Recent content by Dr Strangeglove

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    When The Patriots Were The Punch Line - Alternative Title: Be Grateful, You Have No Frigging Idea How Bad They Once Were

    More than 40 years passed before there was a worse call in a playoff game. I'm thinking o how the Saints got jobbed a couple of years ago on a non-call of what should have been pass interference in any era.
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    When The Patriots Were The Punch Line - Alternative Title: Be Grateful, You Have No Frigging Idea How Bad They Once Were

    For me it was the Raiders, largely due to the two events you mention. My disdain for them continues, as I may have inadvertently demonstrated in my earlier post on this topic. The 'Phins, the Jets, the Steelers, etc. were just among that group of teams that were good (definitely better than the...
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    When The Patriots Were The Punch Line - Alternative Title: Be Grateful, You Have No Frigging Idea How Bad They Once Were

    I brought my family there a couple of times to watch the New England Tea Men, which was actually a very pleasant experience. It was a much smaller and less rowdy crowd than was customary for Patriots games, so we missed the bad things that other posters have mentioned.
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    When The Patriots Were The Punch Line - Alternative Title: Be Grateful, You Have No Frigging Idea How Bad They Once Were

    There was a brief resurrection of the Providence Steam Roller at about the same time, as a member of the equally evanescent Atlantic Coast Football League. Emilio Di Nitto, the football coach at my high school, was their quarterback.
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    When The Patriots Were The Punch Line - Alternative Title: Be Grateful, You Have No Frigging Idea How Bad They Once Were

    Thanks to JackLamabe65 and the previous posters for a wonderful read. I'm originally from Rhode Island, and the first professional football game I ever saw was The Game, the 1958 NFL championship. As Sean noted, local football fans were Giants fans, based primarily on their TV broadcasts, and...
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    Julian Edelman released & retires

    Julian Edelman announces his next career move (msn.com) I'm 74 and easily amused, but I thought the video attached to the above story was pretty neat. I thought you guys would be all over this by now. Came to the site this morning (I live in Hawaii) just to see
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    Super Bowl LV: What is Your Current Rooting Interest?

    I've been a Patriots fan since the bad old days of 1970 (Joe Kapp, anyone?). How could I not wish anything but the best to Brady and Gronk? And Robert Kraft?
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    RIP Don Larsen

    If I remember correctly, he was also an excellent hitter. I recall listening to one game in which Casey put him in as a pinch hitter against the Red Sox and he hit a double.
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    Who is the first Red Sox First Baseman you can remember?

    Despite my screen name, the first RS 1B I remember was Dick Gernert. Yes, I am that old.