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WSU Great Steve Gleason Live Tweets NFL Playoff Game
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 01/06/2014
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Former Saints and past Cougar great Steve Gleason live-tweeted Saturday's NFC Wild Card game between New Orleans and Philadelphia.

Below is a sampling of Steve's tweets.

With the Saints down 7-6 at the half, Steve gave this thought. It turned out to be a precursor to a big Saints second half as New Orleans defeated Philadelphia 26-24.

As evidenced by this tweet, Steve's live tweets were popular for the viewers.

And this one generated the most RTs:

Steve was diagnosed with ALS, Jan. 5, 2011, a fact that relayed during his live-tweeting.

For more information on Team Gleason, which Steve and his friends and family started to generate public awareness for ALS, raise funding to empower those with ALS to live a rewarding life, and ultimately find a cure, visit

In November 2011, Gleason visited WSU and attending the Cougars Dad's Weekend game vs. Arizona State. Read about Gleason's inspiring message to the team that morning, which help propel the Cougars to victory.

The win vs. Philadelphia advanced the Saints to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. Next up is a trip to Seattle to face the Seahawks, Saturday, Jan. 11. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.

Both the Saints and Seahawks have strong ties to Washington State University. Most notably, for New Orleans, Steve Gleason and current fullback Jed Collins. Seahawks owner Paul Allen is a WSU alumnus and the Center for Global Animal Health on the WSU Pullman campus is named after him. Rueben Mayes, a member of the WSU Athletic and College Football Hall of Fames, played for both teams.

Go Cougs!

Jason Krump, WSU Athletics

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