. MARTIN MEEHAN (D-MA) when MEEHAN takes over as Chancellor at the UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT LOWELL. SMERLAS and DEOSSIE co-host the "BIG SHOW" with regular host GLENN ORDWAY during football season.
SMERLAS, a former BUFFALO BILLS, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, and NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS tackle, told the HERALD, "I'm kicking it [the idea of running] around" and joked, "I said, 'DEOSSIE, if you run I’ll be your campaign manager and we’ll pounce on the other guys' and vice-versa." DEOSSIE played for the PATRIOTS, DALLAS COWBOYS, and NEW YORK GIANTS and, with SMERLAS and PETE SHEPPARD, hosts a PATRIOTS post-game show on WEEI.