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  1. nabwong

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    I can only imagine how hard it must be but i'm curious if anyone of you had or had dreams and trained for that opportunity.
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    Nope. The closest I came to such an event was, I have a first cousin who was a football star in Walpole as a kid and played very well at Holy Cross. He got invited to the Seahawks for a "tryout." I assume it was like an undrafted rookie free agent tryout. I think he described it as he got there, there were tons of other guys, some low level coaches or assistants or whatever had them run around a bit then told most of them (or maybe all of them) to leave. That was it. NFL dreams crushed...
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    Yes.

    Of course the judge called it trespassing, but you know how they are.
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    Ken went through a couple of training camps with the Broncos in the 1970s. Apparently he was too small to make the team as a LB and too slow to be a safety, or something like that.
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    Like most people, I'd love to give it a go - if only for the reason to see if a coach could get anything from a 6'8" body at DE or TE.

    First stop though will be a team in the British league, because just playing the sport at any level appeals to me.

    Surprised they didn't try FB or something with a situation like that?
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    I know a guy who knows a guy who's brother's cousin's friend's friend's uncle tried out for an NFL team.
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    I once dated a sister of one of the Buffalo Jills, does that count? She may, or may not, have looked really nothing like this:

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    I know a guy who watches NFL.

    That's about it.
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    Wife's sister's husband went to BC and played RT for the Bills 2 years. Fred Smerlas' room mate.
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    Do you mean the National Flopping League....?
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    two of my great uncles were NFL champions in 1928
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    I've been to a handful of MLB tryouts (reds, phillies, padres, and Astros). It was more like an organized scrimmage with three of them. One was me and two other guys. I pitched really well in them and thought I was going to get drafted by the reds. In the end they wanted me to go to JuCo for a couple years. I didn't and now I'm a middle aged copier repairman. Didnt quite Work out just as my dumb 17 year old mind planned.

    I was a very good punter in high school (42 yard average.. Without the wicked hangtime like the pros) and had some opportunities to play college football but I liked baseball better then.
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    Only in a few wet dreams ... it was great I caught everything thrown my way.
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    I'm on the horn with the front office as we speak. Can you suit up on Sunday?
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    I drove Patriot defensive back Tim Fox from Laguardia Airport to a hotel in Manhattan back in 1979-80. An interesting half hour conversation with a pretty impressively intelligent guy. Also drove a Giant linebacker but cannot recall his name.

    Also drove Decathlon Champion Rafer Johnson all around the city. A wonderful guy--and good tipper.
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    Please just tell me you washed up thoroughly afterwards
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    No, but I slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night. :snob:.


    ...I know, weak.
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    Tried out last year for the Buffalo Bills, was offered a spot on the final 53 but turned them down. I only play for winners.
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    Yes, I was actually a first string starter for a while catching passes from TB, even won a couple of Super Bowls but then unfortunately I woke up....
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    I personally know people who have played for numerous teams for the NFL and the MLB. Whatever that means.:rolleyes:
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    I have no idea what you new signature pic has to do with football or the Patriots.

    But it works.
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    I caught a cold once.

    The most exercise I usually get is jumping to conclusions. :rolleyes:
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    Uncle Rico is reportedly getting a tryout any day now. Link
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    It doesn't.

    But it works. :D
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    I think this belongs to you.

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    Well, Bill and I try to keep things hush hush, you know?
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    I tried out as a free agent in a pre-camp open tryout in 1970....lasted the afternoon. I remember clearly this one guy, about 5'6" 140 pounds ....I asked him what position he wanted to play if he made it...he told me with a straight face.."linebacker"...heh...I think there were at least 150 guys who showed up...and everybody went home. There were some pretty good athletes that tried out too. Rommie Loudd was a real nice guy with everybody...the friendly Turk...he told me I had pretty good hands and asked me if I played basketball...when I told him ,yes, I was playing college ball at BU he said he figured that, since my 40 time was so turtle like...and I THOUGHT I was pretty quick in those days.
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    With your arm strength, you'd make a good addition to the Patriots roster.

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    That throw was harder than I made it look. Nephew's gotta get his hands up though, 'stead of just sitting on his coccyx. Damn rookies.
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    Sadly not, I tried out at college but being in Scotland not easy to get in. I know a guy who is a back up QB in the NFL. And my father use to be good friends with Scott Pioli.

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