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JedMarum 27 Jan 02 - 10:51 PM
Sorcha 27 Jan 02 - 11:07 PM
Mark Clark 28 Jan 02 - 01:39 AM
GUEST,Sandy Paton 28 Jan 02 - 02:10 AM
Mark Clark 28 Jan 02 - 11:26 AM
SDShad 28 Jan 02 - 11:37 AM
Rick Fielding 28 Jan 02 - 11:41 AM
SharonA 28 Jan 02 - 11:57 AM
catspaw49 28 Jan 02 - 12:02 PM
McGrath of Harlow 28 Jan 02 - 12:16 PM
Don Firth 28 Jan 02 - 12:21 PM
Gareth 28 Jan 02 - 03:09 PM
van lingle 28 Jan 02 - 04:33 PM
artbrooks 28 Jan 02 - 04:43 PM
GUEST,Whistle and Bagpipes 28 Jan 02 - 09:15 PM
JedMarum 28 Jan 02 - 09:36 PM
catspaw49 28 Jan 02 - 09:41 PM
JedMarum 28 Jan 02 - 09:42 PM
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JedMarum 28 Jan 02 - 09:48 PM
Big Mick 28 Jan 02 - 11:30 PM
Big Mick 28 Jan 02 - 11:33 PM
Mrrzy 29 Jan 02 - 12:32 PM
SharonA 29 Jan 02 - 01:28 PM
GUEST 29 Jan 02 - 09:25 PM
Louie Roy 29 Jan 02 - 10:48 PM
Rick Fielding 30 Jan 02 - 12:57 AM
Chip2447 30 Jan 02 - 01:16 AM
GUEST,BigDaddy 30 Jan 02 - 02:08 AM
JedMarum 30 Jan 02 - 08:50 AM
Rick Fielding 30 Jan 02 - 12:48 PM
JedMarum 30 Jan 02 - 01:00 PM
LoopySanchez 30 Jan 02 - 06:02 PM
catspaw49 30 Jan 02 - 06:48 PM
GUEST,BigDaddy 30 Jan 02 - 08:32 PM
Bobert 30 Jan 02 - 09:54 PM
Big Mick 30 Jan 02 - 11:10 PM
Chip2447 30 Jan 02 - 11:51 PM
Rick Fielding 31 Jan 02 - 01:09 AM
JedMarum 31 Jan 02 - 09:40 AM
Big Mick 31 Jan 02 - 10:46 AM
van lingle 31 Jan 02 - 11:08 AM
LoopySanchez 31 Jan 02 - 05:02 PM
catspaw49 31 Jan 02 - 06:48 PM
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Subject: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: JedMarum
Date: 27 Jan 02 - 10:51 PM

Who wouldda thunk it! The New England Patriots in the SuperBowl?


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Subject: RE: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Jan 02 - 11:07 PM

I was afraid that what this was about.............bye bye Jed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Mark Clark
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 01:39 AM

Personally, I don't think the Patriots have any chance against the Jingoists.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: GUEST,Sandy Paton
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 02:10 AM

The Rams are Jingoists? I doubt that the Patriots will be able to handle them, but, what the heck, who'd a-thunk they'd even get the chance to try? Fall River ain't that far behind you, is it, Jed? When do you transfer your loyalty to Dallas?

Sandy


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Mark Clark
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 11:26 AM

Sorry, I didn't mean to refer to the Rams as jingoists. I was really just being a smartass and using the word patriot in a different context.

Truth be told, I have yet to watch a single Super Bowl game and I'm trying to maintain my perfect record. I confess that one year, I forget which, I slipped up and somehow became aware of the teams that were slated to compete. That year was a close call. Until Sandy mentioned the Rams, I had no idea who else might be on the field.

And, in the spirit of A. Conan Doyle (A Study In Scarlet) “...Now that I know it, I shall try to forget it.” <g>

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: SDShad
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 11:37 AM

Well, what with all the troops the British have been sending to Boston, it's looking grim, and given all the trouble in New York, they can't expect much help from the other colonies right now, and a lot of people are having their doubts about Washington as a commander anyway....

Oh, wait. You were talking about those New England Patriots. Haven't a bloody clue. Who they playin' again?

:-)

Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 11:41 AM

Hi Jed. It would be a Hell of a story wouldn't it? Ol' Drew goes from the Penthouse to the outhouse, back to the penthouse, and gets a call from the Whitehouse! I'm afraid there are a few stumbling blocks though....like Marshal Faulk for one.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: SharonA
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 11:57 AM

Well, they certainly are the Super Bowl underdogs, but I'd say there's a chance. Not quite an even chance, but a chance nonetheless.

After all, none of the (inane) sports commentators thought the Patriots would beat the Steelers. Around here (Philadelphia PA area), the sportscasters were bantering about a Pennsylvania Super Bowl – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – and joking that Acting Governor Mark Schweiker would have to place a bet against himself, spend half the game cheering for one team and half for the other, and sprint across the field at halftime.

...and look what happened: both PA teams are out of it! (more's the pity *G*)

So I'll go out on a limb here and call it for the underdogs. Besides, since the Rams beat the Eagles, I'd like to see them go down (in flames, preferably).


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 12:02 PM

Well I notice the 'Browns' didn't make it and I attribute this to the segregationist policy of separate but equal still alive in the NFL. Although they portray an attitude of equality, once again it becomes a matter of color! The Browns are given all the same things that others get but are in a separate category and banished to Cleveland. Cleveland is proud of it's Brown heritage, bu then again, it's Cleveland. The high rolling, carpetbagging, elitist class has left them to flounder while taking their money to places like Baltimore where the team is named for the visions of a white, albeit luny, poet.

True Patriots would stand beside the Brown team and endorse an Equal Opportunity Super Bowl and send the Browns in their place. Once again though, these Patriots are simply lip-service liberals who maintain their vested interests when they could be taking a huge step forward in uncivil football rights......especially when they don't really have a snowball's chance in hell.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 12:16 PM

"Football"? Baseball? Basketball? Ice Hockey? Tiddley winks? See this thread maybe?


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Don Firth
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 12:21 PM

(yawn)


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Gareth
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 03:09 PM

No. The London Midlands and Scotish Railway "Patriots" were all cut up by 1966. None Preserved.

(Superheated thread drift)

Gareth - In Anorak Mode


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: van lingle
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 04:33 PM

if the chesapeake watershed indiginous persons (a politcally and geographically correct nickname some wag proposed for the redskins the other day) can't make it i'm happy to see a gutsy group like the Patriots and an exciting one like the rams there. i do think the pats have an outside chance because biallachek(sp?) might just be smart enough to come up with the right defensive scheme. vl


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: artbrooks
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 04:43 PM

Sounds like an opportunity to take a long bicycle ride on otherwise well-traveled roads, weather permitting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: GUEST,Whistle and Bagpipes
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 09:15 PM

Pats are going all the way this year - they will beat the mighty Rams!


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: JedMarum
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 09:36 PM

LOL - when I started this thread (almost tongue in cheek) I knew I'd have a wide range of responses, ad sure enought I did!

No Sandy, I'm never too far from my Fall River roots. I played a show in Little Rock AR a couple of weeks back and two people from the audience (separately) came up to me and told me they were born in Fall River! LOL - so when the Patriots turned a few heads last week, with what everyone thought was a fluke victory - then shocked the world this week with a pretty impressive win over a darn good team; well I had to feel a twinge of pride for the old home team!

I've actually been reading lately, a bit of American Revolution era history and curious about music from the era (I love Dan Milner's version of SONS OF LIBERTY) so the title of the thread was meant to be a bit misleading.

Here's to the Pats, underdogs, they may be - they've doe well to get this far! Here's to those who'd rather be bicycling (I'm that way come Wimbldon) and here's to those who'd rather forget whose playing! I'm sure I'll enjoy the game with moderate interest, cheering on the old home team, and probably continuing progress in my John Adams biography during commercials and referee reviews!

Who says I can't multi-task!


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 09:41 PM

But I can see that your rascist ways will continue and no Equal Opportunity will be afforded to a team of color!!! I am incensed!!!!................***whiff,whiff***......hmmm....smells like sandalwood..........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: JedMarum
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 09:42 PM

LOL - Rick. You're right, the Patriots quarterback story is a pretty amazing one. When they had to send in Drew, who should be rusty, if not still recovering, I really thought the tide would turn, but low and behold, the Steelers had yet a new set of skills/problems to cope with, late in the game ... and they never could! Ol' Drew did a great job!

I was listening on the radio to the first half of the game because I played in Louisianna last weekend and was driving home during game time. It made the four drive fly pretty quick!


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: JedMarum
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 09:43 PM

LOL - Spaw. But every team is a team of color!


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 09:45 PM

..........Then again, what should I have expected out of a man who has eaten the ass out of a leprechaun?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: JedMarum
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 09:48 PM

That reminds me. Yvette, the woman that owns/manages the club I played in Monroe LA this weekend told me a funny story.

The local powerhouse high school football team is the Monroe Rebels, and their school flag is the Stars and Bars. The school custom is for the mascot (a highly prized, sought after position) gets to run around the field with a huge school flag after the 'good guys' score. Yvette said she and a friend attended the game last Friday and after the first score her friend told her, "Now there's somethng you don't see everyday" pointing to the field. The school mascot was a young man of African American heritage, proudly waving his school banner around the stadium!


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 11:30 PM

No.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 11:33 PM

But..........I am rooting for them........fool that I am.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 12:32 PM

Boo patsies. But then again, Boo rams, I'd been rooting for the Eagles. Can they BOTH lose?


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: SharonA
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 01:28 PM

Hey, Jed, how is that John Adams bio? That's the one by David McCullough, right? (Should I wait for the paperback to come out, or is it worth paying the big bucks for the hardback?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 09:25 PM

Rams indomitable. Pats are competent opportunists who find a way to win. Good drama ... if it holds up past the first quarter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Louie Roy
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 10:48 PM

Absolutely Patriots by three


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 12:57 AM

Actually, after REALLY thinking about this...short of aliens aducting a couple of Rams.........

NO.

But if ya wanna give me 20 points....we can talk.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Chip2447
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 01:16 AM

The last I heard was 14 1/2 point underdawgs, but then if the Rams do win it will give missouri somethin to brag about and will put us back on the map again....Not that I'll watch the game/five ring circus. GO CHIEFS!!!

Chip2447


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 02:08 AM

Who gives a flying shag about a bunch of overpaid guys whose sole reason for playing on a particular team is money? It's not as if professional sports teams actually in any way represent a particular area. They're (except by accident) not from there, and will sell their talents to the highest bidders. They have much in common with prostitutes and mercenaries.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: JedMarum
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 08:50 AM

SharonA - yes the Adams bio is by David McCullough and it is excellent. I am enjoying immensely. I suspect it is worth a few extra bucks - but I received it as a Christmas gift,so I don;'t know how much it cost.

No bets, Rick. I'm not sure the Pats have a chance, either!


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 12:48 PM

Hey Big Daddy...Now THAT'S a match I wanna see! Who's the PROSTITUTES' starting QB? Have the MERCENARIES got a running game?

I can see it now...Heidi Fleiss back to pass.... Oh oh, she's creamed by the Contras!

Jimmie the Greek


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: JedMarum
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 01:00 PM

LMAO!


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: LoopySanchez
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 06:02 PM

Quoth Spaw: "Once again though, these Patriots are simply lip-service liberals who maintain their vested interests when they could be taking a huge step forward in uncivil football rights..."

What do you expect Spaw, After all, The Patriots are from the home state of lip-service liberalism--Taxachusetts! :>)

(No, I'm not that dense, I get the parody... Hillarious stuff, Spaw!!!)

However, if the NFL were a truly civilized league, they'd make sure that the Eagles make the Super Bowl regularly due to their status as a protected species, as would the Buffalo Bills. The Redskins would make it to compensate for their years of betrayal at the hands of the so-called "Patriots". The Chiefs would get the occasional free pass for the same reason. The The Steelers would need to be given a free pass once every four years too--After all, most steel workers are union members, and you'd hate for them to switch their voter support from the NFL party to another one. The 49ers would never go--after all, why reward people who mine for gold and destroy mother earth? The Cowboys would stay home every year as well--Punishment for their abuse of those poor innocent bovines that they round up to be slaughtered.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 06:48 PM

I like the plan Loopy!! I think we could then do away with about half of the interminably long season along with a sizable number of teams. THEN we'd have a league that was once again small enough that only the very best would be playing. THEN we could impose some salary limits on it too. Give players a great retirement package and all, but cut the salaries from the ridiculous levels and then those who didn't want to play for say, $300,000 per year could sell Buicks instead.

I propose we adopt the same plan for baseball and basketball and if the hockey or soccer leagues go nuts, we'll sit on their asses too. This would make tickets affordable and nobody's season would overlap on both sides.

Glad I'm not king huh? I just get so disgusted with the whole thing though.................Sorry..Rant over.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 08:32 PM

Thanks Rick, I needed that! Laughing out loud for the first time today. We could be onto something here...more appropriate names for professional teams: The Pittsburgh Prostitutes, The Philadelphia Whiners, The Chicago Mercenaries, The Boston Bamboozlers, etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 09:54 PM

SPAWZ: Yo Spawzer, you is absolutely right about the Browns. After my beloved Deadskins, the Brown's is my team. Screw Art Modell for stealin' em' from Cleveland. Fir the ol bobert, it ain't about color, though. It's about football. Man, I can still see Ernest's fumble. But, man, could he ever run. I loved watching him after the Brown's traded him to Washington. But the Browns to me is a lot like the Washington Senators back when I was a kid. If you think that corporate America has a plan for ripping off Washington, just think back and think of BASEBALL ITSELF stole the Washington Senators, not once.... BUT TWICE!!!!! AND THAT IS THE TRUTH!!!! The second thief stole MY TEAM and moved it to Texas where it is known as the Texas Rangers, it's former owner... being none other than.....(drum roll...) Ahh.... you guessed... George DUBYA, duby, dub, du.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 11:10 PM

Rick..........on the Prosties team............can I be the tight ends coach??...........I believe I could help with technique.............and, given my background (pre union organizing) I believe I could help with strategies to use against the merc's..........as long as it didn't take away from my work on the tight ends.....................

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Chip2447
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 11:51 PM

Prostitutes vs Mercs, never thought about that. I kinda like the idea of the mascots duelling it out to determine the victor.

"We're here in Chicago, and it looks like another rough Sunday afternoon for the Dolphins.
In scores from around the league;
The Eagles out flew the Cardinals,
The Cowboys massacred the Redskins,
and the Lions ate the Saints..."
Just a thought from the weird zone...
Chip2447


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 01:09 AM

Thread creep (no I don't mean you Spaw)

The greatest moment I've ever had in the NFL (well on TV anyway)

"The snow was coming down...BLANK lines up for the field goal......here's the kick...49 yards, and through the uprights. The GIANTS win!

I was a little kid, but that kicker became my hero. anybody know who it was?

Biggest disappointment....That little fucker Flutie really CAN'T pass over an NFL defensive line! (he was great in Toronto and Vancouver where the defensive lines are (on average) three inches shorter. Oh, he also had sure handed receivers on the teams he played for here...he didn't get a lot of help in San Diego...'specially from the running game. There...now I can never mention his name again as long as I live.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: JedMarum
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 09:40 AM

I like Flutie, Rick. He played in a league where he simply wasn't really big enough. He has contributed more to the first line of NFL QBs then most who do have the size and physical skills. It's true that he just cannot overcome his size to have had a long career, and the success he might otherwsie haev had - but he did much better then he should have been able to.

Kinda like Spud Web.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Big Mick
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:46 AM

I'd gladly swap Charlie Batch and my bodhran for Flutie to quarterback the Lions..........

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: van lingle
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:08 AM

rick, could that kicker have been pat summerall.i think he was a punter/place kicker for the giants and lions in 50's and 60's.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: LoopySanchez
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 05:02 PM

Spaw, I'm all for letting leagues tie their own ropes if they want to let salaries spiral out of control. But if owners are going to make big bucks selling advertising rights, luxury boxes, and team merchandise, I have no problem with players getting as big a slice of the pie as possible. Salaries will come down on their own in a hurry if people get fed up with paying $30 to park their car (da Bears), or $81.00 for a ticket (avg. price for a 'Skins ticket). They'll quit showing up, and the owners will cut costs to save their wallets. It hasn't happened yet, so more power to em' if they can find 80,000 people willing to turn over a Benjamin or two to enjoy a three hour footgall game eight Sundays a year.

But as long as Jim Carrey, Ah-nuld, Julia, and Jack can make $20 million for a few month's work memorizing and reciting some lines, I have no problem if someone wants to pay Barry Bonds that much for a 162 game season, or if they want to pay Peyton Manning $7 million to play 16 games of football a year. When people stop coming to the games, those athletes will learn to live on less, or they'll learn to live on a LOT less selling shoes rather than endorsing them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 06:48 PM

You're right of course Loop and it's the owners, us, the whole damn system and it is what it is..........But every now and then around here I go off on these rants while dreaming of times past.

One of the nicer things is that I live close to a city with a minor league ball club and you can see a good game and have a fun night with the family and spend less than 50 bucks including gas, parking, food, and assorted ballpark junk. Additionally, there is someone who's giving away tickets for almost every game when a block is bought by some company. Last year we had free tickets to "Dime-A-Dog Night" and our two families went (4 adults, 4kids). We got there early and were able to upgrade to box seats, ate around 40 dogs, bought a couple of caps, bought drinks and some other munchies too, and went home after seeing a damn good ball game feeling great because the whole night for EIGHT people had cost about $65.00. Geeziz, I can't get a pair of decent Reds tickets for that.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 08:00 PM

********SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT/FREEZE WARNING*********
UNIVERSAL COSMIC WEATHER SERVICE
Time 8:00 PM .... Beelzebub Standard Time

An unexpected front has moved across the Nether Regions and a sudden drop in pressure has resulted in a plunge in temperature. With the thermometer in the mid-thirties, a few more degrees within the next few hours may result in a major freeze in Hell.

****END OF MESSAGE*****

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Desdemona
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 08:06 PM

My husband & sons are watching as we speak; though we are none of us ordinarily sports afficianados, tis is one of those occasions; as residents of the Bay State, we are honour-bound to tune in. That said, *I'm* nowhere near the TV as the last 2 times the Patriots were in the Super Bowl I was at parties where I was obliged to watch & they lost, so this time I'm hanging out here with y'all instead!


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 08:39 PM

LOL!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 09:10 PM

If anyone is interested the patriots are winning 14 goals to 3.john


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: DougR
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 09:11 PM

I think they have a pretty good shot at it.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 09:52 PM

*****BULLETIN/SPECIAL UPDATE******

UNIVERSAL COSMIC WEATHER SERVICE
9:55 Beelzebub Standard Time

Pressure is still dropping but at a slower rate and the fall in temperature is now at the freezing level.   A thin film of ice has started to form all across Hell and darkening clouds may mean conditions of snow. Hitler is trying to round up his cronies for a snowball fight.

***END OF MESSAGE***

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Desdemona
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 09:58 PM

Hmmm...interesting to speculate who's playing on Hitler's team; d'you suppose Stalin's starting this time, or maybe Idi Amin?


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Banjer
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 10:04 PM

Patriots won by a field goal with just seconds left in the 4th Quarter!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Nancy King
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 10:06 PM

YYESSSSS!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 10:07 PM

*****BULLETIN/SPECIAL UPDATE******

UNIVERSAL COSMIC WEATHER SERVICE
9:55 Beelzebub Standard Time

A serious snowstorm is now raging across the plains of Hell. Winds are gusting and the snowfall has been trmendous. Himmler just clipped Idi Amin upside the head with a nasty hardpacked iceball. It is official....Hell Has Frozen Over!!!!

***END OF MESSAGE***

Spaw (One hell of a game!!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Louie Roy
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 10:09 PM

Check who called the score on the 29 th of January on this thread.Patriots by Three Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 10:09 PM

Bee-OOO-tee-foo!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Desdemona
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 10:10 PM

Well, it just proves my point that it's better if I don't watch; we have an extremely excited 10 year old & an unconscious 7 year old. Now all that remains is the inarticulate comments of the principles, to be recorded & replayed by sportscasters in the days ahead like the words of Aristotle....!


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 10:26 PM

I don't believe it. What a game. They earned it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 10:45 PM

Brady was terrific. Maybe they'll trade Bledsoe to the Broncos.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: DougR
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 10:53 PM

Congratulations, Louie Roy!

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 11:02 PM

Yeah, Louie. By the way, can you give me six Lotto numbers?


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: JedMarum
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 11:14 PM

Louie Roy - You are a genius!

What a game. The Patriots were just great, and certainly managed (and that is almost certainly the appropriate word here) to beat a very very fine team indeed!

I'm thrilled.


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Big Mick
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 12:13 AM

I AM ABSOLUTELY FLABBERGASTED AND TICKLED TO DEATH OVER THIS ONE!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I was rooting for them all the way, but thought Louie Roy was wishful thinkin'. I am pleased as I can be to just say.........WAY TO GO LOUIE ROY. You nailed it, sir. Hat's off to you. I love it when the underdog wins. And with an Irish American at the helm...........don't git no better. I wonder what part of Ireland Lawyer Milloy's family is from?? LOL. Way to go to a great team.

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 12:47 AM

HOLY FRIGGIN' COW! What an amzing game! Boy am I glad to be wrong. Without that last second FG, they'd have been in big trouble....Warner and his receivers were comin' on strong.

Lotsa fun

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 12:55 AM

Those dramatic endings are even better when it's your team that wins. Jed's long-distance loyalty has been rewardsd! Kinda fun to hear Madden back-pedaling when they played to win, not to go for the overtime. Best game I've seen in years!

Sandy


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 01:55 AM

Well, as long as the Eagles weren't playing this was the next best thing. It really was a classic game, even if our British friends can't figure out how a team can score that many goals in a football game. And Louie...my coconut-frond hat is off to you, my friend. Nailed down and preserved in cyberspace!

And Rick, if you stayed around for the saccharine post-game show, you'll know that it was Pat Summerall who kicked that field goal for the Giants. I missed that one...I was only -5 years old.

By the way, can anybody tell me if Bill Belichick is originally from Baltimore? I'm trying to check on my ear for accents.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 02:08 AM

Well hell done froze over because this one had all the classic makings of that Bengal-49er debacle and turned out to be maybe the best since the Jets and Colts!!!

And wherever Belichek is from, that cheap, money grubbing, contemptuous, jackass of a carpet bagging, sleazy, scrotum licking, asshole, Art Modell canned him when the Browns had him.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 06:44 AM

*sigh* I just don't get football. But I checked it at about 9:45 EST to see how they were doing. I was so confused that I shut the tv off when there was about 1 minute, 40 sec to go (in football time, that could take ages!). Score was tied, the Rams were jubilant- I figured it was all over.
Wish I'd stuck it out for a coupla more minutes!


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: WyoWoman
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 08:11 AM

I guess so.

ww


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: JedMarum
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 09:34 AM

My Bostonian sister-in-law sent me this little "true story." I thought y'all might enjoy it! ;-)

A first grade teacher in St. Louis explains to her class that she is a Rams fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they, too, are Rams fans.



Everyone in the class raises their hand, except one little girl. The teacher looks at the girl with surprise and says, "Janie, why didn't you raise your hand?"



"Because I'm not a Rams fan," she replied.



The teacher, still shocked, asked, "Well, if you are not a Rams fan, then who are you a fan of?"



"I am a Pats fan, and proud of it," Janie replied.



The teacher could not believe her ears. "Janie, why are you a Pats fan?"



"Because my mom is a Pats fan, and my dad is a Pats fan, so I'm a Pats fan, too!"



"Well," said the teacher in an obviously annoyed tone, "that is no reason for you to be a Pats fan. You don't have to be just like your parents all of the time. What if your Mom was a moron and your dad was a moron, what would you be then?"



Janie grinned and said, "Then we'd be Rams fans!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: SharonA
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 10:20 AM

Nice goin', Louie Roy!

I didn't speculate as to the point spread, but I also called it for the Patriots to win, earlier on this thread. See post here

You may also recall that I predicted the Arizona Diamondbacks would take the 2001 World Series in 7 games. (You guys really oughta pay more attention when I say these things! *G*)

Sharon


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 11:27 AM

Quite aside from this being the most exciting Superbowl in years, and the special joy of having the underdog team I was rooting for actually WIN, I thought one of the true highlights was Terry Bradshaw and Paul McCartney singing "Hard Days Night." Totally cool!

Cheers, Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 12:03 PM

Hi Mark. Oh I KNEW it was Pat all right. I wasn't Too much) older than you, when it happened, and I was soooo happy, 'cause the Giants wuz mah team!

Hmmmm, who was the first "sidewinder" kicker? Wasn't Garo Yepremian was it. The "old" kickers that I remember were Hornung, Groza, Blanda, and who was that guy from Philly (started with a "B")

Bloody marvelous game!

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 12:11 PM

Ah yes....another Brown great! Lou "The Toe" Groza. Rick, how about Tom Dempsey? Remember him? Only had half a foot and he kicked the longest field goal in history....63 yards.....Is that still a record?

I remeber reading alex Karras' book where he described that kick. Karras said he and the other Lions didn't even really rush the Saints and pretty much just turned around to get a good view of this laughable 63 yard attempt. I think he used the word numb in describing his amazement that it went through.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 12:48 PM

And wasn't that commercial with the hawk great?


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 12:51 PM

Yeah Myrrz....I think Bud won the commercial contest.....The Clydesdales bowing at New York City, the Hawk pilfering pilsners and bras.......Pretty good effort.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 03:32 PM

And the BattleBots parody, and the slippery satin sheets, and "So how much?" Some brilliance there. Almost makes me want to go out and buy some Bud Light. Almost.

Tom Dempsey was an Eagle before he was a Saint, of course. And as soon as I have my ginkgo I'll probably remember the name of the Eagles old kicker for Rick. And who was the guy who was both QB and kicker? Was it Blanda?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 05:17 PM

Blanda also played QB.

As soon as Rick said "B" the only Eagle that immediately came to mind was Chuck Bednarik. I don't recall him ever kicking a goal, but he kicked a lot of ass!!! As I recall he did boot Gifford through the uprights didn't he? There was only one running back who was ever a match for Bednarik.

Could the kicker have been named something common like Brown or Baker....kinda' sticks in my mind. Also, who did come first in the sidewinders? Could it have been Stenerud (sp) with the Chiefs?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: MMario
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 05:21 PM

oh - was that this weekend?


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 05:51 PM

In spite of all the hoopla about Warner, Brady and McNabb are two SUPER quarterbacks. Maybe next time, Mark!

Sandy


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Subject: RE: BS: Do Patriots Have a Chance
From: Big Mick
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 08:50 PM

And speaking of Alex Karras.............was there ever a funnier moment in film than when he cold cocked the horse in Blazing Saddles? I almost wet myself.

Mick


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