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TwinSisters
05-15-2006, 02:10 PM
I have to give a 21 gun salute to the retirement of Doug Flutie.

I doubt anyone will ever cut another path through the bushes like him. Hail Mary to the Drop Kick, from college to USFL to CFL to NFL. I was never a fan, but I will admit that I watched him where ever he went.

MightyTExan
05-15-2006, 02:38 PM
I don't wish anything bad on Brady, but when I heard he was the backup last year, it would have been a storybook ending if the Pats made it to the superbowl and he had to start and win.

kastofsna
05-15-2006, 02:47 PM
flutie is the greatest QB to watch, ever. he had more fun out there and did more mind-boggling things than anyone.

AtheGreat
05-15-2006, 03:59 PM
wish he could have gone out with more of a bang. Like that proposed superbowl start and win. But, i guess that drop-kick will have to do...

TheOgre
05-15-2006, 04:37 PM
...most overrated QB of the past 25 years.

Hulk75
05-15-2006, 04:59 PM
...most overrated QB of the past 25 years.
Whatever..................Congrats Doug for beeing a stand up guy, as long as you have been in the league.........:hunter: :hunter: :hunter: :hunter: 4 gun salute.

powerfuldragon
05-15-2006, 05:57 PM
Flutie may not have been the best qb out there, but he was certainly one of my favorites.

TheTim5125
05-15-2006, 11:24 PM
Flutie gave us some memories.. and I actually went on the same cruise as him last year. got to play black jack next him.. nice guy. its all about the memories...

Double Barrel
05-16-2006, 12:04 AM
...most overrated QB of the past 25 years.

Media hype for endorsement purposes?....perhaps

But, Flutie is up there with the greatest underdogs in football history, IMO. (By nature, I'm not sure if underdogs can ever really be overrated is the way I look at it.)

But I always liked the guy. He just seemed happy to be playing. I'm glad to hear he got a gig with ESPN.

TexansLucky13
05-16-2006, 12:15 AM
wish he could have gone out with more of a bang. Like that proposed superbowl start and win. But, i guess that drop-kick will have to do...

His last play was the dropkick, wasn't it? He himself said that "if that were to be my last play in the NFL, I won't complain." I loved that play, and admire the versatility of the entire NE staff.... namely Belichick. I am happy to see a small bit of BB in Kubiak. Flutie also made one of the most legendary throws in all of college football history.

Double Barrel
05-16-2006, 12:15 AM
Mr. Flutie has done a lot of things for Charity in case you didn't know. i'm assuming you don't.

not all marketing is about pretty faces, ya dopes.

You make a lot of assumptions around here. :howdy: You don't make a lot of friends that way.

Youngstown Colt
05-16-2006, 03:23 AM
When the Colts finally beat the Pats last year, I was in eutopia, untill Flutie came in. I was almost hoping Doug would have lead some sort of amazing comeback. No matter how much it would have killed me as a Colts fan. I have never been able to root against the man.

He is the biggest image of determination in sports. His work for the autism foundation is something that should be praised, but for some reason, it isn't.

God speed Doug.

Youngstown Colt
05-16-2006, 03:25 AM
...most overrated QB of the past 25 years.
Doesn't suprise me that this comment came from you. You have to be the worst poster on this board. The most childish and foolish poster can actually think someone like Flutie is overrated.

Malloy
05-16-2006, 03:54 AM
Mr. Flutie has done a lot of things for Charity in case you didn't know. i'm assuming you don't.


Man you're negative. Kinda sad really :(

wicked_wayz
05-16-2006, 06:22 AM
yeah flutie a legend, he played with pride, passion and sheer determination, he never gives up

WiiBrawler
05-16-2006, 08:42 AM
Give it up for the class act

http://images.radcity.net/4183/1262601.jpg

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/1999/preview/teams/news/1999/07/26/afc_east_bills/t1_flutie_all_01.jpg

Hulk75
05-16-2006, 10:41 AM
Give it up for the class act

http://images.radcity.net/4183/1262601.jpg

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/1999/preview/teams/news/1999/07/26/afc_east_bills/t1_flutie_all_01.jpg
Cant tell me the guy is not clutch.............A drop kick?.............Had to do it and did it, that was one of the more impressive things I have seen on the football field.

Double Barrel
05-16-2006, 11:53 AM
i'm not here to make friends. i'm here to help you guys set yourself up for some crow stew that is sure to come later in the season.

okey-dokey, at least your an honest troll. :loser

TheOgre
05-16-2006, 02:30 PM
Doesn't suprise me that this comment came from you.

Not sure where that came from Youngstown, but it seems out of line. I think the guy got a lot of recognition for one great upset (BC Hell Mary against UM) and the fact that he is about 5'7". He lost out to Rob Johnson in Buffalo...ROB JOHNSON!!!!!

You have to be the worst poster on this board.

I'm sure I have disagreed with you on something at some point, but not sure what. Sounds like you have a problem with me. It isn't like I even know who you are...no loss.


The most childish and foolish poster can actually think someone like Flutie is overrated.
Only a childish person would make a sweeping statement about people that have a differing opinion. Just because I don't have the popular like/dislike of a player doesn't make me foolish. It makes you foolish to assume everyone thinks like you.

GoPats
05-17-2006, 11:32 AM
Flutie is a New England legend, in with the ranks of Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Bobby Orr, Ted Williams, Yaz, and - yes - Tom Brady. He's back at home now in Natick and I'm sure he'll be a hugely popular figure for the rest of his life.

Good luck Doug. Thanks...

axman40
05-27-2006, 02:54 PM
Doug Flutie's recent retirement brought back memories of sitting in the press box more than an hour after one of those remarkable and electrifying games he had during his 1998 Pro Bowl season with the Buffalo Bills. Looking away from the laptop computer on which I was writing my story for the Buffalo News and down at the Ralph Wilson Stadium field, I saw several adult men staging an impromptu game of touch football. I used my binoculars for a better look, and much to my amazement, I noticed that one of them was Flutie, wearing street clothes. Others in the press box were equally amazed, but I don't think any of us could have been truly surprised. Flutie has always been the one professional athlete that you knew was not lying, or even exaggerating, when he said he played the game -- any game -- more for the love than the money. I've spent the majority of my life around sports, and I can honestly say I have never been around a more competitive person than Flutie.
One more Flutie story: A day after learning he would be benched in favor of Rob Johnson for the Bills' wild-card playoff game at Tennessee (a.k.a. "The Music City Miracle"), Flutie made his usual after-dinner phone call to his wife and children, who were living in the family's primary residence in Natick, Mass. His daughter, Alexa, got on the phone to inform her father that she had signed a "composition." "You signed what?" Flutie asked. In the background, he heard his wife say, "A petition." Turned out that one of Alexa's then-middle-school friends had started a petition to send to the Bills in hopes that it would persuade then-coach Wade Phillips to reconsider the benching. It didn't, but Flutie was touched because his daughter knew he was disappointed, "and that was her way of trying to make me feel better. Isn't that what it's all about?"
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/9456316

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