Troy Brown, Tour Guide

-by Mattsky & DNOMN8R314

Two weeks ago, NEPFF regular Mattsky went on a tour of Gillette Stadium. During the tour, Patriots Hall of Fame wide receiver Troy Brown answered questions from fans. Matt filmed some of Troy’s answers; the videos can be found below.

Highlights include:

  • A stadium Troy describes as worse than Foxboro Stadium – you get three guesses as to the city, and the first two don’t count – with fans sitting close enough to the action that “when you went in the tunnel for halftime, they could reach out and punch you in the head.”
  • The team Troy hated as a kid, got a thrill of knocking out of the playoffs, and still hates now.
  • Turf versus grass, and the rapid change in Gillette Stadium ground.
  • Troy’s training camp days, when two-a-days were the norm, compared to the somewhat-lighter practice loads today.

But I won’t spoil the videos for you. Take nine minutes to watch and enjoy.

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Neil X
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Whoa. The site was gone for a long time today. Glad to see it’s back.

Jonc77
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did anyone else notice?

dyims
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Back home. Everything went as well as can be expected considering what she is going through. She/we appreciate all of the prayers and thoughts. Two more treatments and hopefully she will be done. The doctors seem to think that the three treatments should be enough because they can put the radiation device directly over the area that the cancer was found in. As long as none of the other organs are badly affected by the radiation she should be good to go.

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Good to hear dyims and we’re all hoping for the best: a speedy, full recovery.

Calipatsfan3473
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Wonderful news- I know in my heart that she will beat this horrible disease. Best wishes for a bright future.

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Cutler out- Moore in.

Calipatsfan3473
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Wentz out- McGloin in.

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Cutler has not looked bad.

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MIA 21 PHI 14

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Darby is not having a good night.

redemption50
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Neither is Chris Sale

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Unusal.

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PHI 14 MIA 14

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Hey- Blount with a 15 yd. gain!!

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Philly not giving Blount a chance.

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MIA 14 PHI 7

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Wentz just threw a pick- MIA will be at the 2 yd. line.

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PHI 7 MIA 7

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Darby just got burned- badly.

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PHI 7 MIA 0

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My take on the Brooklyn pick: The Nets have made some sneaky moves this off-season acquiring bad contracts but serviceable players like Allen Crabbe, Timofey Mozgov and DeMarre Carroll. The big fish they landed was obviously DeAngelo Russell (or really more his potential). Add that to what they have and they seem improved. Not substantially, but at least marginally. Conversely, there are a number of teams that are in re-build, tanking or positioning for 2018 cap space. When you look at what the Magic, Pacers, Kings and Lakers have, and what the Bulls will look like (especially if Wade is… Read more »
Calipatsfan3473
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I had forgotten that Nick Foles was back in Philly.

Calipatsfan3473
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That’s it- the weekend has arrived- now I pour the wine!!

DinoScapelli
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Eats time.

Good night, you Dolphin ill-wishers!!!

redemption50
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Hello Cali…working on the wine yet?

DinoScapelli
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A real man is always working on the wine.

redemption50
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Haven’t had a glass in a while. I need to find a decent priced one that still has a good taste to it

DinoScapelli
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Oh, my brother, there are sooooooo many! But you are in a different market.

Calipatsfan3473
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I’m in the best market πŸ™‚

redemption50
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Indeed

Calipatsfan3473
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I have a nice Merlot tonight- did some pork chops so it should go very well.

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4 minutes.

Calipatsfan3473
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So- how many INT’s will Cutler throw tonight??

redemption50
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As many as it takes

DinoScapelli
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None. He will pull himself out of the game in the first quarter with a hammy-back-shoulder.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Before I go – a thought. Celtics ownership deserve so much credit for the latitude they’ve given their GM to make controversial trades, take risks, and rely on youth.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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-Moving down from 1st overall to 3rd overall.
-Moving on from every single player on a team that went to the EC finals except the three youngest ones and Horford.
Those are risks.
They’re risks Ainge took because finishing top 4 isn’t good enough, he wants a team that can win the finals.

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It would be easier to keep last year’s core together, keep a deserving fan favorite, settle into being the best team in the East outside of Cleveland, take the consensus #1 player in the draft, and sell playoff tickets for the next several years. And I guarantee you most NBA GMs wouldn’t even be allowed to pursue another tack.

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Think no GM picking 1st overall has ever entertained the thought of trying to trade down? It doesn’t happen because it’s just not something you do.
The Celtics let Ainge make an unpopular decision based on basketball. That’s a big deal.

redemption50
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Magic traded with Warriors in 93 and took Penny Hardaway over Chris Webber. Worked in the short term but not in the long. But you’re right, it rarely happens

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I predict that it will all work out fine πŸ™‚

redemption50
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All true. But to add context, this EC Finals team was a non Rondo injury away from probably getting swept in the 1st round of the playoffs to an 8 seed. Which would have been a complete disaster.

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Good afternoon!!

Jdog Lemon Head
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Whoa just saw the “highlights” of the Yankees/Tigers brawl.
https://sports.yahoo.com/miguel-cabrera-throws-punch-yankees-catcher-wild-brawl-200442071.html

hugowasmyhomeboy
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woof, that is an ol’ baseball fight right there

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Sanchez sucker punching the guy while he’s down is absurdly stupid. The other catcher gets in a brawl and you’re gonna get yourself suspended too?

Jdog Lemon Head
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Ha I didn’t even see that. They’ll have to call up some minor leaguers to catch.

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What will likely happen is that one guy will appeal and the other won’t. So while the appeal s going on, he’ll still get to play while the other guy serves his suspension. Then when the suspension is up, the other guy will drop the appeal and serve his suspension.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Oooh. I like your style.

Jdog Lemon Head
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I think Sanchez will likely take the suspension since it’ll probably be 1 or 2 games. Then Romine will appeal and play for a couple games since his suspension may be like 5 games. After the 2 games for Sanchez is up, Romine can drop his appeal and serve it to get it over with. Good way to play the system.

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MIggy squared up and started throwing punches…don’t think he landed any though. The catcher did get some rib/kidney shots after they went to the ground.

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Miggy’s an idiot. The umps threw the pitcher out, take your W

Jdog Lemon Head
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Might be the true definition of Roid Rage

Calipatsfan3473
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It was incredible.

Jdog Lemon Head
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Anybody worried about Brady since Fleming will be taking Solder’s place tomorrow?

HunterCenter
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Nah

PatriotPrideBoy
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*ahem*

WE’RE DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!

Jdog Lemon Head
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McCoy telling it like it is:
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20445286/colin-kaepernick-not-good-enough-player-distraction

Summary
Colin Kaepernick is not a good enough player to be worth the “distraction” of a team signing him to play.

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Good read on BB’s current defensive philosophy. Makes me feel a little better about how thin we otherwise seem to be at the traditional DE position…

https://www.patspulpit.com/2017/8/24/16189634/bill-belichick-collection-versatile-pass-rusher-linebacker-hybrids-save-team-couple-roster-spots

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Nice article/vids. Thanks for this. Really enjoyed it.

Mattsky
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It was my pleasure. I wish I taped the first time he spoke when we were in the press box.

Jdog Lemon Head
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I take it back then. You suck!!! DO YOUR JOB WELL next time!!!

Mattsky
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I’m just a slacker at heart and a system fan too.

Jdog Lemon Head
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You’re so bad, BB won’t even say, “Nobody works harder than Mattsky”

Mattsky
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That bastard!
BRING BACK ROD RUST!!!

Jdog Lemon Head
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Don’t be Rodiculous. He’d probably be a little Rusty from coaching

Mattsky
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If it wasn’t for his leadership and savvy the 1990 Patriots would have gone 0-16.

Jdog Lemon Head
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I started watching the Pats when Dick MacPherson was the coach. His coaching led to us landing Bledsoe!

Mattsky
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6-10 in 1991.

Jdog Lemon Head
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but 2-14 in 1992.

Mattsky
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Bill Parcells came in in 93 and that was the start of good things to come. Life calls.. SlackerSky out!

Mattsky
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He just turned 89 but he is well rested. I think he has a few more good years in him.

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Jerry Kramer and Robert Brazile- named senior finalists for the HOF.

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I’m happy for Brazile, he was a bad Mo Fo in his day.

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RIP Jay Thomas- loved him on Cheers.

Jdog Lemon Head
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Who did he play in the show?

Dingo
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Eddie Lebec.

Calipatsfan3473
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He was a retired hockey player?

Dingo
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Yes. His character was married to Carla.

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Brave character πŸ™‚

Jdog Lemon Head
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Trey Flowers on @OMFonWEEI said the Patriots didn’t take new plane to Detroit. Saving it for the regular season.

They should have done it during the preseason in case there are any hiccups. Plus, they’re wasting money by not using something they paid for.

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Don’t new planes have to have a certain amount of flying time logged before they’re put into service??

Calipatsfan3473
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Where is FAB when you need him??

Jdog Lemon Head
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Maybe with Rob.
#millivanilli

Jdog Lemon Head
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I don’t think it’s a “new” plane though.

Calipatsfan3473
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I thought they were both brand new.

HunterCenter
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no, I think they are refurbished, after being retired from some commercial fleet, not sure which. I could be wrong.

cqrun
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Ha! Kraft would never go for the refurb. That would bring nothing but problems.

Jdog Lemon Head
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But I think Hunter is correct. I remember reading the same thing.

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According to Rovell, β€œThese planes, depending on miles flown and condition, generally cost between $5 million and $65 million. A source said the planes the Patriots bought are extended range, which allows the planes to fly nonstop for about 12 hours.”

β€œA brand-new plane could cost $200 million.”

This seems to imply that they are not new.

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Okay just saw this too:
The two 767’s were reportedly refurbished with all first-class seating and while speaking to 98.5 The Sports Hub prior to the team’s preseason opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft said that the addition of their “Aircrafts” should benefit the players’ heath.

http://nep.247sports.com/Bolt/Jonathan-Kraft-on-why-the-New-England-Patriots-bought-two-planes-106021643
-BOOM! YOU LOSE CQ!!!

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The real reason is that they can’t get 90 players and the staff onto the new planes.

dyims
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At the Mitchell Cancer Institute awaiting my wife’s first radiation treatment.

Jdog Lemon Head
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Good luck, Bruh. Stay strong for your wife.

Calipatsfan3473
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Best of luck dyims- I know she going to beat this.

Saturn III
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Prayers for her and your family.

cqrun
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Best of luck Dyims.

Jdog Lemon Head
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@DougKyed Patriots beat writers form a boy band. Who gets the following roles:
Heart throb:
Bad Boy:
Baby Face:
Shy One:
Mysterious One:

Would be funny to do one with Bruhs here.

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Why does Gronk have braids in that commercial??————————————->

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Checking in on how former patriots are fairing:
http://blog.masslive.com/patriots/2017/08/former_new_england_patriots_tr.html#incart_m-rpt-2
They even have Josh Boyce on the list. I thought he was in an Orange Home Depot uniform but it’s actually the Browns jersey….not sure which is worse.
I do LOVE how the picture they have of him is him NOT catching the ball LOL. Masslive is trolling Jim LOL

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It would be perfect if they used the stone hands photo πŸ™‚

Jdog Lemon Head
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Would have been, but the pic they used was very fitting:
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Jdog Lemon Head
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Notice the similarity:
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Calipatsfan3473
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Some things never change.

BoSoxJim
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DAMMIT, JDOG!!!!!!

That’s it! You’re out of the will.

Calipatsfan3473
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I’m sure he’s devastated.

BoSoxJim
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He should be. Especially with all the BSJ money coming in soon.

Calipatsfan3473
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Like that’s going to happen.

BoSoxJim
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I’m also making a trip to Chicopee today to retrieve a ticket that is rightfully mine.

Jdog Lemon Head
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I thought they said watertown

BoSoxJim
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Yeah, they messed up. Originally they said Watertown but then corrected it.
Don’t know how you could possibly screw that up but they did.

cqrun
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Some things never change.

Jdog Lemon Head
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A stupid bird keeps flying into my office window. It sees the reflection and tries to fly towards the window. I keep hearing a thud and then seeing the bird fly back towards the branch he was perched on.

BoSoxJim
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Maybe it really likes you and is willing to die to get with you.

Jdog Lemon Head
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He must not know I’m asian, or maybe he does know and is just sadistic

Kariya
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He might think you’re the perfect fit. It’s a small bird right?

BoSoxJim
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I’m still waiting for my 1st royalty check from the Boston Sports Journal.

Jdog Lemon Head
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Don’t forget your asian brother from another mother

Saturn III
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Jeez Lombardi hates Osweiler lol

PorterJax75
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Good morning

Jdog Lemon Head
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Good Morning. You should email frank so you can become a Member. You won’t have to use the Captcha code every time:
If you missed the changeover Please visit http://www.patsfootballfans.com/change to get more details on how you can comment

Dingo
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DON’T TELL DOUG WHAT TO DO!!!
-Boney

BoSoxJim
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Asians are exempt. ‘Cause we’re wicked smaht.

MasterAndCommander
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ARRRGH!!! Someone in MA won my retirement fund. Oh well, maybe it’s my brother or my nephew… or a Bruh or Bruhette…

and WAKE UP!!!!

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Sox pullin away late!

jdlboot14
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Are the Browns and Jags just doomed to never find a QB. You can add the Jets and Bills in there too lately.

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Bills haven’t had a legit QB since… Bledsoe. Jets haven’t had a solid QB since, uhh… Testaverde.

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Chad Pennington was pretty good for the Jets until his shoulder fell off.

Jonc77
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yes. Good QBs are a dying breed

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My man Bortles looking like a 45 year-old coaching assistant though.

Calipatsfan3473
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Oh- Henne starting over Bortles- that’s the end for Bortles.

MasterAndCommander
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For good or just a preseason game?

PatriotPrideBoy
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Doubt

cqrun
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Chad Henne is still in the league?

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VIDEO: Inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esniRt-snBM

They may not win Super Bowls, but they have the best stadium in the planet. πŸ™‚
It is must be a great experience to watch any sport event in that stadium

Saturn III
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My company helped install the underground/plumbing.

HunterCenter
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I have Atlanta United season tickets. First match in that stadium Sept 10. $25 per seat!!! For that stadium!!!

DinoScapelli
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Alrighty, then, gotta go out and water the lawn. Then eat some kind of dinner food. Never got enough energy to shop today. There’s always tomorrow. That could be a team anthem for a perennial loser! The Browns?

Good night, you anthemizers!!!

Calipatsfan3473
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Have a nice evening Dino.

Calipatsfan3473
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How’s your daughter feeling Mac??

MasterAndCommander
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Well, the preggers daughter is doing well. We’ll have a “gender reveal” party on Labor Day weekend.

With my other daughter, still no answers though a heart echoCG spotted a minor valve problem that could be causing the symptons. Endocronologist was a jerk, so we’re looking for someone else. We trudge on.

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Good the pregnant one is feeling well- didn’t know about #2- hope she’s going to be ok.

MasterAndCommander
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Thanks

Pauly
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Positive thoughts for #2. Getting a doc you trust is so huge. And congrats to #1.

MasterAndCommander
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Thanks

cqrun
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Sorry to hear about health problems. Hopefully they can figure it out quickly.

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Via Michael McCarthy of SportingNews.com, NBC will televise the playing of the national anthem prior to the Chiefs-Patriots game, due in large part to the question of whether any players from either team will be engaging in protests during the anthem.

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NBC is trying to out-sleaz ESPN.

MasterAndCommander
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Tall hill to climb.

Calipatsfan3473
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Good time for a bathroom break and drink refill time!!

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O mundo sabe que – Sporting (POR) with english subtitles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4QSbwEClKY

The lyrics are not the same as the original but the music is “My Way” of Frank Sinatra.