My Condolences

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Jack Tracey, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    Some may have noted that the New England Patriots defeated (that's the kindest phrasing I could come up with) the Jacksonville Jaguars tonight, 28 - 3. I'd like to express my sincere regrets to those members who have had the misguided sense to bet on any other team winning the Superbowl. It will be the Pats, all the way.
  2. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    The game wasn't as close as the score suggests. :D
  3. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    I thought the most interesting football news of the week was Doug Flutie drop-kicking an extra point -- first time in 60 years, I think. Can one still buy Fluties cereal in New England markets?
  4. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Over 60 years, the last dropkick in the NFL, prior to Flutie, was on December 21st, 1941;

    Flutie had done it in the CFL, and from what I understand, Bill Belichick had told Nick Saban they were going to try it. What was the alternative, a Adam Vinatieri automatic field goal?

    Flutie Flakes, as far as I know, are now extinct.
  5. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    I don't think the cereal has been available for some time. However, if you pay close attention to the local newspaper you can find the occasional opportunity to go and watch "The Fluie Brothers Band" in a local club. Doug is a pretty good drummer and his brother Darren plays guitar.
  6. bullet

    bullet New Member

    Jack, have you heard of the Indy Colts? Indy will send the Pat's home to mommy.

  7. AuditGuy

    AuditGuy Member

    If memory serves, Doug Flutie himself made that last drop kick in 1941.
  8. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    Re: Re: My Condolences

    bullet - Clearly the Colts are the team to beat. It will be a fun game to watch.

    AuditGuy - I don't know who the oldest player in the NFL is right now but at 43 years old Flutie has to be close.

  9. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Re: My Condolences

    Peyton Manning has put himself ahead of the team with his highest-paid-player clause, which is why he'll never win anything except the MVP trophy. Also, keep in mind that no team has ever beaten Bill Belichick twice in one season, since he's been the Patriots' coach.

    I'm looking forward to the 2006 edition of "Brady consoles Manning at midfield". :D

  10. PatsFan

    PatsFan New Member

    I was at that game last night! I too have a very good feeling about this Pats team. Needless to say, I am enjoying this thread. Thanks Jack and Bruce.


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