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Man, NASDAQ Must Be Scraping The Bottom Of The Barrel If Gino Torretta Was The Best They Could Get

gino-torrettaFinally, everything’s coming up Gino! Not only was he elected to the College Football Hall of Fame today, he also received the honor of presiding over the opening bell of NASDAQ this morning.

Torretta, the 1992 Heisman Trophy winner when he played for the University of Miami Hurricanes, had a relatively inconsequential pro career after being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 1993 NFL draft.  He had stints with the Vikings, Lions, 49ers, Seahawks and Colts before giving up football to pursue a career in the high finance.

According to his official website (do you know how hard it is to get your own “official” website? Believe me, it ain’t easy – that sort of shit is only available to the real movers and shakers of the world – and someone who can afford the GoDaddy registration fee – way out of my league), he still remains active in the football community:

In 2006 he founded Touchdown Radio, nationally broadcasting a college football game of the week.  He is also  the Manager of Institutional Sales with Gabelli Asset Management.

So even though the whole professional football career gig didn’t pan out for Torretta, it appears Gino is doing just fine, thank you very much. Did he happen to mention that he opened up NASDAQ this morning?

He did? Well, you can hardly blame him. Except for that one time a couple of years ago when someone thought he was that one guy from that one television show that used to be on but people can’t remember the name of it because it was a mid-season replacement and only aired 6 episodes – this was as important as Gino has felt in years.

Heisman winners Brown, Torretta in new Hall class [Associated Press]
New Hall of Famer Torretta opens Nasdaq [Associated Press]
Official Website for Gino Torretta