Troy Brown Night

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  1. PatriotNMP43

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    Troy will always be my favorite Patriot and on Thursday night he will be honored. I would like to start honoring him here now and throughout the week with stories, videos and pics.
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    Here are some of my favorite Troy Brown moments in no particular order.

    1. The countless number of times Brady threw it to Brown over the middle on 3rd down for a 1st down, Brown always received a vicious hit but he always held onto the ball and he always got up with a smile on his face. He was fearless and the most dependable receiver we ever had, tough as nails, great hands but most importantly always found a way to get open.
    2. All of his game changing punt returns, there were so many. I have never been so pumped as i was right before Troy Brown was going to take a punt upfield.
    3. When he turned down being a Saint then a Jet, he is a PURE PATRIOT FOREVER!
    4. Punt return for a TD against Pittsburgh in the AFCC game.
    5. Stripping McCree in SD playoff game after Brady threw a game ending/season ending INT or so we thought.
    6. Playing defense, playing well and getting 3 INT's, one against Bledsoe.
    7. All his commercials.
    8. 81 yard bomb for a TD in Miami to win in OT.
    9. Big catch on final drive in Rams Superbowl to help set up winning FG.
    10. Blocked punt and lateral in AFCC game against Pittsburgh.
    11. 101 catches for 1199 yards in 2001.
    12. 252 career punt returns for over 2600 yards and a career avg. of 10.4 yards per PR!
    13. Holding Donald Driver to one catch as a DB.
    14. His catch on his back on 3rd down against the Giants to help the Patriots get to 11-5 and a bye.
    15. Finished his career as the Patriots’ Patriots all-time leading receiver with 557 career receptions. He placed second on the franchise’s receiving yardage list with 6,366 yards. Became the first Patriot in club history to record three 80-catch seasons (97, 2002; 101, 2001; 83, 2000).
    16. When he lined up as a QB in a preseason games.
    17. I still get to see Troy on mohegan sun sports talk every week to give postgame analysis.
    18. Big catch to help win SB 38 with a broken nose suffered early in the game.
    19. Is the Patriots all-time leading receiver in the postseason with 58 catches in 20 playoff games. His 694 career receiving yards in the playoffs also rank first in franchise history.
    20. The day he enters the Patriots Hall of Fame.
    21. Played in 192 games during his 15-year Patriots career, placing him fourth on the team’s all-time games played list.

    '' If you love football so much why did you retire? [Asked by his son]

    Brown: It’s something that’s out of my control. I would love to keep playing but there comes a time when the man upstairs called God, you can’t out run him as much as you try to and want to. He just catches up to you and tells you that you’re 37 years old. You’re knee is supposed to be hurting. You’re hip is not in great shape. You can’t run as fast as you used to. There’s a bunch of 22-year-old guys out there that are taking your place. I’m no longer 22 and in this game. There are very few places for guys that are 37 years old. Therefore, you have to move on and create other goals and things to achieve and you try to push on and achieve those things. It’s a sad day for me too. I saw you out there crying for me and I love you and it’s going to be ok. Daddy’s still going to be around football and he still loves football. If you want to play football he’ll come watch you play and teach you how to play too. As long as you don’t get mad at him when I coach you too hard and when I get on you too hard. That’s just a part of the game. You get older and you’re not able to keep up as well as you used to.
    Therefore you have to leave the game. I’ve got more time too sit down and watch it with you, whenever you want to. That’s what happens. ''
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  2. Mike the Brit

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    Wonderful post. Classic, perfect -- should be saved and stickied somewhere for all time. Thanks.
  3. tdw777

    tdw777 Practice Squad Player

    Pats should suit up Troy and let him run a few routes against Ty Law
  4. Patjew

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    Does anyone know what the plan is for that night's celebration? Is it at halftime?

    Edit: here's the deal:

    Troy Brown Night set for Thursday
    2:07 PM Sun, Nov 09, 2008 | Permalink
    By Shalise Manza Young Email this author | Email this entry
    When the Patriots host the Jets for their first Thursday night game since 2005, they will also celebrate Troy Brown, giving fans the chance to celebrate the recently-retired receiver/returner/cornerback.

    There will be a ceremony for Brown at halftime, and all fans entering the gates will receive a commemorative poster.

    Also, the Hall at Patriot Place will have a special Troy Brown display beginning tomorrow and running through Sunday. Brown's game jerseys, shoes and his favorite practice t-shirt will be among the items available for viewing on the third floor.
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  5. JaxPats

    JaxPats Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    BINGO!!! V;)ery Nice Post!
  6. Lifer

    Lifer Banned

    # 9. His catch was the moment the championship was won. Brady to Brown was like Montana to Rice in the SB against the Bengals. That was the moment that it hit me that we were going to win the thing.

    Thank you Troy Brown!!!!!!!!
  7. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Pro Bowl Player

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    My All time favorite Patriot!

    RETIRE #80!!!!
  8. wdkantro2

    wdkantro2 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    My favorite moment for him wasn't a single moment, it's just the whole story.
    An undersized 8th round draft pick who wasn't suppoesd to do anything in the NFL works his backside off and does whatever his team needs him to do on his way to becoming one of the best players in team history.
    In sports, it just doesn't get any better than that, IMO.
  9. brdmaverick

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    also of note,

    Troy Brown has caught TD passes from all of the below

    Tom Brady (many)
    Drew Bledsoe (many)
    Vinny Testeverde (2006 at TEN)
    David Meggett (1997 vs MIA)
    David Patten (2001 at IND)
    Adam Vinatieri (2004 at STL)

    that's quite the collection
  10. cincipatsfan

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    I'd give my left one to be at this game. There's a zero percent chance that NFLN will show the halftime ceremony.
  11. 102 Pat

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    I can't wait for this game, I just got in from the Maritimes and I'm live in Boston!!! I can't wait for the Troy Brown ceremony. When I found out about the ceremony it made my choice of what jersey to wear much easier.
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  12. efeene

    efeene Practice Squad Player

    Unfortunately I am not sure any of the networks would take time from their oh so important halftime shows (I mean it takes a lot of time to make sure the 12 analysts they keep in studio get a chance to make a joke haha) to show the Troy Brown ceremony... so calling out the NFL Network for that may be unfair.. Call em out for the usual - like not playing nice with Time Warner so I could see the f'n game! lol
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  14. muslimman

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    I was seriously considering coming down to Foxboro for the game when I first heard about Troy Brown night (maybe for the game too :))... but when I thought about it I realized it would be too much of a hassle. I f'in hate Minnesota...

    I guess its good in a sense that I wont be able to watch the ceremony since I know for a fact that I would start crying. Troy Brown is hands down my favorite player of all time of any sport. I dont know of any player that represented the Patriots or the game of football any better than he did... they should definitely retire his number.
  15. PATRIOT64

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    You know what would make an extra special 'Troy Brown night?'

    Him suit up and head out there as an alternate OLB - Bet he would do it if he was asked
  16. Halifax_Pats_Fan

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    man there some single tickets available. I would love to drive down from Halifax for this, going to the game solo would be not as much fun.

    But to see Brown's number retired man, my favorite all time patriot...I wil be mulling over this all day today...

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  17. Patjew

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    I've been to games by myself before. It's fun and easy to make friends with those around you. And I'm sure you'll be able to find some patsfans friends to hang out with before the game. Unfortunately the weather is supposed to be awful.
  18. 102 Pat

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    Halifax Pats Fan, I'm from New Brunswick and am here in Boston to see the game, our 4th person had to back out due to work issues and I'm stuck with a extra ticket...

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    I understand...I made a FOOL out of myself when my tickets were delivered.:woot:
    That poor Fed Ed guy, He must think I'm crazy.
  20. SoCal Bong

    SoCal Bong Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Hate to be Debbie Downer but won't it suck to get a Troy Brown poster on the way in only to have it get ruined by the rain?

    Someone in stadium operations should suggest that they hand it out on the way out.
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