Flutie salute

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  1. TwinSisters

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    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.
     
  2. MightyTExan

    MightyTExan It's go time!

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    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.
     
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    flutie is the greatest QB to watch, ever. he had more fun out there and did more mind-boggling things than anyone.
     
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    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...
     
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    ...most overrated QB of the past 25 years.
     
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    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.
     
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    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    Flutie may not have been the best qb out there, but he was certainly one of my favorites.
     
  8. TheTim5125

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    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...
     


  9. Double Barrel

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    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.
     
  10. TexansLucky13

    TexansLucky13 53d Signal Batt

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Man you're negative. Kinda sad really :(
     
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    yeah flutie a legend, he played with pride, passion and sheer determination, he never gives up
     
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    Give it up for the class act

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

    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.

    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.
     
  20. GoPats

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    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...
     

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