Tag:Jon Runyan
Posted on: November 10, 2010 3:57 pm

Congressman Jon Runyan talks NFL and politics

Posted by Will Brinson

Tired of football and ready for some politics? (Because, you know, you haven't gotten beaten in the head by political ads recently.) Excellent, because we have a combo podcast for you today, featuring Jon Runyan, former Philadelphia Eagle and current New Jersey Congressman.

We cover the changes he wants to see in Congress, how being a first-timer in a race is difficult, the lessons he carried over from football to politics, what he thinks of Congress dabbling in the world of athletics, and what he thinks of issues facing the NFL today like concussions, PEDs, etc.

All that and more answered below when you hit the play button. Or, make it easy on yourself and  Subscribe via iTunes .

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 10:53 pm
Edited on: November 2, 2010 10:55 pm

Jon Runyan wins Congressional seat

Posted by Will Brinson

Don't think that all this "election business" can keep us from talking about sports, people (but, hey, seriously, vote or die). Thanks to Jon Runyan, the former Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman, we can have our cake and eat it too.

You see, Runyan won a spot in the House of Representatives, as John Adler, Runyan's opposition for the New Jersey seat, called the former NFL'er before 10 PM EST to concede victory.

CBSSports.com spoke to someone at Runyan's headquarters to confirm the news, and the the Governor of New Jersey is introducing Runyan now.

The lesson as always? If you're a famous and popular athlete, you get to do fun stuff even when you're done playing sports. Although, as Heath Shuler proved, you don't even have to be popular to pull it off.

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