Last year the Eagles had the Cinderella story of Jeff Thomason going from construction work one week to playing in the Superbowl the next. This year the Steelers have a similar situation, except the Steeler, somewhat ironically, works at the global futures desk in Manhattan for Lehman Brother's. Most people don't even know what a global futures desk is. You don't see the Wall Street Journal doing pieces on construction workers. WSJ on Grant Bowman:
Grant Bowman was settling into the rhythm of his new
office job, arriving at Lehman Brothers' midtown Manhattan offices
every morning at 6:30, sitting at the global futures desk and studying
for his final round of Securities and Exchange Commission exams.
Then, a week ago Monday, his cellphone buzzed with
messages from his mother, his agent and the Pittsburgh Steelers. They
all wanted to tell him the same thing: Pack your bags for the Super
Bowman isn't quite the Cinderella story Thomason was last year. After Chad Lewis went down in the NFC Championship game, the Eagles needed a tight end to step up and play. Bowman isn't likely to see any action.
Though he isn't likely to play in the big game itself, he will earn a Super Bowl ring for himself if the Steelers win Sunday.