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Rudolph family split on Super Bowl

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February 1, 2008

 Valdosta - Sunday's Super Bowl will split many families when it comes to cheering for the New England Patriots and New York Giants.

The differing of opinions is different for former Valdosta High assistant football coach Jack Rudolph and his son Coleman.

 Jack was a member of the first Boston Patriots team and played seven seasons in the old American Football League. 

Coleman Rudolph played four years with the Giants.

The two have a family dinner riding on the outcome of Sunday's big game.

But for Rudolph it means a lot to see an old AFL team dominate the NFL after the criticism he and other players took when the league started 40 years ago.

Jack Rudolph said "There was a lot of effort put forth by a lot of people in the '60's to help maintain and sustain the AFL. Now I think if you look the AFC, which is the old AFL, is probably the dominant league in the NFL at this present time."  

Jack Rudolph will watch the Super Bowl with friends in Valdosta and son Coleman will watch the game in Atlanta.

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