Name the Rookie: 2018 Edition

-by DNOMN8R314

More random quizzing!

Last year I ran this as “Name the UDFA,” since the 2017 undrafted class was 20 players. With a much smaller class, this now becomes “Name the Rookie.”

Remember, some questions may have more than one possible answer, but naming any single player (or for some questions, a pair of players) who fits the question counts as correct. Also, every current Patriots rookie will be a correct answer at least once. (Note that initial UDFA signings Darren Andrews – now on the NFI list – and Chris Lacy – cut and claimed by Detroit – are omitted.)

Good luck!

Name a 2018 Patriots rookie…

  1. …whom the Patriots traded up to draft?
  2. …who played college football in the FBS?
  3. …who shares a surname with a 2017 Patriots UDFA signing?
  4. Name a pair of players, one draft pick and one UDFA, who were selected/signed from the same school.
  5. …who wore #35 in college?
  6. …who wore #7 in college?
  7. …who wore #30 in college?
  8. …who, for OTAs, is wearing a uniform number that can legally be worn by players at his position?
  9. …who, for OTAs, is wearing a uniform number not currently worn by any other Patriot?
  10. …whose first and last name begin with the same letter?
  11. …whose first and last name are the same length?
  12. …whose last name, of the New England rookie class, is worth the most points in Scrabble? (NOTE: All Scrabble references refer to the standard U.S. edition.)
  13. …whose last name, of the New England rookie class, is worth the fewest points in Scrabble?
  14. …whose last name cannot be spelled with a standard Scrabble set (excluding blanks)?
  15. …whose last name is also a common first name?
  16. …whose last name is a Scrabble-legal word?
  17. …whose last name spelled backward is a Scrabble-legal word?
  18. …whose last name is an anagram of a common English verb (in any proper form)?
  19. …whose last name is an anagram of a name in the title of a Shakespeare play?
  20. …whose last name contains the same letter twice, but not a double letter?

Answers:

  1. Duke Dawson (yes, the Patriots traded down first, but the final move to move to #56 overall for Dawson was a trade up).
  2. Shane Wimann (Northern Illinois).
  3. A.J. Moore (shares with Kenny Moore, incidentally also a cornerback).
  4. Isaiah Wynn or Sony Michel and John Atkins (Georgia), Braxton Berrios and Trent Harris (Miami), Danny Etling and Frank Herron (LSU).
  5. Keion Crossen, Shane Wimann, and Ja’Whaun Bentley (who wore #35 his freshman year only before switching to #4).
  6. Duke Dawson, J.C. Jackson, and Ralph Webb.
  7. A.J. Moore and Corey Bojorquez. (The front-page picture for this article makes Bojorquez’s number look like 50, but it’s 30.)
  8. Ja’Whaun Bentley (#53, LB); Christian Sam (#54, LB); John Atkins (#62, DT); Trent Harris (#63, DE); and Frank Herron (#64, DT). Take half-credit if you named Isaiah Wynn, who is wearing #50 at OTAs; while offensive linemen can wear numbers in the 50s, only centers are technically allowed to per the rulebook.
  9. Sony Michel (#51) and Trent Harris (#63).
  10. Duke Dawson, Braxton Berrios, and J.C. Jackson.
  11. Braxton Berrios and Ryan Izzo.
  12. Corey Bojorquez (36 points).
  13. Christian Sam (5 points).
  14. Ryan Izzo (only one Z).
  15. Christian Sam and Sony Michel.
  16. Isaiah Wynn (it’s an Old English alphabetical character).
  17. Christian Sam (“mas” – slang for “mothers”) and Trent Harris (“sirrah” – archaic, contemptuous term of address).
  18. Danny Etling (“tingle”) and Keion Crossen (“censors”).
  19. A.J. Moore (anagram of “Romeo”).
  20. Ja’Whaun Bentley and Corey Bojorquez.

Hope you enjoyed this latest installment of DNOM’s Offseason Quizzes In Lieu Of Productive Content.

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bring
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Waaaaaay too early 53…..

QB (2) T.Brady, B.Hoyer
RB (5) R.Burkhead, J.White, S.Michel, J.Develin, B.Bolden
WR (7) J.Edelman, C.Hogan, K.Britt, J.Matthews, P.Dorsett, C.Patterson, M.Slater
TE (3) R.Gronkowski, T.Niklas, J.Hollister
C (1) D.Andrews
G (4) S.Mason, I.Wynn, J.Thuney, C.Croston
T (3) M.Cannon, T.Brown, L.Waddle
DE (3) T.Flowers, A.Clayborn, D.Wise
DT (5) M.Brown, D.Shelton, L.Guy, V.Valentine, A.Butler
ILB(3) D.Hightower, E.Roberts, H.Langi
OLB(3) K.VanNoy, D.Rivers, M.Flowers
CB (6) S.Gilmore, J.McCourty, E.Rowe, D.Dawson, J.Jones, J.Jackson
SS (3) P.Chung, N.Ebner, B.King
FS (2) D.McCourty, D.Harmon
ST (3) S.Gostkowski, R.Allen, J.Cardona

Total players: 53
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I’ll be surprised if they only keep 3 true RBs (plus a ST’er in Bolden and a FB). But, it would obviously be great if they could get by with only 3. I just think injury history at the position tells us it is pretty risky. All 3 RBs are pretty versatile, though, as is Bolden, so if they all show well in camp as pass catchers and pass protectors and between the tackles runners, maybe this is a year where they can keep only 3. Plus maybe try to sneak that Webb kid on the PS.
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They almost have to carry alot of RBs. Burkhead isn’t durable, White is a most receiving back, Michel has bad knees and the rest are question marks.

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ESPN has sunken to new lows. They’re reporting on Brady’s booming voice. I hate off season articles. I know, it’s my own fault for clicking on ESPN.

rondo723
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Is it not booming enough? Is it booming too much? Is the booming distracting Belichick from coaching? Shoot, I just wrote 3 ESPN articles.

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@ZackCoxNESN
Dorsett has been busy so far. By my count, he’s been targeted 17 times in 7-on-7s and 11-on-11s during the three open practices, the most of any Patriots wideout.

HunterCenter
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auditioning for a trade

bring
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DP – where is Wynn playing?

zoocore
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He’s been playing both LG and LT.

bring
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From Andy Hart yesterday:

“lineman newcomers Trent Brown and top pick Isaiah Wynn both saw reps with a line that had David Andrews at center. Brown worked at left tackle with Wynn at left guard”

hugo #FreeBoney
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Where is future hall of famer Cole Croston?

bring
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see above – croston can play T or G, so he’s a keeper

zoocore
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I’ve also seen reports of him playing LT. I don’t think it matters, right now. I don’t think we’ll know until Week 2 or 3 what the starting OL will be.

bring
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BB likes versatility – knowing Wynn can slide to T if there is an in-game injury is valuable insurance

HunterCenter
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or Week 10

PatriotPrideBoy
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Your presence there will be a meaningful one.

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WOOT WOOT

Calipatsfan3473
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Congrats!!

LaFeteMattDog
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Malcolm Mitchell RIP.

cqrun
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Reported as Injury Prone?

cqrun
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For another year or two anyway.

DinoScapelli
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And that does it for me. Good night!

Deadsmack #NotDone
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LeBron James stunned when he finds out Cavs still had timeout at end of Game 1 | SportsCenter | ESPN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNguHza0Qc8

Calipatsfan3473
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He should pay attention.

Deadsmack #NotDone
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Lue should pay attention, he is the coach

Calipatsfan3473
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I thought LeBron was the coach- and GM.

LaFeteMattDog
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They should both pay attention.

Calipatsfan3473
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Is he recovering from an injury?

Calipatsfan3473
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I thought I remembered that he was out most of the year in Cleveland- ankle maybe?

Calipatsfan3473
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Maybe he needed surgery in the off season and just isn’t ready yet.

Calipatsfan3473
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No idea- and we’ll probably never know the reason.

Calipatsfan3473
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Will Cassius Marsh be the ghost writer?

DinoScapelli
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Could be; he was the ghost player last year.

LaFeteMattDog
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Wow, you guys are funny today!

dp73
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Neil X
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Man, Minitron must be pissed to not have caught a single pass from TB12 today.

zoocore
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He was playing with the second team, today. He’s a has-been.

zoocore
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Plus, he didn’t have to catch passes from that selfish SOB people call “The GOAT”.

Hakuna Matata
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Bummer, everything is back to normal. I will have to chance my screen name.

rondo723
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panicking about there being nothing to panic about still counts, so you’re good

MrLucky
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Gronk laughing and making jokes after practice? BB gonna be pissed if he gets wind of potential fun.

itsBradyBaby
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Cut him no fun zone.

dp73
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Maybe we should ask Danny Shelton how much fun he had in Cleveland last year.

HunterCenter
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He’s no Cassius Marsh.

zoocore
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Is Doug Moore going to talk about anything other than Trump, today? —>>

MrLucky
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If the Eagles get uninvited to the White House, are they really SB Champions? My opinion, no.

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^Unbiased opinion, here.

zoocore
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Defaults to the runner-up. THE GOAT HAS 6 SB WINS, NOW!

dp73
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It’s not about the the Eagles it’s all about Trump.

zoocore
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Of course, Britt would come up limping, right now, when he’s been “playing” well.

itsBradyBaby
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???

zoocore
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Britt has been “showing up well” in practice (hauled in a 55yd TD from Brady today, too), but he ended up coming up, with a limp after one play and threw his helmet.

rondo723
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probably should have skipped OTAs to preserve his health…

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HEY-YO!!!

itsBradyBaby
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Like Brady and Gronk ?

JLStokes
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It’s a very “Kenny Britt” thing to do.

I’m on the Jordan Matthews bandwagon.

zoocore
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I’m rooting for them both. Jordan definitely fits the system (on paper) better, but I could see Britt playing the LaFell role.

dp73
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A little surprised that Gronk hasn’t signed to a new contract before going into camp. Good to see him a camp.

JLStokes
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Gronk looks…slimmer.

Calipatsfan3473
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Pliablility.

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And they called him Gumby.

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Alex Guerrero: “GREAT!! Hey marketing dept.–I’ve got an idea…”

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Witch doctor.

HunterCenter
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it’s just the effect of the haircut

hugo #FreeBoney
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Caps goalie has a hell of a neckbeard

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John C. Calhoun would be proud

MasterAndCommander
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VGK had chances early to control the game. They didn’t and are now on the brink.

MasterAndCommander
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Getting ugly

MasterAndCommander
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Sooooo… Can the Craps clinch Thursday? Or will their history catch up with them the next 3 games.

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Pull fleury?

hugo #FreeBoney
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Well you can’t now

MasterAndCommander
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Wimp

hugo #FreeBoney
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Three on five with no goalie what could go wrong

itsBradyBaby
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NAIL IN THE COFFIN, LETS GO CAPS

MasterAndCommander
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Less interesting now.

hugo #FreeBoney
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It’s gonna be a hell of a story?

MasterAndCommander
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Gonna win it for Tom’s mom?

MasterAndCommander
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Nope

MasterAndCommander
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Could get interesting if Vegas gets another one soon

MasterAndCommander
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Ruh roh

hugo #FreeBoney
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28-3?

MasterAndCommander
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LOL

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The Knights will score 5 unanswered goals in the 3rd period

itsBradyBaby
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Go Hug a doll.

hugo #FreeBoney
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did the clock strike midnight on the Vegas team?

MasterAndCommander
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Seems so.

itsBradyBaby
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GOALLLLL 4-0 CAPS LEADS.

MasterAndCommander
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If, and I mean if, the Craps lose this game, they don’t deserve the SC

itsBradyBaby
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Yeah not today they are winning

MasterAndCommander
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Game ovah!!!!

hugo #FreeBoney
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Bruins in a positive integer

MasterAndCommander
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?

MasterAndCommander
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VGK defense needs to start gambling and start pinching in the WAS end

PatriotPrideBoy
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Be civil now. Would YOU want your end pinched?

MasterAndCommander
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Trick question!!!!

MasterAndCommander
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Wouldn’t that have thought this, but VGK has missed more open nets and hit more posts than 2013 playoff Brad Marchand.

itsBradyBaby
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Rocking your caps gear Mac, lmao.

itsBradyBaby
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YOU CAN DO THIS CAPS

LaFeteMattDog
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Dude, are you from DC? Why are you such a big Caps fan?

itsBradyBaby
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No I’m from Africa but live in MD, part of the DMV.

LaFeteMattDog
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Thought you were Canadian.

itsBradyBaby
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Lmao

LaFeteMattDog
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What country in Africa?

itsBradyBaby
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Liberia

LaFeteMattDog
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Cool man! President George Weah, great futbol player! πŸ™‚

itsBradyBaby
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Yeah great player not fit to be president

MasterAndCommander
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Hmmmm.. Sounds familiar

MasterAndCommander
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FEATURED!!!

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Have to say, i think BOS, TB, and PIT would be able to beat Vegas right now.

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Bruins would get swept

LaFeteMattDog
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Coming from “Bruins in 4,5,6,7, and 9” guy, I’m going with MAC here.

MasterAndCommander
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Don’t forget 19!

PatriotPrideBoy
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Oh come on, you two. Everybody knows that Boston doesn’t have a REAL hockey team.

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Nope

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How the Patriots @ Titans game will end this year

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MasterAndCommander
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Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

By the way, looks like Yo put on a few pounds.

dfwpatsfan
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Dude I liked you πŸ™

itsBradyBaby
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GOALLLL 3-0 CAPS.

itsBradyBaby
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GOALLLL 2 – 0 CAPS LEADS

LaFeteMattDog
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CAPS LOCK BABY!!!

itsBradyBaby
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GOALLLLL 3-0 CAPS

MasterAndCommander
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Aw c’mon Nate. It’s DINNNNNNNNGOOOOOAAAAAALL!!!

itsBradyBaby
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GOALLLLLLLL CAPS.

LaFeteMattDog
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GO CRAPS!!!!

LaFeteMattDog
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LOL, twitter is brutal.

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https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/06/04/douglas-parkhurst-carol-sharrow

Wow, this is a crazy story. A guy confessed to a hit and run that killed a little girl in 1968 and then died from a drunk driver while he was trying to protect kids at a baseball game. Truth is stranger than fiction.

Calipatsfan3473
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Or some would say that it was karma.

LaFeteMattDog
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He did a horrible thing in 1968 and hid it for 50 years but I give him credit for doing the right thing in 2013 and 2018. He’s not a hero and he’s not a villain. Just a human being.

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It’s really sad that another great player died with ALS

itsBradyBaby
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GO CAPS

LaFeteMattDog
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They are the Craps until the win 4 games…but GO CRAPS!!!!!

itsBradyBaby
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GO HUG YOURSELF