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    Does anybody know if these are for sale anywhere besides at the game itself? My brother-in-law's favorite player of all time is Troy and I thought it might make a nice gift.....here's part of what Troy wrote to the fans...






    A collage of Troy Brown images grace the cover of tonight's Gameday program as the Patriots honor his 15-year career with the team on the night of a key AFC East clash with the New York Jets.

    On page 3 of the program, a letter from Brown appears under the heading, "A few words for the New England Patriots faithful." Here's the transcript of the letter:

    As you may have heard, earlier this season, I announced that my playing days are over. Why now? Well, there comes a time when the body sends a clear message to the mind – it’s time to move on. The reality is that I’m leaving both healthy and happy. Over the last few weeks I've been fortunate to thank so many people – my coaches through the years, my teammates, my family and many others. Today, I want to personally thank you, the tried and true New England fans.
    Here, in New England, both loud and proud, the fans make a difference. I know that firsthand. You gave me a chance. From the beginning, this kid from Blackville, South Carolina felt as if he belonged. At every turn, you made me feel right at home. During good seasons and bad, I tried to win your respect, earn every yard, finish every play. Through the years, you connected with the person beneath the pads. I truly appreciate you sticking by me through it all. I’d also like to thank our ultimate fan who 14 years ago bought a struggling franchise, kept us here in New England, built the best stadium in the NFL, and invested in helping us become three-time champions.

    As for what lies ahead, the playbook is wide open. I’m ready to tackle life’s new challenges, as long as it doesn’t mean I have to actually tackle someone. It was an honor and privilege to represent this team, and I feel so fortunate to have only one jersey hanging in my closet.

    In the coming days, you will catch me next to you, in the stands, cheering for all of New England’s great sports teams. You may see me adding my two cents to the games on television. You will definitely catch me out in the community, lending a hand to worthy charities and exploring some business options. I hope to face it all with the same energy and enthusiasm you inspired -- with two feet on the ground, in bounds, ready to hit the ground running.

    Thanks for all that you have meant to me during these 15 years,

    Troy Brown
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    Good question! I wonder if we could get a program and where? I asked one of m brothers to get me one but with the rain and all I have no idea what shape it'll be in.

    Thanks for posting Troy's message...we love you too, Troy:rocker:
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    Yeah, I checked the Pro Shop's website and didn't see anything there.
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    All we can do is keep checking around. I'm sure if they become available it'll get posted here tho:)
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    I hope they print many copies as I am sure that this will become a collectible for any serious fan of the Patriots and Mr. Faithful himself. His message was simple and noble, what better example to set for our youth to follow.

    It would be nice to make this note a sticky so that if the programs do become available all fans not at the razor tonight can benefit.
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