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  1. Patriotic

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    Had to laugh at Troy Brown's comments in Sunday's Herald about the state of the Patriots when he joined them. Happily, we've gone from Bluto and Flounder anchoring our defensive line to Seymour and Wilfork.

    Thank God Bob Kraft took over Faber . . . er, the Patriots.
     
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    I had a similar thought when I read that. The thing to keep in mind is, we're talking about Bill Parcells as coach when that was going on!

    (Then again, maybe Parcells was the one drinking and smoking... I remember that gut, and how he always had some black gizmo he was always checking on his belt during games that I assumed told him when his shoes were untied.)

    Now I guess that was a different era - certainly players were not in year round training and playing the way they were now... but to think that Parcells would let that type of activity take place in his locker room is amazing to me.

    I'd guess that wasn't something seen only in New England - and that if Parcells allowed it here it must have been the same thing in NY when he was HC of the Giants... but it's still amazing!
     
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    Likewise, I found those comments amusing. Does anyone know who Troy was referring to?
     
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    shakadave In the Starting Line-Up

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    It made me wonder, Are there teams today that are still like this? Probably there are figuratively, but what about the smoking and beer?
     
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    Smoking and drinking in the locker room in today's game? I doubt it. Dysfunctional franchises? Definitely. I think Troy's point was back when he was drafted the franchise was still unstable and players really didn't care too much. Certainly there are other franchises still like this in the NFL (Arizona, New Orleans, San Francisco).
     
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    Didn't Kevin Millar say some other Red Sox players and him did shots of Jack Daniels before games during the 2004 postseason?
     
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    #18 Jersey

    Yup. Right before Millar injected himself with the juice. Dulls the pain from the needle and all.
     
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    italian pat patriot In the Starting Line-Up

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    that should be very interesting to know - i thought the same question
     
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    rabthepat 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    They used play like they were smoking and drinking before, during and after the game.
     
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