Sen. Kennedy's brush with football fame

Back in 1955, the left end for the Harvard football team, number 88, caught the eye of scouts for the Green Bay Packers. Head Coach Lisle Blackbourn sent a feeler to see if the college junior had any interest in going professional.

"Dear Ted," he wrote. "You have been very highly recommended to us by a number of coaches in your area and also by our talent scouts as a possible pro prospect."

Number 88, now the senior senator from Massachusetts, Edward M. Kennedy, read that letter at a Superbowl party in New Orleans last weekend attended by Democratic senators and some of their financial supporters. Senator Russ Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat -- who was only 2 1/2 when Kennedy …

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